I know @Dallas is happy with this carrier. How about you @avigil?I just ordered an SMC-600R. Should arrive on Friday. Can you share the front wheel chock hole that you adjusted it to? And any other settings that you had for adjustable parts? I figure that if it works for you, it will for me and I'd rather learn from you than through trial and error. I'm assuming that everything on the 899 is roughly the same size as the 959. It looks like getting the front wheel chock adjusted to the correct notch will be very helpful.
I have a 2012 Nissan Frontier Pro-4X Crew Cab 4wd. The max. tongue load is 610 pounds. Since the 959 is 430 pounds and this carrier is ~90 pounds, that should be 520 pounds total which would be fine for my truck. Let me know if I'm missing anything though please.
I saw a video on Youtube of a guy tying down a different bike and he used 2 ratchets for the front, 1 for the rear wheel, and 1 for the rider foot pegs. He just went from peg to peg going under the carrier. I'm assuming that wouldn't hurt to do. What do you think?
The magnetic trailer light setup is about $75. I've never bought them, but I was expecting it to be a little cheaper. But it sounds like it's worth the $$. And I'd assume that you could use it with other trailers (as long as they are metal)...
It seems possible to load this carrier alone. See video.
On sale today at discount ramps for $200.
Just placed an order.
Not confirmed yet but likely have a track day scheduled for next weekend with private coaching from Kyle Wyman.
That young man can ride.