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Not the 17" rear wheel, you want a 12 or 10" scooter wheel, less than half the weight.
Build it underslung, lower the better as long as it doesnt drag when it leans.
Maybe like a basket so if it does drag it's smooth.
Thanks for the tip Rick. How ever. I will test drive my frankenstein setup first before investing in a 12 inch wheel yet. Freeways speed limits here are 80+ MPH amd I can get away with 100+ MPH here.

Progress so far on bike tow trail;er build for now.



So far. Costs have been kept pretty low. Using scrap stuff for build. I'll need to invest by refilling my oxygen tank on my acetylene torch kit though. I'm out of oxygen now. Prices here suck locally for such services.

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Sun is shining. Not a lot of wind . Should be up to 90F.
Ist quick shot of rustoleum black enamel. Thinner is acetone.
Air compressor set on 35 psi.
This is not a show room paint job. Just a good cover up over rusted metal build that I made back
in the 80's and then added some more metal to it.

Funny part about all of this is. I probably won't be bringing this trailer to the WV meet and greet.
My buddy Tony told me I could take his brand new motorcycle trailer instead.
It is hundreds of pounds lighter and has a loading ramp built into it.

I won't know for sure till June. Till then. I'll continue on this paint job at 2 pm today and continue on this refurbish like I don't have a standby.

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One trailer done. One to go. I am probably gonna continue on the mono wheel trailer after the June WV meet and greet. Time to move onto repainting some bikes and preventive maintenance.









I just have to buy some tires, tag and plate and registrar the trailer with Texas Tags.
Hard part is finished.
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Well, starting over. Just finished fixing up the new trailer that is replacing the one I built.
I needed a heavier duty trailer in case I haul more bikes. Soooo. Just got through with ramp build on this one.



Then repaired hinges on the ramp of this one.







I was going to bring the above one last year to the WV meet and greet. But was talked out of it.

The double axle trailer will probably be my tent and transport this year to Iron Horse in July.

The little black one? I will try and sell it on craig list. I have finished repairs on it from last years dramatic breakdowns.

So if you make down again Paul. I got ya covered better.
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Thanks Harry, it was an epic trip!
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Thanks for the tip Rick.
Taking this long to find this locally.

https://odessa.craigslist.org/mpo/d/...146571478.html

Back to the drawing board.

Edit: I gave the small black trailer to younger brother.
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