Track Day Bike Hauler Build (Part1)

My Friend Jon started doing track days with me this year, and he is hooked.  I do have to admit that once you do a track day, it isn’t easy to walk away.  He has gotten the bug so bad that he is worried about what would happen if I couldn’t make an event. His solution was to buy  a single axle enclosed trailer and build a nice bike hauler with it.

We have started doing some work on the trailer to make it “HIS” and to add a few luxury features.

1
This is what we started with

Jon bought this trailer for 2k.  It is in really good condition, tires are in great shape, the frame isn’t rotting out from under it, and the floor isn’t all beat up.   I feel he found a really good deal.

 

2
Removing the old motorcycle tie downs.

The first thing we did was remove the old motorcycle tie downs and wheel chocks.  it was as easy as unbolting them and filling the holes with caulk.  We also removed the spare tire since it is mounted on the inside of the trailer.

 

3
Removing aluminum angle trim along the floor.

Since we were laying linoleum, we needed to remove the aluminum trim from around the floor.  There were also tie down points or D-Rings that were fastened to the floor that we removed.  Essentially the floor was a clean slate.

 

4
Gluing the checkerboard linoleum down.

 

5
Laying out the Pit-Bull trailer restraint system.

We laid out the Pit-Bull trailer restraint system in the trailer, so that if Jon did want to go to the track by himself, the bike would be centrally located and the weight distribution in the trailer could be closer to centered than if he would have just one bike off to the side.

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Drilling the holes for the system.

 

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Done for the day. Trailer Restraint Plates are bolted down.

You can see here how the system mounts centrally using the same hardware.  I have been using Pit-Bull products for a while now.  I feel these are these stands and systems are the best that are available today.  I am a firm believer of buying quality and buying once.  My Pit-Bull equipment has never failed me, and it had never disappointed.


Chad

Riding motorcycles and wrenching since my preteen years, I have moved from motocross to street bikes. Being a teen back in those days it was tough to get me off of the bike. Now days even though I am very busy being a dad I still have my weekends and go to the track to race and on occasion will do a track day or two.

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