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Another question for you guys. I ha spinal fusion surgery and it limits my ride time to about 1.5 hours then I need to stop for a good amount of time. Is there another way to transport it when I’m resting up to be able to ride for another hour or so. I have a trip planned to go to San Diego to my up with some old unit buddies. I don’t want to have to buy a trailer because garage is full and I don’t want the hassle with registration and insurance if I don’t have to. Some people at work suggestion a motorcycle carrier that attaches to your hitch. They seemed kind of seem unstable and not safe. Should I just suck it up and get a trailer or is there a reliable option? Thanks for any info. Have a safe and happy new year.
 

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VRSC's are too heavy for hitch mounts-- they're more for dirt bikes.

I'd recommend a Kendon folding trailer. They have a military discount if you deal with them direct. It folds up well against the garage wall.

There are knock-off's on eBay. AVOID, AVOID, AVOID.

R.

PS: I have an ACDF and an ADR. It gets better, but it takes time.
 

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Thanks guys. I’m just glad I can ride again if only for an hour or so then a break it’s really nice to be riding again. Also can I ask a question about the headlamp. Is it me or does it not light up the area in front very well? Do you guys recommend a good led type? And do they make a halo type for the vrod?
 

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Also can I ask a question about the headlamp. Is it me or does it not light up the area in front very well? Do you guys recommend a good led type? And do they make a halo type for the vrod?
- Headlamp mount: Altered State Design. I recommend the pc'd satin black. The owner is a forum member.
- Headlamp: Eagle Lights 5 ¾” Gen-III LED w/ halo & black reflector
- Headlamp wiring harness: H-D H4 to H9/H11

Start reading down from about Post #812: https://www.1130cc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=169902&page=55
 

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I would not try the hitch mounted thing at all. Those are meant for much smaller bikes. It was 38 degrees here in San Diego last night, so what ever you decide to do, better wear yer long johns...
 

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I wound up buying a used small enclosed trailer. The registration rules here in Tennessee are lenient and you never have to renew if you restrict your travels to in-state. I pay the $18.50 a year so I can go wherever. I wound up using the trailer much more than I ever thought I would for lots of stuff. The bike is covered during travel and I have a safe place to lock it up when I’m at a hotel. Lots of room for tools and cleaning supplies, too. My wife loves the extra room for suitcases/food/coolers etc..
The factory headlight will get ur ass killed. I love the Eagle headlights mentioned earlier in this post. The lifetime warranty by itself sells me on’em. They have an oval light that is plug and play for ur bike but doesn’t include a halo. For this reason I chose to go with the cheaper LED you see sold on Ebay, Amazon, and through Estek Customs ( I purchased through Estek and had no issues ). This light has the H4 connection already so you don’t need a conversion harness, is oval so you don’t need an adapter to mount it and has the halo you want. On top of that the halo is wired separately so you can choose if you want it to come on with the hi or low lights. That being said it is a Chinese piece so that itself is enough to turn off a lot of the guys on this forum. It comes with a 1 yr. warranty. I’ve had it for pushing 2 yrs. with no issues. It is MUCH brighter than factory and specs out at slightly lower than the Gen 3 Eagles. The beam is well focused and allows me to ride at night without taking a Xanax first. Much safer. If u decide to go with this light know this...it comes with instructions from Estek that tell you to reverse the wires going to the hi beam connection or you will blow fuses. Don’t do this. After blowing 2 fuses I figured out the instructions are outdated and an apparent attempt to correct a flaw from the factory where they hard wired the light wrong in earlier units. They corrected this at the factory later and didn’t change the instructions. Scared you off yet? I really don’t regret buying it and if it goes out tomorrow I can’t complain. Halo is cool and I get a lot of compliments on it. It does have exposed cooling fins on the back and that bothered me at 1st, till I saw the factory LED headlight on the new Breakout which looks bout the same. If it DOES go out I’ll be looking at the Eagle units and have a decision to make. This is probably clear as mud but I hope it helped.
 

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Another question for you guys. I ha spinal fusion surgery and it limits my ride time to about 1.5 hours then I need to stop for a good amount of time. Is there another way to transport it when I’m resting up to be able to ride for another hour or so. I have a trip planned to go to San Diego to my up with some old unit buddies. I don’t want to have to buy a trailer because garage is full and I don’t want the hassle with registration and insurance if I don’t have to. Some people at work suggestion a motorcycle carrier that attaches to your hitch. They seemed kind of seem unstable and not safe. Should I just suck it up and get a trailer or is there a reliable option? Thanks for any info. Have a safe and happy new year.
Sorry bout your back man. That sounds painful.
Can't tell you how to transport but when you ride, did you get the riser? The Budman Riser will help with your back and maybe get a little more riding time and a little less pain.
 
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