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Old 12-18-2012, 04:18 PM   #11
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I'm gonna start out by saying what I'm posting is not about a bike but about bass boats. I know I'll get flamed because it's not the same but here goes.

Unless you can find a fitted cover that is specifically designed for tailering I wouldn't cover it. I have seen too much damage from the wind beating the cover against boats. Some of the covers were supposed to be approved for use while trailering. You'll feel sick to your stomach if you uncover it & find damage.

I would tow as is & clean it when I arrive. That's just me & my opinion.
well said.
I have seen plenty of bikes get scuffed paint from poor fitting covers, and tarps... even the straps should NOT go across painted surfaces, because they do flap/vibrate in the wind.

your best bet is to either leave it uncovered, or have a support structure around it to hold the cover far away from it.. remember that the wind will be pushing down hard on it, so make sure theres plenty of clearance if you choose to do so.
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Old 12-18-2012, 05:35 PM   #12
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Thanks for all the replies. I got some sato street hooks and handlebar adapters so nothing is touching the bike. Im gonna leave it in the open and locked to the trailer. Staying the night in a hotel with it on a trailer doesn't make me feel easy though. I got a 4x7 open trailer from Tractor supply. Bike fits perfect.
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I would say do not use cover, and tarp?? Never! Why? You will scratch lots of things.
You will need lots of movers blankets and wrap it nicely and tight and then you can put tar and try to secure it as much as you can not to move. If the end of tarp has free play, and its constant in one way, it can warm up a lot. I would leave it open or get a plastic wrap like they come paccked or the one that we use in kitchen if you wamt to protect color from some wet weather!
I used to drove flat bed trailer on my semi truck and i used to tarp every load and chain it or strap it!
When haul my bike on my open trailer on my pick up truck i put 4 straps and front wheel chock! No problems for lots of miles.
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Thanks for all the replies. I got some sato street hooks and handlebar adapters so nothing is touching the bike. Im gonna leave it in the open and locked to the trailer. Staying the night in a hotel with it on a trailer doesn't make me feel easy though. I got a 4x7 open trailer from Tractor supply. Bike fits perfect.
go to a MOTEL, not a hotel.

take the bike off the trailer.

roll the bike into the room.




DO IT.
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go to a MOTEL, not a hotel.

take the bike off the trailer.

roll the bike into the room.




DO IT.
^^^^For REAL

then u can sleep easy....even WITH/ON TOP of your bike as is ideal
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go to a MOTEL, not a hotel.

take the bike off the trailer.

roll the bike into the room.




DO IT.
Ahhh problem solved!


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Thanks for all the replies. I got some sato street hooks and handlebar adapters so nothing is touching the bike. Im gonna leave it in the open and locked to the trailer. Staying the night in a hotel with it on a trailer doesn't make me feel easy though. I got a 4x7 open trailer from Tractor supply. Bike fits perfect.
On road trips bike sleeps in room with me.
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I pull bikes on a dual rail Kendon and never cover them. Throw a cover over once you get there.
Also keep an eye on your shit- really easy and quick to hook up that trailer to another tow vehicle and be gone.
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