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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 03-23-2006, 06:40 AM Thread Starter
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Tie Downs?

I saw this on another board, and wanted to know what you guys thought.

I personally switch back and fourth with soft ties and canyon dancers. The soft ties are soft straps that wrap around the lower portion of the triple clamp, then using your straps to secure them to the truck or trailer. I have heard some not so good thing about the canyon dancers pulling off grips and causing problems. Me personally, I have only had good things to say about canyon dancers. So I don't know...I've never had a problem with fork seals or losing grips. Are people using too much pressure to strap them down or something?

I'm not so sure I would completely trust this, but whatever. Just wanted to know other opinions. I know this is causing some headache on the other board.

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post #2 of 29 (permalink) Old 03-23-2006, 06:44 AM
 
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I have been told by a guy that they hook up behind the front brake`s somehow. He said it is awesome and the suspension on the bike is free to move. when he shows me how i will post pics and instructions
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I'm liking this!

Just under 170 bucks.

Um, anyone know someone that could make it? LOL
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$170!!! Holy crap!

Tie downs and soft straps cost at the most $40.

I don't know about you guys but I hardly ever trailor my bike anyway. As much as tiedowns/soft straps get lost/borrowed/grow legs - it would hurt even more at $170.

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You would need: .125" thick aluminum maybe 4" wide......250" roundstock (aluminum)...some time.....and a TIG welder......looks fairly simple....
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aluminum? wouldn't steel be better? steel would take the stress better wouldn't it? and got an idea of a cost there Judge? maybe we can talk about next wednesday over some fancy Thai! LOL
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problem i see is tht you still need to chock up the front wheel.
I have the condor chocks in my trailer and they work fine. use two straps in the rear to pull the bike forward and it aint going anywhere. Suspension can still float.
Not cheap though at 150 ea.
(easily copied though **cough cough***)
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(easily copied though **cough cough***)
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aluminum? wouldn't steel be better? steel would take the stress better wouldn't it? and got an idea of a cost there Judge? maybe we can talk about next wednesday over some fancy Thai! LOL
annealed aluminum would take it better as it would give more and cause less damage to the tire as far as I am concerned...TIG welded the strength would be there...I cannot make it for Thai....I work in Dearborn now...but maybe we could talk this weekend....I iwll be in Westland most of the weekend.....working on a FMIC for a WRX right now.....
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Still working on that idea, aye Matt?....lol!
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