Join Date: May 2005
Location: St. Petersburg, FL, USA
I had a Dauntless and replaced it with a Bushtec.
Dauntless makes a great hitch, looks great, partially remove-able to change out the tire, very convenient
So why did I take it off my LT and replace it with a Bushtec?
Bushtec pulls from the lower motormount.
Take a good look at what's holding up your bags and tailsection, it's pretty wimpy.
Dauntless pulls from the hollow tubular frame and saddlebag mount, my theory is in time with the trailer pulling back and down on the hitch with every bump, sooner or later the rear subframe is going to stress crack just like the old airhead BMW's did if you put a top box on.
Now that's not to say that the Bushtec is the perfect hitch, it's more work to change a tire, 3 bolts on the front and 2 on the rear of the hitch.
And as I just found out last week you also have to remove the front bolts of the hitch to remove the right side footpeg bracket when you change the transmission oil.
You decide, it depends on the weight of your trailer and what type of roads you intend to ride on, is the Bushtec worth the extra effort, in my opinion yes (ymmv)
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