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Buknob

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Hi, I am wondering if anybody out there has used the following Motorcycle hitch and if it is best suited for a Class C?
My Motorcycle is a Sport bike and wheighs in at 420 lbs.



? http://www.sportsimportsltd.com/spmoca.html

if there is any feedback good or bad about the product. Or any other? suggestions on how to transport a Sportbike without towing and storing a full trailer.

Any feedback would be appreciated.
 

Tom

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Buknob,

I took the liberty of changing the subject line from "A little help please....." so you'll get a better chance of someone knowledgeable about this subject seeing (and replying to) your message. Jim Johnson is one of the folks around here who regularly carries his motorcycle on a hitch-mounted rack. Hopefully Jim will see your message and respond.
 

Jim Dick

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Hi Buknob,

I have no info on the carrier but be very careful about overloading your rear axle. I was looking for a lift for either a small motorcycle or a large scooter. The motorcycle weighs around 350lbs and the scooter is around 500lbs. The lift I wanted was around 200lbs. That combined weight of the motorcycle and lift would add over 900lbs to my rear axle due to the overhang! I only have about 600lbs left so I can't carry anything on a lift.
 

Jim Johnson

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Buknob,

I carry a 745 pound cruiser on an Overbilt lift on a Dutch Star diesel.  I did this only after a long discussion with Spartan, the chassis manufacturer.  I don't know about a Class C but the chassis manufacturer would be your best bet for informed info.
 

milo

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I too have a CLASS C and  a UNDER 500 pound bike Id like a rack for.  I was looking at the next rated rack down
---> http://www.sportsimportsltd.com/simoca.html ... I think it's great that people report the performance on the back of diesel pusher's with big bikes and how happy they are but it's kinda a like apples and oranges when a smaller bike is in question.

If you do experiment on your CLASS C  hope you post your results.
Still look forward to hearing about all the big bikes on the big motorhomes too so we'll know you have them..
 

cochisewingers

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Two sturdy RV motorcycle carriers are:

The Overbilt system which is what Jim Johnson has (www.overbiltlifts.com) which utilizes your choice of a hand cranked steel-cable assembly to lift bike off the ground or the preferred 12v winch to do the heavy lifting.

The one I am going for uses hydraulics, lifts the bike higher so it doesn't leave skid marks everywhere you go. Go to www.hydralift-usa.com and compare the two.

I hope this helps.



 

Ron

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No matter which way you go be sure to check with the chassis manufacturer and FOLLOW their recommendations.  Hanging a lot of weight on the chassis can cause serious steering and weight issues neither which is safe or desireable.
 
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