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1Back to top Go down   Dolly/towing K100 Empty Dolly/towing K100 Mon May 18, 2015 8:23 pm

Flip2

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Hi riders, does anyone know if it is safe to tow a K100 rs with the front wheel elevated and the rear wheel on the road turning, in neutral of course, for 4 days say of towing?

    

2Back to top Go down   Dolly/towing K100 Empty Re: Dolly/towing K100 Mon May 18, 2015 8:46 pm

RicK G

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I towed a bike like that quite a few times and without any problems. However a friend also did it and on one trip hit a small kangaroo which went under the car and struck the bike resulting in the gear lever being pushed either up or down (not sure which) and the chaos in the gearbox was extreme. He still towed for many more trips but removed the chain which on a K is not possible.


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3Back to top Go down   Dolly/towing K100 Empty Re: Dolly/towing K100 Mon May 18, 2015 10:01 pm

KafeRacer

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@RicK G wrote:I towed a bike like that quite a few times and without any problems. However a friend also did it and on one trip hit a small kangaroo which went under the car and struck the bike resulting in the gear lever being pushed either up or down (not sure which) and the chaos in the gearbox was extreme. He still towed for many more trips but removed the chain which on a K is not possible.

That sounds like a pretty rare scenario, but it is very easy to remove the lever and then it is almost impossible to happen.


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4Back to top Go down   Dolly/towing K100 Empty Re: Dolly/towing K100 Mon May 18, 2015 10:19 pm

RicK G

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I certainly wouldn't expect it to happen again.
One thing we had to do here was make the lights on the bike work with the towing car. I had a harness made and plug points inserted so I could do it easily.


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"Man sacrifices his health in order to make money.
Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.
And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived."   Dalai Lama


Bikes 2004 K1200GT 1998 K1100 LT, 1993 K75 RT, 1996 K75RT, 1986 K75 GS, 1979 Z1300 Kawasaki
    

5Back to top Go down   Dolly/towing K100 Empty Re: Dolly/towing K100 Tue May 19, 2015 6:08 am

Ed

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Hi Flip2 , Is this the type of dolly you had in mind?
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not sure I would try dollying a bike behind even if it were legal. Here in Oz we tend to be straddling potholes quite a lot, which means the bike wheel would be riding in the rutts, not the best way to treat your K, possibly ruin a rim or shockie. there are many different options in trailers both operating and budget . If you consider the possible harm to your bike as opposed to the cost of trailer and rego , the trailer may be the better option . It also gives you the added advantage of carrying extra luggage.
Any thoughts as to whether the headstock would hold up to the dolly effect?


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6Back to top Go down   Dolly/towing K100 Empty Re: Dolly/towing K100 Tue May 19, 2015 10:30 am

Flip2

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Thanks for the answers mates. Yes the picture is what I have in mind. I was mainly asking to see if the transmission or engine would be harmed as I've read some bikes can't be transported this way because of those concerns  , so I really don't know about the headstock?    I think the roads are good enough that I wouldn't be too concerned about ruining a rim or shock, all though that would really suck. Taking off the gear lever does sound like good idea if I end up towing it this way.  Wow, I love the forum always good info to think about.  Cheers.

    

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