Hey guys, I'm planning on buying a small 125cc bike (a honda grom clone) at the end of the summer. I'm playing with the idea of making a tow hitch so I can plop the bike on the back and drive about 100 mi on the interstate to and from college about 2-3 times a year. I've seen people towing small trailers before, but not with a bunch of weight on the tongue like how I may do it. I would be using one of those tiny dirt bike racks that just go directly on the hitch. The bike weighs about ~225lb.
Stole this photo from someone on these forums lol:
It doesn't seem like those connection points would like a lot of torque on them, would there be a better way to make one of these? Hoping I can just cut metal and bolt it together to keep the cost low. I don't have anywhere to keep a small trailer especially at college, and that would probably make it too much weight to pull anyways. I'm driving alone, so the bike is the same weight as another passenger. It's just the hitch I'm worrying about...