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Show me your hitch-mounted motorcycle carrier

I made my build to hold one bike inside but need to have another on the hitch. I borrowed a neighbor's moto carrier and when I loaded my KTM on the bar hit the back window. Not good. Please show me what you have found to work!
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Look for a hitch carrier that is out farther. I use the Versahaul which mounts the removable ramp on the inside (closest to the van) and that pushed the carry rail for the bike further out. No problem with even my widest bars clearing with at least 6-inches of lean. However the Transit hitch is quite low so have to really watch the dips into driveways. Have a piggy back step-up hitch device that will get it higher but have not tried it on yet.
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pretty generic 600lbs carrier for less than $300 off of e-trailer or somewhere. husaberg fe570 loaded. i also use this same carrier for my 950SE (significantly heavier than the 570 on my '12 dodge durango). it sits a little low for my taste on the van but it made it from NY to WV without issue.


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Just had a Yamaha XS650 on a versahaul on the van Friday but didn't snap a pic.
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Only thing that touched was the rear view mirror.
The versa haul has two pin positions I was probably in the closest hole ie it could have been moved further out. The tube was a sloppy fit in the receiver, had to strap one end of the carrier to the van to stabilize it. bike is close to 500 pounds 130wb empty wagon handled fine.

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I agree with gggGary about the sloppy fit however with any of my numerous hitch mount additions (tire carrier, bike rack, etc) I use one of these brackets to remove slop:

https://www.amazon.com/StowAway-Tightener-Anti-Rattle-Stabilizer-Hitches/dp/B0001CMUV4
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Yeah my last lighter MC hauler came with a hitch pin that threaded and locked. worked quite well. I used to drive a wedge I kept zip locked to the hitch when pulling the horse trailer.
Then a Ford pick up I have has a hitch permanently rusted in place. Lubed heated etc. Was able to beat it in about 1/8" with a 12 pound maul. I dragged my 7,000 pound locked skid steer trying to remove it. NOPE. Now I can't get the pin back in. LOL

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Thanks all for the input! I guess my neighbor's rack was an anomaly. I'll report back what I end up with.
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Nice Husa! I have the motard version of that bike and love it.
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Yeah I researched all of them pretty thoroughly. I am now considering a trailer lol.

The Versahaul and Mototote are the best as far as quality and features - they run about the same $, around $600.

The mototote is sexier and also way lighter and thus gets my vote.
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