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cassecou
I need to buy a utility trailer for things I need to move around and for the future FZ I will need to go pick up at some dealer who has it in stock.
If someone can give me the exact distance between the front of the front tire to the rear of the rear tire on the FZ. Yamaha web site list 82 inches. I would also need the distance from the front of the front tire to the rear where the rear of the tire touch the ground, if this makes any sense. I hope this last one is no more than 72 inches.
Thanks a bunch guys and girls ;)
 
 
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missourifz07
79 and 71 inches is what I come up with. The Star Trek enterprise sticks out a few inches so that may be where they get the 82 inches.
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pioneercrazed
79 and 71 inches is what I come up with. The Star Trek enterprise sticks out a few inches so that may be where they get the 82 inches.
 
 
You beat me to it. I've got the same numbers. The plastic fender is what is 82"-83"
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voodoo
Keep in mind you can also load the bike at an angle and have plenty of room in a 4x6 trailer.
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scordiaboy515
    I have a single rail one of these......pretty trick.....very good quality....http://www.kendonusa.com/index.html
 
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hondanike
I am looking to buy a disc lock for my future bike. Can you guys measure the rotor's hole size (front and back) for me? Thanks in advance.

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valhalla
Bought one of these yesterday. Doesn't work as advertised. Took it back today.
www.tractorsupply.com/en/store/carry-on-trailerreg%3B-4-ft-w-x-6-ft-l-mesh-floor-trailer-1700-lb-payload-capacity 
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cassecou
Bought one of these yesterday. Doesn't work as advertised. Took it back today. www.tractorsupply.com/en/store/carry-on-trailerreg%3B-4-ft-w-x-6-ft-l-mesh-floor-trailer-1700-lb-payload-capacity 
What didn't work? 

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valhalla
Bought one of these yesterday. Doesn't work as advertised. Took it back today. www.tractorsupply.com/en/store/carry-on-trailerreg%3B-4-ft-w-x-6-ft-l-mesh-floor-trailer-1700-lb-payload-capacity 
What didn't work?
First, with the pin removed the tilting bed stays in the lowered position so if you want to load your bike by simply riding it onto the raised bed you'll have to "engineer" some method so as to keep the bed in the tilted "up" position. Definitely doable, but I'm simply not in the mood right now to be buying a new trailer and then having to modify it. Also, if you really want this particular trailer you could always keep the pin installed and simply use a ramp.  
 
 
 
Second, though the trailer is just barely long enough for an FZ-07, a good portion of your rear tire still hangs over the back edge of the trailer. This leaves little or no margin for error during loading and/or transport should one of your tie-downs loosen up some and your bike happens to roll backwards just a bit. Again, if you want this trailer badly enough you could always load it at an angle and snug the front tire down up against either the left or right front corner of the trailer so as to give you a little more room.
 
 
 
 
Third, the expanded steel (mesh) floor is lighter than most utility trailers and bends easily so you'll need to reinforce it with a sheet of 3/4-inch plywood. Most people would probably do this anyway so this probably isn't a deal breaker either.
 
 
 
 
Fourth, the trailer doesn't come with a jack so you'll need to buy one yourself if you plan to leave your cycle loaded onto the trailer and then disconnect the trailer from the tow vehicle. Otherwise, your trailer tongue will drop down to the ground and rest on the hitch coupler.
 
 
 
 
Fifth, the trailer is so puny that I could see nary one tiny square centimeter of any part of it when it was hooked-up to my hitch behind me (I own a Toyota Tacoma Prerunner pickup). When backing up you need to know exactly where the trailer is positioned behind you *before* you start backing up so you know which direction to turn the steering wheel so as to prevent jackknifing and also just to make more coordinated and controlled backups. And this thing is so incredibly short coupled that if you're not careful you can quickly jackknife it around far enough to cause damage to your rear bumper, rear lights or the rear fenders. And if you have a tire going flat (or something else bad happening) while you're going down the road at 75 mph you may never know it because you simply can't see the cute little thing behind you. Again, this may or not be an issue for other vehicles that don't sit as high as my pickup truck but my pickup's suspension isn't modified or elevated at all.
 
