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Trailer hitch suitable for a bike rack?

T-bone
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Anyone have any suggestions Uhaul comes to mind just looking for something that will attach safely and care two bike at most 🙂

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Topic starter Posted : May 11, 2021 1:53 pm
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Posted by: @t-bone

Anyone have any suggestions Uhaul comes to mind just looking for something that will attach safely and care two bike at most 🙂

Contact Cyclehead.  He's the expert on such things.

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Posted : May 12, 2021 9:47 am
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Posted by: @t-bone

Anyone have any suggestions Uhaul comes to mind just looking for something that will attach safely and care two bike at most 🙂

Let me check but I think I have one I picked up NIB from someone that 2'sRUS made years ago used to carry. that screwed into the nuts behind bumper. I would have those nuts welded all the way across and paint the welds. If I can dig it out it is yours for $250 shipped. It is only the hitch no bike rack. I will check later today.

Blown, it is like lift, only bigger, better, longer, stronger, harder... and that’s just the car. The first Rotrex supercharged 2zz Spyder.

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Posted : May 13, 2021 9:47 am
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Thanks if you can tell me the size of the receiver that would be very cool of you. 🙂 

 

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Topic starter Posted : May 13, 2021 11:06 am
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It is a 1 1/4 inch square. It is not in box but has never been used. There is no scratches on black paint or the bolts.

EDIT if you do get it welded I suggest disconnecting battery.

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Blown, it is like lift, only bigger, better, longer, stronger, harder... and that’s just the car. The first Rotrex supercharged 2zz Spyder.

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Posted : May 13, 2021 8:13 pm
T-bone
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thanks let me research what my bike rack options are in that size. Not being that savvy with its design what welding is required? Goal is not to permanently attach if it screws into the tow hook threads  

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Topic starter Posted : May 14, 2021 7:42 am
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the nuts are spot welded for the threaded steel loop that came with the car to pull it out backwards with a wrecker. They are fine pulling straight,,back but the stress of bouncing up and down ( different stress torque) it might not be. Welding them solid should work from what I remember reading about those who used bike racks on them on Spyderchat years ago, If you have it welded make sure to get matching scratch paint to cover the burned off paint.

 

Tow hook, I had a brain fart and couldn't think of the word. It screws into the tow hook nuts.

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Blown, it is like lift, only bigger, better, longer, stronger, harder... and that’s just the car. The first Rotrex supercharged 2zz Spyder.

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Posted : May 14, 2021 11:15 am
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If you make your threaded rods from 7/8 inch diameter steel, they will rest on the through-holes in the crash bar.   That means the tack welded nuts will not see any bending.  They will only see the pulling load.   Dead weight on the hitch will bear against the crash bar.  Photos show where the threaded rod bears, and the scratches where the rods rest ( when my trailer hitch was new).  Now those same marks are down to bare metal.

 

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I make Amateur Armrests - see the Commercial Forum. I also have Convex Mirrors and SMT repair seals available.

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Posted : May 16, 2021 1:51 pm
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It sounds like pwnzor isn’t happy with his hitch.   You could make him an offer.  It looks to me like it needs a little welding to take out some loose play. Minor tweak. 

https://www.spyderchat.com/threads/trailer-hitches.155080/post-2152635

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I make Amateur Armrests - see the Commercial Forum. I also have Convex Mirrors and SMT repair seals available.

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Posted : May 16, 2021 6:17 pm
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LOL sadly that guy would rather die than deal with me 🙂 

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Topic starter Posted : May 17, 2021 2:48 pm
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Yo T, I just saw this thread...I have most of what you need, just not assembled. I was going to do all this back when I was a/x-ing, '08-'10, even bought an HF trailer. Maybe get a Purdue engineering student to figure it all out.

"Think as we think", say many Spyder owners, "or you are abominably wicked, you are a toad". After I'd thought about, I said "I will then, be a toad."
Thank you, Stephen Crane

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Posted : May 18, 2021 11:05 am
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@galo coolness we can chat later about it definitely a project I want to pursue just want to be able to take on and off when desired. 

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Topic starter Posted : May 18, 2021 12:03 pm
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T, "you" just screw them in, then screw them out...you know how to screw, right?

"Think as we think", say many Spyder owners, "or you are abominably wicked, you are a toad". After I'd thought about, I said "I will then, be a toad."
Thank you, Stephen Crane

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Posted : May 19, 2021 7:37 pm
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If he doesn't I could probably find some links and maybe a couple of books with diagrams that might help. You just have to follow the science. It actually is settled science, but the last few decades the parts can be interchanged...supposedly. Never got interested enough to pursue that though. P Mayhaps it will spark an interest in T or Nelix. Nelix's pieces parts are just about worn out. He probably is looking for a change. 😎 

Blown, it is like lift, only bigger, better, longer, stronger, harder... and that’s just the car. The first Rotrex supercharged 2zz Spyder.

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Posted : May 20, 2021 12:02 pm
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Yeeeeoooowww...and you even got Nelix involved 😯 😳 

"Think as we think", say many Spyder owners, "or you are abominably wicked, you are a toad". After I'd thought about, I said "I will then, be a toad."
Thank you, Stephen Crane

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Posted : May 20, 2021 8:08 pm
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