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Hidden hitch, inside the fender.

Took the fender off and disconnected the tail light wires.

The previous owner had installed a signal light buzzer, and used these .

Don't use them even if it's convenient.

The wires are frayed, and will cause problems from vibration.

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vampire clips should be out-lawed...

if a customer came in with intermittent electrical issues. and I found vampire clips...
I changed from flat rate to hourly..

I installed many aftermarket accessories in cars and motorcycles..
hundreds of vampire clips that were New went into the trash.
I will not use them.. period. solder only.
 

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Seriously considering a single wheel trailer.

Built, not bought.

This is just to display maneuverability..

 

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Finished my hitch & painted it.

I had enough in the scrap bin to do this.

Bought the receiver tube from a local hitch dealer.

Next, start the trailer.
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Will be similar to the trailer illustrated .
 

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I've read up to page 17 of the flange drive theory .
The failure rate/ trailer use caught my eye.


How many here pull trailers and have had bearing failure?
 

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Yup, the vampire clip strikes again. Glad you found it before it caused more trouble.
I found 3 on my new bike (new to me old bike). Yes, just a silly dirtbike but if the clip decides to bite and shorts out your lighting system in the evening when you're trying to get home in rough terrain, try pulling out a cellphone and holding it up to illuminate your path on the rocks. LOL

I agree, those clips should be outlawed. Yikes. :)
 

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