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Trailer manufacturer Aliner claims that their "Alite" 664 lb. trailer is suitable for towing behind motorcycles. Oh yeah, this is without trailer brakes or any of your gear loaded inside. This could make it a 1,000 lb. trailer in a heartbeat. Don't forget that 145 lb. hitch weight... and that fact that it has a platform on the hitch so you can toss on even MORE weight!

I can only relate to my personal experience which tells me my fully laden 350lb. trailer is as much as I would EVER care to tow behind my LT. Beyond that it not only becomes a chore but seriously affects acceleration and braking.

I can't even imagine what it would be like during a panic stop with half a ton behind.

I really wish manufacturers would quit trying to position their products like this just in hopes of gaining market share. Really irresponsible.

While it doesn't mention motorcycle use in the brochure PDF below it is prominently mentioned on their web site...

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I really wish manufacturers would quit trying to position their products like this just in hopes of gaining market share. Really irresponsible.
While I see your point, the majority half of me asks the question, "What kind of moron would even try to tow this behind an LT? ... or, ANY motorcycle, for that matter?".

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Ron,
simple solution, start designing a braking system that would integrate with the LT's servo brakes and you can make a mint.

Have to agree 664 lbs dry weight behind a 900 lb bike does seem to be pushing the limits.

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While I see your point, the majority half of me asks the question, "What kind of moron would even try to tow this behind an LT? ... or, ANY motorcycle, for that matter?".
Well.... since you "aksed"
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Well.... since you "aksed"
Ron, I don't think those "motorcycles" in the photo go more than 40 or 50 MPH. So they might be Ok especially in corners.

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Ron, I don't those "motorcycles" in the photo go more than 40 or 50 MPH. So they might be Ok especially in corners.

"Pulling this trailer behind my Honda Shadow 250cc is really screwing up my mileage"

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But those trailers don't weigh 600 pounds. The passenger on the other hand . . .

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OMG think about that trailer on a windy day.
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OMG think about that trailer on a windy day.
It's a folding trailer - just like the one I have mounted on my boat. Mine's at the other end of the spectrum, a fully equipped RV and 2500 lbs.
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But still with that much weight?
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