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wornsprokets
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Motorcycle towing dolly

Post by wornsprokets on Wed 01 Feb 2017, 7:49 pm

Just wondering has an one experience of motorcycle towing dolly...the ones where front wheel is racheted up on a bracket connecting to towbar, and rear wheel is down
Are they legal, in uk/ireland ..europe ....are they any good....ive no room for trailer...a moto lug be great but not cheap to get to ireland...
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ANDYC
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Re: Motorcycle towing dolly

Post by ANDYC on Wed 01 Feb 2017, 9:08 pm

As I understand they play havoc with the chain and sprockets. I suppose it's down to the distance though.
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wornsprokets
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Re: Motorcycle towing dolly

Post by wornsprokets on Wed 01 Feb 2017, 9:21 pm

Wow good to know andy thank for quick reply
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Beresford
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Re: Motorcycle towing dolly

Post by Beresford on Wed 01 Feb 2017, 11:13 pm

ANDYC wrote:As I understand they play havoc with the chain and sprockets. I suppose it's down to the distance though.
This sounds right. The top chain run is being pushed by the rear sprocket, instead of pulled by the front one. That means that, unless the chain is tight (which it shouldn't be) it could 'ruck up' between the front sprocket and the cover and cause damage. I've found this problem sometimes if I tried to bump start a bike and the chain had been loose.
However this means of towing would be OK if the chain is removed.
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Re: Motorcycle towing dolly

Post by spanner monkey on Thu 02 Feb 2017, 12:02 am

Yeah I was just going to say slip the chain off and secure it. I would prefer this type of towing tbh, such a pain lumping a bike onto a trailer for little blokes like me especially when it's wet.

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