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    Tips for loading the TTSE onto a trailer?
    on: Jan 22, 2022, 10.17 pm
    Jan 22, 2022, 10.17 pm
    Like others, I received the ignition wiring recall notice late in the year, in fact on the same day I dropped insurance for the winter. I was going to wait and ride it to the dealer in the spring, but I've since picked up a 2002 Ford Escape with the tow package. I can rent a U-Haul motorcycle trailer and tow it to the dealer so they can work on it outside of riding season, but I'm leery about loading the TTSE onto it even with help. Does anyone have any tips? The U-Haul video makes it look very easy of course, but they're also loading a skinny HD that probably weighs 350lbls lol.

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    Re: Tips for loading the TTSE onto a trailer?
    Reply #1 on: Jan 23, 2022, 02.34 pm
    Jan 23, 2022, 02.34 pm
    The full width ramp is 3'-9" so it should be fairly easy to walk it up the ramp slowly, the trailer is just over 3'- 9" inside width.  Once it's in the chock that should hold it upright while you attach tie downs.  I wouldn't tie it down by the handlebars.
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    Re: Tips for loading the TTSE onto a trailer?
    Reply #2 on: Jan 23, 2022, 04.46 pm
    Jan 23, 2022, 04.46 pm
    Appreciate the info. We got about 6" of snow overnight, guess I won't be worrying about trailering it anytime soon!

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    Re: Tips for loading the TTSE onto a trailer?
    Reply #3 on: Feb 01, 2022, 02.42 pm
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    If not the handle bars, where might you suggest the forward tie down go?  I was suspecting with all the fairing trailering might be difficult without rub points.

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    Re: Tips for loading the TTSE onto a trailer?
    Reply #4 on: Feb 01, 2022, 02.55 pm
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    I've never trailered mine so I couldn't say the safest place, but since the handlebars are in flexible mounts and are cast material I surely wouldn't use them.  If the front wheel is in a chock, if the front wheel is held down into the chock that should be all that is necessary.  I'm sure someone here has better specific answers.
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    Re: Tips for loading the TTSE onto a trailer?
    Reply #5 on: Feb 01, 2022, 03.05 pm
    Feb 01, 2022, 03.05 pm
    Thanks... I had not thought about the casted handle bars, a good point.  I would think just in the wheel chock and anchored there not enough to keep her upright.  I have to grab a light and see if there is any room to get up in front of the radiator to see if there is any anchor points on top of the fork accessible.  I wish I could say this was all for a fun reason but sadly it will be the old gits last ride/trailer with I... I expect and hope she'll have many more adventures with another as she is a 2014 with just over 22k on the dial.  I have searched for a while for a reasonably priced low mileage 2017 with no luck and now am going to the dark side... 2020 RT.  She's a nice bike, I did buy her after all, but I can just not say enough on how much I enjoyed the TTSE over the last 7 years.  Not one problem.

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    Re: Tips for loading the TTSE onto a trailer?
    Reply #6 on: Feb 01, 2022, 03.19 pm
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    So, search and you will find excellent resources...

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    Re: Tips for loading the TTSE onto a trailer?
    Reply #7 on: Feb 01, 2022, 04.12 pm
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    I have a wheel chock I bought a long time ago when I had a K1600GTL.  I've had that bike and the Trophy in it on a few occasions, though not trailering it, just for parking it in the garage, and you couldn't knock the bike over with it in just the chock if you tried.
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