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Pit Bull Trailer Restraint for the C14.
« on: April 15, 2017, 05:19:07 pm »
I finally got the right frame in from revzilla friday.  They replaced it without any fees.  Their system apparently is tagging it wrong and they ship the wrong frame. Oops! 


I tired the frame between the tires. And there is simply not enough clearance to go up my trailer ramp.  If someone else had not as as steep a ramp, it may well work OK.


It's pretty close to where the normal strap down wheel chock would be and the installation took a couple hours because I measured, and measured and re-checked the measurement to be sure I would be pretty close to where I needed it. 



The bike sits pretty solid, but theres a bit of 'slack' in the system and it shifts slightly.  So I'm still going to use two straps in the front, to the cages just to keep it from rocking back and forth that little bit over the hundreds of miles I'll likely be going at a time.


The best part is It lets me do this by myself.  Loading before required someone to hand me the straps. Not anymore.


The frame in the back, the stock bungee cord is too short. It is not long enough to reach the rear grab handles where I have it tied to.  The fender/license plate is too thin of a plastic for me to hang this thing off.  It's REALLY Heavy, thick metal and I'm just not going to risk busting it off.


The nut went on without a hitch on the axle.  I torqued it to 95 foot pounds like the service manual says, and the cotter pin they give you lines up perfect. So when it's off the trailer, you put the pin in they give you and off you go on your ride.  Easy as pie.


A couple of critqiques is the PIN they use on the left side to me is a little short and offers a bit more wiggle room than I was expecting. I think this  makes for a bit more movement than nessisary.  However I dont see this being an issue especially sine I'm still going to put a couple straps on the front to keep it still.


For me the biggest reason was so that I did not need my wife, or a second person to help me strap it down so I can trailer the scooter somewhere by myself and go ride for the weekend without relying on anyone else.


I'll attach some photos here after I re-size them.


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Re: Pit Bull Trailer Restraint for the C14.
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2017, 06:01:09 pm »
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Re: Pit Bull Trailer Restraint for the C14.
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2017, 06:20:08 pm »
Awesome, so does the handle stick out father than the rack of the bike?
Just wondering
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Re: Pit Bull Trailer Restraint for the C14.
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2017, 06:31:42 pm »
The rack?

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Re: Pit Bull Trailer Restraint for the C14.
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2017, 07:41:21 pm »
I think he's asking if the Pitbull orange handle is further aft than the luggage rack.

That's a nice set up!
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Re: Pit Bull Trailer Restraint for the C14.
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2017, 07:42:41 pm »
I think he's asking if the Pitbull orange handle is further aft than the luggage rack.

That's a nice set up!




Ohh. Hmm I don't think so, no.

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Re: Pit Bull Trailer Restraint for the C14.
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2017, 09:25:47 pm »
http://www.pit-bull.com/trailer-restraint-system-kawasaki-concours-14-08-15-wide-f0075kg-000?




Now when you click the MFG site you see updated photos.


I sent mine to their GM And they put them on their site for folks to see the bike specific mount. :great: