Posted 9/21/2016 3:26 PM (#90829) Subject: using a caravan mover as a reverse.
Has anyone got any information on using a caravan mover as a reverse on either the side car wheel or the bike?
Just thinking of returning to a hack again after many years solo and a trike but now far to 'mature' to have the power to push a complete outfit out of a difficult situation. I also don't want to have to go down the road of a Goldwing or BMW LT. as I prefer a more naked bike.
I have found a number of units that just may cover what I need but would be interested in learning if any others have gone down that road.
Posted 10/3/2016 1:51 PM (#90924 - in reply to #90917) Subject: Re: using a caravan mover as a reverse.
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
I might be alone on this but doesn't this seem like overkill? Claude's starter motor friction drive, as it was fitted on Sarge's "Monster", was more simple, a fraction of the price and didn't require an upgraded electrical system. It really seems like we should be thinking about appropriate technology.
Posted 10/4/2016 10:45 AM (#90935 - in reply to #90829) Subject: Re: using a caravan mover as a reverse.
We have done many different reverse set ups, years ago we tried a "caravan" mover, this one had a ball on it, lifted the front of the caravan (trailer in the USA) and moved it. The problem was that it is WAY TO SLOW!