A swivel hitch is designed to provide the extra range of side-to-side motion present in a motorcycle ball-and-socket coupling that does not occur in trikes and four-wheelers. A swivel offers a smoother towing experience for large or heavily loaded trailers. It also protects your bike and your trailer in case the bike happens to tip over. Without a swivel, the tongue or hitch can be twisted and damaged. With a swivel in place, you'll just need to pick up your bike, wipe the embarrassed look off your face, and ride on.

This swivel adaptor is designed to fit the Shelby 5128 model coupler. If your coupler does not have a brand name and you aren't sure what you need, download the Swivel Hitch Worksheet (opens in new window). It will guide you on the measurements you need to take to get the right swivel.

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Albert Huizinga on Feb 24th 2023

Great hitch! Thanks for shipping USPS and not UPS! UPS always manages to add another $100.00 for brokerage services. USPS takes a little longer, but that is OK. This was a replacement hitch for one that was stolen from my mini mate.

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Kevin Jersey on Feb 18th 2022

Very well engineered and fit perfectly. Assistance from Open Road was greatly appreciated

Fits perfectly and easy to install!

Bill M. on Jun 13th 2021

This swivel fit my trailer perfectly and was very easy to install. Appears to be well made. Shipping was quick. Would definitely order again.

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David Mee on Sep 12th 2019

Great product! Had to do a little hole modification on the tongue of my trailer, but nothing that takes away from this very well-made product!

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Mark Sloan on Aug 31st 2019

Was exactly what I ordered and very easy to install and very fast shipping. I installed it on a bunkhouse camper and was told by several people that I didn't need it due to bike never leaning far enough to bind up hitch but I like peace of mind and knowing that I can lean as far as I like without worrying about hitch binding up and holding bike back from a lean. I had tried a hitch ball that was on a pivot and didn't like that at all due to it flopping back and forth and making trailer sway. By installing this swivel hitch it makes trailer more stable and under control and gives me peace of mind that I am in control of the lean not the trailer.

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David Murphy on Jun 26th 2019

I never give five stars for anything...... That being said, this is a fine piece of craftsmanship and it FIT like it should. I pull a 2003 Bunkhouse LX Grand Estate camper with a GL 1800, the camper is 300 lbs and holds 200 lbs of gear. With this swivel I noticed a big difference in the cornering and could not be happier. Thank you Open Road Outfitters for a GREAT product. David Murphy