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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 4:28 pm    Post subject: Re: FRONT Trailer Hitch, how to make one Reply with quote

Bills85Westy wrote:


I have one of these but use it on the rear of the van. I've seen them used on the front, but yes, with a full size bike, it was right in the field of view.
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I've driven all over the Sierras with my bike. Love this rack.
(note that the one strap up and two straps down on each side are not supporting the bike, but keeping it from wobbling side to side)


Nice! I bet that bike weighs at least 300lb.

What trailer hitch setup are you using?
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 4:30 pm    Post subject: Re: FRONT Trailer Hitch, how to make one Reply with quote

vanis13 wrote:
Yeah that is a great rack. For the front it is counterproductive since it has to deal with full extension of the shocks. It would almost be beneficial for the front to compress the shocks to improve clearance below and view above.


Talked to my fabricator friend last night and he agree'd. On the front, it would be ideal to strap it down to the point that the suspension is compressed a bit, improving line of sight.

The WR250R has over 10" of travel, so I could definitely get it squat a bit.
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