Originally Posted by hschisler
Second: If you have a bike lift with a drop tail section you don't need to partially remove the Bushtec hitch, is that correct?
You don't need to remove any of the bolts on the hitch (if you're on a lift) for a tire change if you don't want to,
the old tire usually can be "wiggled out" to the left,
with the extra tread on the new tire you have to let the air out to "wiggle it back in"
but it's just as easy to take the bolts out
Third: If you only tow occasionally, why not go ahead remove the hitch entirely? I know some guys tow fulltime or very frequently. I won't - just on vacation or for longer two-up trips. This would save lugging around the weight of the hitch.
I just leave mine on, it's not in my way and I can have my trailer attached in five minutes,
my mom lives a hundred miles north of me and I'm up there every week or sometimes two,
If I have to haul anything I'd rather take my bike and trailer than my pickup truck,
The wife and I will sometimes throw a couple of folding chairs and a box of fried chicken in the trailer and go watch the sunset.
I think you'll find uses for it if it's available,
for instance if you ride with the HD guys you can carry the beer!
Where is the trailer wiring harness and connector, in your photos?
The plug is mounted on the bottom of the right saddlebag
the pigtail on the trailer is longer than usual and actually an adapter
so I can hook the trailer up to my truck by switching out the ball for the Bushtec hitch pin,
I designed it that way but have never actually pulled it with the truck.