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From what I read from the experts in various magazines, the trailer tongue should be 1 1/2 the width of the axle to be towed without any issues. From your pictures it shows that the tongue is at least 2 times the lenght of your axle. The trailer will sit way too far back from your bike. Perhaps you should check that out. Just a suggestion.

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Mike T.
 

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Italian Stallion,

I built a HF trailer as well and made my tounge nice and lont (space for cooler rack later!). Longer is ok... Just dont get too short. mine is a littel more than 2x the axle, and worked great, has about 1000 mi. on it now!

The longer the tounge, the less tounge weight you have (important if you put a 35 qt. cooler full of ice on it!), you just have to make sure that the tounge doestn't get too light, It will track funny!
 

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I was wondering where you measure from to get the tongue length. I imagine it is from the axle to the end of the tongue.

My axle width is 43" from rim to rim, my tongue from axle to end is 74". That leaves me 10" less than double and about 8" more than 1 1/2 times the axle width. I think it should be good.
 
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