wanting opinions on fabricating a trailer and hitch

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Seth Matthews

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I have a 1980 Suzuki GS100G I have a windjammer, side bags, and the vetter trunk, keeping it simple as possible. would a single wheeled trailer be better, or are 2 wheels better. any opinions would be appreciated.
 
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I am kind of partial to the two wheel design. This started life as a 14 foot boat trailer... it's been put on a diet.



It's nothing special, just big enough for my camping gear.
 
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I don't know the GS1000 frame, but on the Goldwing, the trailer hitch replaces the rear "bumper" to the stock saddlebag crash guards. I made a hitch once but never used it because I was give a crash guard set and never needed to use it.

Again, on the Goldwing, I found the strongest part of the frame (passenger footrest mounting points) and ran square tubing back, bending it slightly where needed. Not very much bending was needed. Then I anchored it to the point where the rear fender attaches to the frame.

It shouldn't be any different on other big bikes. Here are a couple examples of "home brewed" hitches.

http://classicgoldwings.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=11583&p=179728#p179728