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Ways to transport a scooter/moped with Mustang?

I do a lot of photo shoots at race tracks, and could really benefit from having a scooter or moped/pit bike to get around the track with my gear. I'm looking at some used scooters/pit bikes, and am curious if you guys have any thoughts on the best way to transport one of these to the track with my Mustang? If I got a trailer hitch, could I get one of those carriers that would hold the scooter off the ground? Other ideas?

I'm thinking of something like a used Yamaha Zuma


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mustangs are for hauling a$$ not mopeds
get one of your friends to haul it for you in there truck


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I wouldn't use a hitch carrier for two reasons. One, too much weight out back. Handling will be be severely compromised and I think it might damage the hitch, rear subframe, possibly rear suspension. Two, it will hang really far off the back and proabably scrape coing through relatively small dips..

Your best bet is a single rail motorcycle trailer or flatbed trailer , maybe 4 x 6 ft. Should be able to keep total weight below 1000 lbs.

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If you truly do want a hitch to tow with, I wouldn't but that's me, do a search for hitch.
There was a thread just a little while ago all about it, for hunting, towing, etc...

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mustangs are for hauling a$$ not mopeds
get one of your friends to haul it for you in their truck
Let's see - I do about 8-15 photo shoots a year, at race tracks that are up to a couple hours away, one of my friends drives a Range Rover sport (he won't want to put a pit bike/scooter in the back that!), another drives a Honda Passport (won't wanna put it in that either)... those are the only people I know with trucks.. and I would not want to impose on them by asking them to drive 3-4 hours round trip to drop off a scooter for me.

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A single rail trailer...any hitch mount carrier I believe usually requires a 2" receiver, and possibly a disaster waiting to happen...




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Sell your Mustang and buy a truck & the scoter, now your safe and good to go,otherwise it looks like your back to walking, if you don"t want to ask your friends for the transport.
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Ignore the nay sayers and do a search, hitches on mustangs with a small trailer is just fine.

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Get something like this Amazon.com: IF-Reach 8-Speeds Folding Electric Bike, Black: Sports & Outdoors and put it in the trunk.

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You could put a 1-1/4" receiver and tow up to 1,000 lbs total weight.

I tow my Kodiak 450 on a single axle trailer and total weight is under 1,000 lbs.
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Here is a previous thread about trailer hitches. If you go with a hidden hitch I don't think it would all that bad.

https://www.allfordmustangs.com/forum...ler-hitch.html

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For the folks who responded with helpful answers - thank you.

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I see corvettes dragging 4 tires on a trailer to autocross all the time, I really don't feel like this is an impossible thing to ask of a mustang.

Sorry no real advice, but don't be discouraged by nay-sayers!
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Why not a pocket rocket. Fits in the musyang and also more fun than a scooter/moped

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