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Pictures needed - removing old trailer hitch (spring/clamp style)

Old 07-12-11, 10:40 AM
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Pictures needed - removing old trailer hitch (spring/clamp style)

Hi, I'm thinking of upgrading my current hitch to the burly QR mounted hitch with the pin. Mine has the old spring and clamp on the end of the arm that connects to the chainstay. It's starting to make creaking noises and has a lot of rust.

How do I go about removing this old hitch? Does anyone have any pictures of this - or has anyone done this upgrade that can give some hints?


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Old 07-12-11, 04:07 PM
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You just remove the one nutted bolt through the tongue...the one with the end of the safety strap under one end, and the ring under the other. The rubber inside the spring may grab the threads of the bolt after you take the nut off, so you may need to do some persuading to get the bolt out.

BTW, I did this upgrade on my Burley, and it gives much less "surging" with a heavy load.
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Thanks kevbo! Did you just buy the little aluminum axle piece (burley standard hitch) and the circular rubber plug/bolt kits (flex connector for square or circular tongue)
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https://blog.bitratchet.com/2011/06/1...trailer-hitch/


I replaced my hitch with a pneumatic coupling.
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Originally Posted by TurbineBlade View Post
Thanks kevbo! Did you just buy the little aluminum axle piece (burley standard hitch) and the circular rubber plug/bolt kits (flex connector for square or circular tongue)
Yes. Burley no longer makes anything except the upside down "F" forged aluminum piece. I intend to make some bits similar to the ones they used to make that replaced the skewer or the axle nuts, but my round tuit seems to working poorly these days.
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