What About B.O.B.(Push Trailer)?

Discussion in 'Push Trailers' started by 5-7HEAVEN, Feb 15, 2009.

  1. 5-7HEAVEN

    5-7HEAVEN Guest

    Anyone use a B.O.B. trailer as a push trailer? I'm gonna look at a used one in a few minutes. For $110, it should be a superstrong base for my 6.5hp push trailer.

    http://www.bobgear.com/trailers/index.php

    Attachment to the bike is a quick-release axle skewer.

    My bikes are cruiser bikes with solid axles. I KNOW I won't be able to attach it with a skewer because my rear axle carries a Staton freewheel sprocket.

    Any suggestions how to connect the B.O.B. trailer to solid axles?

    ANNNDD, has anyone installed a gas engine on a B.O.B. trailer?
     
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  2. ZnsaneRyder

    ZnsaneRyder Member

    double post forum glitch
     
  3. ZnsaneRyder

    ZnsaneRyder Member

    It looks like a great platform to build with! Stealthy as well!

    That hitch is really interesting. I bet it could be modified to use the two screw holes above each side of the axle. I'm real sure you would have to add reinforcement bars in the cargo area to carry the engine.
     
  4. srdavo

    srdavo Active Member

    B.O.B used to make a powered trailer...The Motobob. the pack mule!!
    was electric.
    BIG gas powered BOB, outta rule!!

    reinforce everything!!
     
  5. graucho

    graucho Active Member

    Great idea! 1/2 of the work is done before you start. Do it. :smile:
     
  6. 5-7HEAVEN

    5-7HEAVEN Guest

    I Bought The B.O.B.!

    Well, I bought the 17-pound trailer.:grin5:

    Dave, the frame is chromemoly with 70-lb. maximum payload. Engine weighs 32lbs; drivetrain, engine plate and toolkit might weigh 18lbs.

    I'm good. Dropout might need widening and braces.

    Trailer wheel is a 16"/28-spoke aluminum rim w/1.75" knobby tire and quick-release axle shaft. Dropout frame width is 99mm.

    The 6hp Robin OHC engine's PTO shaft does not align with the wheel. Since a jackshaft is needed, maybe the trailer wheel can be replaced with a 16" Dahon wheel w/7-speed cassette.:idea:

    That'd be MUCH cheaper than a Comet TAV-2 CVT unit.

    Easy now, self.

    Keep...it...simple. :whistling:
     
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  7. ZnsaneRyder

    ZnsaneRyder Member

    Since that's a powerful engine, you may want to try a solid wheel. Maybe scrounge around for some old kiddie bikes with 16" plastic mags.

    Here's a 14 inch wheel, but you get the idea:
    http://www.staton-inc.com/Details.asp?ProductID=2340

    Can you get a close-up picture of that hitch? The website has only small pics. It really looks great, and I'm thinking of building a hitch like that for my 2nd trailer.
     
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  8. echotraveler

    echotraveler Member

    thats a real nice idea......an easy way would be a 4-stroke..


    non the less, it would look bab a## lol
     
  9. 5-7HEAVEN

    5-7HEAVEN Guest

    echotraveler, the engine is a new 6hp Robin OHC engine I bought on ebay for $105. It is a 4-stroke.



    (QUOTE)Attachment to the bike is a quick-release axle skewer.

    My bikes are cruiser bikes with solid axles. I KNOW I won't be able to attach it with a skewer because my rear axle carries a Staton freewheel sprocket.

    Any suggestions how to connect the B.O.B. trailer to solid axles? (QUOTE)


    GREAT news!!!

    The B.O.B. company makes "B.O.B. Nutz" adaptors to connect this trailer to bikes w/solid rear axles!

    One less modification to make!
     
  10. 5-7HEAVEN

    5-7HEAVEN Guest

    How about this shot?

    http://cgi.ebay.com/BOB-YAK-TRAILER...ryZ64648QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem


    The trailer fork/hitch is available for separate purchase:

    http://www.bobgear.com/accessories/accessory.php?accessories_id=19
     
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  11. 5-7HEAVEN

    5-7HEAVEN Guest

    Znsane, thanks for the tip on Staton wheel. The price is FANTASTIC, it has
    left and right hubs, strong too. It'll probably accept 7-speed cassette AND the Staton left-side sprocket.

    Freewheeling on either hub is a great asset, as well as gear selections.

    Only setback is that this wheel needs rear wheel dropout spacing. I measured the trailer's dropout and it has front fork spacing, about 100mm. I think rear wheel spacing is about 135mm.

    Then there's the 14" tire selection. Unsure about availability, but will do research.

    If worse comes to worse, I might just buy the Staton wheel and widen the dropout.

    Thanks for the great tip, Znsane.

    I'm gonna ride "The Dragon Lady" down to McD's for breakfast now...with a BIG smile on my face.:grin5:
     
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