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post #1 of 11 Old 11-13-2020, 03:59 PM Thread Starter
 
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towing with rear wheel down

so i got an emergency trailer that i keep in my truck for any situation that might come up.. but lately, i been thinking about how much more convenient that would be to use.

if i leave the engine idling - is it safe for frequent use?

we are not factoring in strapping properly.
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it's a trailer that just lifts the front wheel and leaves the rear rolling on the ground.
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so i got an emergency trailer that i keep in my truck for any situation that might come up.. but lately, i been thinking about how much more convenient that would be to use.

if i leave the engine idling - is it safe for frequent use?

we are not factoring in strapping properly.
You keep a trailer in your truck? huh?
What are you going to tow? ?
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it's a small attatchment that connects to the hitch. just big enough to lower and lift the front wheel, but small enough to fit in the cab.
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its a YZF
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Since bikes usually have a wet (with oil) transmission it seams like it would be fine, the engine isn't spinning so no need for the pump. But I really don't know for sure.
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I'm just concerned that the bearings in the actual gear box will go dry or something. I'm assuming the engine being left idling will remedy any potential problems; and the fact that it will be getting moderate air flow it won't over heat or anything?

ima call it safe unless anyone has experience with failure, or technical knowledge.



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I'm just concerned that the bearings in the actual gear box will go dry or something. I'm assuming the engine being left idling will remedy any potential problems; and the fact that it will be getting moderate air flow it won't over heat or anything?

ima call it safe unless anyone has experience with failure, or technical knowledge.



thanks for your help scott.
Yes, I understand. That's why I think it's ok because the gearbox is full of oil on every bike I've seen. When in neutral there isn't much spinning in there either.
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that makes sense, is it possible being over cautious and leaving the engine running might introduce new factors that could cause harm? or just extra protection. i know the gears will certainly get lubricayed; but isn't there also oil gallies that run through the shafts to lubricate bearings or friction points that might be hard to get to? i got a 30 mile tow in each direction
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that makes sense, is it possible being over cautious and leaving the engine running might introduce new factors that could cause harm? or just extra protection. i know the gears will certainly get lubricayed; but isn't there also oil gallies that run through the shafts to lubricate bearings or friction points that might be hard to get to? i got a 30 mile tow in each direction
Man, I really don't know for sure.

I'm not sure I get why you are towing cause you said "emergency"...But if it's only an emergency to get it home then let her run. If it is something you do all the time I would get a better trailer for the bike for sure.

As an example, you rarely see cars towed on 2 wheels anymore, years ago when AWD came out it was a big issue. Tow drivers had to guess if they could tow the thing, if it had a neutral for towing, ect. Then shortly after we see nothing but slide beds and that is probably a big reason why. I would get that bike off the ground if I were planning on towing it.
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