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Old 11-04-2009, 01:26 AM   #21
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Sweet! I'll be looking to do this same thing later next year when I finish my track bike build. I'm planning on going with the 8x10 though so I can carry my Harley for a pit bike.

Those wheel chocks look really good. Any idea if the first one will hold the bike by itself or would it need tie-downs?
The reviews that I read say that you still need tie-downs for both. The first one can hold the bike upright but has a little bit of sway/play side to side. The second one seems to hold the bike pretty good with no play side to side but I would definately secure at least the rear of the bike too. Price wise, I found some coupons in super streetbike magazine for the 1st wheel chock and its $29.99. The 2nd wheel chock is like $70 or $80 and I only have a 20% off coupon. Im going tomorrow to see both and figure out which 2 Im gonna get.

I wish I coulda got a bigger trailer but my trucks towing capacity limits me on what I can get. Overall this will get the job done for me so Im happy. Maybe one day when I have a big truck, Ill get a toy hauler.
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Old 11-04-2009, 09:24 AM   #22
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I have the first ones you listed. Once it's in, you just tie down from the rearsets a little forward and out and you're good to go. No more heavy compression of the forks... It also keeps the rear wheel in place when you tie down from the rearsets as well, pulls it down evenly.
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Old 11-04-2009, 09:31 AM   #23
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I have two of the cheaper chocks. With one, there wasn't any clearance between the top of the chock and my front rotor when my bike was rolled in. No big deal though. If that happens to you, just screw a thin piece of wood below the tire to give it a bit more lift.
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I have the second one ($70-$80)... Pros, you do not need to fix it to the trailer, minimal play with bike on and I use it on my garage to hold the bike. Cons, a little on the heavy side.
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Thanks....Yup, I live 160miles from spring, tx but countryside had the best deal by a long shot. My two local dealers quoted me 600-1100 more for the same trailer. I found this deal on craigslist.
thats great. congrats.

my buddy got his custom 30fter sent there after a wreck, the insurance dragged for 4months and refused to pay storage and the owner guy compromised BIG time with storage fees.
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Can I ask since i didnt see how much a trailor like that set you back?
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Can I ask since i didnt see how much a trailor like that set you back?
It was $1,750 from countryside out the door(I pay taxes in my state, $270 ttl for a permanent plate). That was the best price with a ramp door that I found. Locally for me it woulda been $2600-$3100 w/ ttl. I ran across mine on craigslist.
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I went to harbor freight today and man did I get a deal. I brought in a 20% off coupon and saved way more than I thought. I got a wheel chock, cargo bar, and some surface mounted rings. The chock was $75 but rang up for $45, and the other stuff was pretty cheap. I thought I would spend around $90 but it only ended up being $60 total.

My review on the chock is that it holds the bike very stable. It does not have motion from side to side and can easily be adjusted for different size wheels/tires. I do recommend using tie-downs along with the chock too. Enough talk, here are the pics.
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Just make sure you position the wheel chock appropriately (front to back) so you don't put too much tongue weight...
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Just make sure you position the wheel chock appropriately (front to back) so you don't put too much tongue weight...
Yup, I have the chock positioned to where the bike is as far back as it can be so that I can still close the door. The bike is almost equally balanced over the axle but still has more weight in the front than the back.
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$270 ttl for a permanent plate..
Still me off that Texas doesn't do permanent trailer registration. I pay way too much every year to register a small homemade trailer that's barely a couple hundred pounds.
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This link has some great trailer set-up ideas. http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=107
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