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Examples of Bad Designs


 

Poorly designed carriers

Excessively Extending a Carrier

Loading two bikes (over 180 lbs. each) on this carrier will severely overload the hitch and cause disastrous driving impairment by reducing front wheel traction. This configuration will cause a virtual mobile teeter-totter driving experience. On any thing but the straightest driveway entrance, this severe over-extension of the carrier will be sure to leave gouges in in the road, if not completely destroying the carrier and your hitch. Overloading your suspension may cause the shocks, and leaf or coil springs to be damaged or blown. And, what about your bike?


 

Poorly designed carriers

Excessively Extending Horizontal Stabilizers

As in the case above with the overly long extension of the horizontal stabilizer will severely reduce ground clearance, causing the carrier to 'bottom-out' especially when going through drive-way entrances. The absence of a vertical stabilizer will allow the bike to sway on sudden stops or accelerations causing damage to the vehicle and/or the bike.


Safety information by:
SAS LLC, – owned by a motorcycle enthusiast with 10 years experience building and field testing motorcycle carriers in Michigan
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