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What options do I have to get a dirtbike around with a Honda Civic? Thanks in advance.

Do a search for "Harbor Freight Trailer" -there will be hours of reading for you!

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You could install a hitch on it and buy one of those bike carriers that slide in the hitch.

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You could install a hitch on it and buy one of those bike carriers that slide in the hitch.

This would drastically exceed the capacity the rear suspension has-remember that a hitch carrier extends far beyond the normal ball, therefore the "lever effect" is much more extreme.

That, and I doubt you could find a hitch with a high enough tongue rating to handle a bike + carrier that will fit on a Honda Civic-remember, the tongue rating of the hitch is rated for use as a hitch (much closer in), not out 2+ ft like many carriers place the center of the mass.

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i pull my 2006 crf 250 r with my honda civic ex 1996, i am using a reese hitch made for the honda civic. the trailer is a harbor freight trailer. i did the math before attempting. you will be fine.

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What options do I have to get a dirtbike around with a Honda Civic? Thanks in advance.

Well if the Civic is old enough and you don't care about it - ride it up on top - front wheel on the roof, rear wheel on the trunk.... :bonk:

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You would be better off installing a hitch on your bike and towing the civic.

LOL best thing ive heard all day!

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After some reading I think I will go with the Harbor Freight trailer. I know bigger wheels are better, but I think I'm going to go with the 8" wheels/tires version.

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?Itemnumber=42709

I'm guessing it will sit more level on the back of my civic and also will take up less space in the already cramped garage. Where do I get some good rails or wheel chocks to hold the wheels in place? Thanks for all the info guys.

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I've got the smaller trailer myself (8" wheels) ... Works great, but it's simply a bear to back up at anything over 1mph ... If I had to do it again I'd get the one with the 12" wheels ... :bonk:

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I dont know if its just me, but does anyone else find it extremely funny seeing an Impreza pulling a trailer? Although, I must say, it would be even funnier to see him rallying with his trailer attached to the back, someone call Pastrana, it's a Nitro Circus moment.

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I have pulled three bikes on a a 4x8 harbor frieght trailer behind a geo metro hatchback with a homemade hitch. Talk about getting weird looks.

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I have pulled three bikes on a a 4x8 harbor frieght trailer behind a geo metro hatchback with a homemade hitch. Talk about getting weird looks.

:naughty:

Have done something equally... what would be the word?

STILL looking for that picture of my 1976 Triumph Spitfire pulling a trailer... :bonk:

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I dont know if its just me, but does anyone else find it extremely funny seeing an Impreza pulling a trailer? Although, I must say, it would be even funnier to see him rallying with his trailer attached to the back, someone call Pastrana, it's a Nitro Circus moment.

I was wondering how well it drifts with the YZ on the back?!

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Where is a good place to buy the rails you bolt to the trailer that hold the wheels in place?

Any metal suppliers. I would advise using aluminum, since it is lighter, and won't rust up and look nasty-you can leave it bare, and not worry one bit.

Just ask for aluminum channel that is just a bit wider than your rear tire.

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I used to pull a 3 rail trailer with three bikes on it and gear with a 4 cylinder Toyota Tercel 4 speed manual. I used to leave it in 3rd and let her rip up the hills and it pulled 4th no problem. I used to cruise at 65-70mph. It used to rub the rims when the trailer wasnt on because it had bigger rims but with the trailer on it didnt actually rub as much. Wierd.

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