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Towing your scooter

Post by eliteguy50 » Sat Oct 06, 2012 5:43 pm

So we've discussed trailers and hitch haulers and rooftops and... several mothods for hauling scoots but I've often wondered about these little receiver wheel chucks:
http://WWW.billybob1.com/insta-tow/insta_tow.html

Has anyone used something like this for a srooter? I am tempted to try it.
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Re: Towing your scooter

Post by eliteguy50 » Sat Oct 06, 2012 5:48 pm

Pros:
Easier to store than a hitch rack.
Does not interfere with the tailgate when the bike is removed.
Keeps the bike away from the truck so I don't loosen the wrong strap and cause scratches.
Could easily be used with a dirtbike.

Cons:
Scooter wheel wear.
Possible angle issues with the scooter? (Tanks spilling fluids...)
The wheel chuck may not fit the little spree wheels nor clear the low body panels.
Too close to the truck? (Road debris issues)
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Re: Towing your scooter

Post by Pete M » Sat Oct 06, 2012 7:57 pm

How fast do you think you can tow that back wheel with the belt floppin around in there?
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Re: Towing your scooter

Post by eliteguy50 » Sat Oct 06, 2012 8:21 pm

Pete M wrote:How fast do you think you can tow that back wheel with the belt floppin around in there?
The belt won't be an issue because the clutch won't be engaged. The rear wheel and the gears will face unnecessary wear. Either the bearings or tire would be the first to go IMO.

My plan is 55mph Max. Rising it to transport around/between town.
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Re: Towing your scooter

Post by Pete M » Sat Oct 06, 2012 9:05 pm

Why not just buy a cheap trailer?I would use a hitch mounted carrier with a ramp. I realize you wouldn't be able to put the tailgate down but it is easy to take off and put back on for the few times you would have to.
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Re: Towing your scooter

Post by eliteguy50 » Sat Oct 06, 2012 9:15 pm

Pete M wrote:Why not just buy a cheap trailer?I would use a hitch mounted carrier with a ramp. I realize you wouldn't be able to put the tailgate down but it is easy to take off and put back on for the few times you would have to.
I have a trailor and a hitch rack with ramp. This will be at least weekly use in the summer, maybe daily.
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Re: Towing your scooter

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Re: Towing your scooter

Post by eliteguy50 » Sun Oct 07, 2012 12:28 am

veedubh20 wrote:http://www.gmimotorsports.com/2/Tilt-a- ... 10ACR.html

this is a good option..
That extendable ramp is slick. Have you had any problems with the 200# weight limit? A stock Ruckus or Zuma ('02-current) weighs over that.
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Post by paulpauly7 » Sun Oct 07, 2012 12:47 am

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Re: Towing your scooter

Post by motormike » Sun Oct 07, 2012 1:27 pm

For $399, the roll-on carrier that veedubh20 posted beats the first one by keeping the whole bike off the road surface.
Not a fan of spinning gears and such...I can't imagine either one being any easier than my trailer though.
More importantly, if a strap fails while bike is on my trailer,
it will likely not go bouncing and flipping down the road behind me.... :thumbwink:
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Re: Towing your scooter

Post by Munstah666 » Sun Oct 07, 2012 5:39 pm

If both trailer kits needs to be hooked on trucks, whats the use use of the bed for? Just wondering ......:( ?
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Re: Towing your scooter

Post by eliteguy50 » Sun Oct 07, 2012 5:43 pm

Munstah666 wrote:If both trailer kits needs to be hooked on trucks, whats the use use of the bed for? Just wondering ......:( ?
Toolboxes and fuel tanks and air compressor ...
Also for use with SUV
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Re: Towing your scooter

Post by veedubh20 » Sun Oct 07, 2012 11:53 pm

eliteguy50 wrote:
veedubh20 wrote:http://www.gmimotorsports.com/2/Tilt-a- ... 10ACR.html

this is a good option..
That extendable ramp is slick. Have you had any problems with the 200# weight limit? A stock Ruckus or Zuma ('02-current) weighs over that.

off course!

here the link!
http://www.tgifrv.com/2011/10/front-moped-carrier/

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Re: Towing your scooter

Post by wiguy05 » Mon Oct 08, 2012 12:15 am

veedubh20 wrote: off course!

here the link!
http://www.tgifrv.com/2011/10/front-moped-carrier/
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Re: Towing your scooter

Post by motormike » Mon Oct 08, 2012 2:25 am

Scooter/bike on front of vehicle is extreme....maybe with a boat/camper in tow and some additional lighting it works, but only just... :confused:
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