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    Default Motorcycle as tow truck

    Might be a good way to get a stalled car off the road quicker than a tow truck can get there. I wouldn't want to do a long tow as shown in the video.



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    Default Re: Motorcycle as tow truck

    Quote Originally Posted by bcp View Post
    Might be a good way to get a stalled car off the road quicker than a tow truck can get there. I wouldn't want to do a long tow as shown in the video.



    Well, that is definitely thinking "out of the box". Looks like it works!
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    Default Re: Motorcycle as tow truck

    murder on clutches .... and the most important aspect .... "stopping "????? should be under towing things wrong .....

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    Default Re: Motorcycle as tow truck

    Quote Originally Posted by jaotguy View Post
    murder on clutches .... and the most important aspect .... "stopping "????? should be under towing things wrong .....
    I would be willing to bet that there are brakes on that trailer..
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    Default Re: Motorcycle as tow truck

    as in when some idiot cuts him off ( its only a bike ) , and the car/bike jack knifes, pushing the whole mess sideways out of control ....

    the "high" center of gravity makes the bike unstable with the arms UP .... low visibility when doing a hook up, due to small footprint of bike ...

    and the scariest thing of all... weaving between the cars in that "narrow broken bike lane" to get to the vehicle ..... just one car door away from cleaving off a leg or two. Darwin Award anyone?

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    Default Re: Motorcycle as tow truck

    I've seen similar video of these devices used in Asia (Japan perhaps) Seems expedient.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CalG View Post
    I've seen similar video of these devices used in Asia (Japan perhaps) Seems expedient.
    I see it as a limited application, certainly no substitute for a standard tow truck, but in some instances where the tow truck cannot get to the stalled car this looks like a way of solving the problem, until the hover-tow can be invented and utilized yes it is dangerous to go between cars, but if you go slow and have warning lights, and take some risk, it can turn out OK.
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    Default Re: Motorcycle as tow truck

    I believe I'll pass on that.

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