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post #1 of 10 Old 08-09-2018, 04:33 PM Thread Starter
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2006 KLR650 & Trailer

Selling these together as shown



Pick up in 19355 only.

$4500.00

2006 KLR650 (22957 miles)

Title clear and unencumbered.

Happy Trail PD Nerf Bars & Highway Bar
Happy Trail shift Lever
Happy Trail Brake Guard
Happy Trail 2-up GIVI tail bracket
GIVI Mono-key tail bag
Happy Trail Side Racks
LED Tail Light Kit
Magnetic Drain Plug
Front forks rebuilt by Cogent
Progressive 465 Rear Shocks
Thermo-bob
Uni-Air Filter
EBC 320 mm Front disc
Gen II (2003-2006) SV650A Tokico Caliper, Twin Piston
Galfer Pads
Stainless brake lines
dime mod
Eagle Mike lowering kit
Eagle Mike Doohickey
Eagle Mike Choke/Mirror bracket
Eagle Mike Handlebar Risers
Eagle Mike Fork Brace
Eagle Mike Fuse Relocation Kit (ala Tammy)
Eagle Mike Drill-through sub-frame bolt kit
"T" mod
Shock Absorber mud flap
License plate raised
Halogen Headlamp
Aux Lights
Fender Brace
Garmin Zumo GPS Bracket (GPS stays with my other bike)
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Single wheel motorcycle trailer:
- Action-Packer box
- Roto-pax tool box
- Roto-pax gas bottle
- Lighting kit (normal trailer wiring)
- Wired to the KLR650 shown.

Please keep reading this thread for more information and get past the posts that have nothing to do with this sale. Thank you.
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post #2 of 10 Old 08-09-2018, 04:50 PM
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Cool trailer.

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I envy you & the NEW Owner. I can only wish to have the time to use a rig like that! I hope it sells quick, there are still 3 good months of riding left this year!

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3 good months??? OUCH... VERY OUCH BAAAAABY!!!

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... there are still 3 good months of riding left this year!
OMG! Come to AZ...
WE RIDE ALL YEAR LONG BABY!!!

Bike Storage???
Only if I finally bought my Matchless betting on the come such that I sell it for 100x Purchase Price at a Barrett-Jackson kinda-thang when I pull it back out!!!

AND WE DON'T NEED SPIKED TIRES!!!
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. . . . . there are still 3 good months of riding left this year!
Three? Good grief it's only August. By my count there are at least 4 plus months of riding left in 2018. Then comes January and there'll be another 12 months . . . .

Actually . . . I grew up near the OP between West Grove and Cochranville. They do get just a bit of chilly weather there in the winter time. It's precisely why I don't live there any more.
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Neat rig! Intrigued by your trailer. Anymore info available on it? Homemade or purchased? Good luck with your sale.

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Neat rig! Intrigued by your trailer. Anymore info available on it? Homemade or purchased? Good luck with your sale.

Mike
I'll sell the trailer separately, but it is rigged as shown and purchasing the KLR with the trailer will save a new owner a lot of set-up time. If I separate them, it is my preference to sell the trailer first.

To answer the obvious question, hook-up and disconnect each take about 10 minutes (without trying for a record.)

Trailer

Moto-Mule: I'm not sure what the status is for construction of the trailers at the moment. It appears, as of this date, that he isn't making trailers at present. You would have to look at his web page/facebook page for that information.

It does not come with a certificate of origin. It is considered to be home built. (The maker fabricated parts. The owner assembled it.)

A bill of sale confers ownership.

Registration: The owner is required to get title and registration IF that is required. It is considered to be homebuilt in all states. Some states require registration (and there are procedures for doing that published by the state) and other states do not. Because of the method of attachment, there is some argument that this adds a third wheel to the motorcycle and that the rig is a unit. At least some states would rule that it is a significant modification to the OEM vehicle and the "unit" argument does not qualify. The classification of a three-wheeled vehicle with handle-bars used to be "motorcycle" in all states; some states now have a different classification for three wheeled vehicles. I'll be happy to discuss this topic further, off-line (ftf, in other words, in a phone conversation) with anybody sincerely interested in purchasing the trailer.

There is, of course, no issue with using it off road. I've never had a problem pulling it down the road (highway, gravel, or dirt.) Personally, single track is challenging enough for me on two wheels. Typically, I tow to a camp spot and disconnect before trail riding. YMMV.

