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gas62tbird 10-07-2017 11:57 AM

I'm thinking of towing my Indian motorcycle with a 6x12 cargo trailer with ramp door and was wondering if anyone has ever installed a hitch on a 62 and if I need to install an oil transmission cooler? I believe it's capable of towing 2000 lbs

Joe Johnston 10-08-2017 12:12 PM

Drawtite brand hitches were available in the day. I had and sold a couple and are occasionally available on E-Bay. Someone here may have one for sale also and reply to you.

An oil cooler is always a good thing, but common sense is better. No need if driving conservatively, but all day at interstate speed in summer or in the western slopes are vastly different than a local trip. If YOU think YOU need one for YOUR situation, by all means add one along with a trans temp gauge too.

gas62tbird 10-08-2017 10:53 PM

Thanks for the info Joe, hopefully will have one for sale if not a modern setup should fit.

stubbie 10-10-2017 09:37 PM

From what I have seen of a Tbird tow hitch you would be better off towing your Tbird with your Indian Motorcycle.

YellowRose 10-10-2017 10:42 PM

Phil, now that was funny!!! :D

stubbie 10-11-2017 02:53 AM

I'm always good for a sarcastic remark Ray

stubbie 10-12-2017 06:27 AM

This is a pic of an apparent tow hitch for a Tbird

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