Does anyone see a problem with mounting a moto tray on the rear of an E1 for a single moto?
My Gas Gas 450 enduro is 260 lbs dry. I'd like to haul an E1 with my AstroLander, and shudder at the thought of adding the 260 more lbs to the tongue weight. If I were to weld a receiver for a hitch onto each side of the rear frame (expecting to beef up the frame itself), and thus carry the moto tray on two prongs instead of a single prong, then adding a couple gas cans to the front tray, thus evening the weight distribution out a bit. Yet, staying well within the GVWR.
I've seen moto trays that are mounted are built with angled attatchment arms to hold the tray a bit higher as to not impede departure angle. Easy enough to do.
This set up would be used on nothing more than FS roads ro slow and careful two tracks. I mean, my astroLander is no rock crawler so...
Would that be asking two much of the unit? Could that contribute to trailer wobble?
HenryJ, mind boggling isn't it?
I was in the paddlesports industry for 15 years and it quickly became apparent that the rack companies may understand a weight rating, but had no idea regarding "sail effect" of boats and boxes that is inflicted upon these racks. Iv'e seen more than a hand ful of failures over the years, and for high speed driving, I tend to tie a bow line to the truck or trailer itself.
Last edited by T.Low; 10-14-2012 at 07:29 PM.
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