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Japanese Tow Trucks [Pic]

Hits: 4666 | Rating: (4.0) | Category: Misc. | Added by: iansquall
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insanmonster
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 291 Posts
Sunday, July 06, 2014 8:54:05 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

Draculya
Male, 40-49, Asia
 12564 Posts
Sunday, June 29, 2014 11:02:00 PM
That's clever.

5Cats
Male, 50-59, Canada
 26171 Posts
Sunday, June 29, 2014 12:51:56 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

Nickel2
Male, 50-59, Europe
 4714 Posts
Sunday, June 29, 2014 11:48:05 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.

TheZigRat
Male, 50-59, Eastern US
 1670 Posts
Sunday, June 29, 2014 11:18:57 AM
You mounted a keg of beer on your motercycle? Isn't that a bit extreme when drinking and driving?

CrakrJak
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 17292 Posts
Sunday, June 29, 2014 9:52:12 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.

ZackDark
Male, 18-29, S. America
 275 Posts
Sunday, June 29, 2014 8:19:45 AM
That's brilliant! The tow 'truck' won't get stuck in the horrible traffic your now-defunct car caused!

Nickel2
Male, 50-59, Europe
 4714 Posts
Sunday, June 29, 2014 12:43:35 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!

5Cats
Male, 50-59, Canada
 26171 Posts
Sunday, June 29, 2014 12:17:55 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:

Nickel2
Male, 50-59, Europe
 4714 Posts
Saturday, June 28, 2014 11:41:28 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.)

Nickel2
Male, 50-59, Europe
 4714 Posts
Saturday, June 28, 2014 11:36:19 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!

carmium
Female, 50-59, Canada
 6406 Posts
Saturday, June 28, 2014 7:59:31 PM
I thought these were Swedish in origin.

ferdyfred
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11672 Posts
Saturday, June 28, 2014 3:30:57 PM
@CrakrJak
Agreed, my neighbour has a Goldwing trike
awesome massive beast. The torque on these things are immense

CrakrJak
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 17292 Posts
Saturday, June 28, 2014 3:12:49 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.

Agent00Smith
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 2297 Posts
Saturday, June 28, 2014 1:20:48 PM
YAPANESES!

Jake_Justus
Male, 50-59, Eastern US
 5426 Posts
Saturday, June 28, 2014 11:51:25 AM

Everything's got to be a Transformer over there.

Nickel2
Male, 50-59, Europe
 4714 Posts
Saturday, June 28, 2014 10:55:07 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!

5Cats
Male, 50-59, Canada
 26171 Posts
Saturday, June 28, 2014 10:52:38 AM
Nifty! With extra brakes on the trolley wheels! You need them, lolz!

iansquall
Female, 18-29, Midwest US
 1606 Posts
Saturday, June 28, 2014 7:28:36 AM
Link: Japanese Tow Trucks [Pic] [Rate Link] - Not exactly a 'truck' per se, but it tows just fine.


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