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Posted: 06/06/2010 11:52 PM
How do you trailer your bike?
I have been told to set a block under the frame so it won't bounce around. But then it was suggested that if I hit a big bump then the frame could get bent.
What it your method?
Posted: 06/07/2010 03:35 AM
Motorcycles were designed to be riden. However, this is not always possible. Strap the bike using rachet style straps running through the lower fork yoke. If the bike is over about 500 pounds, I recommend a second set of straps attached at the back achored to the top shock mounts. If its a bagger, (FLH) use the supports under the bags. You might use a 4x4 or 4x6 to hold the bike vertical, but I would not leave it in place. Mine is too low to use "a block".
Posted: 06/07/2010 03:38 AM
Don't trailer my scooter, never have they ment to be riden not carried. Anyway you can put a block under the frame if you want, won't bend, but good tie down straps"not el-cheapo's" will work fine when pulled down tight. Try to keep fairly vertical when it's tied down.
Posted: 06/07/2010 07:30 AM
I've been trailering mine for a few years and haven't had any problems.
Does your trailer have a wheel chock for the front wheel or a rail for both wheels?
Posted: 06/07/2010 08:57 AM
OK, I make long hauls with both my bikes and golf cart to sturgis,Yellowstone, Daytona all in a 20' enclosed trailer behind a Rv.
1. If you have a tire or rim support system if not go to a Harbor freight they are simple and cost about $30.00. for about $45.00 you can get a roll in support. they will actually hold your bike up right while you secure your bike.
2. Purchase 4 -1" wrachet binders and 2 soft straps. 2 old towels
3. Load bike on trailer and put front wheel in support bracket. run soft strap through tripple tree (put old towels between soft straps and tripple tree so nylon does not markup chrome or alluminum) and hook ratchet binder to soft strap and other end to secure mount,make sure you are pulling down at about a 45degree angle or close to it so that you are somewhat paralel to your forks, pull all excess slack out of strap and ratchet it 3-4 times. repeat other side then ratchet bikes front end down compressing front shocks 3" on the rear go from frame to secure side bracket on both sides
Posted: 06/07/2010 11:51 AM
Thanks for the responses.
See ya in a few days............
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