Motorbike Trailers. Great for luggage, camping, towing a bike, anything really. Let’s take a look at the many types of motorcycle trailers.
While teaching as a Motorcycle Instructor, it was necessary to tow a small bike behind my large bike. This allowed me to take the learner bike to the student, who was not yet confident to ride with traffic. I would then ride with the student in the car-park until they had perfected the skills necessary to enter traffic.
I chose the Honda Shadow 750 for two main reasons.
- It has a radiator, perfect for practicing slow speed maneuvers on hot days.
- It has a low seat. This allowed short students to obtain a large bike license while being able to keep flat feet on the ground.
I chose to have the Tow Bar fitted to the Honda’s chassis and rear fender. This provides a much smoother ride. A local engineer fabricated this with stainless steel square tubing. Very strong indeed and the silver matches the chrome.
The alternative (which I chose not to follow), is mounting the tow-bar on the swing arm. Example below.
The Towing Experience
Towing a motorcycle behind a motorcycle is not scary. I will explain how it feels.
Little bumps that feel like the front wheel is going over potholes are caused by the towball moving in the tow hitch socket. Very slight and not anything to be concerned about.
You have to constantly remember you are wider than riding solo. Therefore, you ride in the center of your lane (between the car tire tracks), and watch your trailer does not cross the center line on bends, (watch your mirror). Also, remember to turn corners wide to prevent your trailer tire riding over the curb.
You will have to ride your clutch for longer and increase the revs, due to the extra weight. If you are confident performing Hill Starts, you should be fine.
I chose to put a trailer lock on my trailer while I was out riding with the student.
TRAILER COUPLING HITCH LOCK HEAVY DUTY CARAVAN CAMPER BOAT MOTORBIKE JETSKI
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Here is another option.
Caravan & Trailer Hitch Lock Saracen New Caravan Camping RV Accessories Parts
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The Shadow 750 easily towed an 883 and swag.
Even a Ducati 750. What a good Old Workhorse.
My motorcycle trailer is also great for carrying heavy loads. Has kept my family warm for many winters.
I have towed horse manure for the garden.
I have even used my Honda to tow a sidecar to the weighbridge for licensing.
I don’t think I could live without my Erdie Motorcycle Trailer from Tourlite.
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And I think I will always have a towbar on my motorcycle. You never know what you might have to move.
There are two types of motorcycle Trailers. The smaller trailer is used to tow a motorcycle behind a motorcycle. The larger trailers are designed to be towed by a car carrying multiple motorbikes. Here are a few examples.
Oceanic Custom Trailers
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Here is an example from Aluminium Trailers designed to carry multiple bikes.
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Motorcycle Cargo Trailers are available in many styles.
Folding Motorcycle Trailers
If your garage lacks storage space for a trailer, perhaps you should purchase a folding trailer.
This folding trailer arrives in a kit and will require assembly.
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FMT Folding Multi-use Trailers
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Classic Industries Luggage Motorcycle Trailers
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Mad Max Motorcycle Luggage Trailers
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Classic Industries Motorcycle Luggage Trailers
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Car Replica Motorcycle Trailers
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Inder Exports Motorcycle Luggage Trailer
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Bushtec Motorcycle Luggage Trailers
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Motorcycle Tow Hitches
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Bushtec Motorcycle Hitches: Click Here
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