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Trailer hitch
« on: July 10, 2015, 12:06:35 pm »
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My trailer hitch arrived last night from Australia.  It was VERY HARD to get in uniform this morning and head out to work.   I did get a chance to unpack it and look at it. It appears to be very cleanly built and looks like it is going to be an easy install
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Re: Trailer hitch
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2015, 02:04:04 pm »
You'll have to let us know how it goes. Pics too. Do you already have a trailer?

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Re: Trailer hitch
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2015, 02:16:38 pm »
I will take pics of the trailer hitch just out of the package,, super simple design!,  Looks like it will go on with only removing the saddles and side bags.  I only have a homemade bike trailer from harbor freight,  that I used with my gold wing to tow a couple of smaller bikes across country about 18 months ago.  ( honda ct 90 and a KZ440)
I will be shopping for a camper eventually
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Re: Trailer hitch
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2015, 12:20:33 am »
Is that a classic trailers hitch? I was thinking whether to put one on if we towed one trailer between a few bikes, just to share towing duties.

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Re: Trailer hitch
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2015, 12:39:57 am »
It is a classic industries Australia. Hitch.   I will be taking some annual leave tomorrow evening to install it
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« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2015, 12:22:27 pm »
Ok  ,, finally got up the nerve to try and install my new trailer hitch Saturday.  DID NOT GO WELL,  After removing the seat, rear tail trunk mount and cargo bracket and rear side panels,,and installing the hanger supports, I went to install the main tow hitch frame.  The left side fit perfectly clearing the rear gear box. The right side though was NOT even close to clearing the muffler. I tried over the course of a couple hours, leaving it and coming back,, thinking maybe the 95 + degree heat and humidity were messing with my mind, Finally conceeded defeat, IT WAS A srewed up bracket.  I tried calling Australia but that got no where.  Finally gave up for the day and ended up sending a very detailed email  to the company, not expecting to hear anything until some time late today, Monday. at the earliest.
Last night I received an e-mail from one of the honchos there I believe, Steve Kitney, He explained that based on my long email complaint he pulled out the rest of this first batch and examined them. he determined that one of his employees had apparently just did a mirror image bend , making the right side a duplicate mirror image of the left side not realizing it was meant to be much straighter.
He thanked me for the quick feed back and pulled all stock to be rebuilt and is sending me a correct main tow frame asap. And I am not required to send my big paper weight back.

So based on customer support so far Kudos to Steve Kitney at Classic Industries Australia
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Re: Trailer hitch
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2015, 05:37:06 pm »
Got my trailer hitch installed finally.  Went on very easy once I got the right main bar.   Tested it out a bit last night pulling my harbor freight trailer around neighborhood.  Seems very solid.
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Re: Trailer hitch
« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2015, 06:10:35 pm »
Hi kniterider

I would love to see some pictures or maybe a video of it being used it sounds very cool!
I must be going too fast for too long evey time i get back i'm younger!!