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Offline Paul S

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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??? 

Paul S