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    Trailer towing-tie down spots on TTSE
    on: Aug 08, 2019, 09.35 pm
    Aug 08, 2019, 09.35 pm
    I did a search a few weeks ago and did not find much.
    This past week I drove with my daughter to her new school 1500 miles away from home.  I rented a U-Haul 5x9 trailer with a built in chock.

    I wanted to put my soft straps on the triple tree to secure the bike.  This allowed me to go almost straight down to 2 anchor spots.  Unfortunately. It did not really seem to give the bike as much stability as I would have liked.  Thankfully I was able to utilize the crash bars for a nice 45 degree angle spread.  That combined with one strap around the rear wheel held the bike nicely over some very bumpy roads.

    On. Side note I came back, on the bike, a different route.  One 600 mile day and one 800 mile day....i like this bike :002: and man do I love my RDL seat!




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    Re: Trailer towing-tie down spots on TTSE
    Reply #1 on: Aug 09, 2019, 01.26 am
    Aug 09, 2019, 01.26 am
    Thanks for the post and perfect timing. Picking my bike up next week. Dealer is having it sent, 600 miles to an auction house about 40 mins. From me for $250.
    Will be picking up using my trailer and have been researching best way to to tie a bike down and have seen several variations. :187:
    One suggested running straps around front forks allowing shocks to still be functioning and not put any pressure on them.

    Definently buying a Condor wheel chaulk that can be used in a trailer (brackets install in trailer for easy in and out) and garage and been kicking around the idea of buying  e-clip tracks and rings, since I only have 4 tie downs in each corner of a 6x10 trailer.

    Anyways, I'll  be bringing plenty of straps.....thanks again!

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    Re: Trailer towing-tie down spots on TTSE
    Reply #2 on: Aug 09, 2019, 02.18 am
    Aug 09, 2019, 02.18 am
    You should be able to buy a set of handle bar straps in USA. They go across the bars with a loop over each grip, then you have another loop that you can attach the tie downs to. I'd go out to the shed and get the name of mine, but at the moment we are having a years worth of rain in two days. In other words I'm house bound. Just for you I braved the elements. Mine are called Bull Bar Handle Bar Tie Downs. Cheers. :821: :158:
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    Re: Trailer towing-tie down spots on TTSE
    Reply #3 on: Aug 09, 2019, 02.22 am
    Aug 09, 2019, 02.22 am
    I wonder if the rubber that are handlebars are mounted upon would be an issue with tying down in this manner?

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    Re: Trailer towing-tie down spots on TTSE
    Reply #4 on: Aug 09, 2019, 02.41 am
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    Hey Hackle, thanks! :152: Seems I've watched 10 videos and seen 10 different tie down variations! :084:
    Will check out those straps!

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    Re: Trailer towing-tie down spots on TTSE
    Reply #5 on: Aug 09, 2019, 02.47 am
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    I use the small section of frame that is visible just above the front foot pegs.  I wrap a soft strap around the frame and tie it down out at a 45 degree angle.  you can pull the suspension down without jepordizing the handle bars.  Tie the front, tie the rear and you could off-road with it.  don't ask me how I know...

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    Re: Trailer towing-tie down spots on TTSE
    Reply #6 on: Aug 09, 2019, 03.00 am
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    *Originally Posted by Xsv [+]
    I wonder if the rubber that are handlebars are mounted upon would be an issue with tying down in this manner?

    I have one of the handlebar soft tie downs.  It's fine to stabilize, but I don't rely on it.  As soon as it starts to tighten, the handlebars start flexing down. 

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    Re: Trailer towing-tie down spots on TTSE
    Reply #7 on: Aug 09, 2019, 03.17 am
    Aug 09, 2019, 03.17 am
    A couple of the videos I've watched reccomend running straps, on either side of the front forks just above the axle and letting the front suspension do its thing and not possibly doing any damage to the fork seals.
    Then running a strap around rear wheel, making sure it doesn't try to slide from side to side.
    Thoughts? :084:

    Have looked at the Canyon Dancers handlebar straps also.

     



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