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4/5/2011 8:56 PM

lumpy790 wrote:

I have used a jackrack an a Silverado & a Tahoe. It works great but the weight on the back hitch makes the front end feel ...more

AHRMA361 wrote:

No way will you get away with a hitch carrier on a unibody, small car frame....just asking for trouble there. Get a small ...more

Was thinking about getting a Kaw....asaki.

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4/6/2011 5:11 AM

Looking at gettting a 4 cylinder Mazda 5. Found one at a good price however the max tongue weight on that vehicle is 200 lbs. Stupid question. Does anyone know if it's possible to create some type of frame extensions or something to stiffen the rear of the vehicle. I want to use my ramp type hitch mounted carrier but I'd have to be in the 275lb range with bike and ramp.

I know they probably underrate the tongue weight somewhat so it's probably in the 250lb range.

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1983 YZ 250K, 1983 CR 250, 1982 CT110, 1978 Maico 440

4/6/2011 7:39 AM

put in heavier rear springs (car)

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4/6/2011 8:10 AM

Have a hitch and trailer used on a 4cycl. accord for days when my wife needs the Expedition. No way I would consider putting the hitch rack on the accord. Just my 2cents.

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4/6/2011 8:39 AM

Madmax31 wrote:

Looking at gettting a 4 cylinder Mazda 5. Found one at a good price however the max tongue weight on that vehicle is 200 lbs. ...more

Didn't you read my post? I make sure the carrier is close to the car (I had re cut the piece going in my hitch on my carrier) so you don't get the lever effect. Also use tie downs to the rails has worked for my on 4 cars, for almost a decade. It has also worked on my friends cars. I'm guessing all our cars where in the Mazda 5 range (is that the minivan?).

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4/6/2011 10:12 AM
Edited Date/Time: 4/6/2011 10:13 AM

Madmax31 wrote:

Looking at gettting a 4 cylinder Mazda 5. Found one at a good price however the max tongue weight on that vehicle is 200 lbs. ...more

DrSweden wrote:

Didn't you read my post? I make sure the carrier is close to the car (I had re cut the piece going in my hitch on my carrier) ...more

Hmmm. No visable liscense plate and no visable lighting. You do not stand a snowballs chance in hell when you get rear ended by a dump truck. Cops will charge you. These things are not DOT approved.

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4/6/2011 11:19 AM

Nutty C wrote:

Hmmm. No visable liscense plate and no visable lighting. You do not stand a snowballs chance in hell when you get rear ended ...more

Of course they are not DOT proved, but again. I have been doing this for almost a decade now, and from time to time I use extra lights attached to the bike (not in the US).

I have been stopped once were the copper said I need to put lights and number plate one, but i didn't get a fine. We are talking going back and forward during my whole "career". The stop lights are visible threw the wheels, and I also have the stop lights above the window. So I think I will be fine. But sure, less visible, and sure some more risk but I ride motorcycles for a hobby, go figure.

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4/6/2011 1:03 PM

DrSweden wrote:

Of course they are not DOT proved, but again. I have been doing this for almost a decade now, and from time to time I use ...more

Just don't want everyone to think they are legal. I almost rear ended a mini van loaded up with bicycles once. You could not see any lights from behind. Cheers

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4/7/2011 6:58 AM

DrSweden wrote:

Didn't you read my post? I make sure the carrier is close to the car (I had re cut the piece going in my hitch on my carrier) ...more

Sorry guess I didn't read it very well. Its smaller than a mini van. I'd guess it's based off the Mazda3 platform.

I'm going to give it a shot. Found airbags for the rear springs ($89) and I'll do like you said, get it as close to the vehicle as possible.

I'll let everyone know how it works out.

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1983 YZ 250K, 1983 CR 250, 1982 CT110, 1978 Maico 440

4/7/2011 6:19 PM

Nutty C wrote:

Just don't want everyone to think they are legal. I almost rear ended a mini van loaded up with bicycles once. You could not ...more

You are right. I have pretended this is ok. Damn, I better get some attachable lights here in the US as well. I don't want end up in shit because of my own stupidity.

Tnx for pointing it out.

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