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Old 02-02-2010, 05:49 PM   #16 (permalink)
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I'll agree with most of the comments on do not cover the bike. Rent an enclosed trailer.
When I bought my bike in November of 08 I rented a 6x12 dual axle enclosed uhaul and took it down to NJ to pick up the bike..Worked just fine...
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I guess it depends on how tight the wrap is, I didn't have any damage with the 2-1000 mile trips I made with it on. I had it 3-4 layers thick.
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i would not pay 800 to rent a uhaul. i purchased a single v-nose enclosed great trailer new for $2200. that company sells 2 & 4 bike haulers for a few hundred more....split 4 ways makes it an easy choice.

i know the original question was wrap, no wrap, and how....may not be what you wanted to hear....but you will have a better daytona experience if you heed the advice...let us know how it all turns out and post pix
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shrinkwrap would be your best bet. first of all remove your mirrors, then wrap the bars, tank, and fenders with bubble wrap and tape to where it wont move. then shrink wrap. i haul performance boats all over the country, some with $100,000 paint jobs with no issues. i would suggest strap the bike down first, then start the wrap process.
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I haul my bike on an open trailer all the time. I never cover it. If it gets dirty on the ride , it gets a soapy bath upon arrival.
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Don't do it! Unless you like to keep your painter employeed!
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DO NOT COVER IT ON AN OPEN TRAILER.....................PERIOD.

My buddy just sold his 6 X 12 Haulmark enclosed for $1500, deals are out there.

I bought me an enclosed trailer years ago when I owned my H-D, sold the trailer with the bike in late '03. When I ordered my TX Chopper in Feb of '04 I knew I had to get another one. When your spending $30g+ for a bike another $3 - $4g shouldn't bother you, especially when they (trailers) come in handy for other uses besides hauling your bike.

this is what I have now, best of all it'll fit inside a standard 7" garage door (mine are 8ft)


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Old 02-14-2010, 01:58 PM   #23 (permalink)
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I hauled my bike on my open bike trailer from MN to AZ when I moved in December of '07 - nearly 1/2 of the 1,800 mile trip was through slop/sand/salt. It pained me to drag it through it all that, but I used S100 and very careful use of a pressure washer and all was fine. I wish I had a enclosed trailer, but space was an issue, so I have an Aluma MC10F folding trailer with a Condor wheel chock - a set up made for safely hauling a bike, as long as the weather is nice.
I'd go without a cover or wrapping and just find a self service car wash when you get there. Just my 2 cents.
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