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Post  meggens85 on Sun 28 Aug 2016, 6:36 pm

After extensive looking online i have decided to build myself a trailer hitch for the bandit the steel for it is at the local metal shop getting all bent up ready for construction during the week
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Post  barry_mcki on Sun 28 Aug 2016, 10:07 pm

Good luck with the build, something that's not done to Bandits too often, so don't forget to take happy snaps.

I watched Delboy's "war-n-peace" youtube clips on building a hitch and trailer and I was surprised he didn't install a swivel coupling.  I've read a couple of post from long range Wing riders where they have said the standard ball and hitch is good enough as there is plenty of rotational movement for the bike to lean and the trailer stay flat on it's two wheels.  However these big cruisers don't get into the corners as deep as a Bandit can, and I think just at that crucial point in a tight bend you might just get an unexpected resistance to getting down as much as you had planned and it could go horribly wrong. 




I'm "lucky" as my rig stays upright in corners so a normal car style ball and hitch works for me, but if I was on a two wheels I'd seriously be considering the extra expense of a swivel.

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Post  Chook on Mon 29 Aug 2016, 6:54 am

I'd go the poly block style with full 360 deg rotation if I was ever going to pull a trailer on a bike
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Post  meggens85 on Mon 29 Aug 2016, 11:18 am

Yeah ive got a rotational hitch on my trailer makes cornering so much easier the standard ball and hitch like a car is ok but u have to be weary when u go into a corner as like u said u end up hitting an edge and cant lean over anymore ( been there done that) not so much fun when halfway around a round about lol
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Post  madmax on Mon 29 Aug 2016, 7:53 pm

@Chook wrote:I'd go the poly block style with full 360 deg rotation if I was ever going to pull a trailer on a bike

Yep treg hitch type

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Post  meggens85 on Tue 30 Aug 2016, 4:08 pm

https://www.dropbox.com/s/ox4hiaccp66x00t/IMG_0152.PNG.png?dl=0

Here is a pic of the trailer ill be putting behind the bandit 
Got the hitch all welded up today halfway through painting it will put some more pics up when i get it on the bike
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Post  Jimcoleman on Tue 30 Aug 2016, 6:20 pm

Trailers scare me cause i would forget it was on the back

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Post  meggens85 on Tue 30 Aug 2016, 11:30 pm

@Jimcoleman wrote:Trailers scare me cause i would forget it was on the back
You only forget about it once trust me lmao
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Post  barry_mcki on Wed 31 Aug 2016, 9:31 am

I don't have that problem  Shocked

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Post  meggens85 on Wed 31 Aug 2016, 1:20 pm

@barry_mcki wrote:I don't have that problem  Shocked
Yeah but u cant filter between the cars anyway
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Post  meggens85 on Wed 31 Aug 2016, 3:39 pm

https://www.dropbox.com/s/ckkbell04hvfl12/20160831_135317.jpg?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/snwn76q37s6b11g/20160831_135326.jpg?dl=0

Here is the trailer hitch all done just gotto wire in a plug for the trailer lights then all i need is my trailer
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Post  barry_mcki on Wed 31 Aug 2016, 3:56 pm

@meggens85 wrote:
@barry_mcki wrote:I don't have that problem  Shocked
Yeah but u cant filter between the cars anyway

Who says I can't ?  Twisted Evil

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Post  barry_mcki on Wed 31 Aug 2016, 4:12 pm

@meggens85 wrote:https://www.dropbox.com/s/ckkbell04hvfl12/20160831_135317.jpg?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/snwn76q37s6b11g/20160831_135326.jpg?dl=0

Here is the trailer hitch all done just gotto wire in a plug for the trailer lights then all i need is my trailer

Nice, looks a bit higher than mine, you must have larger wheels on your trailer (mine are 10" - same as the sidecar wheel).  I've got 450mm from ground to the top of my towball

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Post  meggens85 on Wed 31 Aug 2016, 6:01 pm

Barry_mcki i suppose u could filter between cars as long as the roads got 3 lanes lmao Laughing
Yeah trailer has got 14" rims
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Post  barry_mcki on Thu 01 Sep 2016, 12:39 am

I'm taking filtering lessons but might have got a bit too close to the mirrors

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Post  meggens85 on Thu 01 Sep 2016, 2:01 am

lol!
lol!
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Post  Chook on Thu 01 Sep 2016, 6:53 am

lol!
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Post  Brigand on Sun 04 Sep 2016, 6:39 pm

Congrats on the tow bar, a super neat job cheers
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Post  meggens85 on Mon 05 Sep 2016, 2:41 pm

@Brigand wrote:Congrats on the tow bar, a super neat job cheers
Thanks brigand i tried to follow the bike a bit instead of havin a hunk of steel slapped on the back of the bike 
Oh and i get my trailer this weekend ill put some pics up with it all hooked up when it turns up
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Post  meggens85 on Sun 11 Sep 2016, 1:49 pm

https://www.dropbox.com/s/l6ugvbxwy836tvd/20160911_133134.jpg?dl=0


Trailer is all done and hooked up woohoo lookin good a bit strange to ride with but something new to get used to
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Post  Brigand on Mon 12 Sep 2016, 9:25 am

Looks good, safe travelling.
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Post  meggens85 on Mon 12 Sep 2016, 4:24 pm

@Brigand wrote:Looks good, safe travelling.
Thanks dude now just filling the trailer with camping gear
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Post  Bosco15 on Mon 12 Sep 2016, 5:59 pm

Nice work. 8-)

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Post  reddog on Mon 12 Sep 2016, 7:10 pm

Good luck with the trailer.  Ive got a dual cab ute and jayco pop top for camping duties. Can't fit the wife and young bloke on the bike
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