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post #1 of 4 Old Nov 21st, 2007, 12:02 pm Thread Starter
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Weight?

I'm headed out of town and I found this ad in the place I'm going:

bike hauler - $100

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I have a single place bike hauler, it mounts to a 2" receiver, holds up to 400lbs, comes with a ramp, and anti-wobble bracket. I now have two bikes so there is no need for this single place hauler. Used four times, great condition.

ANY idea how much my '91 K100 LT has for weight? Seems like 400lbs would not hold it?

anythoughts?
-steve
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post #2 of 4 Old Nov 21st, 2007, 12:41 pm
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If you have a "hauler" that slides into a "2" receiver and the track holds the bike transverse to the vehicle..................... it will not handle a K100LT or any bike that size and weight. I have a "VersaHaul" which has lights etc and track etc with outriggers and in no way would one want to exceed its max recommended weight of 400 #. I used mine with a m/c that weighed 350 # and after pushing and balancing that bike up that incline taxed me and that concept greatly! Taking into account the variances in class 2, class 3 hitches you can see why the manufacturers of these "haulers" are wary of owners overloading them!

I have since gone to an "Aluma" motorcycle trailer with twin rails on its flat deck and have spaced them to accommodate my K1200LT with sidecar and my K1100LT but not at the same time! I have installed electric winch which is remotely controlled from my riding position so I can control the winch totally from the saddle (either 2 wheel or 3 wheel).

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post #3 of 4 Old Nov 22nd, 2007, 9:31 am Thread Starter
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Thanks for the quick response. Yeah I don't believe this would be a good idea.
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post #4 of 4 Old Nov 22nd, 2007, 9:38 am
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ANY idea how much my '91 K100 LT has for weight? Seems like 400lbs would not hold it?

anythoughts?
-steve
According to http://www.bikez.com/motorcycles/bmw_k_100_lt_1989.php an '89 K100LT weighs 273 kg (602 lbs). Your '91 is probably about the same.

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