Trailer hitch

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Trailer hitch

Post by Dahgrin » Mon Aug 15, 2022 7:47 am

I seen other threads on this. I would like to add a hitch to the Bike.
1.25 in.
I was thinking of using a 4ft sq tube.
Cut a notch out around the axle area then bend it to level it out and weld the notch
Then using U bolts to secure it to the sidecar frame.
The price of a Ural accessory is over 900.00 CDN.
like to hear your thoughts and better methods of this project.
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Re: Trailer hitch

Post by jaybird » Mon Aug 15, 2022 8:56 am

This is a homemade trailer hitch for GearUp that Holopaw used to offer, easy enough to make but they were selling them cheap. I modified mine.
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This one is un modified;
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This one is on my Retro, it also originated from Holopaw but I bought it from another forum member. It’s un modified.
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Re: Trailer hitch

Post by Tomcatfixer » Mon Aug 15, 2022 9:20 am

Is that 2" square-section tubing? Looks larger than the 1-1/2" tubing I typically see on Ural hitches.
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Re: Trailer hitch

Post by Dahgrin » Mon Aug 15, 2022 10:28 am

Thank you for the pics.. Looks like 2". I will use this to help me. My plan is to go straight back and try and center it behind the vehicle.
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Re: Trailer hitch

Post by harryball » Mon Aug 15, 2022 11:02 am

I bought this
CURT 49506 1-1/4-Inch x 6-Inch Weld-On Raw Steel Trailer Hitch Receiver Tube https://a.co/d/bX4eHK5

And some 1 1/2 square tube with 3/16 walls. I could actually have bought the next thinnest wall thickness down.

I then welded up a hitch bar for my wife's cT and installed it using ubolts. She is out getting groceries with it as I type this.
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If I find more pictures all add them.

Oh, and this thread has a couple of pics and tells you what to get to make a wire harness. viewtopic.php?f=4&t=59462
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Re: Trailer hitch

Post by Tomcatfixer » Mon Aug 15, 2022 12:53 pm

I'm also preparing to fabricate a trailer hitch for my cT, but I'm torn between 1-1/2" and 2" tubing.
1-1/2" would grant a bit more ground clearance, which, admittedly, probably wouldn't matter during trailer towing times, since I won't be extreme off-roading with a trailer, but 2", while structurally overkill, would nearly perfectly match the diameter of the sidecar frame tubes, which would allow the U-bolts to better hold the hitch tubing to the hack frame.

I dunno...

I just don't know...

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Re: Trailer hitch

Post by harryball » Mon Aug 15, 2022 1:35 pm

To be honest, I used what I had left over from another project. I've had no trouble with the fit. I'm not sure it would matter one way or the other, use what you've got. I do like the smaller CURT weld on receiver though, perfect for for the hitch. Whether I used 1 1/2 or 2" I would still buy the same receiver part.
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Re: Trailer hitch

Post by Tomcatfixer » Mon Aug 15, 2022 1:40 pm

Whether I used 1 1/2 or 2" I would still buy the same receiver part.
Well, I would use the appropriate sized hitch shank for whatever tubing size I choose. I don't want a tiny 1-1/4" shank rattling around in a big ol' 2" tube.
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Re: Trailer hitch

Post by jaybird » Tue Aug 16, 2022 1:14 pm

Tomcatfixer wrote:
Mon Aug 15, 2022 9:20 am
Is that 2" square-section tubing? Looks larger than the 1-1/2" tubing I typically see on Ural hitches.
Yes.
I have an adapter for my 1 1/4” bicycle rack, the retainer pin is a threaded bolt that tightens everything up with no rattling.

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Re: Trailer hitch

Post by Dahgrin » Tue Aug 23, 2022 8:55 am

If I go to a 1.25 tubing I do have a 1.25 to 2 inch adapter to accept my 2 in rcver if I need it. I would think you should be able to go the other way if needed.
Also since the sidecar frame tube is on an angle has anyone put a notch in the tubing then weld it so have it level off for the receiver end or are you using spacers on the frame to make the hitch level with the ground.
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Re: Trailer hitch

Post by Tomcatfixer » Tue Aug 23, 2022 9:16 am

Also since the sidecar frame tube is on an angle has anyone put a notch in the tubing then weld it so have it level off for the receiver end or are you using spacers on the frame to make the hitch level with the ground.
My plan was to have the shank angled parallel to the ground, then rise up to the appropriate tongue height.
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Re: Trailer hitch

Post by Bar None » Tue Aug 23, 2022 9:43 am

Here is my 1.5" x 4" perforated tubing u-bolted to the sidecar frame. Had the tubing laying around so used it for a bike carrier since I can't tow for another 1.5 years on my warranty. I used none perforated tubing on my 2015 and 2012 Urals for towing in the past with no problems.
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Re: Trailer hitch

Post by Dahgrin » Thu Sep 22, 2022 8:58 am

I completed my trailer hitch. I just don't know how to add the pics so you can see it. I did post them on our Facebook page called
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Re: Trailer hitch

Post by Tomcatfixer » Thu Sep 22, 2022 9:09 am

Dahgrin wrote:
Thu Sep 22, 2022 8:58 am
I completed my trailer hitch. I just don't know how to add the pics so you can see it. I did post them on our Facebook page called
Maritime Ural Drivers...
You need to reduce your image size to around 100 megabytes in order for the forum to accept it. If you don't have an app on your 'phone to facilitate this, you can use one of an infinite number of websites to do it for free OR send the images to yourself via e-mail, which should ask if you want to reduce their size (you do).

I tried to look at your hitch pics on your Facebook group, but it's a private group. Might've been better to post the pics in the Soviet Steeds Facebook group.
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2007 Honda VTR1000 FireStorm (Super Hawk in U.S.)
2001 Buell Blast! - - - - - - - 2005 Yamaha FJR1300
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Re: Trailer hitch

Post by Dahgrin » Thu Sep 22, 2022 9:40 am

i will try both of your options thank u
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