I have a trailer for sale......I am going to upgrade to a larger enclosed trailer (and I don't need 2 enclosed trailers!). I travel along I-71 up to Salem, OH and make a few trips each year to Sarasota, FL, and I could deliver the trailer to someone that lives close to the routes I take.
The enclosed trailer is 48" inside and the door opening is 45" high. It can haul most standard motorcycles if I remove the mirrors, and it has hauled my trials motorcycle, Suzuki Savage in both stock and Cafe' forms, a Kawasaki 250 Super Sherpa, and it hauled my F800GT back from Charlotte, NC.....I had to remove the windshield to allow it to clear the door opening. A friend borrowed it to haul his Norton Commando to the Norton rally last year. When I haul my Suzuki Savage Cafe' bike to rides in TN/NC/GA I often leave late in the afternoon or after an evening meeting, and when I arrive I can sleep in the trailer next to the bike. Sleeping with the bike inside is bit cramped - but when you arrive at 2 AM it is nice not to have to set up a tent or unload the bike. Once at the ride area the trailer makes a great place to sleep out of the weather. I have slept in the trailer in temps as low as 8 degrees by using a sleeping bag and several blankets. The 3 windows open and have screens to keep the bugs out. The tires/wheels are brand new with zero miles - the last set of tires were 12 years old and it was definitely time to replace them from age long before the tread was worn off. I bought this trailer from a fellow that hauled Netherland Dwarf Rabbits for shows.....so it has never had any large amount of weight in it. I replaced the spring axle with a rubber torsion axle so I could get the height low - the deck is about a foot above the ground, the total height is 65" - this new axle has lowered the trailer 4" from what the factory springs provided and make the trailer far more suitable for towing behind a small car. The trailer is easy to tow, and when I tow it loaded behind my Pontiac Vibe my mileage drops from 32mpg to 25mpg, and it still provides for economical travel and even in the mountain of TN/NC I can maintain the speed limits in all but the steepest grades. We have used this trailer a few times for camping without the motorcycle, as it is nice not to have to set up a tent or tear one down when it is raining! We just put a foam mattress on the floor and we don't have to sleep on the cold/lumpy ground. The price is $1,500 which is about half what a new replacement would cost - and a new one will be about 4" higher as it will not come with the torsion axle. (NOTE: The only reason I am selling this trailer is to get one a foot wider and a foot taller - so I can haul my R1200RT. A trailer with a 60" inside height will allow me to haul the F800GT without removing the windshield, and haul the R1200RT by removing the windshield).
Last edited by Thumpin; 01-18-20 at 06:17 AM.
Congratulations riding trials at 63 years old! Fantastic
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Originally Posted by Runmyownlife
I sold my Sherco about 4 years ago. I found I was riding on the street far more, and the trails bike was getting ignored.
I do regret selling it however......I am looking for a Ossa Mick Andrews Replica to buy. The Sherco was great fun and incredibly nimble - but it was far more bike than I could justify owning for as little as I was riding it.
Another thing that made me decide to sell it was that I didn't have any friends that rode a trials bike. When I went out riding I would take the really rugged trails that were badly eroded as smooth trails are no fun on a trials bike, and I could be riding for hours and never seen anyone - I decided it just wasn't safe to be riding alone like that.
(SOLD) The open trailer was sold to a nice young man that rides a KTM 690.
I loaded up the F80GT to show the trailer can haul bigger bikes. The trailer weighs around 250 pounds and it has a 1,000 pound axle....so a 750 pound bike is probably the limit.
This is a great trailer for towing behind a small car - my little Vibe hauls this trailer and a motorcycle easily, and my highway mpg only drops 2 or 3 mpg while towing.
Last edited by Thumpin; 01-18-20 at 06:18 AM.
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The open trailer is sold - I still have the enclosed trailer.
The enclosed trailer would make a nice "Tiny Camper" - with our without the bike. It hauls camping supplies easily, and also provides a nice dry and level place to sleep. It is also far more secure than a tent and you can lock your valuables up when you are gone.
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