All trailers have three points of stability (at least). A single wheel trailer has two hitch points. The moto-mule design puts those at (or near) the terminus points of the rear axle (but this requires a hollow axle.) For the KLR650 (solid axle), there are special adapters for the end of the Gen-I (pre-2008) swing-arm that serve as the hitch points. Moto-Mule has, in the past, provided hitch point solutions for different bikes to owners of the trailer.

I find this trailer design to be an extremely stable design as long as you keep the trailer gross weight below 120 lbs. The tare weight on the trailer is about 45 lbs. The suggested load rate is 50 lbs. I have exceeded that without noticeable difference in handling, and the trailer is built like a tank.

Actually, I've used it for hauling groceries more than I have for camping.

Down the road, most of the time, you won't know the trailer is back there, but then, when towing a trailer behind a motorcycle, getting crazy isn't recommended. That stability is maintained at all reasonable attitudes of the bike. It will add somewhat to stopping distance just like when pulling a trailer with any vehicle; the increase is not extreme. People who use balanced braking without a trailer will have no problems when braking with a trailer. I've never noticed any difference in clutch usage when pulling.

The frame of the trailer is built out of thin wall 4130 Chromoly Steel Tubing. The joints are TIG welded and the entire frame is powder coated to ensure a long lasting finish. The bearings in the steering pivot, swing arm pivot, and wheel are all sealed bearings.

Shock:
◾oil dampened
◾coil-over
◾Coil Spring: 500 lbs.
◾Preload: none

Wheel: SyMoto 14" aluminum alloy, 1.40X14"
◦Hub: SyMoto cast aluminum alloy

Tire: Shinko SR244-01, #88-4400, DOT rated
◾4-Ply Nylon, tube type,
◾2.75-14 35P, MC, DOT H6 F8, RMA Size Code: 165/70-14
◾Rated for 93 mph with load of 267 lbs. at 33 PSI

The attachment shows the basic trailer design.
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Seriously, that is an AWESOME Trailer. I copied the photo for my 'GrassCatcher' List... some daaaay.
I couldn't stop think about how much time it could extend a trip including fuel AND water.
And it looks TOTALLY Trick to me!!!
What are you looking to get for the entire Trailer Rig?
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Seriously, that is an AWESOME Trailer. I copied the photo for my 'GrassCatcher' List... some daaaay.
I couldn't stop think about how much time it could extend a trip including fuel AND water.
And it looks TOTALLY Trick to me!!!
What are you looking to get for the entire Trailer Rig?
I've attached some pictures. There were times (with reason) when I would trail the KLR and trailer with my pickup and flatbed to an area several states away. I have a wheel chock bolted to the flatbed for the KLR. Locking down the trailer was a bit more difficult, so I built the sled, you see in the picture (taken the day of this post), for transport. It also slides nicely into a pickup bed. The sled goes with the trailer.

The roto-pax box behind the action packer cargo box is used to haul tools. Alternately, another fuel bottle could be mounted. I also have a larger fuel bottle that I'd swap with the smaller one shown.

I used a second rear KLR650 brake-line guide from a donor bike to mount the harness connector to the swing arm.

I robbed the rear light wiring sub-harness off a spare KLR650 wiring harness and spliced the connector into the KLR650 harness on this bike using the KLR650 wire color code. So, essentially, there are two parallel sub-harness connectors at that location. Used the female connector for the trailer harness--easy disconnect if need be. The bolt holding the main KLR650 wiring harness clamp is used as a secondary ground point in addition to the ground provided at the sub-harness connector. If you use my harness, you will need a KLR650 connector (talk to somebody parting out) to splice into the KLR, or alternately, you will need to splice the harness into the KLR wiring. Using this connector means that the KLR wiring remains undisturbed.

I have complete documentation, with pictures, for the wiring.

The 5-way pin connector is needed (as opposed to a 4-way used by automobiles) because the turn-signal and brake light circuits are separate on the bike. In an automotive application, the fifth line would be used for back-up lights (which most trailers don't have, hence why you see 4-pin connectors for automotive applications.) All explained (colors, pin-outs, and more) in my documentation.

If somebody wants to talk price for just the trailer, PM me. There are usually more questions, for which I have answers, than I'm willing to write about.

Over the next two years, I'll be divesting myself of several toys, as the Mrs. and I downsize to move in retirement.
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