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Two issues I've seen suggested are 1)You'll be putting a lot of wear on an (expensive) tire that you won't actually be using and 2)The unloaded weight of the motorcycle means it may bounce around a lot. YMMV
 

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uses I can think of:
-retrieve local craigslist finds
-bring bike to nearby track
-bring bike to be repaired

In short, for anything vaguely far away (rally, distant track, out of state purchase...) they will not be useful as it will kill your rear tire fast.

So, what do you imagine using it for?
 

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So, what do you imagine using it for?
1) calling wife to "come get me" and 2) going up to the mountains which is 700 miles each way. I can see it having perhaps an issue with bouncing around, but didn't consider tire wear. Actually was concerned with the chain. Thanks
 

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Oh heck no. 700 miles... don't even go there. Save up an extra $250 & get one of those inexpensive trailers from Harbor Freight.
 

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I used one to tow my bike back from the shop, since I had it in for about a month and I couldn't really plan it out for when I get it back. Works good, but the sides of the hitch are real close to the brake rotors.

Drove carefully and slowly. No drama. Works.

My only suggestion would be to use a Canyon Dancer Bar harness. Wished I had one when towing my bike.

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What happens if you get a flat on the rear wheel of the motorcycle? I bet you could drag that bike along with a flat tire for a hundred miles without ever knowing it and do a hell of a lot of damage to your bike in the process.
 

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I'd imagine if that happens and the driver doesn't notice, or stop periodically to check up on everything, they'd be SOL'ed.

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Even if you stopped every 20 miles you could pick up a nail 1 mile after your last stop and then drive 19 miles on a flat tire. At the very least you'd tear up your rim and probably get that tire carcass wrapped around some other bits on your swingarm.

I got a flat on my car once, pulled over immediately and had already torn up the entire sidewall on that tire. That was in a couple hundred feet.
 
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