MTX m3 Motorcycle Carrier

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MotoTote MTX m3 Motorcycle Carrier

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Includes loading ramp!

The Moto-Tote m3 is the latest generation of our best selling motorcycle carrier for dirt bikes and scooters weighing up to 450 lbs. Can also be used for light street bikes with rear tire width of 6 inches or less.

In addition to standard Moto-Tote features, such as:

Easy one-time assembly with minimal tools
Reverse (left or right) assembly
Zero-Wobble™ attachment to hitch

The MTX m3 comes with these new features:

  • Loading ramp is included - Advanced formed tube and wire construction makes it light but extremely strong.

  • Modular design and assembly.

  • Premium grade hardware - Bolts are grade 8 capscrews (expensive) with nyloc nuts.

  • Aircraft inspired beam structure. The Moto-Tote MTX carriers are built on the MTX Platform which is a large diameter tube beam that provides structural support for all critical components of the motorcycle carrier. Everything is bolted to this platform: Tie-down arms, tire track, wheel chock assembly, etc. This construction provides superior strength and structural integrity.

  • Adjustable for wheelbases of 48 to 65 inches. During assembly, the wheel chock can be positioned forward or rearward to perfectly accommodate the size of your bike.

  • Adjustable for a wide range of tire sizes - From small scooter to large dirt bike. In addition to the forward/rearward positioning of the wheel chock, it can also be adjusted for front tire diameter.

  • Adjustable for distance from bumper - Put it as close to the bumper as you need to. Got a spare tire on the rear of your SUV? No Problem!

  • Your bike stays upright during loading until tie-downs can be attached. This saves you from trying to hold the bike up while fumbling with tie-downs.

  • Premium grade black polyester powder-coat finish

  • Superior design makes it stronger but lighter

  • Versatility - The MTX m3 is built on the exclusive MTX Platform which is designed to accommodate interchangeable attachments

  • Last but not least - It looks REALLY cool...

MotoTote MTX Instructions
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Spec Sheet

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Customer Reviews
5/5
Rating Seal of Approval
 
After researching and even testing other carriers, I chose the Moto Tote with no regrets. It's mounted on the back of Jeep JKU, and some of the trips to the areas we stage are an adventure in themselves. There's too much at stake to run bad gear, so I only use what gives me peace of mind. It should come as no surprise that not only is the Moto Tote top notch equipment, but Marvin is a solid guy who responds to his customers and takes the time to converse. He is the type of person I like to support by using and recommending the product.
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Reviewed by:  from Hangtown, CA. - 5/16/2014
5/5
Rating Over 16,000 miles
 
Could you imagine that we had travelled over 16,000 miles in only 4 months with our motorcycle on your Mototote rack, attached to the back of our RV, without any problem at all, traveling from Montreal Qc, down the East coast to Tenessee, then across the USA to San Diego, then all the way up on the US west coast up to Vancouver BC Canada, then up to Alaska, then on the Top of The World Highway from Tok Alaska to Dawson City Yukon, to finish with one of the roughest roads in North America, the Dempster Highway, which is a 450 miles rough dirt road from Dawson City YT to Inuvik NWT with only 1 stop in the middle, to finally have our Mototote rack break down during this last section (Dempster Highway) not because of itself, but because of a human failure when getting off the Ferry ! Your rack has been rock solid during this whole 16,000 miles trip, and hope that the Ferry company will replace it with a new one. In the meanwhile, we had our existing damaged rack welded in Inuvik NWT with different metal parts in order to be able to get back on the road and complete our trip from Inuvik to Dawson with our motorcycle. A very pleased Mototote customer.
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Reviewed by:  from Quebec. - 9/20/2013
5/5
Rating Big fan of the MTX M3 carrier
 
