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Old January 12th, 2011, 02:41 PM
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NAS rear hitch capacity

Just bought a motorcycle that weighs 450lbs. I'd like to load it on a hitch-mounted carrier with a 600lb capacity. I know the carrier can handle the load but I'm worried that might be a bit much for the NAS receiver to handle. My D90 is rust free and all of the hitch/bumper hardware has been replaced recently with grade 8. Any ideas as to what the capacity limitations are with the NAS bumper? It will be a 6 hour trip from South Dakota back to Denver. Thanks, in advance, for your input!

ps: Although this is probably a frequently asked question, I was unable to find an answer via search- feel free to respond with thread links if you have any

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Old January 12th, 2011, 02:48 PM
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Do a quick search some one on here did a long distance drive with a motor cycle like that.

Actually, don't do a search, Josh will find it in a minute or two.


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Old January 12th, 2011, 02:49 PM
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technically, it is 350lbs hitch weight with 3500lbs tow weight, but if all the bolts are there and rust free, I would not be worried in the least about 600lbs on that thing. I towed 6k with my 90 without isses on several occasions (no way of knowing how much was on the hitch, but 500-600 would be a good guess).
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Old January 12th, 2011, 03:05 PM
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Ha. What about recovery strength from the NAS hitch mount?
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