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|Manufacturer Part Number||Motorcycle Hauler|
The Original Slick Wheelie
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I was very nervous when I first headed out with my Road King, but within 75 miles I was totally at ease and faithful in the product.
At 25 miles, I stopped to check the straps, since they were brand new and I expected some stretching to occur. I took up about 8 "clicks" on one, and 3 on the other. Subsequent inspections showed no sign of further stretching.
This device is very easy to install and remove, and loading is fairly simple, but does require a bit more work when done by one person. I found that wrestling my 800 pound Harley was a bit awkward, but managed to get her loaded and secured within 1/2 hr, probably taking that long because it was my first attempt.
Comments about the bike leaning in corners are true, but greatly exaggerated. I found that my bike leaned a slight 3-5 degrees, but only in 90* "city" corners, which are few if you are setting out on a road trip as I was. Once on the highway, the curves were broad sweepers, so the bike didn't lean at all. Stood straight and tall for 300 miles (which I covered at an average speed of 70 MPH!
One word of caution though, when traveling the highway you need to learn NOT to straddle potholes. This causes the BIKE to hit the hole violently and will put your heart in your throat! LET THE TOW VEHICLE TAKE THE BUMP!
As for the premature wear on the back tire........"NOT"! The tire is free wheeling, so wear is minimal. Given that we normally get more mileage from our rear tires due to scrubbing in turns of the front tire, any additional wear on the rear tire as a result of towing in this manner is insignificant.Read more ›
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watch the video. ps. my tailgate will not go down with this on my truck and if I do put it down there will be super damage.
Update: So I just used this kit to take my bike to the shop for a throttle body sync. I have to say that it worked so good that I added a star to this review. Needless to say, I finally bent the rails to clear my break calipers and now the product is 10X better for me. I can now kick stand it when it's in position with no worries while I get my straps on. The straps it comes with are super heavy duty (some might say overkill), but being that the straps are the only object keeping your bike from doing summer-salts down the expressway, I stuck with them for the added piece of mind (I'm sure that's what the manufacturer was thinking as well cause they must be expensive straps comparatively). The only scary thing is that the bike LEANS HEAVILY in the sharp turns, But honestly, it seemed to be fine since I made my modifications for the calipers (in the end, I wound up shoving a hydraulic jack where the wheel goes and I jacked it out to make it about an inch wider on each side). The dealership people thought it was the neatest thing when I pulled up. I was kinda shocked that they hadn't seen it before. They gave it a full look over and gave it a HUGE thumbs up! They even wanted to help me take it off just to see how it worked. It's a bit of work to crank that think up and down but I still prefer that to the other products with ramps. I'm usually solo so I need systems that don't rely on 2 people. Bottom line, you won't drop your bike with this product if you know what your doing.Read more ›
I'll list some pros and cons and let you be the judge:
1) Great size/portability
2) cool concept (i get a lot of looks of amazement from other drivers on the road)
3) Very easy to load and secure
4) Keeps the bike wheel secure and sturday (accept for when cornering... use caution/go slow)
5) Since it's jsut hoisting up the front wheel, I can use my 4-cylinder mini-suv and i use this to tow my zx6r at 60-70mph on the highways.
1) Will cause damage to your rotors if you don't modify the side rails(it bent mine a little at first.. but since then, I've widened the side-rails and it works fine)
2) It is a bit long, so you have to be careful when pulling up into steep driveways
3) It does not pivot..so you have to be careful to safely secure the bike with tie-downs and also go around turns slowly
Now, it took me a while to learn the tricks of using this device, but once i did, its' very nice to use. I do wish that it was shorter in length.. but understand why it has to be. Whit some minor modification, this can be a neat little tool to tow your bikes around. I have a sports-bike that ways about 400 pounds and it works fine on it, but be very careful when using this for a harelay or anything that weights around a 1000 pounds(just because it sticks out so far and is made of small tubular construction. Also, i recommend using something like High Roller HR601-20 Blue Handlebar Harness, when using this product with the factory provided tie-downs (or it may cause damage to throttle/controls)
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I had read several reviews about this Slick Wheelie, I elected to take to heart the review I read from the gentleman that actually new what he was talking about, that being said, I... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Charlotte NC
This is not meant for large bikes. It'll barely work with 750#. It'll work best with 500# and less.Published 2 months ago by Ramon Rapido
I have read the reviews on this item before I bought it. There was one where the individual actually knew what he was talking about. Read morePublished 23 months ago by pen name
Return Policy is very bad. Can only be returned if you never used it and you pay shipping. I bought in winter, didn't open till now. Took about 1. Read morePublished on April 24, 2014 by chester Schroeder
Bought it, used once. you've really gotta strap that bike down, slow down, check your mirror often. My trip was across town, I doubt I'd go across the county, well, maybe, but not... Read morePublished on March 12, 2014 by Another Brick
I bought this item thinking of everything but the tong weight max, you must have a truck with a tong weight of over 600 lbs in order to be able to lift a Harley... Read morePublished on October 19, 2012 by Simon A.