Big fan of the MTX M3 carrier and very pleased with design and quality. Recently on a trip with the carrier, I clipped a deer with the deer colliding with the front of the carrier and bike. Deer almost stripped the bike off the carrier. Luckily I had placed a stabilizing strap from the bars to the car rack. In any case, the front chock was bent to a 30 degree angle, the bikes front wheel and fender were twisted about 25 degrees from each other, and the front wheel was on the edge of the tie down strap just about to come off. Quite the bang. Was able unload the bike and straighten the chock out a bit along with the bikes front end. Restrapped the bike and continued on. Just ordered a new chock so nice to see replacement parts are available. You folks have struck a nice balance of carrier weight, strength, quality, and function. Cheers.......Bob
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Reviewed by:  from New Brighton, MN. - 12/6/2013
5/5
Rating All in all, a very thoughtful product - Part 2
 
Now onto the carrier itself. One look at this carrier when I opened the box and I was so excited. The Mototote tubular design definitely looked very sturdy. I especially was impressed with the off-the-charts high quality ramp. Its tubular web design makes for a very safe and easy-to-guide ramp for the scooter. By removing the ramp for the platform I can further reduce the lift weight of the platform when inserting or removing from the vehicle hitch. All of these features at a very comfortable 58 lbs. Having now assembled the unit, I cannot say enough about the sturdiness and the quality of materials of ALL the carrier parts. And, after a few test drives, I have now have NO doubts of its ability to comfortably handle my scooter for any length trip. That is in no small part due to its product features and engineering design. The wheel stop is particularly helpful to stabilize the scooter when loading. Later, when coupled with the tie down straps (not provided), it creates a very stable and secure front wheel while traveling. Finally, the carrier attaches nicely to the vehicle's hitch using the company's very clever Zero Wobble Bolt. These guys were thinking seriously when they built this product. [I must take one poke at the shipping box which was not really up to the task of all that steel poking from inside. Someone had added extra packing tape around the box. I considered myself somewhat fortunate all the parts arrived.] A Note to Manufacturer and Potential Scooter Customers: A scooter has much narrower handles than a motorcycle and the scooter also needs a wider fit in the “butt” because the engine is back there. For my scooter, I needed to put the wider front tie down bars in the back of the scooter to get around the engine (and muffler) so I moved the narrower tie down bar to the front. This solution worked great with my scooter but yours could vary. !!!! John Borgh P.S. In my research, I found out that you can usually assume that a hitch's vertical weight capacity is about 10% of its towing capacity. Since I had a mid-sized SUV with a 3500 lbs. tow hitch capacity, that rule suggested my vehicle's 2" hitch could support about 350 lbs. vertical weight. Since my scooter weighed 250 lbs. the MX m3 at 400 lbs. capacity and 56 lbs. weight fit my needs nicely.
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Reviewed by:  from Minneapolis, MN. - 5/12/2014
5/5
Rating All in all, a very thoughtful product - Part 1
 
I just bought a scooter (Genuine Buddy 170cc) which I am intending to use in two locations 200 miles apart. Being older (as in retired), I will not drive that distance on a scooter. I have enough room in my garage for the scooter but don't also want to deal with a trailer. I decided that hitch carriers were likely my best alternative so I "googled" and "binged" and read everything and useful. My goal was to find a sturdy hitch carrier with a capacity of at least 300-350 lbs. but would also be manageable for me (remember, I'm old). As I did my research, I became less inclined to trust aluminum carriers and the sturdiness of their designs. Not that there was a good solution in steel models that used only "rectangular" and "bent" steel either (sorry I don't know the technical terms). Just to be sure, I drove over to my dealer and looked at the 250 lbs capacity and a 600 lbs capacity steel carriers that they carry. The 250 lbs carrier was 52 lbs and a little flimsy. The 600 lbs capacity carrier was sturdy but also big and heavy at 90 lbs. Finally, my research led me to the MotoTote.com internet site where I began reading about its two MTX Motorcycle Carriers. Since my scooter weighs a meager 250 lbs, I quickly became focused on the MX m3 with its 400 lbs. weight capacity (and physical weight of 58 lbs.). I was both intrigued and hopeful that Mototote's unique tubular design would give me sturdiness despite the comfortable 58 lbs physical weight. With presumably a 30 day money back guarantee, I decided to order one. How did the order process work? Well, I kicked it off by giving them a wrong address and then I didn't catch it until the package was being shipped. They fixed that for me but then I discovered a defective receiver tube (drilled holes slightly off) when it arrived. I notified them and sent a photo. Customer support (Marvin) immediately shipped a replacement. Then my accessory order arrived (tail lites and straps) and I decided that I had chosen the wrong type of strap. I ordered the new straps and customer support promptly gave me an RMA number for returning the unwanted straps (which I will now do). In summary, their customer support was responsive to all issues whether caused by them or me. ...continued...
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Reviewed by:  from Minneapolis, MN. - 5/12/2014
5/5
Rating MTX M3
 
