Towing a GL1500 Front wheel cradle

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Dadster

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Going to Tenn. in Sept. and the wife wants to trailer the bike along. Problem is we don't own a trailer. So was thinking to save money I'd look into one of those front tire cradles that fit in a 2" receivers. With a bolt on trike kit there would be no leaning away in turns. But what I'm finding is rated weight on these is lower than the bike. But the setup I have would support more wt. on the rear tires. I need to find out how much weight is on the front tire. Or am I grabbing at straws and I should look into a trailer?
 

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Hm mmm I'd say thete would be times that huge weight would be on the set up ..not all the time but roads are not perfect 1500 is heavy bike ...
 

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I'd rent a bike trailer or regular trailer. Too much risk of the 'Wing tilting, breaking away, etc. Close monitoring of FB Marketplace and Craigslist might even yield a used trailer for little more than your hitch-mount cradle would cost.
 

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Good move, I found a Tilt Bed trailer recently for $600
a real steal it was, the owners were moving out of state and it had to be gone within 4 hours, so the distressed price.
 

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Going to Tenn. in Sept. and the wife wants to trailer the bike along. Problem is we don't own a trailer. So was thinking to save money I'd look into one of those front tire cradles that fit in a 2" receivers. With a bolt on trike kit there would be no leaning away in turns. But what I'm finding is rated weight on these is lower than the bike. But the setup I have would support more wt. on the rear tires. I need to find out how much weight is on the front tire. Or am I grabbing at straws and I should look into a trailer?
with goldwings even though it will be in neutral, part of the transmission is still rotating without oil flow/splash from the engine oil pumps. so it will wipe out those gears.
 

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