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OfflineDoctor T

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    « on: 2022-02-26 14:34:12 »
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    Years ago i used to tow a small two wheeled trailer. I made it from a car roof box. Like the ones, you can buy from Halfords. I would like to do this again so i need some information on companies that make tow bars for bikes. Is there any company in the UK that can supply one?.


    My old trailer looked like this.

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    OfflineDavid.

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      Re: Bike trailer
      « Reply #1 on: 2022-02-27 11:12:05 »
      A "Google" search hasn't thrown up any UK tow bar manufacturers, there are a couple in the US.

      In the UK, found a custom made one but now sold, https://picclick.co.uk/A-Towing-Hitch-To-Fit-A-BMW-162794463260.html

      Mono-trail, Single Wheel Motorcycle Trailer to tow behind your bike - Mono-Trail make trailers and attachments for towing but not a tow ball.

      They invite feedback to develop new and existing products. Might be worth making contact with Mono-trail.

      « Last Edit: 2022-02-27 14:53:45 by David. »

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        « Reply #2 on: 2022-02-27 17:52:00 »
        Thought it may be harder to find a manufacturer in the UK. I've emailed a few in the US and await their reply
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        OfflineOur Gee

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          « Reply #3 on: 2022-02-27 19:47:54 »
          Are there any insurance implications to be considered.

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            Re: Bike trailer
            « Reply #4 on: 2022-02-27 20:32:42 »
            Mono-trail offer this advice on trailer law and insurance, UK Single Wheel Motorcycle Trailer Law (mono-trail.co.uk)

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              « Reply #5 on: 2022-02-27 20:46:07 »
              Good find David. I've been scanning the web all day I've found 2 companies that import very lightweight trailer tents for motorbikes but no hitch suppliers.
               I subjected the UK laws hadn't changed since my last trailer. I've emailed them regarding a hitch. Their trailers are a bit small for what i want and i prefer a 2 wheeled trailer.
              Trust me am a retired Doctor and lecturer at Oxford University of Structural and Mechanical engineering.

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                « Reply #6 on: 2022-02-28 14:45:14 »
                Got a reply from Mono-Trail.
                 "Looking at your request, it appears that you just require a towing bracket!. Unfortunately due to insurance and product liability issues and plus the R&D costs involved with one off builds I am not looking at getting involved with just making brackets. Good luck with your quest and thanks again for contacting us.RH"

                Seems strange as they show a RT on their website
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                  Re: Bike trailer
                  « Reply #7 on: 2022-02-28 16:12:08 »
                  This guy with an R1200R did his own R&D, Camper Hitch mockup | BMW R1200R Forum with a view to having something fabricated.

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                  « Last Edit: 2022-02-28 16:19:33 by David. »