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#1 tjfischer

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Posted 16 January 2009 - 10:43 PM

Does anyone know the towing capacity of the Spyder?

I'm hoping to do a month long ride this summer. I would like to get a teardrop camping trailer, or a small pop-up tent trailer for camping. But I don't know the towing capacity of the Spyder. I know the manual says NO TOWING. But I also know that a numbe of rider have already equipt their bike for towing.

Next question. Any recomendations on trailers?
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#2 chrisboerman

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Posted 17 January 2009 - 04:20 PM

Does anyone know the towing capacity of the Spyder?

I'm hoping to do a month long ride this summer. I would like to get a teardrop camping trailer, or a small pop-up tent trailer for camping. But I don't know the towing capacity of the Spyder. I know the manual says NO TOWING. But I also know that a numbe of rider have already equipt their bike for towing.

Next question. Any recomendations on trailers?

:TgC_emoticon142: Same here,whats the true pulling stats with this bike? Thanks for infor. :riding:

#3 SpyderGuy

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Posted 17 January 2009 - 08:19 PM

The "Official" towing capacity of the Spyder is ZERO (0). You are not technically supposed to tow anything with it since it's sophisticated stability management system was not designed with towing in mind.

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Posted 18 January 2009 - 12:24 PM

The "Official" towing capacity of the Spyder is ZERO (0). You are not technically supposed to tow anything with it since it's sophisticated stability management system was not designed with towing in mind.


Yes and if we all lived by the rules we would still be a British Colony!!

Check with LaMonster on Spyderlover.com forum. He has a trailer that he pulls. He can probably let you know what the weight is that he has pulled. I've pulled a small trailer behind my two wheeled bike and it is better than overloading the bike on a long trip two up. Mine probably never exceeded 250 pounds and the tongue weight was probably around 40 pounds. The Spyder has more than suficient power to pull.

Keep in mind that the stopping distance will be greater as well as the acceleration reduced.

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Posted 19 January 2009 - 01:10 PM

Does anyone know the towing capacity of the Spyder?

I'm hoping to do a month long ride this summer. I would like to get a teardrop camping trailer, or a small pop-up tent trailer for camping. But I don't know the towing capacity of the Spyder. I know the manual says NO TOWING. But I also know that a numbe of rider have already equipt their bike for towing.

Next question. Any recomendations on trailers?


Stuffed my trailer to the gills to see. I did not have a scale, but my guess is about 400 lbs. Pulled it for a couple of thousand miles, no problem. Usually don't pack it that full. http://www.webbikewo...rcycle-trailer/ has a fairly comprehensive review of cargo and camping trailers. They will have links to the vendors. Go with a company that has been in business for a while. Bushtec is popular, but I don't think they make a camping trailer. My cargo trailer is an Escapade LT from California Sidecars. I got a great deal on a used one. If I want to camp I just load my gear. I think Time Out makes a camping trailer as do three or four other companies. Happy shopping :lol: Ryde Safe and Enjoy
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Posted 21 January 2009 - 04:48 PM

Does anyone know the towing capacity of the Spyder?

I'm hoping to do a month long ride this summer. I would like to get a teardrop camping trailer, or a small pop-up tent trailer for camping. But I don't know the towing capacity of the Spyder. I know the manual says NO TOWING. But I also know that a numbe of rider have already equipt their bike for towing.

Next question. Any recomendations on trailers?

It might void your warranty. I know it does on some makes of bikes.

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Posted 22 January 2009 - 01:36 PM

It might void your warranty. I know it does on some makes of bikes.


That is possible. I checked with my dealer first, and there was no problem, but every dealer is different. Wise to err on the side of caution.
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Posted 23 January 2009 - 06:58 PM

That is possible. I checked with my dealer first, and there was no problem, but every dealer is different. Wise to err on the side of caution.

You can tow more than you can haul. I tow a bustec with my bmwlt, because I don't want to overload the bike. The trailer only adds about 40 pounds to the bike. Tongus weight.




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