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New Gold wing trailer...
« on: July 07, 2014, 10:04:08 PM »
My brother-in-law is a cop in Holland, MI.  He just sent me this picture- he came across it while on patrol.  Dude put it in the water with the Gold Wing for an evening sail.

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Re: New Gold wing trailer...
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2014, 10:14:06 PM »
If that was a Harley his warranty would be void.
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Re: New Gold wing trailer...
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2014, 10:23:32 PM »
If that was a Harley his warranty would be void.


Only if the sail were raised.
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Re: New Gold wing trailer...
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2014, 12:01:53 AM »
Now I know why some of those big bikes have Reverse.  :o
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Re: New Gold wing trailer...
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2014, 05:58:40 AM »
K! I haven't seen that before, but I've seen this:
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« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2014, 06:34:35 AM »
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Re: New Gold wing trailer...
« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2014, 01:12:18 PM »
I'm wondering if that photo of Goldwing and sailboat is Stripes.   :bigsmile:

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Re: New Gold wing trailer...
« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2014, 01:58:26 PM »
I'm wondering if that photo of Goldwing and sailboat is Stripes.   :bigsmile:


Couldn't be. He said he was getting out of motorcycling and boats.
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Re: New Gold wing trailer...
« Reply #8 on: July 08, 2014, 07:00:53 PM »
I'm wondering if that photo of Goldwing and sailboat is Stripes.   :bigsmile:


Couldn't be. He said he was getting out of motorcycling and boats.

1. I never said that I was getting out of boats.

2. I don't own a sailboat. I only own or have owned powerboats.

3. I don't know how to sail.

4. I don't own a Goldwing. Yet.

5. It couldn't be me, I don't ride, currently,  any of the 4 motorcycles that I own.

6. Thanks for caring.

7. Have a nice day!
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Re: New Gold wing trailer...
« Reply #9 on: July 08, 2014, 07:05:43 PM »
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Re: New Gold wing trailer...
« Reply #10 on: July 08, 2014, 07:26:56 PM »
 :thumbsup:
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Re: New Gold wing trailer...
« Reply #11 on: July 09, 2014, 02:32:28 PM »
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Re: New Gold wing trailer...
« Reply #12 on: July 09, 2014, 03:11:31 PM »
That's actually pretty cool. I can see launching it being no problem, but I wonder how it is retrieving on a wet ramp.

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Re: New Gold wing trailer...
« Reply #13 on: July 09, 2014, 03:27:09 PM »
That's actually pretty cool. I can see launching it being no problem, but I wonder how it is retrieving on a wet ramp.

My thoughts exactly.

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Edit: although the incline on the way out would put more weight on the rear wheel, would it not?
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Re: New Gold wing trailer...
« Reply #14 on: July 09, 2014, 08:15:19 PM »
That boat is more than likely lifted off the trail or at the ramp.
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Re: New Gold wing trailer...
« Reply #15 on: July 09, 2014, 08:50:03 PM »
If a bunch of those show up at a Wing Ding, do they call it a Wing-gatta?
Torque is cheap.

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Re: New Gold wing trailer...
« Reply #16 on: July 10, 2014, 11:10:15 AM »
That's actually pretty cool. I can see launching it being no problem, but I wonder how it is retrieving on a wet ramp.

My thoughts exactly.

 - Dan

Edit: although the incline on the way out would put more weight on the rear wheel, would it not?

you are still trying to go up hill with a load on wet tires.

I borrowed a 2wd pick up to tow my old boat twice when I did not have a tow vehicle at the time. both times I left thousands of miles of rubber on the launch ramp. when I did get another tow vehicle, I made sure it was 4wd. no problems at all after that.

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Re: New Gold wing trailer...
« Reply #17 on: July 10, 2014, 11:15:19 AM »
That's actually pretty cool. I can see launching it being no problem, but I wonder how it is retrieving on a wet ramp.

My thoughts exactly.

 - Dan

Edit: although the incline on the way out would put more weight on the rear wheel, would it not?

you are still trying to go up hill with a load on wet tires.

I borrowed a 2wd pick up to tow my old boat twice when I did not have a tow vehicle at the time. both times I left thousands of miles of rubber on the launch ramp. when I did get another tow vehicle, I made sure it was 4wd. no problems at all after that.

posi rear end makes a big difference too ;)

I think a bike would have a higher percentage of the weight on the drive wheel than a 2wd (1 really) pickup?
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Re: New Gold wing trailer...
« Reply #18 on: July 12, 2014, 08:49:19 AM »
That's actually pretty cool. I can see launching it being no problem, but I wonder how it is retrieving on a wet ramp.

With a Wing, you don't have to worry about torque...now just throw a Wisconsin wife on the back and the traction part is covered too!  :pokestick:  ;)
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Re: New Gold wing trailer...
« Reply #19 on: July 12, 2014, 10:16:51 AM »
That's actually pretty cool. I can see launching it being no problem, but I wonder how it is retrieving on a wet ramp.

With a Wing, you don't have to worry about torque...now just throw a Wisconsin wife on the back and the traction part is covered too!  :pokestick:  ;)

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Re: New Gold wing trailer...
« Reply #20 on: July 23, 2014, 08:51:01 AM »
Dang it!
This has got me thinking of towing a kayak with my Vstar.

And I don't have a kayak.  Just been thinking of getting one.
I could use the trailer for long trips by using my car-top-carrier (which I've only used in my truck bed, never on a car).
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Re: New Gold wing trailer...
« Reply #21 on: July 23, 2014, 12:31:51 PM »
Dang it!
This has got me thinking of towing a kayak with my Vstar.

And I don't have a kayak.  Just been thinking of getting one.
I could use the trailer for long trips by using my car-top-carrier (which I've only used in my truck bed, never on a car).

I once knew a mechanic at the now long gone Cycle Shack BMW dealership in Houston who built his own trailer for his canoe and hauled it out to Big Bend and back. Just to see if it worked, he said. That was 20 something years ago. Kind of a neat dude. Lost track of him though. His name was Ed Ferguson.
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Re: New Gold wing trailer...
« Reply #22 on: July 23, 2014, 04:32:00 PM »
Dang it!
This has got me thinking of towing a kayak with my Vstar.

And I don't have a kayak.  Just been thinking of getting one.
I could use the trailer for long trips by using my car-top-carrier (which I've only used in my truck bed, never on a car).

I once knew a mechanic at the now long gone Cycle Shack BMW dealership in Houston who built his own trailer for his canoe and hauled it out to Big Bend and back. Just to see if it worked, he said. That was 20 something years ago. Kind of a neat dude. Lost track of him though. His name was Ed Ferguson.

Was his father Massey Ferguson?     :couch:
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Re: New Gold wing trailer...
« Reply #23 on: July 23, 2014, 06:13:41 PM »
Dang it!
This has got me thinking of towing a kayak with my Vstar.

And I don't have a kayak.  Just been thinking of getting one.
I could use the trailer for long trips by using my car-top-carrier (which I've only used in my truck bed, never on a car).

I once knew a mechanic at the now long gone Cycle Shack BMW dealership in Houston who built his own trailer for his canoe and hauled it out to Big Bend and back. Just to see if it worked, he said. That was 20 something years ago. Kind of a neat dude. Lost track of him though. His name was Ed Ferguson.

Was his father Massey Ferguson?     :couch:

Did Massey Ferguson build canoes?  :headscratch:
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