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Bagelboy

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Motorcycle Question
« on: December 26, 2017, 07:01:29 PM »
I have a Class C motorhome and pull my 2004 Jeep. My question is, if I get a trailer, will I be able to tow my Honda Goldwing behind my jeep
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Re: Motorcycle Question
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2017, 07:37:18 PM »
Would likely depend on who is defining "able".

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Re: Motorcycle Question
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2017, 10:04:25 PM »
That is a tough question.  By most definitions, this is a double tow - MH is towing the (1) Jeep towing a (2) trailer with the bike.

In several states, especially in the northeast and south, double tows are illegal, period.
In many midwest and western states, they are legal, but there are restrictions like must be truck - FW - second trailer.  A double tow with both ball hitch attachments would be troublesome.  There are also overall length restrictions, but you are likely under those limits.

Each state sets their own laws on this.  Google State Towing Laws for sites like     http://www.hitchemup.com/statetowinglaws.htm     You must meet the laws of each state you will pass through.
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Re: Motorcycle Question
« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2017, 10:32:06 PM »
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Re: Motorcycle Question
« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2017, 04:41:54 AM »
I have a Class C motorhome and pull my 2004 Jeep. My question is, if I get a trailer, will I be able to tow my Honda Goldwing behind my jeep


Goldwings aren't built to trailer. They're built to ride.
Now a Harley......... it's different.:)
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Re: Motorcycle Question
« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2017, 05:13:20 AM »
Swap the Jeep for a pickup an load the wing on it.

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Re: Motorcycle Question
« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2017, 07:10:27 AM »

Goldwings aren't built to trailer. They're built to ride.
Now a Harley......... it's different.:)
Exsqueeze me? 8)
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Re: Motorcycle Question
« Reply #7 on: December 27, 2017, 09:13:33 AM »

Goldwings aren't built to trailer. They're built to ride.
Now a Harley......... it's different.:)

Too early for beer but I better make some popcorn. :)

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Re: Motorcycle Question
« Reply #8 on: December 27, 2017, 09:23:02 AM »
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Re: Motorcycle Question
« Reply #9 on: December 27, 2017, 09:47:43 AM »
 a Goldwing is about the same to motorcycling ... as a cruise ship is to sailing.

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Re: Motorcycle Question
« Reply #10 on: December 27, 2017, 09:52:32 AM »
It's all good. Not everybody gets it.
Someone say popcorn? 8)
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Re: Motorcycle Question
« Reply #11 on: December 27, 2017, 10:16:48 AM »
It's all good. Not everybody gets it.
Someone say popcorn? 8)

That looks like a beauty of a bike.

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Re: Motorcycle Question
« Reply #12 on: December 27, 2017, 10:46:17 AM »
Diesel or gas (The Class C) with a gasser if you put the Jeep on a trailer you will likely be overweight. IN fact there is a good chance the jeep itself is a bit heavy for the RV.

Now.. There are motorcycle carriers that fit on the JEEP from what I understand, kind of like a bicycle carrier.  But I do not know much about them.  That would be my suggestion.

But be careful of your Maximum Combined Gross Vehicle Weight Rating.
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Re: Motorcycle Question
« Reply #13 on: December 27, 2017, 11:34:52 AM »
That looks like a beauty of a bike.
Yes she was but I left her for another when we moved up north.
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Re: Motorcycle Question
« Reply #14 on: December 27, 2017, 12:46:59 PM »
a Goldwing is about the same to motorcycling ... as a cruise ship is to sailing.


I'd go along with that.:)
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Re: Motorcycle Question
« Reply #15 on: December 27, 2017, 03:46:29 PM »
Gm, Ford, Ram.
Diesel, gas
Class A, 5'er, bumper pull
Harley...... 8)
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Re: Motorcycle Question
« Reply #16 on: December 27, 2017, 03:47:18 PM »
Popcorn anyone?
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Re: Motorcycle Question
« Reply #17 on: December 27, 2017, 04:39:00 PM »
Do you have to even shift gears on a Wing...or are they a full automatic now days ?      I know they have a reverse.    ;D

