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Re: Tow bar
Reply #10 on: 03 June, 2012, 06:13:23 PM
Neat rig, but I can't figure why it has the second, thinner rail fixed below the main rail that runs between the axle extension latch points.

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Re: Tow bar
Reply #11 on: 03 June, 2012, 06:23:21 PM
Hi Mike

Good question!

I really don't know the real answer but when you look at the trailer i think is to give more rigidity to the join between the hitch and the trailer. If you are more interested I can always ask the trailer shop owner

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Last Edit: 04 June, 2012, 12:46:30 PM by java
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Re: Tow bar
Reply #12 on: 03 June, 2012, 07:37:46 PM
Just engineer's curiosity, java... no real need to follow-up.
You're probably correct in assuming it's for improved torsional rigidity.
Maybe the guy experienced a twisted trailer fork on an earlier model.
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Re: Tow bar
Reply #13 on: 03 June, 2012, 08:02:57 PM
Cant see the electrical hook up, how did you do that?


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Re: Tow bar
Reply #14 on: 04 June, 2012, 09:45:49 AM
A couple of pics of my CBF with tow bar. Tow bar was supplied and fitted by Freewheel of North Walsham Norfolk who provide a friendly and first class service. I have a 360 degree hitch and dont notice the trailer at all when towing. MPG seems not to suffer. Been towing trailer for past 7 years ( on Bonneville T100's) and much prefer towing against loading up bike. Realised as you get older you appreciate the benefits of being able to take a tent you can stand up in, full size chairs, table, two burner stove etc. Also means my partner has her normal space on the bike and therefore is as comfortable as possible and I dont develop serious earache all weekend.

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Re: Tow bar
Reply #15 on: 04 June, 2012, 04:38:10 PM
Does that connect to the luggage rack and exhaust hangers?
Take my advice or not, I really don't care. I'm just telling you what I think and would do on my bike.

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Re: Tow bar
Reply #16 on: 04 June, 2012, 04:41:25 PM
*Originally Posted by Nuff [+]
Does that connect to the luggage rack and exhaust hangers?
I noticed that also.
Scary, since the hangers aren't really designed to cope with lateral stress.

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Re: Tow bar
Reply #17 on: 04 June, 2012, 04:48:01 PM
That's a pretty substantial casting though, with the footpegs etc off it. Think I prefer Java's set up though, as it won't load up the shock. It'd be interesting to ride both rigs.
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Re: Tow bar
Reply #18 on: 04 June, 2012, 05:12:12 PM
that looks a neat job, thank you.

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Re: Tow bar
Reply #19 on: 04 June, 2012, 05:13:36 PM
Yeah via 2 lugs welded to carrier frame. Freewheel been fitting tow bars to all sorts of bikes for a good few years now so I trust in their judgement regarding fixing points.

 


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