I purchased the MotoTote after extensive research of all available hitch mounted carriers. I chose it for the superior design, low weight and good reputation for customer service. Assembly and set up took me less than 30 minutes. As with most people I had my initial reservation about driving away with my bike on the back but after the first trip I don't think twice. I do follow the strapping instructions exactly with the addition of wheel ties. Once secured in the hitch, there is zero wobble which is very nice. I'm hauling a 2013 KTM 450 SXF with a 2011 F150 (with canopy hence the need for this carrier). With the truck I don't notice any squat with the weight on the back but I guess you might with a small SUV.
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Reviewed by:  from Alberta, Canada. - 2/18/2014
5/5
Rating Owner/Chef @ Frommer's Natural Foods
 
Well I took my brand new bike from Atlanta to Hilton Head on my new M3 and have 0 complaints! Easy to assemble, sturdy, adjustable...everything I experience was top notch However, I will mention that no matter how good of a hitch carrier it is still very stressful every time I hit a bump on the road. But the bike was just as tight on there when I got to my destination as when I left
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from Hilton Head. - 1/16/2014
5/5
Rating Thanks Moto-Tote
 
Today I received some great news about the MX3 carrier I recently purchased. After I received and inspected my carrier to get ready for assembly I noticed some things I did not think were right. Most of the zip-tyes that hold the pieces in the box together had come loose during shipping which lead to pieces getting scratched wearing off the powder coating. That is not good for me in the long run with rust issues. I took pictures and sent them to Moto-Tote about my future concerns and the customer service rep contacted me within an hour, by phone, to resolve the matter. He told me they would be sending me a replacement free of charge and to keep the scratched carrier. I was blown away with the decision the rep had made and how prompt they were on resolving the issue. I felt this was an isolated case that the company will prevent from happening again. I recommend Moto-Tote to any prospecting buyer because of the best customer service I have ever encountered along with a far superior carrier to any others out there. Thanks Moto-Tote
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Reviewed by:  from Edmonds, WA. - 1/3/2014
4/5
Rating MotoTote MTX m3 Motorcycle Carrier
 
Ordered one of these with the coupon and free shipping on the website. The final cost was such that I went for the new one rather than craiglist, and I thought there might have been improvements with the new model. It appears to be well built. I have not taken the bike anywhere on it yet. However, I do have a couple of complaints. First, the monstrous thing is shipped in a cardboard box. The tabs on the ramp were bent, and one of them lost the powder coating as a result. Which means it will now start rusting. Second, be aware that the main square tubing that goes into the receiver is drilled for one half inch holes, not five eights. So you cannot use any receiver hitch lock or anti-rattle device that you already have. So now I have to buy an expensive silver and deming drill bit unless I want to leave the whole shebang unlocked.
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Reviewed by:  from Colorado Springs. - 12/23/2013
5/5
Rating MTX M3
 
After a lot of research I opted to order the MX-3 and am ecstatic I did. This is a great carrier that is easy to assemble, install and one that leaves you with great confidence your dirt bike will survive any trip. Only issue is the bolts rust quickly should they come into contact with rain, water, etc... but a good amount of MTL or WD-40 will cure this with no problem. Again this is an excellent purchase. Also the customer service was the best I've ever seen in the motocross industry. I needed the carrier rather quickly and I had it in just a few days time.
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from Washington DC. - 9/18/2013
5/5
Rating Lightweight yet Rugged!
 
