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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-19-2019, 01:20 PM Thread Starter
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Towing Beemers with Bimmers

New to the forum, not new to the game.

Used my 435i to tow my new S1000RR from Cali to Denver.


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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-19-2019, 03:33 PM
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Well done!

What hitch do you have?
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why ? should have just ride it home
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Well done!

What hitch do you have?
I put in a Stealth Hitch. I got the combo which gives you a 2" hitch that's used for bike racks and other things, and a special 2" ball hitch specifically built for towing. When you remove the hitch, you literally cannot see any indication that you've got a hitch. It's amazing.

I previously had a couple Supercharged Toyota Tundra's that were really only used to haul bikes to the track. Now I can tow with the Beemer, and sold the trucks. It's awesome and it does great. Plus with a 1,000 miles towing at 80 mph I got 17 mpg, way better than the SuperTundra's ever got. That was with a 900 lbs trailer with about 1,500 lbs of cargo (2 superbikes, tools, e-bike and etc).

I primarily use the Stealth Hitch for hauling mountain bikes to the trail.

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I put in a Stealth Hitch. I got the combo which gives you a 2" hitch that's used for bike racks and other things, and a special 2" ball hitch specifically built for towing. When you remove the hitch, you literally cannot see any indication that you've got a hitch. It's amazing.



I previously had a couple Supercharged Toyota Tundra's that were really only used to haul bikes to the track. Now I can tow with the Beemer, and sold the trucks. It's awesome and it does great. Plus with a 1,000 miles towing at 80 mph I got 17 mpg, way better than the SuperTundra's ever got. That was with a 900 lbs trailer with about 1,500 lbs of cargo (2 superbikes, tools, e-bike and etc).



I primarily use the Stealth Hitch for hauling mountain bikes to the trail.



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Thats a very nice picture. Love the view. Is that outside your house?

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That BMW is rated to tow 2400 pounds? Damn that is impressive. I've yet to see a sedan that can tow over 1500. I tow with a light trailer/bike with my '18 Accord Sport but it is not rated to tow at all. My '06 Accord was rated for 1000 pounds. My 5'x7' open trailer and bike combined are 700 pounds.

And you did this at 80mph, I'm impressed both by the feat and ticket avoidance!
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Nice rig! Here's the other end of the spectrum - BMW getting busted by a BMW lol


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Can't really tell in the photo but I was pulled over by a BMW somewhere in colorado. 79 in a 50. They were nice enough to reduce it to 24 over to avoid jail time.

Welcome to the forum! Nice photo of the car towing the bike! Great scenery too!
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That BMW is rated to tow 2400 pounds? Damn that is impressive. I've yet to see a sedan that can tow over 1500. I tow with a light trailer/bike with my '18 Accord Sport but it is not rated to tow at all. My '06 Accord was rated for 1000 pounds. My 5'x7' open trailer and bike combined are 700 pounds.

And you did this at 80mph, I'm impressed both by the feat and ticket avoidance!
I'm not sure what the bmw is rated for, but the 435 has a ton of power and torque. I'm sure that motor in one of bmw suv's would be rated double that. A lot of the European manufacturers rate their regular cars for towing over there but not in the US, or for considerably less.

I recently picked up a 19' accord sport, do you have any pics of the set up? I opted for the manual and the 2.0 motor so its got more than enough power thinking i'd be putting a hitch on. But noticed some of the hitches require some trimming of the frame? That can't be good..

I saw they make 1 1/4" receivers which are fine for small trailers, hell i towed probably 1200 miles with my wrx and that size receiver with zero issues. Its all balancing the trailer load and driving properly, and common sense.

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