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hi guys i want to thank every body for there help with reserching trailer sizes and how to power same, i choped 12ins out of the axel of a box trailer and fitted a car roof box got a small spoiler on ebay that has a brake light and indecators a few new chrome handels ectand used the origanal lights that came with the trailer and added a few more a lick of paint to top it off and walah its done ready for a grand tour of spain in june thanks again yours in bikeing peter
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Maybe the picture is throwing me off, but it looks like the box is too far back on the trailer.

Too much weight behind the axles, tail could be wagging the dog.

Looks pretty sharp though!


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the roof box has 4 slots in the base about 10 ins long it is set at the furdestas the weight increases i just loosen 4 nobs by handand slide the box forward that way i can control the amount of weight on the bike the trip is going to take about 4/6 weeks my son is comeing along for 2 weeks only so i will have less load on the bike into the journey the picture is showing no load

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Looking good. Great feeling to know that you did something like that yourself, isn't it.

Would you like the Spoiler light to function as a running light and a brake light? I have one on my GL 1500 and one on my GL 1100A. I can fix you up if you like.

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by all means every little helps i had the option of wireing brake or running but both would be a bonus

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Yeah, that does look way too far back to me as well. Since the rear of the carrier is the tallest, that's where the majority of the cargo is. You want 35-40 pounds on the tongue, and it may be hard to achieve with all that weight towards the back.

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we have a load limit here fo 50kgs inc trailer before i did the finel assembly re paint ect i road tested the trailer loaded with concret blocks also unloaded at the monemt empty it just sits nice on the axel

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Where were all the concrete blocks, all in the front, or 1/3 in front and 2/3 in back?

Make sure you tie all the stuff down inside the trailer so it doesn't shift from front to back. 50 Kg's including trailer? Yikes.....

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