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    New guy from Wisconsin

    Hello. My names Doc. I just picked up an 86 cavalcade from rawhide boys ranch.
    I have a few bikes. Well. Nine to be exact. But Iíve been wanting a long distance tourer for some time.
    Iíve had a Kawasaki voyager, a yamaha venture and Iíve ridden a few wings. None fit me well. The engine was always in The way on the wing and the voyager and the venture didnt have the cargo space - or a reliable second gear.
    Iíve been taking long trips on my VL1500LC intruder. It had a hitch when I got it but lacked the power and weight for my comfort. So I sold the hitch and just bagged it. But Iíve always wanted to camp on the bike and really that means a trailer in my mind.
    So I searched for the one I really wanted - the heaviest and most powerful tourer of the 80ís. The Ďcade.
    Iíve got some resto work to do on it but itís a garage queen. Clean and not all cracked and broken plastics.

    Even has a hitch.

    Iíll likely build my own trailer starting with a small unit of some sort and hacking t up as I see fit. Iím a welder and fabricator in steel and aluminum.

    Hoping someone can give me some ideal tongue lengths and preferred total trailer weights so I can set some goals. I have a small single snowmobile trailer that I think will be my starting point.
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    Re: New guy from Wisconsin

    Welcome to the forum from Missouri.

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    Re: New guy from Wisconsin

    Welcome from Kentucky....Great looking bike...

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    Re: New guy from Wisconsin

    Welcome from South Central Wisconsin
    Dewey

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    Re: New guy from Wisconsin

    welcome from SW MI
    Soon to be from "Everywhere USA"

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    Re: New guy from Wisconsin

    Welcome from Southern Illinois!!!

    1986 Concours/1999 KLR650/2006 KLX250S

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    Re: New guy from Wisconsin

    Welcome from East Tn.

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    Re: New guy from Wisconsin

    Greetings from the Buckeye state!

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    Re: New guy from Wisconsin

    Welcome from Oregon
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    Re: New guy from Wisconsin

    Welcome from Southern Illinois.
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