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Old 01-03-2013, 11:10 AM   #1
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URGENT HELP!! towing questions

hey guys im going to pick up my 08 1krr this next tuesday, my friend has a 6x10 wood floor trailer i plan on using.. i really need help with how to tie this baby down so it so it doesnt fall or get anything broke/scraped etc. i currently do not own any straps so let me know how i need to secure this baby. just straps? something to stabalize tires also? HELPPPPP
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Old 01-03-2013, 11:38 AM   #3
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If you don't want to drop the money for some canyon dancers, then you can make do with ratchet straps from Walmart. The best way is to run a loop through the lowest part of the handlebars on each side, and slowly tighten down each one back and forth. Do not compress the forks too much, you just want the bike to be stabilized. Have someone sit on the bike (or you can sit on it) while tightening.

The rear isn't a huge deal. You just want to keep it stabilized. You can use the passenger pegs or the swingarm.

If you plan on hauling the bike a few times, I'd recommend going and picking up some canyon dancers, then a cheap wheel chock from Harbor Freight and bolt it down to a piece of plywood.
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Old 01-03-2013, 11:42 AM   #4
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These work great and the best out there IMO. Get the ones with the cups style, and some good straps, dont get the straps with half a hook those can come off. Here are some ideas.

the bottom pic is the one im saying not to get. see the difference on the hook style.
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Old 01-03-2013, 11:48 AM   #5
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Go to Harbor Freight and pick up their wheel chock. Less than $40 and it will save your bike. Having it fall over on the trailer will cost you hundreds if not thousands.
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Old 01-03-2013, 03:37 PM   #6
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Just use ratchet straps and route then under the fairing and wrap them around the bottom tree and fork tube. Make sure you're front wheel is pushed up against a rail, etc, and make sure the bike is in gear...

It's easy, cheap, and sturdy. I've been tying my bike down that way for years, never had a problem. And that equates to hundreds and hundreds of times tying bikes down that way...

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Old 01-03-2013, 04:20 PM   #7
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Ratchet straps and make sure your in gear..everybody has their own way to strap it down. Just use your common sense

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+1 on the wheel chock from H.F. and some canyon dancers and ratchet straps front and on the passenger pegs.. cant be TOO safe...
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Old 01-04-2013, 05:49 AM   #9
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Wheel chock, ratchet straps x4 and didnt had problem from Cinci to Gatlinburg and back!
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Old 01-04-2013, 10:44 AM   #10
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thanks for all the input guys, think ill spend $25 and get trailer with wheel chock built in from uhaul, then do at least 4x ratchet straps as well. i appreciate all your input and help! ill let you know how it goes when i get it back
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