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    2006 1200 gs towed behind RV

    Anyone have experience with towing a '06 1200 gs behind an RV/MH using a "Black Widow" one wheel down towing system? The front wheel would be lifted in a cage and secured to the RV reese hitch, with the rear wheel on the road. Seems like it might be plausible, but would it ruin the trans? I've already been had by the final drive "non problem", and am shy of ruining a good gearbox. I haven't seen any on the road, I suspect I'm missing the obvious "why not"!

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    I would pass on the concept for a number of reasons- like backing up. A trailer is a better way to go IMO. OM
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2wheelfamily View Post
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    I think you're onto something here! Tandem Dolly? Does the dolly have to license tags? Does it have brakes? 54e30

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    Quote Originally Posted by 54e30 View Post
    I think you're onto something here! Tandem Dolly? Does the dolly have to license tags? Does it have brakes? 54e30
    Yes -- it is a Tandem Tow HD XL. It is tagged with a permanent plate in AZ. For platting I can't speak for other states so you may want to check your home state requirements. It has hydraulic surge brakes but they also come with electric. Single bike hitches/lifts are easier but when you want to carry multiple bikes, ATVs, a UTV or golf cart and tow a car this set up can't be beat.

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    Tandem Tow Dolly

    I have a older ST model. It is for a single bike and has a shorter wheelbase and a lower GVW (3500 lbs). I have a RT and dolly a jeep wrangler. It is the perfect solution for our needs. We travel 4/6 months and need a car for the dogs as well as the bike. Best of both worlds. I found mine on Craig's list and paid about a third of the list price.
    The folks at Race City are very helpful and have lots of parts on hand.
    Google tandem tow dolly.
    My state does not require tags because the vehichel( towed ) has one.
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    You aren't kidding about savings when buying used vs. new. I picked mine up used as well. They are hard to find but I was patient -- almost 6 months of searching kind of patient. I also had to drive 2,500 miles round trip to get it but I'm glad I did.


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