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post #1 of 30 Old 02-22-2010, 05:00 PM Thread Starter
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hitch carrier?

Does this look like a 650 to you guys? Or a Sherpa or 250?????

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post #2 of 30 Old 02-22-2010, 05:11 PM
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Thats a 400lb KLR650...

I believe a yr. 2000



definatly owned by someone that rides trails...

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That thing totally blocks the cars taillights. In Calif, anything past 12 inches from the bumper needs tail lights. So you'd legally need to install brake light on the carrier.

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We'll see. Had a 20% off coupon so ordered last nite.

Right Paulo. Thought of that, but I have some magnetic tow lights that should bungee right on.

Remember tho, if something (and aluminum hitch carrier for $100) seems too good to be true..........
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post #5 of 30 Old 02-23-2010, 09:33 AM
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the KLR WILL be pushing the limits of that carrier.
You may need some extra support.

This reminds me of a guy that was coming to a tech day.. he was using one of those hyd. lift type carriers. I got a call about 9am..
" I'm not going to make it there today.... the bike fell off the lift... and I had to drag it off the freeway."

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come awn... it's not far...it'll be fun..

sorry I can't....... I'm fishing today

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Yep, TOBJ - that's kinda what motivated my first post -- I was just thinking that the 650 was stretching it a bit. I think my wifes 250 should be just fine. Which will be great for weekend camper trips -- when you want to go to the store and don't want to take down the camp. Should be able to use a double receiver for the bike and the boat. That would put less than 550-600 lbs on the hitch which is no problem for the hitch or the truck.
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post #7 of 30 Old 02-23-2010, 12:55 PM
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I'll be using the "motohitch" I made.




My camper is pushing the limits already and I cant hang another 400lb's off the back with the 4' extention I have to use.



You could (if you have clear room). Weld some short pieces of pipe or sq. tube to the sides of the hitch. then run a couple piece of pipe into them and have the moto carrier rest on them to give you more capacity...

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sorry I can't....... I'm fishing today
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That's what I thought when I saw your original thread w/ the 10ft camper. Mine's an 8ft Alaskan on a 3/4 Ram w/big Ranchos and Airlifts. so don't anticipate any serious probs.
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You'll be good to go.

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come awn... it's not far...it'll be fun..

sorry I can't....... I'm fishing today
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Nice Work Big Joe Been thinking of building somthing like that my self great pic.

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