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Old 03-19-2011, 08:53 AM   #1 (permalink)
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ANy of you touring guy's with the 09-11 bikes pulling a trailer? If so what hitch are you using? I had a Khromewerks on the last bike not sure what to use now. Ideas?
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Old 03-19-2011, 08:59 AM   #2 (permalink)
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What are your thoughts on th Kuryakyn hitch?
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Old 03-19-2011, 07:59 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I tow a camper trailer with my 2010 electra classic. Got my hitch and wiring from mchitch.com. I pulled the camper over 3000 miles last year with no problems. IMHO a very good product. And did I mention, AMERICAN MADE.
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Old 03-20-2011, 11:12 AM   #4 (permalink)
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What are your thoughts on th Kuryakyn hitch?
I have a kuryakyn hitch on my 94 ultra and have used it over 12,000 mi. with no problem. I use a standard ball and everything is solid... my homemade trailer weighs over 300 lbs loaded. Everything is good to go!
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Old 03-23-2011, 09:33 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I did lots of research since Jan 1 of this year to find a hitch for my HD '09 EGUC... I went with the Khrome Werks hitch and isolator kit.

I like the idea of the receiver hitch, I thought it was one of the best made, I owned one before and I found it to be durable and reliable.

I have been pulling a 2nd set of wheels for about 4 years now. 1st 3 were on my 1999 Yammie RSV.

I look forward to some more pulling with my '09 I just got last year in July.
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Old 03-23-2011, 10:06 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I have used 2 Kuryakyn hitches and had good luck with both
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Old 03-24-2011, 03:12 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Bushtec, it's a little spendy but they tell me it's good. I'm hoping thier right as its going on my 11 street glide right now. Had a Hitchdoc on my dyna and liked that.
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Old 03-28-2011, 08:30 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Another vote for the KhromeWerks receiver style. I like it on my 2010 SG
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Old 03-28-2011, 09:06 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I'm thinkin that any of you guys with a 6 speed that are going to pull a trailer should seriously consider the 30T front sprocket before you ever hit the road. SE clutch would probably also be a good idea.

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Old 03-28-2011, 10:45 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I know the question was about the hitches, but ive always wondered if you did any mods to the bike before pulling a trailer ? and how much can you pull anyway ?
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Old 03-28-2011, 01:31 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I'm thinkin that any of you guys with a 6 speed that are going to pull a trailer should seriously consider the 30T front sprocket before you ever hit the road. SE clutch would probably also be a good idea.

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What does the 30T sprocket do? I understand the SE clutch, but I would say if you are a regular puller you SHOULD consider the SE clutch and compensator.
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Old 03-29-2011, 10:40 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I have been pulling a trailer for 19 years. My current trailer is a pop up camper that weights a little over 400 lbs loaded. All of my hitches have been home made. I do not want the trailer hanging on the fender like all of the manufactured hitches seem to do. I built the first hitch for my 89 ultra and it mounted to the rear swing arm pivot bushing bolts and hung from the top shock mount. Very strong, no flex. That hitch then moved to my 02 ultra. I have since built a newer version for my 09 ultra. I have pulled a trailer over 100,000 miles with these hitches, no problems
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Old 03-31-2011, 05:47 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Just put a RIVCO hitch on my 2010 Ultra. When hitch is removed you can't even tell you have a reciever. Fits up behind the fender. Chrome 1 7/8" ball comes with it along with a wiring harness. Clean look for when not towing.
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Old 03-31-2011, 08:13 PM   #14 (permalink)
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HDRIDER - do you have any pics or drawings you would be willing to share?
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Old 03-31-2011, 09:43 PM   #15 (permalink)
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only have pictures of the one for the 09, This one does not mount to the upper shock mount. The rear of this hitch mounts to the vertical bar that the exhaust hangs on. There is only vertical loading on the rear hitch mounts. The tug from the trailer is still tranfered to the swing arm mounts.

The ball ends up sticking past the fender just far enough that the coupler does not rub. This reduces the weight transfer from the front wheel to the rear wheel. Having the ball tucked in close also reduces the side to side thrust when a trailer wheel falls in a hole.

Not the prettiest, but very strong and easy to remove.

My next version will have a removable draw bar. This would help pretty up the hitch.

I also keep the safety chain very short. The coupler would have a hard time even getting off the ball. I find this preferable to having the trailer swinging back and forth on 12 inches of loose chain and possibly getting into the rear tire or have the trailer to go wheeling off into oncoming traffic.
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