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post #1 of 9 Old 07-03-2016, 09:36 AM Thread Starter
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Towing question

So I picked up this carrier for my dirt bike. It worked really well and was very easy to use. The question is..Will towing the bike while in neutral this way tear it up over time?
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post #2 of 9 Old 07-03-2016, 10:26 AM
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I assume this rig is intended for short hauls so no worries

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I'd remove the chain for any towing like that.

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Thanks guys. Removing the chain sounds like a great idea unless it a rivet style master link. Unless you can remove the wheel and tie it back out of the way some how

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post #5 of 9 Old 07-03-2016, 04:45 PM
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I'm not a dirt bike guy but wouldn't the pavement chew the hell out of the rear knobby?

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My concerns would be: 1. Will the various moving parts in the trans (output shaft bearings, gears, etc) get sufficiently oiled being driven by the wheel. 2. Could the trans pop into gear somehow while going down the road.

Tie the chain up out of the way and I see no problems.

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post #7 of 9 Old 07-04-2016, 02:10 AM
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I had one of those for my last 2-stroke dirt bike - towed it about 450km x 2 on my longest weekend trip, without issues. Would have removed chain, but it was an o-ring and at the time I didn't have a clamp to make it easier to get the damn thing back on.

The tyre doesn't wear, because it is providing neither accelerating nor braking forces, it's just coasting along, so wear is minimal. I fretted a bit about output shaft [etc] wear, but figured the gearbox had a nice supply of its own oil, and eventually went with the "she'll be right" approach favoured in parts of the South Pacific...

One downside, in my experience - didn't do tight u-turns well.

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The tyre doesn't wear, because it is providing neither accelerating nor braking forces, it's just coasting along, so wear is minimal.
Makes sense, thank for the info.

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post #9 of 9 Old 06-25-2019, 04:42 AM
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thanks for sharing here i have to same thing, and then i did otherwise i was foing to take a 24/7 towing service nyc.

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