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Old 12-03-2006, 03:39 AM   #21
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Excellant use of facts/data.
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Old 12-03-2006, 04:00 AM   #22
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KPaul, allow me to recommend some interim solutions you can employ during the 140 weeks it will take you save up enough $$ to buy this trailer.



Make some friends. Friends will be glad to pick you up at the dealer so you donÂ’t have to inconvenience the wife (who no doubt is already annoyed at you because, well, youÂ’re you). Friends can me made by engaging like-minded persons in a manner that suggests that socializing with you could be a generally pleasant and mutually beneficial experience.



Adjust your own valves. People not nearly as brilliant as you think you are have been doing this for years. The cost of the shop manual, tools, and parts you need to do this will set you back about the cost of one valve adjustment. That makes the other one youÂ’ll do this decade free! (Just donÂ’t forget the oxy-acetylene cutting set youÂ’ll need to gain access to the camshafts.)



Take your wheels off the bike and take them to the dealer in the trunk of your car. Many dealers will mount your tires at no extra charge if you do the dirty work - more money in your pocket that can be applied to the trailer fund! (Just be careful with those silver disk thingies on the sides of the wheels when the wheels are off the bike.)



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Old 12-03-2006, 04:10 AM   #23
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Nice review, Gabe. I wonder about tongue weight, though. The long version shown in the pictures appears to put quite a bit of weight on the tongue when transporting a sport bike. A Class 1 hitch like the on on the Focus has, if I recall correctly, a tongue weight limit of 200 pounds. Are there any provisions for adjusting the position of the bike to adjust the tongue weight?



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Old 12-03-2006, 04:59 AM   #24
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Why did you guys put the front tie-downs on upside down?
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Old 12-03-2006, 06:24 AM   #25
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I was going to comment on this also. I'm guessing there is over 400lbs of tongue weight as shown in the photos. That is not good. Is the axle adjustable or can the front chock be slid back? I'm guessing having the axle just in front of the foot pegs would be ideal.
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Old 12-03-2006, 06:36 AM   #26
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Dude,



I covet your track bike.



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Old 12-03-2006, 06:37 AM   #27
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You're not afraid of little ol' Moto-Pat are you?
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Old 12-03-2006, 06:59 AM   #28
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Well, I don't know that there's an "UP" and "Down" to tiedown straps - but you really SHOULD secure those loose ends better - any nylon strap that flaps "in the breeze" will start to fray, and maybe loosen the buckle just when you DON'T want it doing so.



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Really?



I mean, you think they'll come out with a model like that?



Really?
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Old 12-03-2006, 07:26 AM   #30
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Grating Monomaniacal Pedant. That's a good one!



Translated roughly to Dutch it comes out as; "Het verergeren Stijve-denker Betweter".
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