Towing a trailer with your fireblade?

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Old 09-17-2013, 11:57 PM
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I've been brainstorming about some upcoming trips on my bike with a coworker and was thinking about carrying our gear. Has anyone had any experience towing a small (3x5) trailer with a sportbike? I know my 06 1000rr has plenty of power to tow a light trailer (<300 lbs loaded), especially since I'm a small guy, 5'5" & 130lbs. Before calling me insane, I'd like to hear any input from people who have tried it. Afterall, guys on their asthmatic Harley's pull trailers all the time right? I have not been able to find a commercially available hitch for my bike, but I do have access to lathes & mills at work and I do have an idea in my head for making my own utilizing 2 bearings tapered roller bearings supporting a center shaft with the hitch ball mounted to the center shaft, allowing the bike to lean in turns while the hitch is attached. I have not worked out the best way to mount the hitch to the bike yet, however.
 
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Old 09-18-2013, 01:03 AM
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How much stuff do you need to haul on these trips? I've never heard of anyone attaching a trailer to a sport bike. If it were me I'd be looking at a large tank bag and some rear panniers. I could be gone a month with what I could carry in those.
 
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Old 09-19-2013, 11:34 PM
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I realize a good tank bag and set of soft saddle bags i could carry most everything, its partially the need to carry gear, mostly the motivation that everyone tells me it won't work.
 
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Old 09-25-2013, 08:32 AM
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i have seen a sportbike with a trailer attached , i have seen a moped with a trailer lol.I even seen a cbr with a sidecar the other day.Its possible
 
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For a couple of years, I've had an idea about a sportbike trailer that would be on a rigidly mounted hitch to the rear suspension arm. It would have one thin wheel, and would carry the weight kind of low.
 
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Old 01-15-2014, 05:18 PM
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Well easy enough to do with 2" square tubing a trailer hub wheel and a decent Thule weatherproof box etc. like this homemade work of art

 
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