MotoTote Safety Warnings
1. Do not exceed 10% of vehicle's towing capacity
The combined weight of the MotoTote and your motorcycle should not exceed 10% of your vehicle’s towing capacity.
CAUTION: Exceeding 10% of your vehicle’s towing capacity could cause unsafe conditions including degradation of vehicle handling and steering.
To calculate the maximum weight capacity for your vehicle divide your vehicle’s towing capacity by 10 and then subtract the weight of the MotoTote (on average 60 lbs. / 27 kgs.)
Example: 5000 lbs. / 2273 kgs. towing capacity divided by 10 = 500 lbs. (227 kg) minus MotoTote weight of 60 lbs. / 27 kgs. = 440 lbs. / 200 kgs.
So in this example, 440 lbs. / 200 kgs. is the maximum weight your MotoTote carrier can safely haul.
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2. Do not exceed hitch tongue weight capacity
For vehicles with an aftermarket hitch, also ensure the combined weight of the MotoTote and your motorcycle do not exceed your hitch’s tongue weight capacity. If your aftermarket hitches capacity differs from 10%
of your vehicles towing capacity, base your maximum weight capacity off the lower value of the two minus the weight of the MotoTote at 60 lbs. (27 kgs).
CAUTION: Exceeding your hitch’s tongue weight capacity could damage the hitch or vehicle frame.
3. Do not exceed MotoTote weight capacity
The weight of your motorcycle should not exceed the weight capacity of your MotoTote motorcycle hitch carrier as follows: m3 = 500 lbs. (227 kgs.), Sport/Max/Max+ = 600 lbs. (273 kgs.)
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