Why Purchase a Kendon?
Most people purchase a Kendon because it folds and stands up.
Or, because it looks cooler then any trailer on the market.
Here is what I feel are the best reasons to own a Kendon Trailer.
5. For the two reasons listed above.
4. It is a lot tougher then it looks.
3. It is very easy for one person to load. One person can walk or power walk into place.
2. Once in the wheel chock you can let the bike go and connect your tie-downs.
I personally feel the number ONE reason you should own a Kendon trailer is how great and how easily it tows. The Dual can tow one motorcycle just as good and just as stabile as it tows two. It can handle a 1000 lb motorcycle on either side and tow safely at any legal speed on any road.
How To Fold, Stand and Load your Kendon trailer:
Tie down your motorcycle using tie down loops (soft tie's) on your trailer.
There are a minimum of four required tie down locations per motorcycle.
ASSEMBLY and MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS.
You will need a hammer to remove the crate, a four way lug wrench to tighten the lug nuts and a 10 mm or 11 mm open or box wrench to tighten the tail light nuts.
With the trailer standing upright in the crate remove all four sides ONLY, leaving the trailer in the base standing upright. Mount the wheels, finger tighten the lug nuts. Cut the two metal straps. Lower the trailer to the ground, as the tires touch the ground the trailer will leave the crate. With the trailer on the ground, hook it to your tow vehicle. You will need a 2" ball set at 20" from the ground to the top of the ball, and a 4 wire inline electrical connector.
With the trailer hooked to your ball, tighten the lug nuts tightly. (I like 80 to 90 lbs of torque) Check at 50 miles then again every 250 miles.
On your way home stop at a tire shop, garage or Wal-Mart and purchase a Zerk Gun and a tube of Marine Grade Axle Grease. (Should cost under $25.00 for both and it will last years.) Then do it every 2500 miles or the beginning of every season.
Next, With the wheels tight, remove the tail lights from the box.
The one with the clear lens goes over the license plate mount. Before putting it in place, Twist the wire ends very tightly and push in to the proper holes. (I personally like to twist them tight, then put a little solder on the wire) Look close as they are marked. Make sure you put the ground wire on the INSIDE of the mount and tighten the nuts.
This all should take you about 15 to 25 minutes on average.
MOUNTING THE STONE GUARD:
(Assembly is the same for a single or dual)
(NOTE: If you purchased BOXES (Single rail ONLY) MOUNT them first. On a DUAL Mount it after).
Mounting the stone guard will take about an hour. Less if you have help.
First open the box and place all the parts out for viewing. You should have a left and right shield, two L bars (Dual Only), left and right(Round L shaped Tubes), an L bracket about 3" long, two small U bolts, one large U bolt and washers and nuts.
Have a friend hold the two shields together in place on the tongue of the trailer. (If you have to do it yourself, this is the hardest part, as it is a bit tricky to do alone).
Once in place put the diamond plate top on and bolt it together. FINGER TIGHT ONLY for now. This will keep it together so you can work on it alone from here.
Next put the L tubes in place but do not mount to the trailer yet. (You can tighten these tight to the guard but not the trailer at this point as there is no adjustment on these). Once both L tubes are mounted to the shields, attach the two smaller U Bolts to the bottom of the shields, one on each side with the U around the trailer frame and through the shields. Finger tighten as you will need to adjust later. Now that the shields are in place connect the 3" L Bracket on top of the frame with a flat side down (See Picture Below) and a flat side against the inside of the shields. Once this is done tighten all the shield nuts down tight so it becomes firm, Do not attache to the trailer yet. Still leaving the U Bolts, L Bracket and L Tubes lose. Now mount the L Tubes to the trailer deck through the wire mesh finger tight. (Note: I personally purchase two large fender washers from a local hardware store, only because I like it. Not because Kendon recommends it. Put the washers under the mesh if you decide to use them). Now everything is in place and ready to tighten down. Center the stone guard and place the large U Bolt around the neck, up through the L Bracket and Tighten in place. Now tighten all the bolts that are attached to the stone guard only. DO NOT Tighten the L Tubes to the frame or the small U Bolts yet. With the stone guard tight check to make sure it is centered. If so, tighten the two U Bolts tight, then the L Tubes and your done.
MOUNTING THE SPARE:
With the trailer standing locate the Large U Bolt welded to the center of the underside. Place the spare over it (Chrome side facing you) and tighten down with two lug nuts. I personally double nut them.
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