Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Hampshire, England, UK
I agree with your hollow axle concerns. Perhaps if you had an extended solid axle that you could leave in-situ and then fitted the trailer to that?
Re-reading the above, maybe that's not a great description! If the solid axle was longer than the OE one, already fitted to the KLR, by about 3" either side of the outside edge of the swing arm, and was threaded all the way down, then it'd be able to accept the trailer attaching arms too.
A suggestion for their marketing chap perhaps?! "We supply the trailer and a replacement solid rear axle for your model of bike!"
It would be pretty easy to turn a stainless bar with the correct thread.
My concerns would be with the trailer (I've built and sold trailers, though I appreciate they've not been bike-towed ones, for about 14 years); I'm just not sure it be up to the job of taking the same punishment as the bike. Unless the shock has a very soft setting, I'm not sure the 6" travel is enough. I'd be concerned that it just wouldn't accept the impacts of off-roading. I'm sure it'd be fine for road/gravel travel, just not the rough stuff!
However, I could be completely wrong and his 4 years of testing has refined it to a wholly usable piece of kit. Anyone on here bought one?!....
Perhaps I ought to put my money where my mouth is and build one myself!!