Only a little bit off topic, but then there is the vintage motorcycle racer from
Ohio that arrived at AHRMA races all over the country towing his race bike (a
Honda, as I recall) on a trailer behind a Honda Goldwing motorcycle. Sometimes
with his wife riding behind him on the bike. Had all his spares and camping
and other necessary race stuff on the trailer.
At the time I was racing a 750 Norton Commando, and needed a fully loaded truck
cart the stuff I needed for a weekend. Here he rolls up on a bike with a bike
tow, and did just great. He was in his 50's to early 60's. No problem
M. W. Jordan, Jr.
Tim Nagy wrote:
> When I towed my MG from Atlanta to Pittsburgh with my Ranger (2.3 4 Cyl,
> 5 speed), it rolled along pretty well, on the flat areas. The hills of
> Virginia were trecherous-25 MHP up the truck lane, second gear, hazards
> on...all of that.
> Stopping was an issue. The trailer itself, from U-Haul, weighed in at
> ove 2000 pounds.
> So, towing an MG with an MG, I hope it's a lightweight, custon built
> trailer, with electric brakes, 'coz that might be a bear!
> Just my .02,
> Dan Pockrus wrote:
> > > I am putting a tow hitch on my V8 MGB just so I can flat tow
> > > my race car
> > > with it at least once. I figure with flat towing I don't
> > > have to worry
> > > about tongue weight.
> > Yes, Kelvin, you're right about the tongue weight. What you do have to worry
> > about is the interesting dynamics that occur when the car you're flat towing
> > is about the same weight as the car that's pulling it. I once towed a
> > Karmann Ghia with a Karmann Ghia - got rather twitchy at anything over 30mph
> > and was downright scary to stop. Never again.
> > Dan Pockrus
> > '74B in faded Citron