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Old 03-16-2006, 07:15 PM   #1
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The 2 happiest days in the life of a boat owner:

the day he buys the boat and the day he sells it. Sell the boat, buy another bike. Problem solved.

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Old 03-16-2006, 07:15 PM   #2
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Yes! A video would be helpful too.
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Old 03-16-2006, 08:04 PM   #3
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maybe if you had a goldwing...
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Old 03-16-2006, 10:02 PM   #4
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You can use a bike to tow something straight, but if you're trying to turn the tow tension will try to tip the bike over. This is lessened if the tow point on the bike is close to the ground, but there's not usually any good attachement point close to the ground.
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Old 03-17-2006, 03:07 AM   #5
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I think I go in a straight line with the bike but at a sharp angle to the trailer tongue, effectively turning the boat 90 deg. I noticed the rear luggage rack is bolted to the frame and sturdy-looking, so I'll try tying the tow rope there. If it works I might take a photo or two or shoot a little video.
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Old 03-17-2006, 03:12 AM   #6
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Doesn't someone have a lawn tractor or better yet a gator that you can borrow?
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Old 03-17-2006, 05:12 AM   #7
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How old are you? This is a serious question, because God protects the young and innocent but punishes the stupid and those old enough to know better. If you try stunts as crazy as this when you are under twenty-five and have only two years' experience with bikes then you'll probably get away with it, but if you have more years, in either sense, then the laws of physics will apply as usual and you'll pull the luggage rack off the bike, shred the tires, break the spokes, ruin the gearbox output shaft bearing or simply end up in a big heap with both bike and boat on top of you. But let us know how you get on...
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Old 03-17-2006, 05:26 AM   #8
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I think it's an excellent idea as well!
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Old 03-17-2006, 05:28 AM   #9
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I have a friend who used to tow his jet boat around the launch area with an electric golf cart.



I'd pay money to see it attempted with a motorcycle!
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Old 03-17-2006, 07:30 AM   #10
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the only way to approach this thing is to drink a 6 pack of Schlitz beforehand, you don't want to overthink it. and have a well-stocked first aid kit possibly attached to yourself so you'll be able to reach it with like an anchor pinning your groin to the ground while your KLR rear knobby goes whobbita whobbita whobbita on your forehead.
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