Bike hauler question

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2/9/2018 8:12 PM

Does anyone have a motorcycle carrier that goes directly into your hitch. Do they work and are they worth it.

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2/9/2018 8:35 PM

I had one for several years just recently sold it and got a trailer. Mine was even a double carrier. Hauled bikes on it all over never had an issue worked great. Recommended for sure. Kept me from having to pull a trailer for a lot of years.

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2/9/2018 8:48 PM
Edited Date/Time: 2/9/2018 9:12 PM

I use one right now. Its really nice. Saves room in the bed. Its also way easier to load the bike after a riding day when you feel like jello.

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2/9/2018 8:54 PM

Used one for about 5 years no problems at all.

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2/9/2018 9:00 PM

Used one lots of times with zero issues.

Even on some rough ass mountain roads.

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2/10/2018 2:25 AM

Thanks that helps a lot. That eases my mind of putting a $6000 bike on a hauler that’s $140.

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2/10/2018 4:42 AM

I have used a rack jack for local hauling for years. Works well. Found a local gy that was selling it on thumpertalk.

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I am just a little paranoid so I always put 2 tie downs on the inside just in case. They also make it sway back and forth a lot less.

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2/10/2018 4:57 AM
Edited Date/Time: 2/10/2018 5:01 AM

I've used an amc400 from discount ramps for the last 6 seasons on my 4runner. No issues

One tip I picked up, run a 3rd tie down from the receiver under the hauler and up to the outside footpeg. That will help save the rear window if you have to mash the brakes on the highway

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2/10/2018 4:58 AM
Edited Date/Time: 2/10/2018 4:59 AM

lumpy790 wrote:

I have used a rack jack for local hauling for years. Works well. Found a local gy that was selling it on thumpertalk.

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I am just a little paranoid so I always put 2 tie downs on the inside just in case. They also make it sway back and forth a lot less.

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I've got the same one as Lumpy!

I've had it for years & hauled my Maico & my KTM on it for hundreds of miles at a time with out any problems!

Loaned it to Dave the vintage guy for a few years & he never said anything about any problems.

Don't know if they still make them, but if you keep looking you might find one for sale.

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00' BMW K1200 RS
83' Maico 490 ( The Project bike)
81' Maico 490- FOR SALE
03' KTM 525 SX (In ICU)
14.5 KTM 450 Fe- FOR SALE

2/10/2018 4:59 AM

jtiger12 wrote:

I've used an amc400 from discount ramps for the last 6 seasons on my 4runner. No issues

One tip I picked up, run a 3rd tie down from the receiver under the hauler and up to the outside footpeg. That will help save the rear window if you have to mash the brakes on the highway

Wheels off the ground ... Makes lubing your chain super easy too!

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2/10/2018 6:08 AM

My dad, Paw Paw on here, built his own quite a few years ago and has used it a lot without any issues...

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2/10/2018 7:02 AM

moore433 wrote:

My dad, Paw Paw on here, built his own quite a few years ago and has used it a lot without any issues...

You’re the son of legendary Paw Paw? Congrats on being related to a genius and extremely helpful individual.

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2/10/2018 7:10 AM

Same amc 400 on an mdx for 5 years, zero issues

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2/10/2018 8:03 AM

I'm working on a custom jobbie that will have two receivers, one for each wheel.
Sorta like those OG loops you used to hang on the bumper for mini bikes, but
way more heavy duty, of course. Photos in a few weeks.

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2/10/2018 9:31 AM

lumpy790 wrote:

I have used a rack jack for local hauling for years. Works well. Found a local gy that was selling it on thumpertalk.

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I am just a little paranoid so I always put 2 tie downs on the inside just in case. They also make it sway back and forth a lot less.

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What kind of shifter is that on the KTM?

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2/10/2018 9:39 AM
Edited Date/Time: 2/10/2018 9:50 AM

Same here with the AMC 400:

https://www.discountramps.com/motorcycle-carrier/p/AMC-400/?CID=PSC-PLA-Google-AMC-400-motorcycle-carriers&st-t=google-motorcycle-carriers&vt-pti=69196011022&vt-k=&vt-m=&CAWELAID=820562990000010230&CAGPSPN=pla&CAAGID=23055661582&CATCI=pla-69196011022&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI1OiykPCb2QIVEIGzCh0zawEiEAQYASABEgIPufD_BwE&ppcsclkid=Xgm6kDE5NcM4&ppcstrkid=1069721600&ppcsu=xhg7f5djqlusist

The ramp is a bit flimsy, so make sure the ground is as level as possible so as to not twist the cheap-o ramp.


I did purchase high grade SS replacement bolts/nuts and larger washers to spread the stress out during assembly and used red Loctite. added about $20 to the overall cost

I just haul 125 smokers, and can roll 65-70 mph through some craaaaazy back country roads if I choose.

Pro Taper tie downs and quality soft straps are a must.

I'm gonna add a proper turn signal kit this year, as I have been lucky for far too long.

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2/10/2018 10:09 AM

Pretty easy with the jack rack set up to run through a spray off at a car wash as well...
Nice set up

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2019 KTM 350 XCF
Single Track Warrior



2/10/2018 11:51 AM

lumpy790 wrote:

I have used a rack jack for local hauling for years. Works well. Found a local gy that was selling it on thumpertalk.

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I am just a little paranoid so I always put 2 tie downs on the inside just in case. They also make it sway back and forth a lot less.

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TymeMoto wrote:

What kind of shifter is that on the KTM?

Think it was KTM hard parts tip. The stock tip was flexing out to far and the spring was broken. The orange tip was a little better but didnt fix it.

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Ended up going with Torc1 shifter to fix it & brake pedal

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2/10/2018 4:31 PM

I used my lil bros and I didn’t care for it... it moves around a lot even though I had 4 tie downs n it... and it gets dirty as fuck.. I guess if that was your only option then yes it would work fine

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2/11/2018 7:58 PM

lumpy790 wrote:

I have used a rack jack for local hauling for years. Works well. Found a local gy that was selling it on thumpertalk.

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I am just a little paranoid so I always put 2 tie downs on the inside just in case. They also make it sway back and forth a lot less.

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TymeMoto wrote:

What kind of shifter is that on the KTM?

lumpy790 wrote:

Think it was KTM hard parts tip. The stock tip was flexing out to far and the spring was broken. The orange tip was a little better but didnt fix it.

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Ended up going with Torc1 shifter to fix it & brake pedal

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Good looking torc1 set

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