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Author Topic: Single rail trailer for behind the family car.  (Read 1918 times)

Offline Hurco550

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Re: Single rail trailer for behind the family car.
« Reply #50 on: Oct 17, 2018, 16:18:25 »
I got a little more fab work done on the "wheel chock" area. I had originally planned on making one with a hinged rear section that will flip up to capture the back of the front tire, but I decided to just use a forward slanted v shaped piece welded to the rails. It is plasma cut out of 11 gauge (about 1/8" thick") sheet. the pieces on the top tube are just 1/4" flat bar and are not welded out yet. I'm hoping with the slant of the bottom of the chock will capture the tire into the front v well enough to hold the bike up until I can get straps on it. More to come.
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Re: Single rail trailer for behind the family car.
« Reply #51 on: Oct 17, 2018, 16:22:31 »
Half-assed welds aside, that's a pretty cool design. Man, who the hell teaches those kids to weld like that?

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Re: Single rail trailer for behind the family car.
« Reply #52 on: Oct 17, 2018, 16:25:25 »
Half-assed welds aside, that's a pretty cool design. Man, who the hell teaches those kids to weld like that?
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~ 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

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Re: Single rail trailer for behind the family car.
« Reply #53 on: Oct 17, 2018, 16:59:47 »
Should work All I did on mine was add a short section of ~2" angle iron, open-side down in the rail as a hump to hold it in the chock. On flat ground, it holds the GL1000 long enough for me to get the straps on. Also, it isn't so strong that I can't back the front heel over it when unloading. I've now loaded and unloaded several times by myself with no "incidents".
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Re: Single rail trailer for behind the family car.
« Reply #54 on: Oct 18, 2018, 11:40:27 »
I decided that I didn't trust my math enough, so I decided to bring a set of tires in, one is for a 21" dirt bike rim and the other is the stock tw200 front tire. Both fit like a charm and it should also work for pretty much any size in between. If anything the front "v" is a bit on the wide side for skinny dirbike tires, but I had to make it wide enough to accommodate the tw200 knobby. I can always make an adapter than slides over that v and makes is narrower if I have too.
"If you just picked up a drug habbit instead of a kawasaki triple at least you could get high while you waste money"
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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
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
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Re: Single rail trailer for behind the family car.
« Reply #55 on: Oct 18, 2018, 12:07:04 »
You should create a similar "V" to capture the bottom of the tire.  It is a good idea for the back as well, but optional in my opinion.  On trailers with channels, I have seen the tire "walk" over to one side until constrained by the flange on really long trips.  I realize your rig has a fairly confined space already and the wheel could only move so far, but being such a simple job it is cheap insurance.  Plus, it has to be easier on the tire being clamped into the v with twice the bearing area, though I've never heard of that being an issue.  Going to be a nice project!
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Re: Single rail trailer for behind the family car.
« Reply #56 on: Oct 18, 2018, 12:18:27 »
You should create a similar "V" to capture the bottom of the tire.  It is a good idea for the back as well, but optional in my opinion.  On trailers with channels, I have seen the tire "walk" over to one side until constrained by the flange on really long trips.  I realize your rig has a fairly confined space already and the wheel could only move so far, but being such a simple job it is cheap insurance.  Plus, it has to be easier on the tire being clamped into the v with twice the bearing area, though I've never heard of that being an issue.  Going to be a nice project!

I agree, if you look at post 50 at the top of the page, you'll see that the bottom is bent in a v shape. Its not quite at an acute of an angle, but it is a v none the less, and also angled forward which should help as the wheel will be trying to "roll" into the front v on the upright.

The rear will not have a v shape, since the bikes I will be towing will have several different widths of tires ranging from8" wide on the tw to 4" wide on most other stuff. I will have tie downs for the rear of the bike as well to keep it planted, and will likely have a piece of alloy diamond plate where the rear wheel sits to try to help keep it from moving around as well
« Last Edit: Oct 18, 2018, 12:22:03 by Hurco550 »
"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