The Port-A-Chopper Motorcycle Transporter
There are times during the life of a motorcyclist when it is necessary to get a bike from one point to another without being able to actually ride it between them. Doing so often requires a pickup truck, van or, if you have neither of those, a trailer. Of course, when you bring a trailer along, you must also find some place to store the thing when you reach your destination. That can be a real hassle when arriving at a hotel near a crowded event, or simply when you get home and need to put everything away. For this job, something light and which stores in a rather small space is that which you seek. Start that search with a look at the Port-A-Chopper Motorcycle Transporter from QC Metal Fab, Inc.
Out of Elkhart, Indiana, QC produces the Port-A-Chopper out of lightweight and very strong aluminum with channels in the rails 6.5 inches wide, thus fitting a very wide array of motorcycle tires. A smoother ride is provided by using a torsion axle suspension and hooking that into 8 inch high-speed trailer wheels and tires, which also feature six-ply construction. When hooking the Port-A-Chopper up to your tow vehicle, a handy adjustable wheel stop is standard which allows for 16 inches of adjustment to sort out the ideal tongue weight. For easy loading of your bike when you only have yourself there to do so, a rugged, stainless-steel kickstand pad is located in the perfect spot on the trailer to hold up your bike while you hook up and adjust the tie-down straps.
Now, to the important feature of the Port-A-Chopper; it can be assembled or disassembled in less than 15 minutes without the need for tools and by one person. The process is made easy by the use of high-tensile bent hitch pins and simple, easy to understand instructions. And, none of the individual parts weight more than 44 pounds. Once taken down, the unit will easily fit in a standard car trunk or in the back of an SUV. Given that capability, imagine how easy it will be to store in a garage and you have a good idea why this design is so handy.
What adds even more value to the Port-A-Chopper is how flexible it can be. There are numerous upgrades which can be purchased through QC Metal Fab, including larger trailer wheels, fenders (as they are legally required in some states), two wider versions of the tire rail channels for larger motorcycle tires, tie-down straps and even spare trailer wheels. You can even convert it so that it will work as a transport for your personal watercraft or simply turn it into a utility trailer.
When looking for a trailer which can be used at a moment’s notice for that important trip to wherever the riding is phenomenal, the QC Port-A-Chopper is the perfect tool. However, you could also use it for moving around a full-dress show bike. The total weight of the trailer itself is only a scant 275 pounds without options, but it can carry up to 925 pounds on its back in that form.
The basic, you-can-use-it-immediately Port-A-Chopper trailer version sells for US$1460 plus freight charges, with the additional options ranging in price from $39 to $405 depending on what you are buying (obviously). There are upgraded ‘packages’ which can save you some money and get you everything you need without much need for thought; this even includes a dual-rail version. The QC Metal Fab Port-A-Chopper is a wonderfully flexible tool for transporting your motorcycle wherever you need to take it.