I have just started to use my MotoTote MTX M3 Carrier and am very pleased. The unit assembly was easy with only a few simple tools required. The unit is light enough to install and remove from my SUV without straining, yet the carrier is rugged enough to carry my KTM dirt bike solidly. Was previously using a trailer, but find this carrier so much more convenient for my weekend rides. The carrier is a great mix of light weight while still maintaining a solid stable carrier. I highly recommend.
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Reviewed by:  from Orlando, Fl. - 7/12/2013
5/5
Rating MotoTote MX3 and the LED lights
 
Received MotoTote MX3 last Friday, and the LED lights a week earlier. Everything bolted together with no issues and bolted together real easy.. Rack is pretty awesome and seems like the engineers came up with a well thought out design! Still have not carried my Honda crf230f on it yet but friend did load up his Honda crf250x on rack and it fit really well. Vehicle is a 2000 Toyota 4-Runner. Would be nice if you could lock Mototote to receiver hitch without using some kind of cable.......also would be nice if ramp locked to tote.
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Reviewed by:  from Glendale AZ. - 6/28/2014
5/5
Rating MTX m3
 
I recently purchase the MTXm3 motorcycle carrier for my 2005 Honda Reflex 250. It will ride on the back of my 2004 MB Sprinter RV. We are planning an extended trip through the US, Canada, Mexico and beyond so I wanted something sturdy but not too heavy. I looked at versahaul and joehauler and considered those options but after some research decided on the Mototote MTX M3 because it is lighter and is just a smarter design. Rather than relying on bulk and overbuilding to provide strength, this is just a more elegant design reducing wieght where it isn't needed. The package came within a few days, instructions were clear, all the parts were there and I started to assemble it. I ran into one snag. The hitch extension tube didn't fit correctly and I couldn't get the holes lined up correctly. I called the customer service number to ask about it. It was Saturday and I didn't really expect anyone to answer or to get a call back until Monday. I left a message and got a call back within a couple of hours. We determined that there must be a defective part. They shipped a new one by FedEx immediately and it arrived in a couple of days. I reassembled it with the new part and it went together quickly and easily, mounted it on the vehicle and then loaded the scooter. The wheel chuck works great and holds the bike up while straps are hooked up. It's super solid, has no wobble and rides really well. Overall, I'm pretty happy with the product and the customer service. I plan to drop them a note about how it held up after some of the rough roads in Mexico and further south.
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Reviewed by:  from Mesa, Arizona. - 5/25/2014
5/5
Rating Moto Totoe MTX M3
 
Excellent product, love not having to lug a trailer around. I really recommend the Mototote
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Reviewed by:  from Montreal, Quebec, Canada. - 5/23/2014
4/5
Rating Mtx M3
 
The Moto Tote MTX M3 works as advertised. However, I needed to file some of the holes on certain parts to get them to align properly for assembly. This is after ensuring the proper direction of the hitch-bar as noted in the assembly instructions. Also, even though the anti-wobble bolt works perfectly, I'd like to have a quicker method of removing and installing the unit on my hitch. The only other problem is the unit wasn't packaged properly. All the zip-ties they had holding everything together within the box had broken allowing everything to bang around, scratching several of the parts down to bare metal. Function wise, easy to use, works as advertised, is light-weight compared to other similar designs. But only gets 4 stars for the extra work I had to do to assemble the unit.
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Reviewed by:  from So. California. - 5/20/2014
5/5
Rating MTX 3
 
