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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-06-2009, 03:02 AM Thread Starter
 
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Securing R1 with tiedown - please help

Hello, I'm a bit worried about my bike on this trailer, I've tried to get it right but I was hoping someone who knows could tell me if I'm going to flip this thing off on the highway...

I dont know if I've used the right hoops to connect the tie downs to the trailer, there are 2 hoops further up the trailer that you can see in the photo.

Also, is the front wheel in the correct position, and is the front suspension compressed correctly?

I also have another tie down for the rear but I had no idea where to conenct it, is this tiedown really necessary?







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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-06-2009, 12:35 PM
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It looks like you should be alright, but it's hard to tell without actually checking it out first-hand. My only concern would be the straps on the clip-ons, but they look pretty secure. The tie-down for the rear is pretty much to keep the tail from hopping around. Normally you've got enough tension/stability on the front to hold the bike in place, and the rear has very little weight on it. With a few bumps, the back might start to hop around, so you may consider throwing the strap across the back with just enough tension to keep it in place. Be careful not to run it through/across anything that might become damaged.

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Normally, unless you're using a Canyon Dancer or similar contraption, people suggest putting the single straps through the triple tree under the bodywork. Before I got my Canyon-dancer-like device, this is what I did and it worked great EXCEPT once I had the bike positioned differently, didn't notice that the strap was pressuring the bodywork and ended up with a few fine cracks.

I tend to prefer my front straps to actually extend out from the front to "pull" the bike forward. Then I use a hole on the passenger pegs to "pull" the bike backwards. This isn't as key for you since you have a front stop. Both sets of straps also "pull" the bike left and right.

The compression you have on the front is good.

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