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post #1 of 27 Old 01-12-2012, 12:30 PM Thread Starter
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How To Haul A KLR

A few people, myself included, have noted that a rear hitch hauler is probably not a real good way to carry a KLR: rear suspension squats down, headlights are off, tail lights are obscured, etc.

Hey, why not just carry it on the front instead!

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post #2 of 27 Old 01-12-2012, 07:31 PM
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I just ride mine, saves all that time loading and tying it down...



Lol, sorry, I'm a smartass! Actually looks like a good way to haul the bike, ceptin for all the bugs it would get on it!

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I pull mine around on a trailer or in the bed of the truck, on the front obscures your vision and I would have to take my bags off
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post #4 of 27 Old 01-13-2012, 12:57 AM Thread Starter
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I must say, I have never seen a motorcycle carried on the front of a vehicle unless it was an old moped or something on the front of one of those old refrigerator-style Winnebagos.



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Wow, that was a boring, pointless video. I was hoping it would fall off or something.....If he was driving a pick up, why not just put it in the bed???

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Best seen so far was a guy hauling his 70's KZ 750 by running a knife sharpening steel (like the ones that come with carving knife sets) through the front axle mount and using three hose clamps to secure the steel to his bumper (the rear wheel just spun along on the ground). I'd like to blame the whole rig on being at an Oklahoma Truck Stop, but the guy was from Nebraska so perhaps it's a midwest thing. I'm sure that's a perfectly safe solution set.

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Wow, that was a boring, pointless video. I was hoping it would fall off or something.....If he was driving a pick up, why not just put it in the bed???
You can't see the associated text and comments when you embed a YT video, but he said he was pulling a 6900-pound travel trailer so I'm guessing it was a fifth-wheel type.



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I was cruising down I70 once and saw a guy in a little colorado truck with a tonneau cover half rolled up carrying an xt225. He had the engine cradle sitting on the tailgate. So the rear tire was hanging down about 6" off the ground. I was laughing, driving beside him wishing I had a camera, then getting out of there in case it bounced and went sideways.

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I've only hauled mine once.

I put it in the back of my Dad's truck. He has a toolbox in the back, so it was a tight fit and I had to put it in diagonally.


One time when we were towing a trailer with two bikes on it, the trailer lights shorted. It was night, so we ended up just turning the motorcycles on for tail lights. lol
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That's what pick up trucks are for.

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