Bolted together easily, nice and strong. On the first drive my scooter (Honda PCX 150) did move around a bit, but I found a better way to strap it and it is much better now. I also have a spare tire on the back of my RV, and I ran another ratchet strap around the back of that and to the tie down loops on the rack. This seems to make it nice and stable, and maybe takes some load off my hitch receiver.
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Reviewed by:  from San Mateo. - 8/4/2014
Questions and Answers
Q: I have a MotoTote from around 2008 that wobbles a lot. I was hoping to solve the problem by purchasing the anti wobble bolt. However, something doesn't seem right. The hole in the MotoTote seems to be drilled at exactly 5/8 inch (the same as the hole in the receiver), it doesn't appear to be drilled slightly smaller, which is what I expected after reading the description of the anti wobble bolt. So I was wondering if the anti wobble bolt will work for me? Can you please advise me? I would really like to get rid of the wobble! Thanks!
Asked by:  - 3/26/2014 (Submit an answer)
A: The hole was probably drilled out because it should be 7/16".
You can drill another hole next to it (at least an inch away) for use with the MotoTote Zero-Wobble bolt.
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Q: 1. How much does it weigh? 2. What does the loading ramp look like? 3. I have an electric bike -- will it work?
Asked by:  - 5/9/2014 (Submit an answer)
A: Hi Kathy,
1. Weight of MTX m3 with loading ramp is 60 lbs.
2. The loading ramp is the tube and rod part sitting parallel to the solid tire track in this picture.
3. Yes it will work with an electric bike assuming weights and dimensions are within MTX m3 spec. Please refer to spec sheet here.
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Q: I am looking to carry at least 2 bikes, so i was wondering if i bought 2 of these if that would be compatible or be able to work?
Asked by:  - 5/12/2014 (Submit an answer)
A: Hi Mike,
You could but you'd need a longer square tube - the one that goes into the hitch. Keep in mind weight capacity would now be shared between the two bikes so it would half the weight limit per bike.
For example, if your hitch capacity is 500 lbs. you would need to subtract from that the weight of the double MotoTote: If it weighed 110 lbs. that would leave a net capacity of 390 lbs which would then be split between the two bikes - In this example 195 lbs per bike.
We have not done any testing for this so you would be on your own and there would be no warranty coverage.
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Q: I need something that will carry two scooters. Can this me modified to carry another scooter at the same time?
Asked by:  - 5/21/2014 (Submit an answer)
A: Hi Connie, Mike asked a similar question above so I will post that answer here:
You could but you'd need a longer square tube - the one that goes into the hitch. Keep in mind weight capacity would now be shared between the two bikes so it would half the weight limit per bike. For example, if your hitch capacity is 500 lbs. you would need to subtract from that the weight of the double MotoTote: If it weighed 110 lbs. that would leave a net capacity of 390 lbs which would then be split between the two bikes - In this example 195 lbs per bike. We have not done any testing for this so you would be on your own and there would be no warranty coverage
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Q: Where are the motor totes made? Thanks, David
Asked by:  - 5/27/2014 (Submit an answer)
A: Hi David, We conceive, design, develop, and market the MotoTote products here in the US. At this time the actual fabrication of the MTX carriers is done by our exclusive partner in China under our direction. If we did not do this the product would not exist in it's present form (with all the bells and whistles) because it would be so expensive that no one would buy it. Other products in our line such as the light kits are built in the USA.
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Q: I have a Vespa GTV 250 with a curb weight of about 400 lbs. Hitch rating 500 lbs. Will the M3 work for me and do I have the capability to center the scooter for weight and location of engine?
Asked by:  - 6/11/2014 (Submit an answer)
A: Hi Barry,

Yes the MotoTote MTX m3 will work based on those numbers with the important caveat below. Here's the math: Vespa weighs 400 lbs. plus MotoTote 60 lbs. for a total of 460 lbs. This is 40 lbs. under your 500 lbs. hitch rating.

In addition to the capacity of the hitch, you would need the vehicle capacity. I mention this because the vehicle capacity is distinct from the capacity of the hitch itself. So it is possible to have a 500 lbs. capacity hitch on a vehicle that is not rated to carry that much weight. Just imagine welding that 500 lbs. hitch onto the back of a tiny Smart Car (with all due respect to Smart Cars - I like 'em). To verify this capacity, look in the vehicle user manual, find the total towing capacity and divide it by 10. This will be the weight that can be put on the back end of the vehicle safely - in other words the trailer tongue weight that the vehicle must support.

