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Patent: Easy Loading Motorcycle Trailer

  Posted at 06:00:00 PM
  File under  Ideas
  Author: Mike Werner
  Location: Travelling
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A necessary evil, trailers that can carry your motorcycle are often not that easy to load. Usually the portion that carries your motorcycle is high off the ground, so you need to wheel your bike via an iron "plank" onto the trailer before securing the bike to the trailer. Usually you can not ride the bike up (as I discovered), and if you have a big and heavy motorcycle, pushing it up is not easy, and you'll need a hand from someone else.

But several trailer have been made in recent years that make loading your motorcycle qs easy as riding it into the garage (see related articles below for a few examples). Here is a patent from 2012 for such as trailer:

Click for bigger version of Adjustable Trailer
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As you can see from the above drawing, the loading platform is almost flat on the ground. That is because the loading platform has been lowered (the colors in the diagram have been done by me .. the blue is the mechanism that lowers and raises the platform).

Here is the same trailer without the motorcycle:

Adjustable Trailer

As you can see the platform is almost horizontal with the ground and a few inches above it. When you need to load your motorcycle, you lower it with the winch you see at the front. And when it's on the ground, you just ride your motorcycle onto the platform:

Adjustable Trailer

Once secured, winch it up and you are ready to go. Easy.

For people who have been trailering big bikes like Gold Wing, BMW, Harley, etc you know this will be heaven sent.

Click here to read the easy loading motorcycle trailer patent in detail Open Google link in a new window.

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Via: Google Patents Search

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