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Re: 6 point strap in... Hauling your Big Dog

Discussion in 'How-To' started by Gas Man, Apr 29, 2007.

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  1. Gas Man

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    reload... ALWAYS leave it in nuetral!!! If you get enough water damage on the dog it can start all by itself!!!!

    vac... you can haul them with no rear straps but as you said... the rear can then bounce around. That is why you always see me strap my rear in. If it was in a truck it wouldn't do that. I use to be able to run sportbikes in trucks with just front straps with no problems.. but most of the time I run 3 straps. 2 on the front and 1 on the rear.
     
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    Ok-got a stupid question. Why the jack under the frame? It looks like I'll be hauling my from Okla to NC. in a couple of weeks, and it's the first time I've hauled it that far.
     
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    Very timely post...I'm trailering the dog tomorrow. Interesting-my dealer told me to put it in gear. I like the 6 point tie down-I purchased the BDM 2" straps w/attached felt loops.

    Thanks for the info!
     
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    Leaving your bike in gear can damage the tranny if any movement occours. Leave it in neutral.
     
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    Knot is right... no gear. If you're worried about it cause you're anal... zip tie the front brake.

    The jack was under there cause I was loading by myself. It held the bike upright.

    The other week I saw 2 d-bags trying to load a bike on a trailer. Some jap cruiser. I stopped and told them they were doing it all wrong. They had it on the kickstand and some stupid array of straps. Gave thema few pointers and kept on my way. I'm sure they thought I was just some jackass... I sure hope it made it home ok.

    Anyway, what they weren't doing makes me think of this now. Make sure your front straps are going forward and out. The idea is compress the forks. Don't get too crazy or you'll have to get to my service your forks thread sooner rather than later.

    Then for the rear all you want is something to keep it form bouncing around. The 2 centers are just cause it was my first time with the dog and I was nervous. As you can see from my other pics... I didn't run the centers.
     
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    Hey, I posted on zip tying the front brake a while back but have since learned my lesson.
    On my last trailer session to my dealer my front caliper was found by the mechanic to be leaking. It was determined that I had applied to much pressure to the lever causing the caliper to leak.
    It's still a good idea just DON'T apply Gorilla strength to it. :D
     
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    Good call Ray...
     
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    Do you have any suggestions on tie downs if you're using Condor's Trailer Chock? Doing it the same way as always?
    Just wondering, since they recommend a different way. I'm thinking about getting one if it will fit my K9. I've never had it come loose (close once) and don't want it to ever happen. I've went to an enclosed trailer, and can't see it anymore-thats scary enough.
    Thanks for any input :cheers:
     
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    f-okie, I've trailered my K-9 back and forth from Michigan to Florida (1200 miles each way) many times in my 6x12 enclosed trailer. I use 4 ties (2 on front and 2 on back). My bike has never fallen over except once when it was my fault while I was loading it, BUT that's another (Damn I don't believe I did it something so stupid story).
    I do use those padded trailering attachment loops I got from the dealer both on front and back.
    I'm not sure of the chock name or type but it is just a universal chock that you drive up into.
    Al
     
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    Thanks Al-that's the way I have always done it myself. :cheers:
     
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    Al uses a standard pingle hoop chaulk.

    I would do it the same way with the condor. I know next time I haul mine it will be in the condor.
     
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    Thanks Chris, aka Gas Man, I can never remember those kinds of things!
    Sorry we couldn't hook up before I leave in the morning, I hope all went well with the Sister in Law....
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    Updated...

    Have also hauled the bike with the condor as I said I would. Works fuckin AWESOME!!!
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