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What Not To Do

Examples of Bad Designs


Excessively Extending a Carrier

Two_motorcycle_CarrierLoading two bikes (over 180 lbs. each) on this carrier will severely overload the hitch and cause disastrous driving impairment by reducing front wheel traction. This configuration will cause a virtual mobile teeter-totter driving experience. On any thing but the straightest driveway entrance, this severe over-extension of the carrier will be sure to leave gouges in in the road, if not completely destroying the carrier and your hitch. Overloading your suspension may cause the shocks, and leaf or coil springs to be damaged or blown. And, what about your bike?


Excessively Extending Horizontal Stabilizers

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As in the case above with the overly long extension of the horizontal stabilizer will severely reduce ground clearance, causing the carrier to ‘bottom-out’ especially when going through drive-way entrances. The absence of a vertical stabilizer will allow the bike to sway on sudden stops or accelerations causing damage to the vehicle and/or the bike.


GROUND DRAGGER!

Hitch  is too low on these  SUV applications and will drag the ground!.  Many minivans and small SUV’s have a hitch lower that the 11″ minimum for clearance.  The solution might  be a “lift kit” added on the cycle carrier.  Send Motorcycleracks an inquiry.

Resize,CrvDragger