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Old 12-03-2009, 03:36 PM   #1
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So, I am taking a 24 hour trip up north with 2 dirt bikes. A kx250 and a yz426. I don't want to put too much tension on the front suspension with tie downs so I am looking for alternatives to haul them. I drive a 2005 Dodge Dakota and they will both be put in the bed of the truck for transport.

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Dirt bikes are light I'd trust a tie downs and not over tension them.

edit: Dbucki s right. I forgot about the fork savers.
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We just use pieces of 2x4 as fork savers
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Sorry, I am new to fork savers....where do they go and where do you tie the bike down?
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REGULAR STRAPS from the bars down through the wheel to the tie down point. I use soft loops now (not in this pic..not necessary, but keep your bars from getting scratched up. They can be had at walmart for like 2 bucks) around the bars and then use regular straps....here's 3 wide on a trailer. Fork savers are like 15-20 bucks at cycle gear..or use a 2x4 as mentioned.

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Sorry, I am new to fork savers....where do they go and where do you tie the bike down?
They go between the bottom of your front fender and top of your front tire.. The tension on the tie downs will keep them in place. This keeps your bike sturdy and keeps unwanted constant pressure off of your suspension.

Your tie downs go from a hook point in the bed to the inside of your handlebars.

Helpful tip.. After you have secured your bikes with the tie downs, tie a single knot right next to the metal locking part. That way if the lock/ grip slips, your bike won't fall over or out of the truck becuase it will catch that knot.
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Cool thanks for all of your help guys. Normally I am hauling street bikes and I haven't heard of fork savers before.
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