For example, if the manufacturer says the vehicle can tow a 5000 lbs. trailer then that means that 10% of that 5000 lbs. potentially might be on the tongue (depending on how the trailer is loaded). So it's unlikely a manufacturer would claim that towing capacity if the vehicle couldn't support the weight of the trailer tongue.

Happy MotoToting!

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Q: When will the M3 be available to ship?
Asked by:  - 4/17/2014 (Submit an answer)
A: Update: MotoTotes are now back in stock!
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A: We expect to have inventory this afternoon so all orders should be shipped by tomorrow Friday the 18th and we'll be back to "Same-day shipping" on orders received by noon CDT as usual!
Thanks for your patience!
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Q: Hi, I just wanted to inquire if the Mototote MTX M3 carrier is the right product i need... I want to load a Vespa LXV150 scooter (253 lbs) on the back of my 2009 Jeep Rubicon unlimited (has a rear spare tire). I plan to get a 2 inch Class III hitch receiver as required. Haven't seen pics in the internet with a scooter loaded on it so I wasn't sure.. I mostly see dirt bikes. Are the tie down ratchet straps included? What else will I need? Thanks.
Asked by:  - 4/12/2014 (Submit an answer)
A: The m3 is designed for scooters as well as dirt bikes. To haul a 253 lbs scooter you will need a (vehicle) tongue weight capacity of 313 lbs. which is the total weight of scooter + MotoTote (60 lbs). So you will need to check the tongue weight capacity of the Jeep. If it's the 4 door Jeep you might be OK but I think the 2 door may be too light on towing. Tongue weight capacity is usually 10% of towing capacity.
The only thing not included is tie down straps. You will need 4 (2 pairs).
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Q: I have a 1966 Honda Dream that weights 350 pounds and with an overall length of about 77 inches and wheel base of 51 inches. Would the MTX m3 work out ok in terms of the dimensions?
Asked by:  - 2/22/2014 (Submit an answer)
A: Yes, the MTX m3 will work assuming the rear tire is not wider than 6 inches.
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Q: I have a 2004 Dodge Sprinter 2500 and want to haul a Honda Reflex 250 Scooter (375 pounds, 61 inch wheel base). Which of the mototote models is the best match?
Asked by:  - 4/26/2014 (Submit an answer)
A: Hi Ted, The MTX m3 would be the best choice for the Dodge Sprinter/Honda Reflex. Here is a link to the spec sheet for the m3. As you can see it will accommodate scooters of up to 450 lbs with wheelbase of up to 65 inches. The m3 was designed with this type of scooter in mind.
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Q: looking not sure you can do better got quoted 700 dollars at nice rack not sure you can do better m3 model price in Australian and shipping thanks?
Asked by:  - 5/30/2014 (Submit an answer)
A: Hi Ian, The best place to buy a MotoTote in Australia is NiceRack.com.au because of shipping. You can see shipping cost by adding the item to the shopping cart then use the "Calculate Shipping" section in the shopping cart.
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Q: I am in need of a carrier to carry 2 gas scooters at one time also that can be modified to have an extended hitch receiver attachment?
Asked by:  - 7/1/2014 (Submit an answer)
A: Hi Marion,
We get that question a lot - thanks for asking.
You could haul two bikes but you'd need a longer square tube - the one that goes into the hitch. Keep in mind weight capacity would now be shared between the two bikes so it would half the weight limit per bike.
For example, if your hitch capacity is 500 lbs. you would need to subtract from that the weight of the double MotoTote: If it weighed 110 lbs. that would leave a net capacity of 390 lbs which would then be split between the two bikes - In this example 195 lbs per bike.
We have not done any testing for this so you would be on your own and there would be no warranty coverage.
Also, you could add a hitch receiver at the end of the square tube but any weight you add needs to be included in the total and calculated as above. By the time you put two bikes on there I doubt you'd have much weight capacity left for whatever you intend to attach to the added receiver.
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Q: Do you sell also Carriers for Trike small electric Bikes total Wt.350 LBS ?
