Trailering your Bike (With a Uhaul)

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by NYHarley, May 13, 2009.

  1. NYHarley

    NYHarley Active Member

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    I am going to pick up my new Night Train Saturday, and I will be using a 5'x9' Uhaul Utility Trailer. The trailer has good straping points. Any trailering suggestions? And, yes, I will be breaking the 45mph limit that uhaul has written in reverse on the fenders, I have to drive on the highway 65-70.
     
  2. Lady Rider

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    Congrats on your new bike! Definitely make sure that you have enough ratcheting straps, and a soft towel or blanket to put under the strap so it doesn't scuff your paint.

    I had to trailer my new bike home last year. It was too far on too much highway.

    Ride safe!
     
  3. WHM1

    WHM1 Junior Member

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    Congratulation on the bike.. I'm excited for you..
     
  4. 66cruiser

    66cruiser Active Member

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    Uhaul makes a pretty good M/C trailer but it's not available everywhere.
     

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  5. Hill202

    Hill202 Active Member Contributor

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    Thats the first I have ever seen anything like that from U-Haul! Interesting.
     
  6. NYHarley

    NYHarley Active Member

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    My local Uhaul doesn't rent the motorcycle trailers so I have to go with the standard 5'X9' Utility Trailer.

    I definitly won't be using Cam-Buckles, never liked them. I will use my new ratcheting tiedowns, and back those up with my old ratcheting tie downs.

    Looks like it is going to rain on Saturday, now I have to figure out what to cover the bike with on the trailer. I don't want the bike to see rain unless I am on it...
     
  7. NYHarley

    NYHarley Active Member

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    I thought about my last post and also realized that using a cover wasn't a good idea. Wet or Dry I can't wait to get it home, get it registered, and get on it!!!
     
  8. NYHarley

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    That's a 10-4, made sure I had that. My bank knew I was driving out of state to get it, and they wanted a copy of my insurance card before they would give out any cash.... Actually got a great deal from Progressive, only $385 per yr for my 02 Sporty and the 07 Night Train. I had Geico for my Sporty and they wanted $585 for both bikes.
     
  9. NYHarley

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    The bike is home, and is patiently awaiting registration tomorrow. Can't wait to get out on it!!