As kanwisch said, it won't hurt them, but if you're still worried, just back the ratchets off most of the way at night when you stop. Just keep enough tension on them to hold the bike up.RedDot07 said:Does compressing the forks for a trip that takes a day or two cause any damage to the front suspension?
:jawdrop: :jawdrop: :jawdrop: :jawdrop: :jawdrop:cookeetree said:As kanwisch said, it won't hurt them, but if you're still worried, just back the ratchets off most of the way at night when you stop. Just keep enough tension on them to hold the bike up.
Leaving the bike(s) with enough tension to partially compress the forks (enough to hold them), but not enough to fully compress the forks (as one would do when travelling) is not begging for disaster at all.threemo said::jawdrop: :jawdrop: :jawdrop: :jawdrop: :jawdrop:
Sorry, but that's not sound advice at all cookeetree - Leaving 1 or 2 bikes lightly racheted into a truck bed is begging for disaster. Tie downs straps tend to slip around the racheting mechanism when there's not much tension on them. Couple that with just the slightest shift of off center weight, on the bikes or the truck for that matter and you run a good risk of one if not both bikes pulling out of their tie downs. Not good.
Mate, let's got get into stuff that has absolutely nothing to do with the topic at hand.threemo said::huh: I don't know how you can't say that's an unnecessary risk. I've traveled thousands and thousands of miles over nearly every type of paved terrain on the US east coast with bikes in the back of my truck. At no time with them in there, moving or stationary, would I ever consider maintaining a "small" amount of tension on the tiedowns. That's like telling the guy its safe to sit in morning rush hour traffic holding a piping hot coffee between his legs with the lid 'slightly' on.:thumbs2:
I was with ya. I suppose anything will do in those circumstances. Even Schitz, Old Spillwaukee, or Natural Blight.Vash said:the kind you can drink in rush hour traffic with the lid slightly on and not spill. Anything to kill that debate!