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Skee's Single Wheel Trailer

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Old 05-27-2016, 12:27 AM
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So I am going to start a build thread for my single wheeled trailer project I am building to pull behind my R6 (oooooo I know, the blasphemy of posting an R6 on this page!!!!). I plan on some semi long trips, and do not like the weight loaded on the tail or tank bags. It will allow for some gas cans, cooler, tent, etc to be hauled without trying to strap it all down and tower it on the tail. This will be my second trailer build, so I am taking my pros/cons from the previous build to make this one better. Also, I am hoping to make it so it will hook up to the F4i as well (whats left of an F4i anyways). Since that is my wife's bike, I don't think it will be hooked up to that quite as often.

This is pretty much the idea for the trailer.

Hayabusa-with-single-wheel-motorcycle-trailer-packed-for-trip by Skee907, on Flickr

With some slight changes.


I picked up some air bags to use on this setup. The last setup with a spring worked fine when loaded, but the trailer was not heavy enough by itself to keep it from bouncing.

20160520_202533 by Skee907, on Flickr


This is the basic idea for the "hitch" portion. The up/down pivot is a rod ran through the hollow rear axle. The left/right pivot is a steering stem style joint. Having two separate joints allows the trailer to lean with the bike, but also have the ability to travel in its own line if needed.

received_1256583697688747 by Skee907, on Flickr

And just as a mock up, here is a 48" platform to get measurements needed for the build, compared to my 2007 R6. Picking up the build material hopefully this week and will start the tube work soon.

20160518_203236 by Skee907, on Flickr
 
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Old 05-27-2016, 12:28 AM
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This is to show the now Tee'd setup for the pair of airbags. I made a jig and once some slight weight is applied the bags fill simultaneously. This also allows for quick adjustments for weight and road condition changes on the go. Any air compressor will fill it (I have a small little 12v one that will be kept with the trailer on trips.)
 

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Old 05-27-2016, 06:04 AM
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That's pretty cool!
 
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Old 05-31-2016, 06:19 PM
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That's pretty cool!
Thanks Conrice! Going on some much needed leave then will kick off the build when I get back! Got all the material and parts needed. Should go together pretty quickly once I start!
 
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Old 05-31-2016, 09:39 PM
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Love the idea , watching with interest .
 
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Old 01-26-2017, 09:41 AM
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Any further updates on this, Skee?
 
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Old 01-26-2017, 11:47 AM
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Sorry folks, been deployed for the past few months so haven't made much progress. Tons of design work and sketches done, but no progress as far as the actual build.
 
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Old 01-27-2017, 11:59 AM
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A very interesting project Skee.

I'll drop in occasionally to see how it's going
 
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Nice looking design.
 
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I just bought 2018 Kawasaki Z125. Was wondering if I would be able to do something like this to pull a small amp and guitar?
 
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