I have the Kuryakyn hitch and am pleased with it. I believe there is a brand new one in the 4sale forum for 150.00 anbd that is an awesome deal.I am seeking advise about trailer hitches for my GL 1800. I am considering a kuryakyn. I would appreciate some advice about what might be the best hitch to go with. Thanks Dan
I recently installed an "Add-on" brand and it's a pretty darn nice hitch. I haven't had any experiences with other brands so, I really can't compare. My install was pretty straight forward and had little to no problems. It was a great price and the quality of the components, chrome, powder coating etc is very good. That's about it, nice hitch.
I may be wrong (haven't been yet) but I thought the third hitch that bolts to the main frame was the Hitch Doc. Is that made by Add On?Hello, and welcome aboard. This is a great forum and you'll find a lot of people willing to help all we can.
You're new here so probably didn't see the sub-forums. Under the sub-forums is a board dedicated to trailers and their accessories. If you'll post this question on that board you'll probably get more responses. You'll also find it's a touchy subject. If you really want an education do a search for "Tom Finch and trailer hitches". You'll learn so much your head will hurt.:thumbup:
Now, with that out of the way, I'll offer my advice here. There are only three trailer hitches that attach to the GL1800's main frame, so don't depend on the weaker sub frame. These are the Bushtec, Rivco, and Add-On.
Thank you for confirming my thought regarding Glockjock's claim about the Add-On hitch. The Bushtec may be a reasonable choice if you have an older Goldwing withOUT the audio amp behind the rear fender but the removable rear section of the hitch would be a bigger hassle than it's worth to remove a rear tire out the back on the newer Goldwings. Rather than remove the audio amp it would be far easier to buy a lift (or lay the Goldwing on the crashbars) to remove the tire out the bottom.The Add On is a good hitch for the money, however, it does NOT have the extra braces that attach to the main frame like the Bushtec, Rivco and Hitch Doc do. It just a personal choice as to which one you want to use. The Bushtec and Rivco are the two best ones and the most popular.
I too bought the Bushtec V1 when it was on sale, however it does not have the removable section so you can roll the rear tire out the back. The Bushtec V2 does allow you to do this. I am not familiar with the Rivco but I think its like the V2 in that respect.