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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 05-01-2010, 11:56 AM Thread Starter
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Im getting things around to day to head out to SD . Iv concluded the Wing will stay home and the V star will go on the trailer . Its just to much of a hassel to put that big of bike on and off the trailer even thoughthe trailer islow , the star is just lighter / smaller and easier to deal with .



Maybe its age , maybe its wisdom but i heard the two travel together any way
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Why bring the cage and trailer?
That I don`t understand...
Wing or VStar in running condition will get U there, right?

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No cage , a box . Taken the motor home . Wife can not take a ride of thatdistance . 1200 miles one way .



3or4 hundred miles a day would be more then she can deal with and we have a limited amount of time to make the trip .
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I see...
And hounor to you for that inconvenience
But I would still consider the Wing as the better choice, for when U get there. SD is not that warm a place to be, this time a year, and the Wing`ll give the both of you a much more pleasent stay, right?
How long are you guy`s gonna stay there?

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Be out there 3 or 4 days then head back . I agree on the warmth from the wing . Iv got a couple days , i may still work on it . I gave it some thought today , the back of the trailer is about 8 " off the ground . If i was to back up to a curb and lay the ramp down it would be a fairly level load / unload .



Another thought was a shovel . Wouldnt take much of a little hole to drop the trailer tire in and drop the trailer right down .



Issue is going on and off the trailer , i find it very difficult with the wing v's the star . Theres that short distance you just cant put your feet down and you got to come up slow to make sure your front tire hits the narrow channel .



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If you made that ramp as wide as the trailer, you'd be stylin"!!!

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If you made that ramp as wide as the trailer, you'd be stylin"!!!

You are correct , just a bit narrower so it fit bewteen the springs . It slids into a track under the trailer .



I concluded this morning its only a matter of nerves , Loading the wing is not the issue , its unloading that feels pretty hairy . Ill adjust , worse case is , i drop it on the unload . Its not a cherry bike so ill risk it . I practiced putting the wing on and off a few times now . Confedence is building .



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2 days to go and we are out of here .





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how about making 2 smaller ramps to go on the sides of the big one maybe that might help you out

then when not in use they could be sides for the trailer

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Ill end up cutting out the under rails and making a wider ramp . Dont have time before this trip though .
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