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ST1300 Towing Set Up
« on: February 15, 2022, 04:23:09 PM »
Seeking information on the best towing, (of a trailer) set up for the ST1300.
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Re: ST1300 Towing Set Up
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2022, 06:24:11 PM »
Seeking information on the best towing, (of a trailer) set up for the ST1300.

Start with a suitable tow hitch.  This will be somewhat dependent on what you want to tow, an Ali-lite (65kg from memory, can I hear Russ' laptop keys rattling?) or Elite (around 100kg heavier).  Aussie Classic hitches are the most common and are okay (I have one now), but they don't hold a candle to the US made Unigo hitch. 

Then the trailer, swivel hitch or not, brakes or not, 8", 10" or 12" wheels - swivel, brake & 12" for mine.  Style, size, storage volume, lights, esky space are just a few other elements to consider.

And that's just scratched the surface, others will chip in with more advice, me too later.

In the meantime, here's one the whet the appetite.


 
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Re: ST1300 Towing Set Up
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2022, 07:30:29 PM »
And another.

Poly-block swivel hitch, 8" wheels, SA built Shadow @ 85kg. Independent suspension using a couple of coil-over motorcycle shocks.

If you have Facebook, there is information and a lot of used trailers here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/AusMTO (Thanks Williamson).
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Re: ST1300 Towing Set Up
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2022, 07:38:21 PM »
And another.
Poly-block swivel hitch, 8" wheels, SA built Shadow @ 85kg. Independent suspension using a couple of coil-over motorcycle shocks.

Yes, poly-block hitch, had one on Trailer #3, better than 50mm tow ball (IMHO).

But not a fan of 8" tyre wheels, 12" better (IMHO), wider range of tyres, including tubeless available, better ride, larger brakes, look better.
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Re: ST1300 Towing Set Up
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2022, 09:17:05 PM »
> an Ali-lite (65kg from memory, can I hear Russ' laptop keys rattling?) or Elite (around 100kg heavier).  Aussie Classic hitches are the most common and are okay (I have one now), but they don't hold a candle to the US made Unigo hitch.

According to the plate on the drawbar, it's actually 60KG, Michael! :grin

My ST has a Classic Towbar...



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Re: ST1300 Towing Set Up
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2022, 03:47:22 PM »
Thank you to all. Fabulous to receive advice from those with personal experience.

I have enough to keep me researching for awhile.

And actual hitches/tow bar for mounting on the ST1300??? Recommendations??? 

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Re: ST1300 Towing Set Up
« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2022, 05:02:21 PM »
Towing set up all sorted and with a Glass Frog trailer!!!
 
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Re: ST1300 Towing Set Up
« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2022, 07:02:29 PM »
Photos?   :popcorn
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Re: ST1300 Towing Set Up
« Reply #8 on: September 04, 2022, 08:20:22 PM »
Will do Steve...
 
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Re: ST1300 Towing Set Up
« Reply #9 on: November 19, 2022, 07:22:44 PM »
What happened to those photos?

Or are you too busy riding and having fun?
THERE ARE OLD RIDERS, AND THERE ARE BOLD RIDERS, BUT THERE ARE DAMN FEW OLD AND BOLD RIDERS.

Keep the dirty side down.

2003 ST 1300
1984 1200 Goldwing
1981 GL 500 Silverwing
1980 CX500
(Not all bikes are running at the current time)