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Last fall I was looking through some local classifieds and found a Markland hitch for my GL1500. I rushed right out and grabbed it; put it on over the winter. So I started looking and soon picked up a Sears roof top box; the big one. I watched and grabbed up the mini-trailer from Harbor Freight as soon as it was on sale.



I built this stock except I removed one spring leaf. I know some lengthen the draw bar or narrow the frame, but this is what I wanted. I sanded and painted all the parts first and put a second coat on after it was assembled. I used Rust Oleum cans, charcoal gray in the “hammered finish” to help avoid the inevitable splotches the spray cans leave. I think this helped. I had a half sheet of ½” plywood, exterior grade & smooth one side which I painted with a spray on undercoating for a textured finish. I used this paint on the inside of the fenders as well. I added a bicycle kickstand and mounted a separate license plate light at the center rather than using the left side light. I also ordered the chrome wheels from Harbor Freight. Only thing left is to pull off the Sears logo and replace with some Goldwing emblems.



Just as I was thinking about a trial run, a friend of mine called me. He had a Piggy Backer and I told him before I started the build that I would buy it if he ever wanted to sell. Well, he was ready to sell. I went and looked at it. It has a crack in the lid (which had been repaired) and the cooler rack is slightly bent from a branch hitting it but I bought it and towed it home behind the Wing in the rain. It tows great!



So now I have both a large and a small cargo trailer. Not sure I need two but I don’t need three Goldwings either! I’ll try them both for a while but you may see one for sale in the future.

 

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Both are very nice looking trailers...You done a great job on your "home made" rig.....Other that me adding a longer draw bar I wouldn't mind pulling either one of them behind my wing.....Of course my little brother would have to get his painter to do the custom paint work on it to match my soon to be custom paint job.....


Claude......
 

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Real nice on both trailers.
A man can never have to many trailers, motorcycles, tools, sheds the list just goes on.:action::action::action:
 

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I'm havin a hard time finding a paint thay can be matched, and used on ABS plastic. I have the exact Sport20 carrier on mine. I like the space it provides. jimsjinx
 

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Has anyone with the Sport 20-SV (I have 2 of them now) modified the box so it can open more. The one complaint I have is the top only opens a foot or two, and it can get annoying....

I have seen a guy on the net that made it open from one side, using a piano type hinge..
 

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I've seen ones where guys have pulled the hinges and changed to side opening (like the Piggy Backer). I've also seen guys that just remove the existing spring assists and then put on chains to keep the top from flopping all the way forward. It would still have to go beyond 90 degrees. That cover makes a good sail (remember Tom Hanks in Castaway?) so the chains would seem to be a must.
 

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The Piggy Backer is made and sold not more than 50 miles from my house. I've been meaning to go by there and check them out. They told me to come by at any time.
 
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