Join Date: Oct 2006
Well that makes perfect sense then doesn't it...lol.
I wasn't sure why you asked and gave the typical comic typoe answer....doh!
My only issue with those carriers is the forces applied to the hitch system as you go over, down a sharp dip in the road where the weight of the bike is elevated and suddenly drops onto the load capabilities of the hitch....if you understand my explanation...? Sure the weight limit of the carrier is enough, but what is the toungue max down weight on the hitch and hitch attackment points. Then you get into the vehicles own suspension capabilities.....I used to carry my old Elsinor 250 way way back on a similar hitch. Albeit it was all home made and dangerously attached to the rear of my vehicle, which again wasn't designed to carry the load I asked it to. Final sentence of the story is, it split the car in two arond the trunk seems and the bike ended up dragging behind me on the highway doing 70mph!!! My stupidity when very very young...that is why I question thee carriers.
When you get into the actual mathmatics of forces etc it is surprising how much force is actually applied in these situations. I have long forgotten how to do such problems.....