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Things to Consider When Choosing a Motorcycle Trailer


Riding a motorcycle is one of the most thrilling experiences in the world. There’s nothing like the feel of the wind around you as ride, whether it’s taking in the scenery of a quiet backroad or exploring the busy streets of a new town. If it were practical, you’d ride your bike everywhere, but sometimes that’s not the best option. When circumstances require that you tow your motorcycle, only the best trailer will do, and at Kendon, we offer a variety of trailers to meet your needs.

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by Kendon Industries, LLC in Tips and Tricks

Care and Maintenance of Your Kendon Stand-Up™ Trailer


At Kendon Industries we build our trailers to last. We’ve been building our innovative space-saving trailers since 1991, and some of the originals are still on the road today. When properly maintained, your Kendon Stand-Up™ Trailer should last a lifetime.

Here are some tips and techniques regarding the care and maintenance of your Kendon Stand-Up™ Trailer:

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by Kendon Industries, LLC in Tips and Tricks

Trailer Test: Kendon Single Ride-Up SRL Stand-Up Trailer

Trailer Test:

Our friends at Rider Magazine recently wrote a great product review of the Kendon Single Ride-Up SRL Stand-Up™ Trailer. It’s a great trailer test from an industry-leading multipurpose motorcycle magazine. Rider Magazine is a leader in motorcycle journalism with some of the most seasoned and respected writers in the business.


Rider put the Kendon Single Ride-Up SRL Stand-Up™ Trailer through a trailer test over a long, ten-month stretch where it was used by their staff for bike tests, tracks days, and photo shoots. The product test process can be grueling and difficult. Long days, rough conditions, editors who are paid to produce stories, not take care of equipment. Through it all the Kendon trailer stood its ground and passed this trailer test with flying colors. In the end, the Rider staff loved the trailer enough to ask to keep it for a long-term trailer test. Look for a follow-up review in another year or two after they’ve had a chance to really abuse it.


Behind the Scenes:

What the trailer test in Rider didn’t mention was the little mishap that occurred along the way. A couple of months into the test we got a call from the Editor. Seems someone had stolen the trailer’s license plate. While getting lunch or gas or both, someone snagged the plate off the back of the trailer. A police report and a few trips to the DMV later, the magazine had a plate again and the trailer test was back underway. There’s probably a lesson to be learned there; something about Loctite and visible parking spaces. We’ll leave that up to you.


Online & Social:

Be sure to check out the test in the October issue of Rider Magazine.

You can also see it online here:

Check out Rider on Twitter at: @ridermagazine. And join the conversation on the Kendon social media channels.

Now get out there. Go. Ride.

Trailer test of the Kendon Single Ride-Up SRL Stand-Up Trailer

Trailer test of the Kendon Single Ride-Up SRL Stand-Up Trailer

by admin in Reviews

Small Feet, Big Products

Space may be the final frontier, but for most of us, it’s also very valuable. If you’re like most people, you don’t have much room to spare. Whether you own or rent or something in between, you’re probably using nearly all the storage space you have. So when it comes to power sports trailers and lifts, less is more. Less space, of course. Kendon folding, stand-up trailers and lifts are designed to store vertically for maximum space-saving convenience. Everyone has room for a Kendon product.

Kendon Stand-Up™ Trailers

Kendon-Stand-Up-TrailerKendon’s patented folding, stand-up trailer design provides the smallest storage footprint of any power sports trailer on the market – Guaranteed! Our unique design and vertical storage capability take up only 27 inches of space from the wall. Couple that with our narrow axle construction and torsion bar suspension and Kendon trailers range from 72 inches to 101 inches wide. That’s a footprint close to the size of a standard, full-size bedroom dresser. Small enough to roll up against the wall and still park a car, a truck, or motorcycles in front.

