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post #1 of 23 Old 08-27-2005, 11:44 AM Thread Starter
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Trailer Hitch for 650?

Anyone have a trailer hitch on a 650 v-strom either homemade or purchased? I would be intersted in photos or supplier.

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post #2 of 23 Old 12-25-2005, 10:32 AM
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650 Trailer Hitch

I am interested in a hitch for my 650 also. I have a Harbor Freight/Sears Cargo Trailer that weihs about 125 unloaded. Anyone see a problem pulling this with the Wee?

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post #3 of 23 Old 12-30-2005, 07:43 AM
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post #4 of 23 Old 01-01-2006, 11:30 PM
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I guess the trailer gods don't like the 650???????

how would you attach it anyway???attaching it to the slider threads in the swingarm?

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post #5 of 23 Old 01-02-2006, 08:48 AM
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how would you attach it anyway???attaching it to the slider threads in the swingarm?

Beats me. I'm sure someone who was creative and good with a torch could figure that out....maybe. I was looking at the Wee the other day and I sure couldn't figure it out.
I'm hoping to get another bike like a Valkyrie for LD Touring some day down the road and I could pull my trailer with that.

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Found a 650 hitch!

http://www.classicind.com.au

It's a bit pricey at $276.30 for gloss black & $395.89 for chrome... the part number is TS38. Please add another $115.47 for shipping to the US!

Hopefully someone else will start making one so I can tow my N-Line with my Wee-Strom. I'm too cheap to pay $391 for a hitch. :roll:

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post #8 of 23 Old 01-21-2006, 06:24 PM
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boroop, Looks like a very roomy trailer. Might be just the ticket for a long fun filled trip.

An aside: I think Australia is a spooky place, what with the didgeridoo sounds and all, but look at the photo of the bike and trailer. I don't see any tire tracks, but it DOES look like something crawled out of the water and just dumped them there! What was that? It must've been HUGE!

I'd love to tour Australia and maybe catch a glimpse of the thing.

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post #9 of 23 Old 02-14-2006, 05:19 PM
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Sorry, I came into this thread a little late.

The only input I will put into this question is:

DO NOT TOW ANYTHING WITH A V-STROM

I would refer you to the owner's manual. It wasn't made for towing, it isn't allowed by Suzuki, and there is no provision in the design for towing. Gold Wing is the only motorcycle I know of that is spec'ed by the maker to pull a trailer, and I don't even recommend doing that.

From experience I know that plenty of you are going to come back with "but I have been towing with my _____ for XXX years and never had a problem, etc etc etc." "It'll never happen to me." Or my all time favorite:"I'm pretty smart and I figured out how to put a trailer on safely"

I am a professional collision investigator, and I attend serious crashes on a daily basis. I've seen home built trailers, commercially built trailers, and even a old whiskey keg made into a motorcycle trailer.

By adding a trailer to a STROM you are creating a double-articulated vehicle, with at least 50% more weight in the back, and no brakes on the last axle. When the trailer weight shifts onto the rear bike wheel, bad things happen. Generally when a motorcycle tries to emergency stop while trailer towing, the vehicle tends to swap ends, the bike falls over, and people get hurt. That's when my phone rings.

Gentlemen, (and Stromette) Don't do it.
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Just remove the hitch before taking it in for warranty service work. Even my 1800cc Wing does not support toeing a trailer but I have seen lots of people doing it with no problems. Be careful not to overload and you will be fine.
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