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    Senior Member haul's Avatar
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    good this thread came up again...almost forgot

    i did spend Erwin a new toy...
    a motorcycle trailer,
    built 12.19.1958
    by the police workshop Osnabrueck -
    hence the german police coloring - green/white -
    for towing the BMW motorbikes,
    250kg empty weight,
    Hahn axle with torsion bar damping,
    5.6x15ď VW/Porsche 356 rims,
    the top with the ramp can be fully removed and switched to another frame for different use...
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    Nice trailer Haul - quite substantial for a single bike

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    Had a few motor bikes through the years, started with a hand me down Whizzer as a kid. Currently have a 72 Kawasaki 500 H1, 92 Harley Fatboy, and 77 Honda Express. Been to Sturgis and Laconia on the Harley.
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    Sold a good while ago in Europe, but because of proper patina, it's scams on craigslist since then..


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    I've been riding since I was a kid and I'll always have a bike or two. I haven't been riding on the street lately but I have been doing quite a few trackdays which is by far more rewarding.

    Presently I have a 2000 Ducati 996 for the track and a 2001 Ducati S4 Monster that I've owned since new.
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    Not later in life however used to ride learning as a Sophomore in college and riding thru the mid-2000s. The use of phones and all the infotainment systems in the cars now scare the heck out of me. I still love motorcycles and thankfully my wife still allows me to keep them even though I don't use them. I now only plan to ride on dirt trails and track days.

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    Unhappy

    Have been riding off and on for 50+ years.

    I build this flat track bike in high school, registered and rode it regularly. Traded it for a car so I could drive to community college.

    Bought the Champion frame from Doug Schwerma and the hubs and disks from Sandy Kosman.

    Sorry for the terrible pic. It think I left the film in the Kodak Instamatic for a few years too many

    Iím looking far a bike presently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by one-two View Post
    Nice trailer Haul - quite substantial for a single bike
    I never trust these light weight trailers...they jump on the road when empty and I feel more comfortable with a substantial trailer having a 10k+ USD bike on the back...

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    63 650 gray silver bikinitub triumph thunderbird
    70 650 astralred silver triumph bonneville
    65 912 slate gray "erwin"
    73 914 ravennagreen "ferdl"

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    Quote Originally Posted by haul View Post
    I never trust these light weight trailers...they jump on the road when empty and I feel more comfortable with a substantial trailer having a 10k+ USD bike on the back...


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    [QUOTE=haul;1074164]I never trust these light weight trailers...they jump on the road when empty and I feel more comfortable with a substantial trailer having a 10k+ USD bike on the back...

    I agree, back in the early 70ís when I was motocrossing I bought a used home built 3 rail trailer. It was very light weight, didnít even have fenders or lights! The real kicker (pun intended), was the solid axle with NO suspension! When empty it seemed to fly more than it rolled. Pulling it behind my Datsun roadster was quite a trip when it would launch a foot or so in the air after hitting a large bump.
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    1969 Datsun 2000...worth less, but more valuable

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