Join Date: May 2014
Location: The Portland OR. Area
I have to say, I was very excited about the idea of pulling a trailer. In fact, it's one of the reasons I got the V92's beastly 1500cc. However, reading the owners manual for the '99-00 V92C, it says that it's not meant to pull trailers and specifically said not to because it was not made for that purpose.
Now, I've built off-road rigs from the ground up, built expedition vehicles, built race cars and bikes, conversion vans... In every case where I started with a stock vehicle, I modified it to perform functions that the vehicle was not originally intended to do. I'm not one to look at a manual and leave it alone. It's just not my nature.
But it brings up questions:
- Does any of the Victory Owners Manuals state that the particular bike is meant to pull trailers? Which ones are to pull trailers and which ones aren't?
- Why would Victory state that the V92 not pull trailers? What's missing in the design?
I've not pulled trailers with motorcycles (I have with bicycles), so I'm not familiar with how it changes the handling. But what's missing that Victory would bold that text? Is the swingarm not meant for lateral movement? Will it chew through sprockets and belts?
I'm pretty sure I've seen hitches for the '99s. Do they just put them on and go anyway?
It's a very curious thing to me. I could use some help with advice on the subject.
- '99 V92C Victory
- '75 Z1 Kawasaki (Bone Stock)
- '76 KZ900 Kawasaki (ex-SuperBike)
- '72 Honda 350 Scrambler