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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Aug 8th, 2008, 12:31 am Thread Starter
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Anyone tow a Bushtec trailer?

I'm using a Uni-go now, but have a need for more room....I'm going to go to a Bushtec next....

My question is: Does anyone on this forum tow one, and what have you found from your experience?

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If any one here tows a trailer behind their bike, then I am in the wrong forum. If you are going for that many wheels you may as well have a steering wheel also.
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I can think of a few times when a trailer could have been handy. But personally I think the K-bike leans more to sports riding setup than cruiser/touring. Not only the suspension and ride setup, but also the motor needs to run fast to get decent performance and cooling.

Over here we have lower speed limits set for vehicles towing, so a journey by car is still going to get you there quicker and drier. I've seen plenty of 'Wings' with their dinky paint matched trailers, but then I seem to always be passing them, as most are cruising no more than 60.

However, for a couple of shortish camping trips a year with pillion and no wish to join the cruiser crowd full time, I can see the point of a trailer. It would be nice if the K's had a reverse gear though.



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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old Aug 8th, 2008, 11:51 am Thread Starter
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Ah....the reverse gear

Yes, that thought occured to me as well. I have a feeling it would be possible to do some splicing with LT parts. When my old girl is on the slightest incline it can be rough on the balls of my feet.

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If any one here tows a trailer behind their bike, then I am in the wrong forum. If you are going for that many wheels you may as well have a steering wheel also.

Noted. Oh, and there are a few more Uni-gos in tow here....but please don't leave!

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I'm using a Uni-go now, but have a need for more room....I'm going to go to a Bushtec next....

My question is: Does anyone on this forum tow one, and what have you found from your experience?
A Bushtec on an RS would be like furry dice on a Ferarri. My suggestion is keep the Uni-go and get a KLT. Then put the Uni-Go on the KLT. Or get the KLT and a Bushtec, then it would look better.

Let me know if you want to sell the Uni-Go, my friend may be interested. Don't need the hitch though. You know how to get a hold of me.

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Geeeez.....

Oh man, Cobbler....let's not scare off anyone that might want to reply to this thread, and answering my question.......at least until they post.....

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