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Anyone have experience using an "Original Slick Willie" towing setup? Could it be used with a Burgie? I'm thinking with the type of final drive that it would not allow freewheeling and thus damage the CVT and the cog gears. It would be a great setup for me but I have serious questions.

Here is the company website: http://theusatrailerstore.com/products/motorcycle-trailers.html

Thanks, Gunner J
 

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Your 'damage prediction' is right-on....
even towing like this on a regular 'cycle
it is best to remove the chain.
 

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Since there is no way to disconnect the drivetrain on the Burgy damage is likey with that kind of setup.
 

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JustPassinThru said:
Spend $300 more and buy a cheap utility trailer with a mesh floor and a ramp. You can get one at Tractor Supply...about $499.

Looks actually quite nice for the price vs. Harbor Freight, just add a rail and tie down points.
 

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MJR said:
JustPassinThru said:
Spend $300 more and buy a cheap utility trailer with a mesh floor and a ramp. You can get one at Tractor Supply...about $499.

Looks actually quite nice for the price vs. Harbor Freight, just add a rail and tie down points.
Price might be more - I bought mine four years ago. On sale, $399.

It won't hold up; it's not quality. Although, if you know how to weld, you can patch it and use it as the basis for a stronger rig. I put a front-tire cup on the thing, and just ride whatever I'm towing on up there. Tow with a micro-mini Toyota Yaris - no problems.
 

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Thanks for all the quick responses. I really knew that would be the case, but just trying to be a real tightwad. I have a "07 Mercury Montego with a 3.0 litre engine and it will do fine here in the Midwest but I will need to take the Bike to Western Colorado. And that means either Monarch Pass or I-70, both routes are gorgeous and far better on the scoot than any cage. I rode the Burgie last year from eastern Kansas to Grand Junction and then back after a great time in Western Colorado.
I don't think I can do the Western Kansas / Eastern Colorado thing again without going a little BONKERS! Maybe trailer the bike to Denver or Pueblo and then ride from there. :cheers:

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Get a golf cart trailer. They have tilting beds and are very easy to run a bike up onto one. I've owned one for years now and have put everything from my quad runner to my (sold) Harley Electra Glide on it. Works for dump runs too. They aren't all that heavy. You might be able to find one used for $2-300.
 

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GunnerJ said:
Thanks for all the quick responses. I really knew that would be the case, but just trying to be a real tightwad. I have a "07 Mercury Montego with a 3.0 litre engine and it will do fine here in the Midwest but I will need to take the Bike to Western Colorado. And that means either Monarch Pass or I-70, both routes are gorgeous and far better on the scoot than any cage. I rode the Burgie last year from eastern Kansas to Grand Junction and then back after a great time in Western Colorado.
I don't think I can do the Western Kansas / Eastern Colorado thing again without going a little BONKERS! Maybe trailer the bike to Denver or Pueblo and then ride from there. :cheers:

Gunner J
(Just lost a longer post! Grrrr...)

We all have to find our own way - and it's a vacation, not an endurance test. But...I rode from Rice Lake, Wisconsin, to the Four Corners region of Colorado and New Mexico - and back. Easy and pleasant; of course I stayed off the freeways.

Spent a little more on mid-price hotels, too - and it was worth every penny. Figured I was saving gas in not driving a cage...so I could splurge on the room.

And it gave me something to look forward to, end of the day...a clean room, room to sort, to spread out.
 

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.....but that Harbor Freight folds up and rolls into a corner out of the way and does it all for half the price. :thumbup:



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