Kendon Stand-Up™ Trailer footprint sizes:

One-rail trailers: 27” x 72”

Two-rail trailers: 27” x 86”

Three-rail trailers: 27” x 84”

ATV/SXS trailers: 27” x 101”

Kendon Stand-Up™ Motorcycle Lifts

Kendon-Stand-Up-LiftsOur motorcycle lifts fit in any garage, even yours. What better way to clean or work on your bike than on top of a Kendon folding, stand-up lift. And with a footprint no bigger than a typical small office filing cabinet, everyone can find storage space in the garage for a Kendon bike lift.

Kendon Stand-Up™ Bike Lift footprint size:

All motorcycle lifts: 17” x 28”

Stop worrying about space and go get yourself a Kendon trailer and lift. We know you have the room!

Now get out there. Go. Ride.

by Kendon Industries, LLC in General

New Factory Extended Warranty Options Now Available

Protect your investment with an extended warranty.

WARRANTY_SealsKendon is happy to announce that you can now add an extended warranty to your trailer purchase. A Kendon trailer is an important investment, and one that should last a long, long time. But nothing’s perfect, and problems do arise. Take the worry out of your trailer ownership by protecting your investment with a 3-year or 5-year Kendon Factory Extended Warranty.

All Kendon trailers are handcrafted in our Placentia, California facility, made from American steel by American craftsmen. So you already know you’re buying a premium-grade product. We back our trailers with a full, one-year, tip-to-tail warranty and five-year warranty on the axle and hubs. But now you can get the peace of mind that comes with an extended warranty direct from Kendon. Not an aftermarket or third-party warranty company, a Kendon Factory Extended Warranty.

Available in 3-year or 5-year options, these extended warranties provide full tip-to-tail coverage for up to three years or five years. At only $249.95 and $349.95 these extended warranties are a great bargain too.

Learn more at Or choose the 3-year extended warranty or 5-year extended warranty options here. Protect your investment with a Kendon Factory Extended Warranty.

Now get out there. Go. Ride.

by Kendon Industries, LLC in Uncategorized

Kendon Off-Road Trailer

Kendon Off-Road TrailerThe Kendon Off-Road Trailer is engineered to accommodate a wide variety of off-road vehicles and versatile enough to function as a general utility trailer as well. For all-around powersports and general-purpose trailer needs, the Kendon Off-Road Trailer can’t be beat.

Sturdy enough for your off-road vehicle, smooth enough for your motorcycle, and rugged enough for any other essentials you want to tow, the Kendon Off-Road Trailer gets the job done, then stands up to reduce storage space by over 80%. The Kendon Off-Road Trailer is the perfect quad trailer with a large, flat deck designed to hold two full-size ATVs. The Off-Road Trailer will also hold a 2-seat UTV or Side-by-Side, multiple motorcycles, golf carts, lawn equipment, or general cargo.

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by Kendon Industries, LLC in General

Kendon Limited Edition Models

Kendon Limited Edition Models

Are you the “Stock is best” type? Or do you believe custom and mods are the way to go? How about your ride? Is it stock? Or did you add your own personal style?

If you like owning something a little different than the guy next door, or you enjoy the upgrade, the supreme, the premium option, then Kendon’s Limited Edition Stand-Up™ Trailers are for you.

We took our top-of-the-line Kendon Stand-Up™ SRL Ride-Up One-Rail and Two-Rail Trailers and gave them the premium treatment with a custom paint job and a package of upgrades and accessories that will make you, your bike, and your trailer stand apart from the crowd.

kendon limited edition double rail motorcycle trailerWe start with our award-winning, Stand-Up™, Ride-Up trailer design with our innovative Suspension Reactive Loading (SRL) technology and add:

  • Custom orange & black two-tone powder coating
  • Aluminum-alloy, five-spoke wheels with radial tires
  • Full-size spare wheel & tire
  • 4 locking ratchet tie-downs and soft ties
  • Custom swing-out license plate holder
  • Crank-down swivel jack stand with dolly wheel
  • LED tail light kit
  • Coupler lock
  • Wheel stops
  • Available in One-Rail Limited Edition or Two-Rail Limited Edition models

The end result is a trailer and accessory package that looks as good as it performs. All the goodies and extras are included to help you get the most from your towing experience. And if you don’t like orange, you can get the Limited Edition models in black with the same accessory and upgrade package. Don’t like black? Call us to get your trailer custom powder-coated in a variety of colors for a small additional charge.

