Ditchard the High Maintenance Squirrel
Join Date: Jun 2006
Motorcycle: '06 R1 Raven; '08 Triumph Sprint ST; '09 Triumph 675; '10 Yamaha R6; '13 Aprilia RSV4 APRC; '14 Honda Grom; '15 Panigale 1299S
Re: 5X8 Trailer
It will be close, but i am 90% sure it is possible. But you will have to run the inside strap almost straight down/forward (instead of at a good angle).
I have a 6x10 open trailer that i use for taking the bikes for servicing etc when im not taking the toy hauler. I can fit them both, but they are really close. I think there is enough room that if the trailer was 1' skinnier, they would still fit. But you will likely have to stagger them. I think it will be so close that if you pull the both up to the front, the clip-ons will hit.
I know i can fit 3 bikes side x side x side in the trailer of my TH and it is 10' wide...and there is room to spare. But the bikes are staggered. The middle one is about 8" further forward than the outside 2.
You will have to put them as close to the side as possible. Meaning the outside clip-on will likely stick out over the outside of the trailer (watch the bodywork).
Once one bike is in there, it will be better if 2 people load the 2nd one. One guy pushing from the back while the other guy is on the outside of the trailer walking beside it. Or you could ride it in there, but it will be close and you will have to climb off on the outside of the trailer.
I would put several, several straps on there. Because of the angle of the front, the bikes wont be as secure as they would be with just 1 in there. I would secure the outside of the bike to the outside rail and then strap the 2 bike together by the inside of the swingarms.
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