Thread: Towing a PWC with a motorcycle?
11-10-2010, 10:51 PM #1
Towing a PWC with a motorcycle?
I am sitting here wondering if you can tow a PWC trailer with a big bike like a GoldWing? The biggest issue I can see is launching?
11-10-2010, 11:09 PM #2
Towing a small trailer is one thing.
Towing a 700-1,200 lb. personal watercraft is another.
I would think you would have major problems with the weight factor with a PWC, not mention the obvious "brake issue" when you tried to launch.
This guy claims over 250,000 miles towing but notice what he says about the weight:
"Most motorcycles can't tow more than five hundred pounds. Bikes obviously don't have the same amount of pulling power as a truck and therefore can't haul heavy loads."
11-11-2010, 06:48 AM #3
Yeah towing a half ton modern 3 seater isn't what I had in mind an old school little 2 seater like a 95 SeaDoo XP or HX is more like it.
11-11-2010, 09:26 AM #4
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11-11-2010, 06:39 PM #5
So you'll have to back the bike down the ramp first? Like doing the backward paddle while keeping the trailer lined up and dealing with its weight. Then somehow put the bike on the kick stand, get off and hope it doesn't slide down the ramp or dump while winching the ski up and adding the weight of the ski to the rig. Then IF you've been sucessful to this point, you have to get on the bike and get it off the stand without dumping it and run the whole rig up a wet, probably slick ramp.
I think it'll work. Make sure to post the act on youtube and give us the link.
11-11-2010, 07:54 PM #6
11-12-2010, 09:23 PM #7
lets see ski+trailer+motorcycle+launch ramp=boy you are going to be busyer than a one legged man at an a$$ kicking contest.love to see it though.
11-14-2010, 08:27 AM #8
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I think the only "possible" option might be if you wanted to try towing with a CanAm Spyder. At least then you dont have to worry about sidestands, and would have reverse when needed. Also since they use car tires, you would have the flat tread surface to give much better traction on the ramp.
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