Limited Edition, standard model or a truly one-of-a-kind creation, Kendon has the right trailer for you. Call or visit for more details.

Now get out there. Go. Ride.

by Kendon Industries, LLC in News

7 Reasons to Own a Kendon Dirt Bike Lift

Kendon Dirt Bike LiftWhether your dirt bike needs cleaning, repair or just routine maintenance, it’s never fun to spin wrenches on the ground. Your back, your knees, and your whole body need a better solution. You need a Kendon Stand-Up™ MotoLift™.

Kendon Stand-Up™ dirt bike lifts are designed with the needs of the serious dirt bike owner in mind, offering superior weight capacity, a folding, stand-up design for easy storage, lightweight maneuverability, and much more. Learn more about the Kendon Stand-Up™ MotoLift™ here.

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by Kendon Industries, LLC in General, News

Go Easier With Kendon Retrofit Kits

Goldwing-_ride-up-retrofit-kit-5684-500x500Life can be hard. Go a little easier with the Kendon SRL Ride-Up Retrofit Kit. Stop pushing your bike onto your standard-model Kendon trailer. If you own a 2003 or newer standard Kendon trailer, you can use our SRL Ride-Up Retrofit Kit to convert your standard, push-up trailer into a convenient ride-up model.

Prior to 2013, all Kendon trailers were designed for you to push or walk your bike onto the trailer. In 2013 we introduced the first Kendon SRL Ride-Up trailers to allow users the convenience and safety of riding their bikes onto the trailer. The response was so overwhelming that we then built a retrofit kit for older and standard model trailers. The retrofit kit works on all 2003 and newer Kendon trailers and converts a standard trailer into an SRL Ride-Up trailer.

SRL, or Suspension Reactive Loading, is a combination of frame geometry and suspension technology that virtually eliminates the ramp-to-trailer apex and minimizes clearance issues while loading the trailer. Combined with wider ramps and extra deck pieces for foot placement, the SRL Ride-Up Retrofit Kit provides users with a safe, easy way to ride their bike onto their trailer.

One-Rail Trailer SRL Retrofit Kit


  • 39” wide ramp
  • Full-width rear section
  • Incorporated SRL frame geometry
  • All required mounting hardware

Two-Rail Trailer SRL Retrofit Kit:

  • 39” wide ramp
  • Rear section deck extension
  • Over-axle footboards
  • Incorporated SRL frame geometry
  • All required mounting hardware

SRL Retrofit Kit Benefits

  • Suspension Reactive Loading geometry eliminates ramp-to-trailer apex
  • Extra-wide loading ramp
  • Wider rear sections
  • Footboards for safe foot placement

Stop working so hard. Stop pushing your bike onto the trailer. Visit today to order your SRL Retrofit Kit and go a little easier.

Now get out there. Go. Ride.

by Kendon Industries, LLC in Parts and Accessories

Build Big or Go Home


Patience may be a virtue, but it’s not very much fun. Nobody likes to wait for their new toys to arrive, and Kendon is ready to help. We have increased our production capacity and reduced wait times to almost zero!

We live in an instant gratification society these days. And what’s more instantly gratifying than riding a motorcycle? Twist the throttle and you’re instantly rewarded. Want more reward? Twist the throttle a little further and you’ve got it. So motorcyclists, especially motorcyclists, don’t want to wait a few weeks for their new Kendon trailer to arrive.

That’s why we recently remodeled our manufacturing plant, retooled our facility, and re-staffed our production line. The result is a leaner, faster production model that cranks out our innovative, award-winning stand-up trailers faster than ever. So now, when you order a Kendon, you’ll get your Kendon – usually within one or two days.

Our distributors have trailers in stock and ready to ship to dealers today. Don’t miss out on your opportunity to own the most innovative, space-saving powersports trailer in the world. Visit today to learn more.

Now get out there. Go. Ride.

by Kendon Industries, LLC in Uncategorized
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