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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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    My opinion is that the worst way to transport a motorcycle ever. Way to many things can go wrong with that set up especially on a long trip. Also seems like it will put a lot of stress on the frame and steering head that it isn't designed for.
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    If it's the towing system I think it is [front wheel strapped to hitch carrier, rear wheel on the road] I would think the bike would bounce all over the place. Backing up would not be fun, to short behind hitch. I tow a 500# skiff and a 6000# boat and they'll bounce when hitting a bump or uneven roadway.
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    I have a "trailer in a bag" that I have towed a GS as well as a LT and my current RT behind the RV. It is great because it comes apart and takes up very little space in a campground. It fits easily in the trunk of a car. just google trailer in a bag.
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    a good part of the time...

    it makes more sense to just rent a U-Haul trailer for $35.00 a day or so.
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    Quote Originally Posted by f14rio View Post
    it makes more sense to just rent a U-Haul trailer for $35.00 a day or so.

    excellent idea + 1
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    2006 1200GS towed behind RV

    15 years ago I spent $750 on a 5' x 10' tilt flat bed trailer. That's $50/year so far. No strain on the bike.

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    I'm afraid I have to go along with everyone else. There are all kinds of reasons not to do a one wheel tow. Wear on the m/c drivetrain, wear on the tire, stress on the steering head, front end, etc. You also have the problem of all the road crap thrown up on the bike. Trailer, Toy Hauler, full bumper mount, anything would be better than a one wheel tow. JMHO....Good Luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2wheelfamily View Post
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