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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 10-05-2019, 03:38 PM Thread Starter
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Trailer info and recommendations

I know nothing about trailers and so am looking for newbie advice.

I want to get a trailer for a few purposes:

1. Occasionally take my RR to the track, locally or about 150 miles away, so I can track prep/de-prep it at home.
2. Take it to Colorado with me where I spend most of the summer. Given the 1000 mile each-way trip, it needs to be very stable and operate at relatively high speed.
3. Maybe occasionally take my RR or K1300S somewhere to meet friends for a moto trip. I just went to LA (from Austin) to rent a GS with buddies for a ride through the Sierras. I would rather have one of my bikes than a GS rental.

I would like it to be as small as possible. Expense is not a huge factor, though cheaper is obviously better. I am very open to buying used. Even renting. I don't think I need a closed trailer; open is fine.

What can you tell someone who knows almost nothing about motorcycle trailers?
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As small as possible? That sounds like a vote for Kendon fold up trailers. Check them out.
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Surely you can't operate high speeds in the USa as you will be jailed for dangerous driving for 8 years or so.
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Trailer info and recommendations

Atc aluminum trailer are very nice. Costly but rust affective vs steel and super light weight. Hell I spent like 20gs on my custom made 20ft enclosed atc trailer but I got a lot of stuff done for it


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As small as possible? That sounds like a vote for Kendon fold up trailers. Check them out.
https://www.amazon.com/Trinity-MT3-M..._US_pr_sea_0_3

The reviews are mixed, with some being very negative on quality.

Is this type of trailer good enough for highway speeds (e.g., 85 mph)? Or does the trailer need more of a suspension?

I like its small form factor, low price, and ability to take both of my bikes.
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Atc aluminum trailer are very nice. Costly but rust affective vs steel and super light weight. Hell I spent like 20gs on my custom made 20ft enclosed atc trailer but I got a lot of stuff done for it
Quest Premium Motorcycle Trailer - ATC Trailers

These are all overkill as large enclosed trailers. While I will often tow with the AMG GLE, I might sometime tow with my M3. I only need a compact, open air trailer (I think).
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Surely you can't operate high speeds in the USa as you will be jailed for dangerous driving for 8 years or so.
You realize you posted this on an S1000RR superbike board, right?

OK, I get the joke.
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As small as possible? That sounds like a vote for Kendon fold up trailers. Check them out.
I 2nd this. I've owned a Kendon for about 3 years. Equally stable 1 bike or 2. Stable even at triple digits when you have long straight flat road with nothing in site.

I went with this one:

https://www.kendonusa.com/collection...rcycle-trailer

There are cheaper models.

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I 2nd this. I've owned a Kendon for about 3 years. Equally stable 1 bike or 2. Stable even at triple digits when you have long straight flat road with nothing in site.

I went with this one:

https://www.kendonusa.com/collection...rcycle-trailer

There are cheaper models.
Thanks. This is very helpful.

At some point I'll start asking questions about what to get with it regarding straps, covers, maybe a lockable and attachable storage case to mount in the middle, etc.

I'm looking at this, but am just starting: https://www.bestbuyautoequipment.com...er-p/bb207.htm
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If you can I would personally get a enclosed one regardless of where you get it from. Unexpected storms or rain can and will happen and having everything dry and inside is nice. Plus keeps its out of peoples site


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