If it was me I'd buy a smaller electric start dual-sport type bike and put it on a bumper rack.     like a Kaw KLR650
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Re: Motorcycle Question
« Reply #18 on: December 27, 2017, 04:52:46 PM »
My understanding is it's like your lawn tractor in many ways only quieter.
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Re: Motorcycle Question
« Reply #19 on: December 27, 2017, 06:06:51 PM »
I don't know squat about motorcycles. But I understand the BMWs are the best road motorcycles.  Now throw the pies at me. I don't care.
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Re: Motorcycle Question
« Reply #20 on: December 27, 2017, 06:20:39 PM »
I would never waste a pie that way. Never met one I didn't like!
BMW makes a bad ass automobile but I have no experience with the bikes. I run with a Harley crowd, or at least did. Nothing like having something big and powerful between your legs.  8)
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Re: Motorcycle Question
« Reply #21 on: December 27, 2017, 06:21:39 PM »
I should have thought that thru better....
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Re: Motorcycle Question
« Reply #22 on: December 27, 2017, 06:46:31 PM »
Do you have to even shift gears on a Wing...or are they a full automatic now days ?      I know they have a reverse.    ;D

If it was me I'd buy a smaller electric start dual-sport type bike and put it on a bumper rack.     like a Kaw KLR650


I think some of the new Wings are automatic. Mine's an '08, still 5 speed. It does have reverse too.
For the Harley look & sound, I have my VTX 1300R. I don't think it vibrates as much as a Harley, but it does thump pretty good. ;D
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Re: Motorcycle Question
« Reply #23 on: December 27, 2017, 06:58:50 PM »
Marshall, if you are happy, that is all that matters. Many choices out there. Own what you want. Just ride on brother!
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Re: Motorcycle Question
« Reply #24 on: December 27, 2017, 07:26:46 PM »
I don't know squat about motorcycles. But I understand the BMWs are the best road motorcycles.  Now throw the pies at me. I don't care.

You got that part correct!  Pass the popcorn this way!
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Re: Motorcycle Question
« Reply #25 on: December 27, 2017, 07:37:45 PM »
You got that part correct!  Pass the popcorn this way!

I agree.............

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Re: Motorcycle Question
« Reply #26 on: December 27, 2017, 08:27:06 PM »
IMO...(as an ex m/c repair shop owner)

A BMW (motorcycle) is one of those 'engineers' type vehicles.   They love all the German seriousness, but as with most German vehicles The Fun factor is completely unimportant and accidental if it happens.

And ...I have always said this about Japanese products (both cars and bikes).....If you told the Japanese to make a copy of a Monet painting.  It would come back looking just like a photograph.

I like vehicles that are fun ..... To me,   old British or American bikes (and cars) are just way more fun than some Honda is.

It's the ride...not the destination.
     
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Re: Motorcycle Question
« Reply #27 on: December 27, 2017, 11:08:37 PM »
IMO...(as an ex m/c repair shop owner)

A BMW (motorcycle) is one of those 'engineers' type vehicles.   They love all the German seriousness, but as with most German vehicles The Fun factor is completely unimportant and accidental if it happens.

And ...I have always said this about Japanese products (both cars and bikes).....If you told the Japanese to make a copy of a Monet painting.  It would come back looking just like a photograph.

I like vehicles that are fun ..... To me,   old British or American bikes (and cars) are just way more fun than some Honda is.

It's the ride...not the destination.
   

Just like hammers and screwdrivers. They both are good at what they do. I always figured Hondas was more along the lines of 500 cc of 2 stroke pulling a long sand hill with a 20 foot rooster tail of sand and my kid hanging on  behind me. Or blowing over three foot woops at full throttle. I liked being able to ride it vs work on it. One of my early bikes was a BSA 441 Victor special. The kick starter would blow a hole in my tennis shoe. YES, tennis shoes, you know, fools gear. :)

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Re: Motorcycle Question
« Reply #28 on: December 28, 2017, 04:29:56 AM »
Marshall, if you are happy, that is all that matters. Many choices out there. Own what you want. Just ride on brother!
Jeff


Right-on, wind in your face. That's really all that matters.
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Re: Motorcycle Question
« Reply #29 on: December 28, 2017, 06:18:19 AM »
And just so y'all know, I really don't care what motorcycle anyone rides.  If he/she is having fun riding it safely, that is what matters most.  My point in my above post is that BMW motorcycles are not necessarily as highly rated as some folks believe them to be.  They have quality and reliability issues and recalls....just like every other brand, so do your research before buying anything.....just like with anything else...and don't fall for the Hype surrounding the name.
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