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Old 02-01-2019, 12:11 PM
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open? enclosed? all good...just depends on the tow vehicle size available, budget, storage available(for trailer), security needs, and other factors. many different tools can move an MC from one spot to another.

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inside front part of 26ft long enclosed ( another version of interspecies roundel bonding)



That 2002 is GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!
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That 2002 is GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!

my Beemers have several Bimmer siblings...


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Re: Good motorcycle trailer

Okay, so today I took a deep breath and decided to load the K12S by myself.....sort of. This time I made sure to have the towing vehicle and trailer more aligned than the first attempt plus it didn't hurt that the snow and ice that was prevalent last week had melted.

I started the K and let it warm up a bit then using its own power gently brought it up the ramp and onto the trailer. It took a bit of fine clutch and throttle application especially when the front tire hit the chock. I was a surprised at the mechanical resistance and amount of throttle I had to apply to move the bike into its resting place but I now know where the critical points are and will get better.

Here are come pics of the K bike loaded on the Kendon trailer:




Not wanting to temp fate I reached out to a neighbor to come over and spot me on the dismount. Please note that my initial attempt to load the K was on the other side which is unnatural for MC riders because it had me maneuvering the K from the right side.

This time I loaded it on the other or more side natural side and the process went much smoother.
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Old 02-03-2019, 10:31 AM
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Nice tow vehicle Randy
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Okay, so today I took a deep breath and decided to load the K12S by myself.....sort of. This time I made sure to have the towing vehicle and trailer more aligned than the first attempt plus it didn't hurt that the snow and ice that was prevalent last week had melted.

I started the K and let it warm up a bit then using its own power gently brought it up the ramp and onto the trailer. It took a bit of fine clutch and throttle application especially when the front tire hit the chock. I was a surprised at the mechanical resistance and amount of throttle I had to apply to move the bike into its resting place but I now know where the critical points are and will get better.

Here are come pics of the K bike loaded on the Kendon trailer:




Not wanting to temp fate I reached out to a neighbor to come over and spot me on the dismount. Please note that my initial attempt to load the K was on the other side which is unnatural for MC riders because it had me maneuvering the K from the right side.

This time I loaded it on the other or more side natural side and the process went much smoother.

Have you had the chance to tow your bike with the trailer? I'd be interested how the trailer tracks with all the weight over the right wheel.
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As I've continued my trailer research I've learned some trailers have leaf springs and others have torsion bar suspensions. Can anyone comment which suspension is better and why.
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Leaf springs tend to be stiffer and used for heavy load hauling mostly. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.
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load not a factor in the suspension type until you get to really, really big trailers.

leaf springs cheaper. leaf springs have lots of moving parts and bolts to rust and maintain and they force the trailer to ride higher making loading harder.

torsen suspensions are basically an axle filled with rubber with the hubs just twisting the rubber as a "spring" much simpler, less maint, and allow the trailer deck to be lower.

torsen axles for the win. all my trailers have them.
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Have you had the chance to tow your bike with the trailer? I'd be interested how the trailer tracks with all the weight over the right wheel.

It tracks fine and handles well in city and hwy driving. The first time out was with in the left rail, second time out right rail, no difference. It's far easier to load it on the right side given how we tend to "address" our bikes while mounting and dismounting.
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I thought someone told me that was not a problem with torsion bar suspension.
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I thought someone told me that was not a problem with torsion bar suspension.

Not really a suspension type issue. It is about the pull point (hitch) being centered and the load being off center creating a twisting moment.

Like a bike with a side car. Driving force on one side with just drag and weight on the other.
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This trailer for sale just might be worth a road trip, located outside of Asheville, NC. Probably won't last long at less than half the price of new.

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This trailer for sale just might be worth a road trip, located outside of Asheville, NC. Probably won't last long at less than half the price of new.

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Kendon makes an awesome trailer.
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This trailer for sale just might be worth a road trip, located outside of Asheville, NC. Probably won't last long at less than half the price of new.

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Thanks for the link, Asheville is a decent drive from PA but I'll drive to save a thousand dollars.
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Thanks for the link, Asheville is a decent drive from PA but I'll drive to save a thousand dollars.




Nice down payment on another bike !!
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I already have three bikes and I'm still paying on my GS :-( As much as I'd like a 4th bike my budget can't afford it :-( Going to contact the seller of the Kendon today and get some details.
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-( Going to contact the seller of the Kendon today and get some details.




Shows sold pending payment. Did you get it?
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Shows sold pending payment. Did you get it?

Unfortunately someone beat me to it, contacted the seller today and he said it was sold :-( excellent looking trailer at a great price so I wasn't surprised it sold quickly.
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