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19 Responses to Japanese Tow Trucks [Pic]

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    iansquall Female 18-29
    601 posts
    June 28, 2014 at 7:28 am
    Link: Japanese Tow Trucks - Not exactly a `truck` per se, but it tows just fine.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    31766 posts
    June 28, 2014 at 10:52 am
    Nifty! With extra brakes on the trolley wheels! You need them, lolz!
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    Nickel2 Male 50-59
    5879 posts
    June 28, 2014 at 10:55 am
    I bet the bike handles like a stuck pig with that weight on the back. I would not like to tow a 1 1/2 ton car and have to rely on the bike brakes, thank-you-very-much!
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    Jake_Justus Male 50-59
    7033 posts
    June 28, 2014 at 11:51 am

    Everything`s got to be a Transformer over there.
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    Agent00Smith Male 18-29
    2581 posts
    June 28, 2014 at 1:20 pm
    YAPANESES!
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17515 posts
    June 28, 2014 at 3:12 pm
    Nickel2: "I bet the bike handles like a stuck pig..."

    Honda Goldwings have power steering, 6 cyl. engines, ABS brakes and they are made to tow trailers.

    My Dad used to own one.
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    ferdyfred Male 40-49
    13600 posts
    June 28, 2014 at 3:30 pm
    @CrakrJak
    Agreed, my neighbour has a Goldwing trike
    awesome massive beast. The torque on these things are immense
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    carmium Female 50-59
    6381 posts
    June 28, 2014 at 7:59 pm
    I thought these were Swedish in origin.
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    Nickel2 Male 50-59
    5879 posts
    June 28, 2014 at 11:36 pm
    CrkarJkar: `Honda Goldwings have power steering, 6 cyl. engines, ABS brakes and they are made to tow trailers.
    My Dad used to own one`.
    Power steering.
    Really?
    Power steering my arse.
    Pow...hahahhahahaha!
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    Nickel2 Male 50-59
    5879 posts
    June 28, 2014 at 11:41 pm
    I have to admire your wickedly ironic sense of humour though. (My mate has a Triumph Rocket, it`s got an onboard turbo-ecabulator made from solid amulite.)
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    31766 posts
    June 29, 2014 at 12:17 am
    @Nickle2: One can clearly see the brakes on the trailer wheels.
    It doesn`t need to "handle" with something in tow: It just needs to go from A to B :-)

    C`mon, @CrakrJak obviously meant power BRAKES! ABS won`t work without power, eh? :rolleyes:
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    Nickel2 Male 50-59
    5879 posts
    June 29, 2014 at 12:43 am
    I have owned, ridden and serviced bikes all my adult life. My current ride is a 1986 Yammy FJ1200 weighing a quarter of a ton. It handles beautifully when the payload is between the wheels. A small keg of beer on the rear carrier upsets the F/R weight distribution, makes it front light, and it then handles like a stuck pig.
    Power steering? - In my life I have never seen or heard of a bike with power steering, you don`t need it.
    `Power brakes`? WTF are power brakes? Never heard of `em!
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    ZackDark Male 18-29
    299 posts
    June 29, 2014 at 8:19 am
    That`s brilliant! The tow `truck` won`t get stuck in the horrible traffic your now-defunct car caused!
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17515 posts
    June 29, 2014 at 9:52 am
    Nickel2: No, Goldwings, the newer ones, do actually have power assisted steering. Honda also has power steering on some of it`s ATVs as well.
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    TheZigRat Male 50-59
    2210 posts
    June 29, 2014 at 11:18 am
    You mounted a keg of beer on your motercycle? Isn`t that a bit extreme when drinking and driving?
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    Nickel2 Male 50-59
    5879 posts
    June 29, 2014 at 11:48 am

    I`ll have to bow in submission on this one.
    In my entire life, I have never seen a reason for power steering on a motorbike, heard of or seen one in the UK. In all the years I have ridden, I have relied on the laws of physics to assist me in the safe passage along the highway.
    Even the scrawniest of stick-insects, or the colossal, pathologically clinically obese uses the laws of physics to operate, balance and steer a two wheeled vehicle. Why the hell do you need power assistance? What happened to physics? Perhaps the men of the old country are made of sterner stuff than that of the colonies.
    Some motorcycles are even fitted with an electric reverse gear for the physically feeble!
    Please help me to understand this motorcycling aberration by posting a picture/diagram of the apparatus in question.
    ZigRat - Only a small keg,(72 pints, otherwise known as a firkin), to a party when my car was off the road.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    31766 posts
    June 29, 2014 at 12:51 pm
    @Nickle2: Well! It wasn`t a typo? Lolz!

    A quick looks at the 2014, 1832CC Model:
    900 - 930 pounds
    Reverse gear
    ABS brakes
    Airbag...what! lolz!
    CB Radio :-)

    No mention of air conditioning, which I`ve seen on bikes...

    The only power assist steering I could find was on 4x4s...

    It is my understanding that ABS brakes require power, how else could they function?

    Source: Honda pages
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    Draculya Male 40-49
    14544 posts
    June 29, 2014 at 11:02 pm
    That`s clever.
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    insanmonster Male 18-29
    291 posts
    July 6, 2014 at 8:54 pm
    I`ve got a feeling that the transmissions on those bikes won`t last long....they are not designed to pull that much weight

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