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Old 07-06-10, 03:09 PM
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BoB Yak

I've got a BobYak trailer that I've attached to my Catrike Trail. We're planning a 5 day tour on Vancouver Island in Aug., I toured some of the same route before but never with a trailer. Camping is the reason I got the trailer. I loaded up the rear rack and the panniers with my stuff on the 1st trike but was too top heavy. I'm hoping with the trailer the center gravity will be much lower. Anyone with experiance using a trailer with a recumbent tapole trike?? The trike has the Scram DualDrive with 27spd so should be an OK hill climber(slow, but on the go). I've got two dry sacks that hold all my stuff, so i thought I'd save some money and not buy the sack that you can purchace after. Originally I thought to put a hub motor on the trailer with a battery compartment housed under the deck (pusher trailer) but I'm finding the BoB tracks really well when loaded and maybe I won't need the assist yet. Just gotta remember to pack light..........
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Old 07-06-10, 07:57 PM
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Nice setup.Hope it works out for you.
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Old 07-06-10, 08:43 PM
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I have a BOB Yak, but I can't comment on how it would work on a Trike with a Dual Drive....I'd ask over in the trike section of the BROL Forum.
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The BOB specific dry sac is worth its weight in gold. It keeps everything clean and dry but also maximizes usable space as it is perfectly contoured to the trailer. IMHO it's worth every penny.
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Old 07-07-10, 03:23 PM
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Dual drive being at it's core a 3 speed, has a Nut to fix it to the axle , there are BoB Nuts for the purpose,
but I have not tried the Klick box fitting scheme to know compatability on the right side.
threads would need to match . had a Sachs 6x2 hub , thread interface was loose.

Got rid of my BoB years ago as two wheel trailer is more practical for utility loads,
things get strange when load is not low and strapped down well..
torquing the rear triangle .. the tubes in that rear end are beefier than a light single bike, though, I presume..
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