Re: options for pulling your trailer
I recently installed a DMC hitch on my 2008 R1200RT and pulled one of my old trailers left over from my LT.I have not taken a picture of the rig hooked up, but have pictures of the hitch and pictures of the trailer.
My comparison so far is that the RT has more torque and seems effortless on the start out roll. One thing I noticed immediately was not being able to see the trailer at all in the mirrors. Those huge side bags blocked it out. I will fix that problem with some poles added to the trailer.
Stopping was just as good as it was with the LT...no problem at all. I honestly could not tell it was back there. I built this trailer for a specific reason....motel travel. It uses two hard case suitcases and a small top case on the tongue.There is a vinyl cover not shown in the picture.
I also made a bolt on conversion that allows me to haul my bicycles.
I did have to change out the trailer lights to LEDs after wiring the RT so as not to interfere with the ZFE module.
Excuse the dirty bike...lots of recent rain to ride in here in east Texas.
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735,834 miles on touring motorcycles since 1990
IBA 45658 MOA167437
2000 LTC 90,600 miles KIA (new)
2003 LTE 164,188 miles Silver (Purchased with 1687)
2008 R1200RT 176,196 miles (Purchased with 16458)
2017 R1200RT 84,612 miles (new)
Total BMW miles 497,451
1982 GL1100 rode 84108 miles (bought with 12012 sold 96120)
1988 GL1500 rode 12067 miles (bought with 19893 totaled 31960)
1989 GL1500 rode 142208 miles (bought with 20302 sold 162510)
Goldwing miles 238,383