towing my bike to the track - Triumph675.Net Forums
Track Days Track days and other non-racing related track events

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 74 Old 08-11-12, 17:39 Thread Starter
scorchedtriple
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Rahway
Posts: 107
Thanks: 1
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
towing my bike to the track

im not really sure where i should be posting this but i was curious if anyone has towed their bike(s) to the track with a subie wrx wagon or something similar to it. i dont want to have to rely on my buddies to get to the track. im thinking about buying a trailer for a single bike and putting the rest of my stuff in the back of the wagon. i dont have much experience towing but ive done the math and i would be with in specs for the hitch. im am worried about how the car will handle and how well the car will stop though. any thoughts/experiences?
scorchedtriple is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 74 Old 08-11-12, 17:49
Cloud22116
Senior Member
 
Cloud22116's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Oahu
Posts: 2,131
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Should be fine your gas mileage will suck compared to normal but as long as you have your loading right it will only take marginally longer to stop and your turning won't be as sharp because you have more load shifted to your rear tires.

2009 Daytona 675
Akra headers/comp werks exhaust, 1050 throttle tube, ohlins ttx rear shock, bazzaz zfi fuel controller/QS, MWR air filter, attack rear sets, galfer rotors front and rear, brembo MC,
2013 Aprilia RSV-4
stock for now
Cloud22116 is offline  
post #3 of 74 Old 08-12-12, 00:14
MacBandit
Senior Member
 
MacBandit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Seattle
Posts: 10,447
Thanks: 2
Thanked 162 Times in 145 Posts
Garage
Weight wise there will be no issue. Your typical motorcycle trailer weighs around 200-250lbs plus your bike 400lbs so total about 650lbs. So a car with 4 small Americans. Stoping has more to do then just weight since the trailer will actually try to push the rear end of the car but your car weighs plenty to counter any real issues. It should really tow like a dream.
MacBandit is offline  
post #4 of 74 Old 08-12-12, 00:17
Knolly
BOTM Winner
 
Knolly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 3,942
Thanks: 18
Thanked 48 Times in 41 Posts


You'll be fine.

2013 Street Triple
2009 Ninja 250 Track/Race Bike
2009 Triumph Daytona 675 - Sold - My Self-Indulgent Bike Thread
2008 Street Triple - Sold
Knolly is online now  
post #5 of 74 Old 08-12-12, 00:47
solanki
Member
 
solanki's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 582
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
With knolly here, u will be fine.
Mine is 155 hp and 130lb-ft torque.

I have towed this way for several trips with most distances being about 1000 miles (1 way)
If u are towing I would reccomend you change your tranny fluid more often then reccomended.


2010 Street triple R Graphite
2008 Ducati 848 (Track Bike) SOLD
solanki is offline  
post #6 of 74 Old 08-12-12, 03:47
MadMel
Senior Member
 
MadMel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Brisbane
Posts: 1,736
Thanks: 83
Thanked 45 Times in 37 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by scorchedtriple View Post
im not really sure where i should be posting this but i was curious if anyone has towed their bike(s) to the track with a subie wrx wagon or something similar to it.
I tow my bike to the track with a sacked-out, gutless 2L 02 Subaru Forester. You'll be fine.
MadMel is online now  
post #7 of 74 Old 08-12-12, 08:01
Roiderjackl
Member
 
Roiderjackl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Munich
Posts: 335
Thanks: 2
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by scorchedtriple View Post
... im thinking about buying a trailer for a single bike and putting the rest of my stuff in the back of the wagon. i dont have much experience towing but ive done the math and i would be with in specs for the hitch...
Before you buy a single trailer, check around your area, you might be better off renting. It depends on how many trackdays you'll be doing. If you rent you can also get a bigger one if you want to go with a buddy.
If you've never driven with a trailer before, I'd also suggest going to an empty parking lot and doing a few simple maneuvers going backwards, just to get a feel for it.
Roiderjackl is offline  
post #8 of 74 Old 08-12-12, 11:35 Thread Starter
scorchedtriple
Junior Member
Threadstarter Threadstarter
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Rahway
Posts: 107
Thanks: 1
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
thanks for all the help guys! im def going to get this together for next season. i only have 1 or 2 more weekends ill be able to make it out to the track. riding on the street is soooo boring now :(. thanks again guys!
scorchedtriple is offline  
post #9 of 74 Old 08-12-12, 17:49
old blue
Senior Member
 
old blue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: South of most people.
Posts: 5,464
Thanks: 0
Thanked 38 Times in 31 Posts
Yeah, I have friends who regularly tow 2X bikes to the track behind their WRX.

Do yourself a favour, buy one of the Harbor Freight or similar folding trailers. Easier on you and lighter/easier on the car. Mine's been everywhere these past years towing a couple of bikes. It never lets me down, and it folds away to store in my garage, still leaving plenty of room for my cars.



O.B
old blue is offline  
post #10 of 74 Old 08-12-12, 20:02
harshjudgement
Member
 
harshjudgement's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Md
Posts: 492
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I tow with my WRX all the time. I use a Curt hitch and it was cake to install. Just take off a bit easier than usual and then make sure you allow yourself plenty of time to brake. You will be good to go hauling.

Quote:
Originally Posted by MadMel View Post
The tank on the R is further forward to make room for my huge wang. That's right, you pissy, jealous, non-R riding *****es.
harshjudgement is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Bookmarks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Triumph675.Net Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode


Forum Jump

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome