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Old 30 Oct 2011
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Motolug bike trailers

I'm thinking about buying an SE+ version, does anyone have one? Are they easy for one person to load/unload? It says on the website that the loading system holds the bike whilst it's strapped down, how does that work? It's for the Ducati, about 170 kilos.
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Yep we've got one and its quite easy to use. Even I can do it on my own although I try not to if I can get somebody else to do it for me because I know if I drop a bike I'll never hear the end of it. And yes, it does hold the bike while you strap it. You roll the bike up the ramp thing and the front wheel drops in between two moveable clamps that hold the front underside and the rear underside of the front wheel - a bit like those wheels clamps you get on some ferries. That holds it upright so you can strap it down. But you need the trailer to be on level ground when you're loading it - which is not always possible - so then you have to power it up rather than push it to get it over the first clamp. And I found that difficult because it's too high for me to hold the bike's weight and reach over and operate the clutch and throttle. But a small winch in the back of the van got round that problem.
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My mate has one and uses it for his trials bike, XR400 and GS Adventure.

Only takes a few minutes to put together. They are very well thought out and engineered.

If I was looking for faults, they are lots of pennies compared to a conventional trailer and the paint finish on his hasn't stood up very well. I suppose if he had touched in the scratches as they happened, it wouldn't look quite so rough and rusty.
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Hi, thanks for those replies. Is it possible to ride the bike onto the trailer? I'm 6'5" so I don't suppose I'd have trouble reaching the controls if I was powering it up the ramp but I'd prefer to be sat on the bike. I once accidentally started a H-D SuperGlide up whilst it was in gear, it's not a good feeling watching ones pride and joy set off on it's own. I'd hate to send the Ducati straight through the back door of the Land Rover!

Total weight would be bike,170kg and me 82kg = 252kg. I think they're rated at 500kg so that should'nt be a problem.
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Yep, I reckon so - it's sturdy enough and not excessively high off the ground so riding it on would probably be easy for somebody of your height.
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Motolug trailer

Anyone had this problem and got resolved?
My bike is a Honda S-Wing maxi scooter.
Just assembled my new single bike Motolug trailer. However my car is a Honda CRv so the Motolug, at lowest setting for loading, still has the end of the trailer a couple of inches of the floor. Now that didnt appear a problem until I attempted to load my scooter onto the Motolug ramp...The side stand on the scooter ( in stored position ) hits the metal upstand of the fitting on the Motolug to which the lighting system is fitted and so stops the rear whell of the bike from loading onto the ramp.
Motolug is an expensive piece of kit and I decided on it due to its advertised easy loading spec( no ramp needed)...but no-place was anything mentioned about an S-Wing loading to a Honda CRv mentioned as a problem.
Just wondered if anyone had experienced similar ...and resolved.
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In the rest of the world if you want to load, say a car onto a Lorry, then you'd find a bit of ground that slopes the right way for easy loading.

Otherwise there are various adjustable tow hitch devices, mostly for the likes of Land-rovers but may suit your needs.
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