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Old 06-22-2017, 03:26 AM   #1
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Adding a motorcycle rack

Has anyone installed a rack on the rear of a 2015 36RL? I have a Honda dual sport 250cc, weighs about 320lbs.I would like to bring it along but I am leery of the added weight on the rear. any thoughts would be most welcome.
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Old 06-22-2017, 04:41 AM   #2
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Just took this off my RW & gave to my son. I modified it for a tandem bicycle, but it was designed to be motorcycle rack with a 400lb rating. Purchased at Harbor Freight Tools on sale with 20% coupon for $119, sounds like just want you're looking for.
Offset shown, also from Harbor Freight, with it was needed to clear the rv ladder & raise it so as not to drag.
The short section is the ramp & stores as shown.
You may have to get a welder to add gussets/reinforcement to your RW hitch regardless of what you use as the hitch is only rated for 300lbs.
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As TT says, some frame work is in order!

Without some serious frame strength upgrading (and even then!) I wouldn't consider it...
just too much bouncing around way out back of the lever that's the rear axles.

it's not the towing capacity of those racks, it's the tongue weight on the flimsy hitch that I would be concerned about

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A lot of motorcycle racks say that they are not to be used on 5th wheel trailers because of the bounce. The rear of the 5th wheels get a lot more bounce than motor homes.

It might work but keep a close eye on the bike and hitch
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Old 06-24-2017, 05:05 PM   #5
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I have a hitch purchased from E-Trailer.com on the front of my F-250 where I install my custom 10" offset and Cycle Gear motorcycle rack. The rack said it is not recommended for front mount, but I don't see a problem with it. There's a lot less bounce on the front end and I can watch the bike to make sure it doesn't go anywhere. A couple months ago we took a trip to Colorado with four bicycles and my homemade smoker on the front of my truck, worked perfectly! I'll attach a picture if I only knew how.
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