The Slick Wheelie attaches in seconds to a 2” Class II or Class III receiver, and its all steel construction allows for this unit to haul bikes with a curb weight of up to 1000 lbs. Other transports require you to struggle with pushing your bike up a ramp. Not this baby!
1. Simply turn the crank and the cradle lowers to ground level
2. Insert and secure the front wheel. Then,
3. Turn the crank in the opposite direction to raise the bike to the transport position.
Really. It's just that simple.
Do you have questions about this product? If so, take a look at some of The Slick Wheelie's FAQs.
Do I need lights on my motorcycle when towing with the Slick Wheelie™?
Research indicates that because the Slick Wheelie™ is not a traditional trailer and the towing automobile’s lights are not obstructed, additional lights are not needed. For safety, however, we offer two suggestions:
1. When driving at night, illuminate the motorcycle’s running lights or purchase an inexpensive trailer lighting kit. These kits easily plug into your trailer lighting receptacle.
2. Check with your local law enforcement agency for regulations specific to your location (Laws sometimes change without the knowledge of some citizens.)
Will this type of towing affect my odometer reading?
Most odometers function in conjunction with the front tire. The front tire is elevated while in tow, so the odometer does not register any additional mileage. That being said, there are exceptions to any rule. Please refer to your owner’s manual or contact the manufacturer with regards to your bike.
What kind of bike can be used with the Slick Wheelie™?
Most 2 wheeled motorcycles can easily be towed with the Slick Wheelie™. Trikes and side cars do not allow for the lean necessary for turning. There are 3 minimum requirements:
1. The front tire must allow for a strap to wrap around the rim, so there needs to be an opening.
2. The stabilizer straps must be able to attach to the handlebars or upper triple-tree – not the forks.
3. Custom raked front ends cannot extend more than 3 or 4 inches over the original stock lengths.
Can it be used with a motorcycle that has fairings or wind effects?
More often than not, a point of anchor can be found. Remember that the straps need either attach to the upper triple-tree or handle bars. Do NOT attach the straps to the forks. You cannotplace straps over OR wrap around fairings, windshields, or anything that may interfere with the attaching of the motorcycle to the bumper. The straps that connect the motorcycle to the tow vehicle must be taut. As fairings and windshields can bend or break, attaching to either one may cause the straps to slip and become loose.
What size front tire will it accept?
Slick Wheelie™ will accommodate a front tire up to 5 ½ inches in width - 6 inches, if you reduce the psi.
What is the weight capacity for the Slick Wheelie™?
Is there a particular bumper height that works best with The Original Slick Wheelie™?
The bumper of the tow vehicle must measure 12’’ – 16’’ in height from the ground to the center of the receiver opening. If it does not, a drop receiver extension can be used.
Do you make a version of the Slick Wheelie™ that will fit a 1 ¼” receiver?
Slick Wheelie may not be used with a Class I receiver which has a 1.25’’ square opening. If you have a Class I adapter, DO NOT use it with The Original Slick Wheelie™. A Class I adapter is a device used to convert a Class I receiver to a Class II receiver. This adapter is not stable enough to work in conjunction with The Original Slick Wheelie™. Although some internet sites may suggest the use of the two products together, DO NOT.
Using the Slick Wheelie™, can I transport my shaft-driven motorcycle?
We have not received any reports from our consumers regarding any problems associated with the use of Slick Wheelie™ and shaft-driven motorcycles. However, know that some shaft-driven motorcycles use a lubrication pump that requires that the motor be running in order for it to work properly. Should you have any doubt or concern about your specific model, please contact your motorcycle manufacturer, authorized mechanic or dealer.
Will my motorcycle be damaged if I don’t remove the drive chain before towing?
As with any engine concern, if you have any doubts, we recommend that you contact the service department of your bike specific dealership.
Can I purchase more than one Slick Wheelie™?
Absolutely! Buy two or three. The Original Slick Wheelie™ makes an AWESOME gift!