FAQ Motorcycle trailer hitches

Motorcycle Hitch

Frequently Asked Questions!

1. What is a Hidden Hitch?
Answer: It is a hitch that has few external parts, and has a plate and ball that can be removed when not needed.
* A hidden hitch is not possible for all applications or motorcycles, because of space limitations or accessories....

2. What is a Visible Hitch?
Answer: It is a hitch that has a loop going from about the footpegs back to the rear and the ball and hitch is always visible....
Visible Hitch example: .............................Hidden Hitch example:

Visible Hitch Hidden Hitch example

HItchDoc Hitch

* From Denray Hitches:
Do not exceed the weight limit suggested by the manufacturer (bike and trailer). Each Denray trailer hitch has a maximum load capacity of 50 pounds “Tongue Weight” (on the ball).
* The weight on the tongue shall not exceed 10% of the weight of the trailer (including all that it contains).
* = 500 lbs. Maximum Towing Capacity

* From HitchDoc Hitches:

Do not exceed the motorcycle manufacturer's Gross Vehicle weight limit when loading and pulling ANY trailer with ANY motorcycle. ALL HitchDoc motorcycle trailer hitches have a MAXIMUM tongue weight load of 40 pounds. Tongue weight must NEVER EXCEED 10% of the GROSS TRAILER weight including ALL CONTENTS AND CARGO.
Motorcycle performance is always effected by adding a trailer to a motorcycle. Always ride in a conservative and safety conscience manner when towing a trailer with a motorcycle.

  1. Allow extra distance for acceleration and braking when pulling a trailer.
  2. Always decrease from normal cornering speeds when pulling a trailer with a motorcycle.
  3. When riding in groups with a motorcycle trailer, always ride at the rear of the group to minimize group accident exposure.
  4. Never exceed motorcycle manufacture, trailer manufacturer, or hitch manufacturer's limits for gross weight or tongue weight.
  5. Never exceed posted speed limits for vehicles when pulling trailers which can be different than non-towing vehicles.
  6. Many states exclude, by law, vehicles towing trailers from the left hand, or so called fast lanes.
  7. Always use approved safety chains, and have them securely attached. Cross the safety chains under the tongue of the trailer so that the tongue will not drop to the road if it becomes separated from the hitch. Always leave just enough slack so that you can turn with your rig. And, never allow safety chains to drag on the ground.
  8. Trailer tire pressure should be inflated to maximum allowable pressure, unless otherwise recommended by the trailer manufacturer. Rear motorcycle tire pressure should be inflated to maximum allowable pressure (refer to tire side wall marking) and checked periodically.
  9. Towing a trailer required a certain amount of experience. After loading the trailer, weigh the trailer and then the tongue separately, to see if the weights are proper.
  10. If trailer sways or bounces while towing, SLOW DOWN BY REDUCING SPEED GRADUALLY and STOP TOWING immediately. Unless cause can be determined, i.e. shifted load, low tire pressure, etc., which can be corrected, do not resume towing.

* General Safety note:
* Most Hitches are made for a Maximum of 500 lbs. Towing Capacity.  
* Some people pull campers that are over that weight..

* Remember, it’s not what your bike can pull, it’s what you can safely stop?
Before you use your trailer for the first time, and before you go on every trip, always check to make sure everything is set to go.

  • Check that all nuts and bolts are tightened securely.
  • Check the air pressure in the tires, (Motorcycle & Trailer) & set to recommendations.
  • Check that the trailer coupler is tightened securely
  • Check that safety chains are in place.
  • Check that you have balanced the load [ * before and after the axle ] so the tongue weight is between 14 and 20 lbs.
    (* or if there is a motorcycle manufacturer suggested setting)
  • Do not overload the trailer.
  • Always obey all road regulations and laws.
  • Remember, you are pulling a trailer, and allow extra room for all maneuvers & stopping.
  • Do all of your Braking while the motorcycle is going straight,* before turns and not leaning in turns.
    {Emergency braking in turns can be dangerous}

Thank you!


  • NOTE: We are adding hitches every week, IF YOUR BIKE IS NOT LISTED ON THIS SITE,
    please call us at (708) 479-5100 one may be available now!

We sell Den-Ray motorcycle hitches, they are the Canadian manufacturer leader in the industry of motorcycle trailer hitches and cargo trailers.  We have developed over 200 models and have over 1000 hitches in stock ready to ship.  Easy to install, our hitches are available in different styles, such as hidden, conventional, chrome fender, etc.  Made in our factory, these hitches are developed directly on motorcycles.

Special!* Ask about our Special Package Pricing!

* Low Price Guarantee

* We at www.motorcycle-hitch.com can supply you with any Den-Ray trailer or Hitch related product package at the lowest price available,
Please call us: (708) 479-5100 - Marty

About Us | Site Map | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | ©2001 Total Marketing Concept 8 25 2010

Credit Cards PayPal
  Contact us  
Copyright © 2010 TMC e-Store . All Rights Reserved.

This site was updated on:
If you would like us to sell your product
on this website contact:

Privacy policy:
To process your payments, we need to share some of your personal information with the person or company that you are paying or is paying you. Your contact information, date of sign-up, the number of payments you have received from verified PayPal users, and whether you have verified control of a bank account are provided to other PayPal users who you transact with through PayPal.If you are buying goods or services and pay through PayPal, we may also provide the seller with your confirmed credit card billing address to help complete your transaction with the seller. The seller is not allowed to use this information to market their services to you unless you have agreed to it.We work with merchants to enable them to accept payments from you using PayPal. In doing so, a merchant may share information about you with us, such as your email address, when you attempt to pay that merchant. We use this information to confirm to that merchant that you are a PayPal customer and that the merchant should enable PayPal as a form of payment for your purchase. Regardless, we will not disclose your credit card number or bank account number to anyone you have paid or who has paid you through PayPal, except with your express permission or if we are required to do so to comply with a subpoena or other legal process.

All shipping & handling costs stated on buy now buttons are for the lower 48 States, only. Extra freight, S&H, Customs and / or Brokerage fees, are due for shipments out of the lower 48 United States. You can email us for a quote for the extra shipping cost, or we will email you with a payment request for the extra costs, after your order.

Secured Payments:
In Internet Explorer, you will see a lock icon Picture of the Lock icon in the Security Status bar. The Security Status bar is located on the right side of the Address bar.
The certificate that is used to encrypt the connection also contains information about the identity of the website owner or organization. You can click the lock to view the identity of the website.

* Low Price Guarantee: If within 15 days, you find a hitch & accessory package offered at a lower price we will, at our option, refund the difference!



4 7 2021
eXTReMe Tracker Legal disclaimer