Custom Built Cycle Carriers Design White Sheet

Custom built carriers are dual carriers, large road bikes or carriers with special features or colors. These carriers start at $340 & have a 2-4 week lead time. For inquiries and for quote requests on custom built carriers please send emails with information to “saslavick@yahoo.com”. Please include specific information, including make/model of cycle and vehicle.  Also, photographs of the vehicle's rear showing the hitch are helpful.

General Note On Products:

Gray oil based enamel paint over primer is used on most products. Powder coated receiver assemblies and main carrying tray are standard after 2011. A minimum of (2) red DOT reflective tape markers are added to the cycle and cargo carriers.

Numbering System for Custom Motorcycle Carrier

Example: 3C6-O2-19-2S-RH

This particular version has many of the standard components:
Class 3 receiver tube, detachable tray 6" wide by 81" long, offset of 2" raised up above the receiver for added clearance,19" (14.75" when setting one selected)dimension hitch pin to tray center, (2) vertical stabilizer and bracket, Class 2 receiver built into the end of the carrier with integrated anti-wobble/tilt locking device at the receiver/hitch connection.

Vehicle Hitch Receiver Type: 2, 3, 4, 5

  • Class 2 or 2.5 = 1-1/4" tube, 200-350 lb. maximum load
  • Class 3 = 2" receiver tube, 500 lb. maximum load
  • Class 4 = 2" receiver, 900 lb. maximum load
  • Class 5, 2.5" = receiver, 1500 lb. maximum load (typical for heavy duty pickup trucks and diesel pusher coaches, etc.)

Carrier Tray Type:

  • B = brake bent channel, welded to receiver tube. (pickup only, cannot be shipped)
  • C = brake bent channel, detaches from receiver tube with 4 bolts for storage, shipping, or adding a cargo tray to the receiver tube. Limited to 450 lbs.
  • CD =Brake Bent channel, detaches from receiver with six bolts and detachable side supports (idea; for shipping or compact storage)
  • CE = brake bent channel that attached to a bolt pattern on the tray for adjustment fore and aft plus Left and Right thru a range for center of mass balancing.
  • E = brake bent channel that allows adjusting fore or aft location on receiver tube

Tray Channel Width at Rear Tire:

  • 6" = standard
  • > 8¼" = road bikes with wide rear tires. Please specify rear tire width (measure 1" from floor).
  • 10-1/4" tray width up to 12" in the rear, 6" in the front.

Up or Down Offset:

This is an optional vertical offset distance – the tray is shifted above (or below) the receiver tube for added ground clearance (or easier loading):

  • 02 = 2" offset
  • 04 = 4", etc. Available in 2" increments up to 8" shifted up.
  • -02 = dropped 2" for trucks with high hitch or lift kits to accommodate easier cycle loading ("-" meaning shifted lower) up to 8" shifted down

Tray distance to Receiver Pin = 15" or more:

This is the distance in inches from the pin in the receiver tube to the centerline of the cycle tray. 15" is generally the minimum and 19" is standard. (See "F" dimension on SUV worksheet)

S = (1) Inside Stabilizer Bar option
2S = (2) Stabilizer Bars option (inner & outer for heavy cycles ≥ 350 lbs.)

This is a horizontal bracket welded to the receiver tube to bolt on a vertical stabilizer bar to secure the cycle from pitching fore and aft when breaking or accelerating the vehicle.

RH = Class 2 (1-¼" square) Receiver built into the end of the receiver tube
RH3 = Class 3 (2" square) Receiver built into the end of the receiver tube

Tongue weight is reduced by > 2/3 over vehicle rating.

= Loading Ramp @ Width x Length in inches
R642 or R660 = Standard Dirt Bike Loading Ramp @ 6" Width x 42" or 60" Long
       (see "Price Sheet" under "Ordering" menu for pricing for all sizes)
R848 or R860 = Road Bike Loading Ramp @ 8" Width x 48" or 60" Long

Tail Lights & Bracketry Options

  • Option #1: MTL – Magnetic Tail Lights (detachable lights)
  • Option #2: B-LED – Bolt on LED Lights - call for availability
  • Option #3: B-INC – Bolt on Incandescent Lights

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