Asked by:  - 7/10/2014 (Submit an answer)
A: At this time we offer just the MotoTote Sport and MotoTote m3 for two-wheeled motorcycles and scooters...
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Q: is there a class II receiver on the carrier so that you could two a trailer behind it, similar to the Versahauler?
Asked by:  - 7/12/2014 (Submit an answer)
A: There is a hole drilled in the end of the square tube for a hitch ball. The hole diameter accommodates the smaller sized hitch ball for towing a small trailer.
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Q: Hi, I am interested in the MTX M3 carrier. I have a 2012 Jeep Wrangler with the gate mounted spare (Stock size). I noticed the the FAQ that it won't be an issue, but wanted to make sure before I order. Also, I see that Discount Ramps has a lower shipped price, but don't want to jeopardize any warranty by not ordering direct. Can you advise? Thank you! Dale
Asked by:  - 7/13/2014 (Submit an answer)
A: Hi Dale, That is correct - in most cases it is not an issue. The center line of the bike will be 19 inches horizontally from the hitch pin hole. Vertically the bike tire "foot prints" will be even with the top of the receiver tube. Please see the MTX3 Spec Sheet for more details.
If, after you receive your MotoTote there is a problem with clearance, you can always order the longer receiver tube.
You will get the same warranty protection whether you buy a new MotoTote directly from MotoTote.com or from one of our authorized dealers.
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Q: How much does your MotoTote MTX M3 Motorcycle Carrier weigh?
Asked by:  - 7/14/2014 (Submit an answer)
A: The MotoTote MTX m3 weights 58 lbs. Please see the MTX3 Spec Sheet for more details.
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Q: Is the MX M3 recommended for use on Motor Homes? Also is there a longer ramp available? Thanks, Wayne
Asked by:  - 7/15/2014 (Submit an answer)
A: Hi Wayne, Yes the MTX m3 is recommended for use on a motor home and we have many customers that do just that!
As far as we know, our loading ramp is the longest on the market for a hitch mounted motorcycle carrier - it is 57 inches long.
At this time we do not offer a longer ramp...
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Q: Are these MTX m3 carriers complient for fitting to a bus?
Asked by:  - 7/22/2014 (Submit an answer)
A: Yes as long as tongue weight capacity of the vehicle is not exceeded.
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Q: Can I hitch a trailer to the back of this if I am hauling a 325 pound motorcycle? The weight of the loaded trailer would be aprox. 1400 pounds with a tongue weight of about 75 pounds.
Asked by:  - 7/27/2014 (Submit an answer)
A: Hi Dan,
You can pull a trailer as long as you don't exceed weight on hitch capacity of the hitch AND vehicle or weight capacity of the MotoTote. We consider vehicle weight on hitch capacity as 10% of total towing capacity. For example if vehicle can tow 5000 lbs then weight on hitch cannot exceed 500 lbs.
To calculate weight on hitch you add weight of the MotoTote (60 lbs) plus bike (325 in your case) plus 10% of trailer weight (140 lbs) for a total of 525 lbs. So in your case you'd need to "attribute" 140 lbs as weight of trailer tongue even though it may actually be 75 lbs. as you said.
For more information please email questions@mototote.com
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Q: What is the best carrier for a Cbr250 honda? Bike weights about 370.
Asked by:  - 8/18/2014 (Submit an answer)
A: The MTX m3 will work fine because the rear tire of the CBR250 is less than 6 inches wide and the bike weighs less than 450 lbs.
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Q: I have a 2009 Triumph T-100 and a 2005 Honda CRF250X. Can you please recommend a Mototote trailer that can be used to haul either bike? Thanks very much
Asked by:  - 8/28/2014 (Submit an answer)
A: The MTX Sport will work for either bike. Dimensionally the m3 works but the Triumph is over its weight limit of 450 lbs.
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Q: Do you have any scratched units that sell for less? Thank you
Asked by:  - 8/29/2014 (Submit an answer)
A: Yes we do from time to time. Just keep an eye on this page www.mototote.com/deals.html
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