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    Strapping TTse to a trailer
    on: Apr 12, 2017, 03.30 am
    Apr 12, 2017, 03.30 am
      I had been using the rear hand grab with a soft strap to tie down the rear end of my TTse, but I recently noticed a hairline crack near the mounting bolt on the grab. I thought it was aluminum but it appears to be a composite. Up front I use a wheel chock with the tire strap, and tie downs attached to the R&G bars. Any thoughts on how to secure the rear end ? 




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    Re: Strapping TTse to a trailer
    Reply #1 on: Apr 12, 2017, 01.44 pm
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    Passenger foot pegs will work.
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    Re: Strapping TTse to a trailer
    Reply #2 on: Apr 12, 2017, 02.53 pm
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    No affiliation, but Ace Bikes rear tie-down strap goes over the wheel and doesn't compress the suspension.  I think Webbikeworld has a review if you want to have a look.  I have one and have never trailered my bike.  :745:
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    Re: Strapping TTse to a trailer
    Reply #3 on: Apr 12, 2017, 02.58 pm
    Apr 12, 2017, 02.58 pm
    EXMX,

    I use straps on either the handgrips or the passenger foot pegs, normally the handgrips.  However, I am not required to put much pressure on them as I use a Wheeldock chock.  It is well worth the money and when used with the wheel safety strap it does most of the work, therefore the rear straps do not have to be tightened very much.  Further, their customer service is second to none.  What I like best is the ability to ride on and pull off without going over an over center lock.

    If you order one, just be sure to get the correct one for the Trophy front tire.  If you have more than one bike you can consider another size and use spacers to hold the Trophy.  They are also great on the phone if you have questions.

    Here is their website if you have never heard of them.

    https://wheeldock.com/products/wheeldock?variant=26294025411 

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    Re: Strapping TTse to a trailer
    Reply #4 on: Apr 12, 2017, 03.21 pm
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    The Wheeldock looks like a pretty neat solution.  :062:
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    Re: Strapping TTse to a trailer
    Reply #5 on: Apr 13, 2017, 01.01 am
    Apr 13, 2017, 01.01 am
    Thank you all for your input. I'm going to try the Ace Bikes rear tie-down strap. That should hold the bike in place while transporting over these wonderful NYC roads.

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    Re: Strapping TTse to a trailer
    Reply #6 on: Apr 13, 2017, 07.03 pm
    Apr 13, 2017, 07.03 pm
    *Originally Posted by EXMX [+]
      I had been using the rear hand grab with a soft strap to tie down the rear end of my TTse, but I recently noticed a hairline crack near the mounting bolt on the grab. ...Any thoughts on how to secure the rear end ?
    I've used the same for trailering to/from TX (from MI), now I'm going to go out and look for cracks!  :012:

    What about tying down the rear wheel itself? Maybe not the most secure, but likely sufficient for most needs?

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    Re: Strapping TTse to a trailer
    Reply #7 on: Apr 13, 2017, 10.49 pm
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    With the condition of the roads these days, you have check the trailer for cracks, broken welds ans bents rims. I tow behind a Ram 2500 with a truck camper on it, so I mounted a camera just to watch the trailer and the bike.

     



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