 
 
 
Finally, I'd say the quality of the welds, wiring, and overall fit and finish was satisfactory but nothing to really write home about. If I owned one and planned on putting a lot of miles on it I'd also have to install "bearing buddies" on it so as to keep the bearings properly lubricated. Granted this little trailer is light and easy enough for one person to handle, but if I were to buy another utility trailer from Tractor Supply I'd have to spend a few hundred more dollars and get at least a standard sized 4X8 sized trailer -- preferably one with a ramp, plywood bed over the wire mesh, and a trailer jack already installed.
 
 
Read more: http://fz07.org/conversation/1382#ixzz3K8NljUjL
 
 
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cassecou
Thank you Mike for this very detailed explanations of the pros and cons about this trailer.
I had a 4x8 and loved it, had to sell it, but I found it a bit heavy for my Mazda3 to pull.
I would think the 4x6 would fit the bill better because, I have a ramp, the FZ is light, I never really went very far with my 4x8, just trips to the local Lowes, But, but, but, you say the Fz rear tire sticks out a bit? That might be a problem, unless mounting a 3/4" board is the center of the trailer, with the board sticking out a few inches at the rear of the trailer?
This is my old 4X8 trailer
 
http://i1370.photobucket.com/albums/ag272/arnau11/IMG_5638_zps1750f5a6.jpg
http://i1370.photobucket.com/albums/ag272/arnau11/IMG_2250_zps9ea2cba3.jpg
http://i1370.photobucket.com/albums/ag272/arnau11/5_zps844be27a.jpg
http://i1370.photobucket.com/albums/ag272/arnau11/6_zpsdb5be666.jpg
http://i1370.photobucket.com/albums/ag272/arnau11/7_zpscd4927aa.jpg
http://i1370.photobucket.com/albums/ag272/arnau11/IMG_3807_zpsb91fd956.jpg
 

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valhalla
Thank you Mike for this very detailed explanations of the pros and cons about this trailer. I had a 4x8 and loved it, had to sell it, but I found it a bit heavy for my Mazda3 to pull.
I would think the 4x6 would fit the bill better because, I have a ramp, the FZ is light, I never really went very far with my 4x8, just trips to the local Lowes, But, but, but, you say the Fz rear tire sticks out a bit? That might be a problem, unless mounting a 3/4" board is the center of the trailer, with the board sticking out a few inches at the rear of the trailer?
This is my old 4X8 trailer
 
http://i1370.photobucket.com/albums/ag272/arnau11/IMG_5638_zps1750f5a6.jpg
http://i1370.photobucket.com/albums/ag272/arnau11/IMG_2250_zps9ea2cba3.jpg
http://i1370.photobucket.com/albums/ag272/arnau11/5_zps844be27a.jpg
http://i1370.photobucket.com/albums/ag272/arnau11/6_zpsdb5be666.jpg
http://i1370.photobucket.com/albums/ag272/arnau11/7_zpscd4927aa.jpg
http://i1370.photobucket.com/albums/ag272/arnau11/IMG_3807_zpsb91fd956.jpg

Yes, the rear tire does hang out over the back end of the trailer (not exactly confidence inspiring!) but you could modify the trailer as you describe above or maybe load the trailer at an angle so as to give you more piece of mind. However, despite the lighter weight of the 4x6 trailer (vis-à-vis your old 4x8) I'm afraid that I'd still be worried about trailering *anything* around (no matter how far) with a front-wheel drive Mazda 3.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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cassecou
Americans have been spoiled with trucks and large displacement engines.
However, Europeans never had that chance, so pulling trailers or campers with, for us, mid size cars, like the Mazda3, is very common and will easily pull 1000lb all day long as long as you are not going on Pikes Peak :o

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mjh937
I am looking to buy a disc lock for my future bike. Can you guys measure the rotor's hole size (front and back) for me? Thanks in advance.
I am sure they are metric and I do but have a definite measurement, but a 1/4" drill bit just fits through the holes both front and rear. 

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