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Anyone Have Diagrams To Build A Trailer Hitch?
« on: March 03, 2019, 08:58:00 pm »
My son (The Real Bud) is talking about building a trailer hitch for his C14.  Has anyone done this and still have the drawings/plans to aid in building this?  If not any suggestions?
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Re: Anyone Have Diagrams To Build A Trailer Hitch?
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2019, 10:24:23 pm »
no diagram, but feel free to use the photos I did when I had to re-work the $400 hitch I bought new, to make it "work"...
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http://forum.cog-online.org/accessories-c14/bushtec-trailer-hitch-and-h-f-trailer-redux/msg283586/#msg283586

http://forum.cog-online.org/accessories-c14/trailer-hitch-options-for-2009-c14/msg529649/#msg529649

best of luck, I'm sure he can "fab" something using the same mounting points, and do it better than what "I bought"..

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Re: Anyone Have Diagrams To Build A Trailer Hitch?
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2019, 11:01:18 pm »
Thanks Rich!  I'll pass this along! :great: :beerchug:
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Re: Anyone Have Diagrams To Build A Trailer Hitch?
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2019, 01:25:16 pm »
You wanna talk to Cliff.  :great:

Last i read, somebody said he was on a hiatus of some kind??

I know he designed and built his own.  He might be willing to share his design....for a fee!  :)

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Re: Anyone Have Diagrams To Build A Trailer Hitch?
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2019, 12:58:54 pm »
You wanna talk to Cliff.  :great:

Last i read, somebody said he was on a hiatus of some kind??

I know he designed and built his own.  He might be willing to share his design....for a fee!  :)

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The hitch I built is part of the trailer & trailer is single wheel. When the trailer is removed there is no sign of a hitch. Have only made some test runs so far, but all seems okay. Soon as it warms up we'll start making some short camping trips & make sure all is good, before we head out long distance.

Who knows it may turn out to be a pile of scrap metal!  :??:
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Re: Anyone Have Diagrams To Build A Trailer Hitch?
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2019, 11:51:53 am »
I thought you had that thing closer to completion when we talked at RWTW last summer??

There MAY have been alcohol involved.  :beerchug:

I'll be curious to see some pics when you get'er done Cliffy!  :great:

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Re: Anyone Have Diagrams To Build A Trailer Hitch?
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2019, 01:12:39 am »
Have only made some test runs so far, but all seems okay. Soon as it warms up we'll start making some short camping trips & make sure all is good, before we head out long distance.

It's complete Nate, just haven't actually used it yet. I'll see about getting some pictures. 
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Re: Anyone Have Diagrams To Build A Trailer Hitch?
« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2019, 11:11:00 pm »
Just google "Trailer Bill" and ask him.  He's at almost every major show around the country. Great guy!!
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Re: Anyone Have Diagrams To Build A Trailer Hitch?
« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2019, 11:36:06 pm »
Just google "Trailer Bill" and ask him.  He's at almost every major show around the country. Great guy!!

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give a link... :-[ :truce: :??:
as what you gave is pretty much not....

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Re: Anyone Have Diagrams To Build A Trailer Hitch?
« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2019, 08:31:48 pm »
MOB, my guess. <----click
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Re: Anyone Have Diagrams To Build A Trailer Hitch?
« Reply #10 on: March 18, 2019, 08:56:00 pm »
gotcha.. :truce: :great:
no hitches... :-[

poor linky for reference tho (on the part of the person that posted), you must agree... :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :-[

someone posted Bushtec isn't selling these anymore, but the website seems to ho different... not that I recommend Bushtec, after the go around I had with their product and mounting to MY bike...

https://store.bushtec.com/Kawasaki-Motorcycle-Hitches-from-Bushtec-s/24.htm
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Re: Anyone Have Diagrams To Build A Trailer Hitch?
« Reply #11 on: March 18, 2019, 10:56:18 pm »
after "thunking" I remembered something I had read back when I was doing mine...

Mind you, he used it for a Uni-Go single wheeler, but adaptation are what we all love (or hate if they don't adapt well..)

http://forum.cog-online.org/accessories-c14/fastest-uni-go-trailer/msg389928/#msg389928

best of luck...

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