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Old 07-30-2009, 10:25 AM   #1
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I'm driving down to Georgia with my family for college from Connecticut and need to get a trailer for my motorcycle.

Uhaul rents motorcycle trailers out but none of the locations near us have any available and we'd have to bring the trailer back instead of leaving it in Georgia.

Are there any companies that would let us borrow a trailer from near the Tri-state area and leave it in GA?
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Old 07-30-2009, 10:41 AM   #2
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Are you using a truck too?

Either use it, or rent a slightly bigger one that you can stuff the bike into.

Don't try to use the supplied ramp unless you can't find a nearby loading dock. If there is an old ramp-style dock, but it's too high, back up to the side of it where it is the correct height.

The only prep to the bike might be to rotate or remove the mirrors.

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Old 07-30-2009, 11:17 AM   #3
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Do you know if by any chance the 4x8 (smallest covered one) has any tie down rings on the floor? I have a truck which I used to bring the bike home from PA but we're driving down in an van (Mazda CX-9) so we can sit down 6 people ;s

I just measured the bike I have, suzuki gs500f, and it appears that the highest part of the bike is about 48 inches so I think it'll fit
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Old 07-30-2009, 11:20 AM   #4
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And don't tie it down with the kickstand in the "down" postion if the stand is mounted to an engine-case, and don't leave the bike in gear.
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Old 07-30-2009, 11:23 AM   #5
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Do you know if by any chance the 4x8 (smallest covered one) has any tie down rings on the floor? I have a truck which I used to bring the bike home from PA but we're driving down in an van (Mazda CX-9) so we can sit down 6 people ;s

I just measured the bike I have, suzuki gs500f, and it appears that the highest part of the bike is about 48 inches so I think it'll fit
Plywood floor? Buy some 3/8" eyes and fender-washers & nuts. Drill a couple of holes, install, and you're golden. When you arrive, remove the eyes. Putty 'em in with a bit of wood-filler if you're worried about them finding the holes.
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Old 07-30-2009, 01:29 PM   #6
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Just jam the bike between your furniture. Wedge it between the Matteresse and box springs.
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Old 07-30-2009, 03:32 PM   #7
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Just jam the bike between your furniture. Wedge it between the Matteresse and box springs.
You'll want to ride even more when your bed smells like gas and chain lube. But I must say its a very good method, used in the past.
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