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Old 03-06-2006, 08:05 AM   #1
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Towing Drag Bike w/SVT???????

I just recently bought a Silver 02 SVT. I looking for input on using this vehicle to tow a motorcycle and trailer. I was going customize a hitch so that it is hidden behind the license plate (if possible). The bike is a little over 400 lbs. w/gas and a small trailer that hasn't been decided on yet.

Just wondering if I am going to burn up my clutch trying to tow?

Well the car is stock silver, so you know what it looks like. But I thought I would include a pic of the bike.



Any suggestions would help.


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Old 03-06-2006, 08:16 AM   #2
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I towed my Honda 919 for several hundred miles with my "regular" ZX3. The car can easily handle it. You should see what people tow over here in Europe with very small engined cars, we're just so used to big trucks for towing that we don't think a "normal" car can tow something. That's a myth, the Focus is rated by Ford to tow up to 1,000lbs, and I think it could prob handle a bit more than that.

I bought a utility trailer and made it into a bike trailer using plywood. This is a very bouncy setup for long-haul trips though. Purpose built bike trailers are fairly expensive though.
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I towed my 93 Escort to Nopi and back even in stop and go traffic. I used one of those trailers that lifts just the front wheels. It was about 300 round trip and my clutch is still fine.
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Old 03-06-2006, 08:36 AM   #4
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I towed my Honda 919 for several hundred miles with my "regular" ZX3. The car can easily handle it. You should see what people tow over here in Europe with very small engined cars, we're just so used to big trucks for towing that we don't think a "normal" car can tow something. That's a myth, the Focus is rated by Ford to tow up to 1,000lbs, and I think it could prob handle a bit more than that.

I bought a utility trailer and made it into a bike trailer using plywood. This is a very bouncy setup for long-haul trips though. Purpose built bike trailers are fairly expensive though.
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Shouldn't be a big deal, although I might recommend getting a draw-tite hitch that sticks out a bit so you don't accidently jackknife your trailer.
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i guess the only problem would be if you forget its back there and start to carve corners...bye bye r1!
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Old 03-08-2006, 01:11 AM   #8
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hidden behind the license plate if possible no way you can do that with a svt it wont work . win i was 18 i worked for wells cargo and saw a focus pull a 2 place bike trailer
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Old 05-02-2006, 01:42 AM   #9
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Anyone have pics of the SVt or a ZX3 with a trailer hitch installed , im looking at Valley and Hidden hitches for mine right now.

Basically im doing the same thing as above but the bike will be an 06 GSXR750 and its going to the roadcourse.
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Old 05-02-2006, 01:46 PM   #10
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I have the CURT hitch on an SVT. Diffuser modification is required.

A Hidden Hitch with not fit the SVT...unless you have a bandsaw and MIG welder.
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