I have to ask, what impact? My hitch has a bolt on the inside to take out all the slop in the drawbar. Is that what you mean? I have no movement at all in my trailer................or hitch.:shrug:
:agree: It's easy to forget my cheapo Harbor Freight trailer is attached to the bike. Not denying your experience, just the source of the problem.I have to ask, what impact? My hitch has a bolt on the inside to take out all the slop in the drawbar. Is that what you mean? I have no movement at all in my trailer................or hitch.:shrug:
What are you talking about ?? I too have a PiggyBacker and have never experienced what you described above. And I pulled this thing twice across the country.... Not to mention all the traveling within three or four state trips from home.I have a little PiggyBacker trailer. Works great. But I would like something like a cushion hitch to smooth out the impact on the frame from pulling out and stopping. No such animal currently offered for a 300 pound trailer. Much too light.
- Proposed projects?
- DIY plans?
Don't the tailwind trailers have what he is talking about?Those that don't understand what he is talking about probably have not pulled a trailer with a dampened drawbar. There is a noticeable difference.
I think this has already been brought up, but have you adjusted the slack in your coupler? What you are feeling from stop to go, may be minimized but properly adjusting it.It is subtle, but when you move from stop to go, there is a real TUG on the trailer. I'm not saying that my clutch control is bad, or that anything is wrong with my Piggy, but there is a very definite feeling that transfers through the system from the trailer. It is an object at rest and it wants to stay at rest.
The engine transfers momentum directly through the turning rear motorcycle tire, but the forward motion to the trailer is linear, through the drawbar, to the hitch, to those little steel bolts on my little aluminum subframe. If possible, I would like to "cushion" that impact.
Yes, the Tailwind does have a draw bar that does what he is talking about.Don't the tailwind trailers have what he is talking about?
I use a Bushtec hitch on mine too and it does attach at four points on the main frame it still atatches to the sub frame at two points so there are still forces transmitted to it, but much less than other hitches.Could the type of hitch have something to do with it? I noticed in your amplified post that you mention "sub frame". I have a Bushtec on my 'Wing so the subframe is not a factor.