Trailers/Carts Tips and Ideas

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle General Discussion' started by stevolandis, May 22, 2010.

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What would you use to carry stuff?

  1. 1-wheeled cart

    2 vote(s)
    6.5%
  2. 2-wheeled cart

    21 vote(s)
    67.7%
  3. 4-wheeled cart(kind of a challenge)

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  4. Sidecar

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Cargo Rack

    7 vote(s)
    22.6%
  6. Basket

    1 vote(s)
    3.2%
  1. Dan

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    Truly heart warming Bill. Every time I see that last one, I imagine how they will tell the story of happy times with Grandpa and his crazy motor bike 20 years from now. Rides to school and how the other kids reacted. Ice cream runs,,, Pretty cool there Gramps
     
  2. stevolandis

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    Nice pictures! what Dan said. Does any exhaust get on the cart or the girls, like at a stoplight? When I stop, the air gets a bit smoky after 1/2 minute.
     
  3. azbill

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    thanks for the compliments :)...
    I am always willing to brag about, or show off my grandkids :)
    to paraphrase John Candy in 'Uncle Buck',,,"I'm a grampa, it's my job" !!!

    their first trailer had bright yellow covering,,,never got dirty (plus I had the exhaust pointing straight down)that was back in my 2smoke days ;)

    now (4stroke powered), the exhaust is centered under my frame and pointed at the double-leg kickstand to disipate any fumes

    in the 4 years I have been motored, they have never complained about any fumes...
    and being girls, if they smelled anything, they would certainly have let me know ;) laff
     
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    After that much beer and wine I wouldn't notice it either lol laff
     
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    Cor

    That Was A Sucker Punch!! Lol. Funny, Of Course I Laugh At Everything!! Snork
    Ron
     
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    Well I was catching up on the thread and had read past it a couple of boxes ,and the thought hit me what did he say back there..............................
     
  7. CoastalCruiser

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    By now everybody has seen those tag-a-longs? the 1 wheel kid bikes that clamp onto a seat stem? i see them on Craigs List all the time and think they'd make a great gear/grocery toter with just a few mods.
     
  8. corgi1

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    Me too,1 wheel bobs
     
  9. pj-pirate

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    I looked at my post and didnt realise the bad prints so here's the MB and trailer again. Yea after a few you , dont notice the trailer back behind!!!
     

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    I was thinking about putting my child trailer on my bike but i was concerned about the exhaust fumes, carbon monoxide getting to the kids, i like the way yours is set up, it is stretch so the exhaust is no where near the trialer, so you probably don't have to worry. i have a standard kit, no upgrades, so the exhaust is near my petal, standard beach crusier, not a stretch, will the exhaust fumes still reach the kids you think, or should i get an after market exhaust and see if i can move it further away from the trailer? the only thing I am really worried about is the fact that if the trailer is closed the fumes may gather in it, obviously i am near the exhaust just sitting on the bike and they don't kill me so...I just need an opinion i guess...
     
  11. azbill

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    here are a few pics of when I was using a 2smoke on a Jaguar cruiser from Target, notice the exhaust is pointing down rather than back,,,I think it helped, because I used to ask the girls after every ride and they never said they could smell 'anything stinky'

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    The back window is a vent I believe(rolled up rain flap,) rush hour traffic is an exhaust nitemare ,,,I think a passing car would supply way more exhaust fumes in concentration than the small engine could for the long haul
     
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    Maybe make some sort of vent in the rear of enclosure, just for extra mental relief. i know azbill is very careful.

    The lead in leaded fuel was causing slow long term brain damage. I don``t know about this new stinky stuff.

    Awhile back, years, it was on the news that some kids had died playing and being towed close behind boats. Was really surprised to hear that, we had many boats etc with my 4 children. of course we never let anybody close behind a running motor.

    . Ron .cvlt1
     
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    carbon monoxide from the exhaust can get you,but think of all the times surviving in rush hour 5-10 mph trapped in a line of cars,the little motor and the open rear vent that shows on the trailer ie more that dispersil of the exhaust and the stinky stuff lol
     
  15. stevolandis

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    The stuff I'll be carrying won't be bothered by exhaust(although my little brother might get some, he's already crazy. It won't bother him) I think going at a good speed won't bother anything, just watch out when you stop, the exhaust can build up.
     
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    elbo it down toward the ground
     
  17. YoungRatRod

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    Ahh why did Fabian get banned? I really like his trailer design!
     

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