Originally Posted by TouringDan
I think that I may have hit on a solution for me- a small dual sport mc (Suzuki drz400S or SL). I can use this to take short trips and explore on my own, something that I really enjoy doing. This will be carried on the front of my truck. The weight of the mc, loading ramp and receiver will be less than 450 lbs. This may push me over the truck gvwr, but will help keep me under the rear axle gvwr, since the mc in front should reduce the rear axle loading by about 100-125 lbs. I personally don't mind being slightly over the truck gvwr (6,900) if I am under the axle gvwr (4100,3900). The only real problem is blocking the headlight illumination somewhat. I probably could not travel at night.
Slip7- VersaHaul makes a sport bike carrier with a capacity of at least 600 lbs, I think. You will need a class IV front receiver hitch. Good luck in your quest. Thanks for starting the thread.
Hey Dan - I am looking at an '06 25' CCD or the Eddie Bauer - and I have a Vespa ET4 (300 lbs?) and a '10 F250. Can you tell me more about the front receiver hitch and the VersaHaul? I'm only 5'2, so trying to get the scooter in the bed of the 4x4 truck would prove amusing to others, at best.
Any advice for a newbie? Thanks!