You should be very careful when buyingmotorcycle trailer hitches. Buy one that is specifically made for your motorcycle. Take your time to find the right hitch for your bike at: www.motorcycle-hitch.com.
• Most of the bikes on the road do not tow more than 500-600 pounds. For such bikes, a motorcycle hitch works excellently.
Our Motorcycle trailer hitches are good in strength and stability. On some hitches the visible portions of the hitches are triple plated while the internal portions of the hitches are baked with a powder-coat finish. Both of these will withstand the tough element you’re looking to ride through.
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Here are some tips to remember when buying a motorcycle trailer hitch:
1. Make sure you buy a trailer hitch that is made specifically for your motorcycle make and model. Buying just any hitch won’t do. Take the time to find the right hitch for your bike so you don’t have any problems. Not having the proper hitch can damage your bike or you can find yourself in deep trouble.
2. Most motorcycles can’t tow more than five hundred pounds. Bikes obviously don’t have the same amount of pulling power as a truck and therefore can’t haul heavy loads. Because of this, most hitches are designed to handle a maximum of five hundred pounds.
3. Make sure to buy a safety chain that connects the hitch to the trailer. It’s a safety measure that shouldn’t be ignored.
Having a motorcycle trailer hitch on your bike not only allows you to tow a trailer but also gives you the freedom to tow other accessories that will help you do more things with your bike.
Do not exceed the motorcycle manufacturer’s Gross Vehicle weight limit when loading and pulling ANY trailer with ANY motorcycle. ALL HitchDoc motorcycle trailer hitches have a MAXIMUM tongue weight load of 40 pounds. Tongue weight must NEVER EXCEED 10% of the GROSS TRAILER weight including ALL CONTENTS AND CARGO.
Motorcycle performance is always affected by adding a trailer to a motorcycle. Always ride in a conservative and safety conscience manner when towing a trailer with a motorcycle.
1. Allow extra distance for acceleration and braking when pulling a trailer.
2. Always decrease from normal cornering speeds when pulling a trailer with a motorcycle.
3. When riding in groups with a motorcycle trailer, always ride at the rear of the group to minimize group accident exposure.
4. Never exceed motorcycle manufacture, trailer manufacturer, or hitch manufacturer’s limits for gross weight or tongue weight.
5. Never exceed posted speed limits for vehicles when pulling trailers which can be different than non-towing vehicles.
6. Many states exclude, by law, vehicles towing trailers from the left hand, or so called fast lanes.
7. Always use approved safety chains, and have them securely attached. Cross the safety chains under the tongue of the trailer so that the tongue will not drop to the road if it becomes separated from the hitch. Always leave just enough slack so that you can turn with your rig. And, never allow safety chains to drag on the ground.
8. Trailer tire pressure should be inflated to maximum allowable pressure, unless otherwise recommended by the trailer manufacturer. Rear motorcycle tire pressure should be inflated to maximum allowable pressure (refer to tire side wall marking) and checked periodically.
9. Towing a trailer required a certain amount of experience. After loading the trailer, weigh the trailer and then the tongue separately, to see if the weights are proper.
10. If trailer sways or bounces while towing, SLOW DOWN BY REDUCING SPEED GRADUALLY and STOP TOWING immediately. Unless cause can be determined, i.e. shifted load, low tire pressure, etc., which can be corrected, do not resume towing.
*Our hitches are designed to fit on stock bikes.
*Our hitches are not recommended with a one wheeled trailer.