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Author Topic: Let's go adventuring. pulling a trailer. 2006 dr650 "the tropical terradactyl"  (Read 10561 times)

Offline The Jimbonaut

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Nice work fella, that thing looks crisp.  Once it's finished fill that thing with ice and a load of beers and you'll never walk alone.  Ride alone. 

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Dayum dude. You gotta teach me how to weld some day  ;D
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Offline Hurco550

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Thanks fellas. Nick, anytime. Come up to ohio and you have a free lesson on me haha


I put what I have so far on the scale. The tub, main frame, box and what I have of the hitch that attaches to the bike comes in at 47 lbs. I guess its not as bad as I thought, but im guessing ill have almost that again by the time I finish the trailer (rear suspension and rear wheel)

I still need to weigh what the second wheel set weighs and then cargo in the box. Im guessing if I end up sub 150 by the time she is all said and done loaded, I will be doing well. I doubt that happens though.

This may have to be attempt #1, and end up making a second one out of lighter wall tubing.
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I think you'll be fine with the weight, no worse than riding around with a big boned lady on the back :D
And the CG will be low and no force anywhere but the swing arm pivot, I wouldn't be worried but you never know I suppose!

Do you plan on pulling it offroad or just to the campsite and then unload and ride? I'd go option b

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47.5 lbs is big boned these days?

If that's the case, someone sign me up for some BBWs.
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Offline Hurco550

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I think you'll be fine with the weight, no worse than riding around with a big boned lady on the back :D
And the CG will be low and no force anywhere but the swing arm pivot, I wouldn't be worried but you never know I suppose!

Do you plan on pulling it offroad or just to the campsite and then unload and ride? I'd go option b

That's what I figured. Im guessing that people have loaded 200lbs of gear on the subframe of the dr (granted that is ALOT of gear)

plus the wheel in the back will be holding up half the weight (well hopefully more) so im guessing itll be fine.

The whole point of this is to haul my gear and a second wheelset to the single trak ohv areas, drop the trailer and fit the knobbies and go ride with the trailer left at "base camp"

The part that made it seem like a good idea is that you pull one pin and you have a light bike again, no panniers or anything.
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1988 tw200, the swamp donkey: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=75455.0
2006 Suzuki DR650 Adventure monowheel trailer build: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=75033.0
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Full Custom Pit Bike: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=66954.new#new
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47.5 lbs is big boned these days?

If that's the case, someone sign me up for some BBWs.

LOL nope, but once he adds the axles and tires and wheels and beer, and ice, and beer it will then maybe be up to BBW level :D

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Thanks fellas. Nick, anytime. Come up to ohio and you have a free lesson on me haha


I put what I have so far on the scale. The tub, main frame, box and what I have of the hitch that attaches to the bike comes in at 47 lbs. I guess its not as bad as I thought, but im guessing ill have almost that again by the time I finish the trailer (rear suspension and rear wheel)

I still need to weigh what the second wheel set weighs and then cargo in the box. Im guessing if I end up sub 150 by the time she is all said and done loaded, I will be doing well. I doubt that happens though.

This may have to be attempt #1, and end up making a second one out of lighter wall tubing.

Nice wheeled purse

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Nice wheeled purse
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"If you just picked up a drug habbit instead of a kawasaki triple at least you could get high while you waste money"
~ bradj
1988 tw200, the swamp donkey: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=75455.0
2006 Suzuki DR650 Adventure monowheel trailer build: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=75033.0
1976 BMW R90/6 farkilitious: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=74349.msg882477#msg882477
1975 RD350 Road Racer: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=70652.msg833688#msg833688
1976 GT250 Rebuild: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=64973.new#new
Full Custom Pit Bike: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=66954.new#new
1971 Yamaha 90cc twin HS1: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=70498.0
"much ingenuity with a little money is more profitable and amusing than much money without ingenuity" - Arnold Bennet

Offline ridesolo

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Looking at this again...

Aren't you planning to attach the hitch to the swinger?  I was thinking about this and started having little alarm bells go off in my head.  If you are pulling along 150 to 200 pounds of extra weight that wouldn't be much different than having a rider and the DR should handle that with no problems.  AND it's at a much lower center of gravity than a rider or pannier.  However, a rider or normal pannier baggage is sprung weight and if you are going to put that hitch connection hanging off your swing arm all your tongue weight as unsprung weight directly on your rear wheel.  Is that a good thing?  I'm wondering what that could do to your stability and control on rough pavement.
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