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I'm thinking of installing a hitch on my '06 Ultra
« on: March 07, 2021, 05:19:44 AM »

I'm thinking of using it to hold a cargo basket for a duffle or small luggage, not for towing a trailer.

Is anyone running a set up like this?
Can you post pictures, please?
Which products do you use?

Most of the baskets I have found are designed to go behind a car or truck.  They are between 48 to 60 inches wide which is way too large for the bike.

Thanks!
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Re: I'm thinking of installing a hitch on my '06 Ultra
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2021, 09:35:25 AM »

I have seen the cargo platforms  on bikes and they look good.
Don't have any pictures but 3 guys stayed at the same hotel as us.
Each platform was different.
Kuryakin has some you could check out.  Also Facebook groups has a motorcycle trailer group and there have been ads for them.
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Re: I'm thinking of installing a hitch on my '06 Ultra
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2021, 03:16:26 PM »

I may not be correctly envisioning what you're describing Mark.  If I am, however, can you do what you want without hiding the license plate?
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Re: I'm thinking of installing a hitch on my '06 Ultra
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2021, 04:19:44 PM »

Look at Big Bike Parts. In the trailer hitch section.  There is a kit for hitch.
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Re: I'm thinking of installing a hitch on my '06 Ultra
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2021, 06:00:44 PM »

Didn't you go to Afghanistan so that you could make the money to buy a new CVO?  Pretty sure you should be able to trade your bike in and pay the rest in cash.    :2vrolijk_21:
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Re: I'm thinking of installing a hitch on my '06 Ultra
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2021, 06:32:12 AM »

Didn't you go to Afghanistan so that you could make the money to buy a new CVO?  Pretty sure you should be able to trade your bike in and pay the rest in cash. 

JC,

As I have said MANY times before, I am keeping my CVO.  I've almost got it to how I want it.  My next bike will be the new Honda GoldWing.  When it comes to my love for motorcycles I've never been brand blind.  I'm not ditching Harley,  I'm just expanding my options.

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Re: I'm thinking of installing a hitch on my '06 Ultra
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2021, 06:36:03 AM »

Look at Big Bike Parts. In the trailer hitch section.  There is a kit for hitch.

Thanks Joel!

You and another rider I know named Joy Medved have pointed me in the right direction.  I've been able to find everything I am looking for at J&P Cycles and Dennis Kirk.

I may go to a trailer someday, but for now I'll try out the basket on the hitch.  Don't want to get my wife into thinking she can bring everything,....LOL!!

Mark
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Re: I'm thinking of installing a hitch on my '06 Ultra
« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2021, 11:18:57 AM »

I'm thinking of using it to hold a cargo basket for a duffle or small luggage, not for towing a trailer.

Is anyone running a set up like this?
Can you post pictures, please?
Which products do you use?

Most of the baskets I have found are designed to go behind a car or truck.  They are between 48 to 60 inches wide which is way too large for the bike.

Thanks!

I have a heavy duty hitch that came off my 2009 when I traded it in.
It MAY fit your bike.
I’m in San Diego area and if you want to ride down from LA to check fit, it’s yours.
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Re: I'm thinking of installing a hitch on my '06 Ultra
« Reply #8 on: March 27, 2021, 11:12:43 AM »

I'm thinking of using it to hold a cargo basket for a duffle or small luggage, not for towing a trailer.

Is anyone running a set up like this?
Can you post pictures, please?
Which products do you use?

Most of the baskets I have found are designed to go behind a car or truck.  They are between 48 to 60 inches wide which is way too large for the bike.

Thanks!
Mark I tried one of those Kury baskets. It worked but my Boarzilla burnt my tbag Ihad on it and it makes you wiggle at slow speeds such as pulling into gas stations.
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Re: I'm thinking of installing a hitch on my '06 Ultra
« Reply #9 on: March 27, 2021, 12:09:00 PM »

Mark I tried one of those Kury baskets. It worked but my Boarzilla burnt my tbag Ihad on it and it makes you wiggle at slow speeds such as pulling into gas stations.

Terry,

Thanks for the reply. I've mentally shifted gears and am now considering a small trailer.  I may start with the basket, and then get a trailer later.

Mark
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