A password will be e-mailed to you. Travel aside, motorcycle trailers are handy, even indispensable, for getting a sickly motorcycle to the shop, or to avoid committing the better part of a day waiting while the dealer installs new tires and brake pads. The yamaha motorcycle dealers mn for many of us is where do we find the space to park this little-used device?
No matter if it’s a flatbed or three-railer, the footprint of most trailers sturdy enough to carry large street machines is itself the size of a quartet of Electra Glides. We recently spent some time with a Stinger and found it to be a clever product. The Stinger arrived folded and secured to a wooden pallet. Assembly was simple, and within 20 minutes we had the 180-pound trailer ready to tow. A one-car garage, home to our full-sized Chevrolet, couldn’t normally house a motorcycle trailer, too.
But the folded Stinger squeezed in nicely. It also includes a 21Ú2-foot loading ramp which folds up during transit. Pull two pins, fold, replace pins and the Stinger becomes about the same size as the 4- by 4-foot pallet it arrived upon. We loaded and towed several different motorcycles on the Stinger and it handled them well. Its low deck height, wide ramp and well-placed tie-down points make one-person loading easy. The Stinger’s suspension is described as torsion bar. The trailer’s 48-inch stance with large 18-inch-diameter tires made it very stable when loaded, and it tracked just fine at higher-than-legal freeway speeds, and in windy conditions.
The Stinger incorporates a proprietary system that replaces the hitch ball with a swivel assembly that bolts directly to the trailer arm. Haskins says it contributes to stability. Granted, but it also means the hitch arm connects at 12 inches or so from the ground. This suits compact cars but requires lowering extensions on taller vehicles, like SUVs. The Stinger must also be attached to your vehicle before loading or unloading a motorcycle. Stinger Trailers are sold direct and through an expanding dealer network across the United States and Canada. 1,500, and Haskins says many customers pick up their Stinger at the factory to save on shipping charges.
A Stinger trailer for trikes is now available, too. Is there a dealer around NYC area? Do you plan on fabricating longer one to fit my ride? If so, are any dealers located in New Jersey? I took the trailer for its first run on hwy over the weekend.