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afishinado

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Posted: 02/28/14 05:41am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

On our 2 month+ trip, I see me loading and offloading the Harleys dozens of times... Anyone have THESE?

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Posted: 02/28/14 05:57am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Interesting device, I haven't seen that before.

I use a Condor chock and straps but that thing looks much simpler. I would probably still use straps though.


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beemerphile1 wrote:

I would probably still use straps though.

Yep, I plan to, but only two on the handlebars rather than the six I have been using with a chock on my utility trailer. The other four are what's the PIA! Takes me about an hour to strap the two bikes down to my satisfaction right now, and that's on a utility trailer with e-tracks where I can stand up and get around the darn things.

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Posted: 02/28/14 07:13am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Pretty cool. Won't work with my bikes without some messing around, but still pretty cool.


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Handle bars aren't a good place to attach tie downs on many bikes. Many are now rubber mounted and most are not very strong. I attach the tie downs on the forks and the rear sub-frame assembly.

I will probably be loading up this weekend in preparation for heading to Daytona next week. Looking forward to some warm weather and some riding.

fj12ryder wrote:

Pretty cool. Won't work with my bikes without some messing around, but still pretty cool.


Wouldn't work on my BMW GS because there are no frame tubes under the engine. It would work on my R75/6 because it does have the traditional frame cradle.

More and more modern bikes either don't have frame tubes underneath or they have bodywork in the way. Years ago that mount would have worked on just about every bike made.

Problem I see with that device is it will work on one bike and one bike only, wheel chocks work with just about any bike. Could be a consideration if you use various bikes depending on the mood like I do.

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I have a very similar product for my off-road bike, basically clamps to the foot pegs, no other contact with the bike, no tie downs. Works great, even on bumpy roads, it has never come loose at all. I like that it doesn't compress the heck out of the suspension and it has 4 thumb screws that once removed leave only a flat metal plate behind that hides under the carpet. I've looked at similar products from PitBull for the Sportbike where you can't get to the frame, that one looks like a great idea for bikes where the frame is accessible.


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Posted: 02/28/14 08:58am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

That's really interesting. I wonder if that couldn't be adapted to a street bike.

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Someone already built one for the full fairing bikes: Pit Bull Trailer Restraint

It's a little to the pricey side but it's at least $1,000 to drop most street bikes (sport, HD, Goldwing doesn't matter) in a trailer.

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Been doing some looking around on the Harley forums also, they are getting good reviews (not a negative one yet)... Going to pull the trigger today I think. Now to figure out if I'm happy just bolting through the floor, probably use some kind of block underneath it to distribute the load.

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Let us know how it works out!

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