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post #1 of 5 Old 09-22-2008, 04:36 PM Thread Starter
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Can a CJ7 support carrying a CBR sport bike on a motorcycle carrier from its hitch?

Here is the link to the product:

http://www.discountramps.com/hd-motorcycle-carrier.htm

I am wondering if a 400 pound mototcycle (plus the added 100 pounds of the carrier) can be supported on the back of a 1982 CJ7 or will that added weight be too heavy for the back end of the jeep? I have no doubt that the Jeep (which has a 350 Crate Chevy in it) has the ability to carry the 500 lbs, my main concern would be if the weight is unproportional. Any advice you all might have would be great. Also, does anyone know what class of hitch came with the 82 CJ7?

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post #2 of 5 Old 09-22-2008, 05:15 PM
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In your case, you need to make sure of the tongue weight. Your rear bumper will need to tie the rear bumper to the frame - NOT just four bolts. You'll need HD brackets to add extra support. I believe you can buy them already made from LoD. They make great HD rear bumpers too. If you buy a bumper from them, just ask them to beef up the receiver box and brackets for your application.

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Then make sure the tongue weight rating for the receiver is rated at or more than 500 pounds - closer to 600 would be better.

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post #3 of 5 Old 09-23-2008, 09:32 PM
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I would not trust it. #1 I just dont feel safe with a bike on the back like that. #2 The CJ frames are the strongest in the world and I would worry about stressing or bending it. #3 Thats alot of weight on the back of a CJ, it will be sqautting big time.

But all in all, I don't even think I would put one of those on my 3/4 ton truck...

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post #4 of 5 Old 09-23-2008, 10:29 PM
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For that price you can get a little two wheeled trailer that would work just fine with your jeep. Check craigslist. Or make one yourself. It's pretty simple to make a bike trailer.
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Why don't you buy a craddle? I have ordered one.

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