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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-10-2006, 06:19 PM Thread Starter
 
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straping down the bike

i have a open trailer that i am going to be taking my bike up north next weekend. i was just wondering what the best way to strap the bike down would be and if i should nail two 2x4 down next to the front tires or will it be fine just using straps.
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a wheel chock would be beswt but you can rig it with blocks on side and something in front of the tire to pull the bike against. Myself and E used this set up on our sled trailers for a while before getting real wheel chocks.
Just make sure to do a starp check very often
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a wheel chock would be beswt but you can rig it with blocks on side and something in front of the tire to pull the bike against. Myself and E used this set up on our sled trailers for a while before getting real wheel chocks.
Just make sure to do a starp check very often
yup... works well if you're in a bind or don't have a chock yet... ditto on the keep an eye on your straps I have had mine once come loose and start to allow the bike to lean.. luckily I do the 4 point tie down so I had 3 others to at least keep it secure enough till I could hit the next off ramp

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how about this it should work shouldn't it
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looks good

hope ya made the width according to your rear tire and not the front

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yep put the bike up there and had my wife hold the bike up nailed the boards acording to that
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I think a bigger dog would work better
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My brother and I used a sled trailer for hauling our bikes to upstate Vermont one year....a simple wheel chock from Re Leisure or similar place is only about 20 bux I think and took us just a little time to hook up.....Definitely worth the effort and if you do it right, the chock can be removed so you can still use it as a sled trailer. We also put in some simple eyelets we bought from Home Depot for tie downs. Cheap and effective...

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