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Author Topic: Single rail trailer for behind the family car.  (Read 4899 times)

Offline Hurco550

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Re: Single rail trailer for behind the family car.
« Reply #90 on: May 14, 2019, 22:12:44 »
The ramp is done. I made a strut bar out of stainless to hold it upright when not loading or unloading. I like to put a slight linear bend into flat bar to make pieces like this. Lots of added rigidity and light weight.

 I made it so that it can easily be removed by pulling pins. If I go somewhere that im worried about ramp theft, I can replace the pins with pad locks, which would also make it difficult to steal the bike off of the trailer as well.
"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 #91 on: May 14, 2019, 22:21:13 »
I hope I have room for this in my box chevy for when you sell it at Mid-O for $50.  This is turning out to be a sweet trailer.

Offline ridesolo

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Re: Single rail trailer for behind the family car.
« Reply #92 on: May 14, 2019, 22:43:03 »
Really like the way this is going.  Forethought, planning, practicality, and skill.  Nice, bro!
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Offline Hurco550

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Re: Single rail trailer for behind the family car.
« Reply #93 on: May 14, 2019, 22:43:08 »
I hope I have room for this in my box chevy for when you sell it at Mid-O for $50.  This is turning out to be a sweet trailer.
Haha, it could happen. I already have a bunch of things that I want to improve that would likely be easier to just make a new one. I'd have to keep my torsion axles though ;)

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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
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Re: Single rail trailer for behind the family car.
« Reply #94 on: May 14, 2019, 22:44:58 »
Really like the way this is going.  Forethought, planning, practicality, and skill.  Nice, bro!
much thanks man! I am really hoping to get this done in time to haul a bike to Georgia in June. I think a focused Saturday could have it wrapped up, but those are hard to come by these days lol

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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

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Re: Single rail trailer for behind the family car.
« Reply #95 on: May 15, 2019, 10:02:14 »
much thanks man! I am really hoping to get this done in time to haul a bike to Georgia in June. I think a focused Saturday could have it wrapped up, but those are hard to come by these days lol 

What are your plans for paint?  I know that's not your favorite area.  I'm certainly not a pro, but I think I like painting more than you do, want a hand w/ that part?
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Please check out:  http://www.VetTix.org

This is on a low simmer out in the shop:
'75 Honda CL378: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=56547.0

This one is FINALLY done: (!)
'70 Rupp Roadster: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=67459.0

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Re: Single rail trailer for behind the family car.
« Reply #96 on: May 15, 2019, 10:06:43 »
What are your plans for paint?  I know that's not your favorite area.  I'm certainly not a pro, but I think I like painting more than you do, want a hand w/ that part?
Funny you should mention that, I just got done talking with Nick about just that. He has some left over epoxy primer from his GTO project and then we are going to use a urethane enamel over that. Trying to make it as durable as possible.

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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

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Re: Single rail trailer for behind the family car.
« Reply #97 on: May 15, 2019, 17:08:25 »
Funny you should mention that, I just got done talking with Nick about just that. He has some left over epoxy primer from his GTO project and then we are going to use a urethane enamel over that. Trying to make it as durable as possible. 

Sounds good. I imagine Nick is probably ten times the painter I am. 
“Fight on and fly on to the last drop of blood and the last drop of fuel, to the last beat of the heart.”
— Baron Manfred von Richthofen

Please check out:  http://www.VetTix.org

This is on a low simmer out in the shop:
'75 Honda CL378: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=56547.0

This one is FINALLY done: (!)
'70 Rupp Roadster: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=67459.0

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Re: Single rail trailer for behind the family car.
« Reply #98 on: May 15, 2019, 20:25:21 »
The top wheel chock that is welded in place was designed for the wide front tire on my bw/tw200 project, which means it wont play well with skinny tires. I made up this simple hinged chock that will bolt on when hauling normal bikes, and then will be taken off when hauling the fat tire bugger. The tire in the picture is a for a 21" dirbike rim. Also, it will have a grade 8 bolt with nylon lock nut, the bolt on there right now is just for fab up.



« Last Edit: May 15, 2019, 20:28:00 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

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Re: Single rail trailer for behind the family car.
« Reply #99 on: May 20, 2019, 09:54:48 »
That hinged ramp will pay dividends when trying to back the trailer with no bike on it! Now you'll have something to show you where it is. Thinking about adfing something to mine for an indicator.
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