I pull a trailer every day of my life. I've put cars, motorcycles, slingshots, mowers and more on trailers. Make SURE your tongue is an A-fame tongue and not a straight tongue. Straight tongue will track straight but if you EVER get loose; a straight tongue spells disaster. Ask anybody that has ever had a blow out on a straight tongue trailer. If you do go the Tractor Supply route, they are $100 off on all trailers Memorial Day, July 4th, and Labor Day every year.
The longer the gate on the trailer is, the better chance you have of not scraping. If you still scrape, back your pull vehicle up on ramps and it will change the pitch of the trailer. That is what I do.
The trailer that @Silver F has that VTX on is awesome. I'd love to have one like that. Great construction. Unfortunately I am a cheap b*stard and have to use one trailer for everything sort of a one size fits all type approach.
I realize this picture looks a little ridiculous but it was very effective. My trailer has a four foot gate which is better for wind drag than a five or six foot but horrible for loading. If you find yourself in this situation especially if your VTX has been lowered, harbor freight ramps are the solution.
If you have a R/S/T model, an 8' trailer is not long enough (if it has a built in swing up ramp). My 1300R is 8.5' long because of the fenders. You still need room for a chock to be installed. Since I was going big, I wanted to make sure that I didn't obstruct the deck too much for everyday use.
My original 4x8 Carry On trailer would not let the gate close. I had the hinge cut and rewelded so I could remove the gate. Turned out, the gate was structural, and the trailer would violently shake at a certain speed. I sold that trailer went bigger.
4x8 Carry On Trailer that was too short for R/S/T Rear fender:
I went with an AL Lowes 6x12 trailer:
I added recessed anchor points:
I added a Condor removable chock, with the anchor support for the underside:
some UHaul small open trailers come with a front motorcycle wheel chock up from. Saw a guy with one and he said it was like 15 dollars a day. nice trailer too, if it's a one off it might be cheaper than buying. just thought I throw it out there.
The reason I'm asking, is I'm having issue on the highway with the bike bogging down at cruise speeds. It's very erratic. Anyone know knows me, knows I've been chasing this on and off for a while.
I've been putting the carb back together tonight, and I was estimating how far the needle comes...
So, i put an order in on the 21st of July for progressive 412's in 12" and haven't received anything yet. Not even a tracking #. So i called the company that I ordered from today (the link is company I ordered from). Guy I spoke to was same one that told me their supplier is right down the...
My tenant has a 2007 VTX 1300. Today I decided to give him a hand and install new Boss speakers on the front handle bars. Removed the seat, undid the tank bolt, slid the tank back and rested it to the left side. Ran my wires, mounted the speakers, put everything back together and...