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Offline SteveJ.

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Re: trailer hitch for a 2006 concours
« Reply #25 on: December 13, 2011, 07:59:11 am »
Thanks for the advise and responses. I'll include a finished photo of my 40x48 harbor freight trailer, it has aluminum diamond plate for the base and back lic. plate. I bought a sears car top cargo hauler and bolted it to it.looks good and am pleased with how it came out. Now I need some riding weather and I'm off. The photo shows it behind my buddies V-Star.
My uncle, as well as others, have good things to say about that set up. At the very least, check the amount of grease in the bearings, best to replace them with quality ones.
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Re: trailer hitch for a 2006 concours
« Reply #26 on: December 14, 2011, 03:02:04 pm »
I re-greased the bearings when I built the trailer. Pleased with how the trailer came out. For the average rider I think this type of trailer is a good option.

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Re: trailer hitch for a 2006 concours
« Reply #27 on: December 15, 2011, 12:45:35 am »
I re-greased the bearings when I built the trailer. Pleased with how the trailer came out. For the average rider I think this type of trailer is a good option.

Yup, holds lotsa beer stuff.
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Re: trailer hitch for a 2006 concours
« Reply #28 on: January 01, 2012, 06:31:45 am »
Finished the trailer and have about 200 mile on it. Pulls easy, handles and looks good, and it follows right behind my bike. Carries all my fishing stuff.

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Re: trailer hitch for a 2006 concours
« Reply #29 on: January 01, 2012, 07:43:48 am »
Looks sweet, JC!  It also looks like it's hauling ham radio or CB gear too.

I have almost the same setup and I've noticed that I feel it less than I feel someone riding pillion.  It's very smooth.

Oh, and one more thing which I found out the hard way...  ALWAYS lock down that hitch on the ball.  Mine bounced off one very scary day.  The trailer tongue will work its way underneath your rear wheel and cause a truly sphincter-clenching moment.

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Re: trailer hitch for a 2006 concours
« Reply #30 on: January 03, 2012, 09:54:16 pm »
I wish I'd seen this series earlier.  I would suggest a 7-pin plug and separate turn signals, rather than a converter, especially for a one-off.  I've looked at these for my JetSki trailer:




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Re: trailer hitch for a 2006 concours
« Reply #31 on: February 27, 2012, 05:17:59 am »
Well so far so good the trailer is fun and pulls well. We (my buddy & I who split the build) are planning to build another. Now it's time for a long trip.