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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 12-10-2012, 03:28 PM Thread Starter
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Trailer or Moto-Tote to pick up my HP4

She's here this week.. I don't want to ride her until I install a few parts I ordered and I don't have a way to pick it up with my FJ, so I want to buy a towing device.. Does anybody have experience with the Tote? Can you name the up and downsides of it?
Or should I get a 1-2 bike trailer?

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She's here this week.. I don't want to ride her until I install a few parts I ordered and I don't have a way to pick it up with my FJ, so I want to buy a towing device.. Does anybody have experience with the Tote? Can you name the up and downsides of it?
Or should I get a 1-2 bie trailer?

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If the moto-tote is the one that goes in the hitch and carries the bike on the back sideways I would not trust it they ok for dirtbikes but a BMW bike I would not risk it, uhaul rent trailers for 20-30 bucks

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If you don't have a buddy with a pickup (I thought everyone drove pickups in Texas?) why take the chance, hire a company to deliver it. Or get it arranged through the dealer.
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She's here this week.. I don't want to ride her until I install a few parts I ordered


WTF, you don't want to put any miles on it until you put parts on it???

Oy vey these HP4 owners are going to be some prisses.
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Oy vey these HP4 owners are going to be some prisses.
Hey I may take offense to that! Whom would prefer to have the break in miles be 200 miles of straight highway cruising in the rain, to go with a flat spot on that 200 rear tire? ;p
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This is how I carried my old bike for 2 years to tracks and/or other service related locations. I brought my HP4 home on the same system. It's rated up to 600 lbs and it has never failed me.


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The totes scare the Hell out of me but honestly, EVERY SINGLE PERSON I've talked to who has one talks about years of use with them and raves about them. . .
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This is how I brought mine from NC to FL when I picked it up -


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I know you said you want to buy something. But if you are in a pinch U-Haul rents a ramp trailer.

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This is how I brought mine from NC to FL when I picked it up -


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