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Old 08-11-2006, 09:11 AM   #1
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Strapping the bike down?

Just rented a trailer from Uhaul. Can anyone tell me how and where to tie the bike down plzzzz

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don't do that plz

use softties - 1 around each of the lower triple clamps...

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I tie mine down by the handle bars. You want to make sure you have it somewhere above the suspension. whatever you do...DO NOT tie it down by the wheels or the swingarm.
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100 ft of rope..........tie it to something solid.
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i'd use a cycle cynch over the canyon dancer.
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don't do that plz

use softties - 1 around each of the lower triple clamps...

check fz1oa for details...

Why? Can you elaborate?
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Just rented a trailer from Uhaul. Can anyone tell me how and where to tie the bike down plzzzz

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Gosh even I know how to tie a bike down!!! Martin you sound like a newb asking this question!!lol jk!!!
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Why? Can you elaborate?
several friends have had throttle tubes screwed as well as damaged controls by using a 'canyon dancer' type thingamabob...

big, if you don't have soft ties - either buy some, or use a cycle cynch... they work waaaaaay differently (and better) than canyon dancers...

keep in mind that i typically trailer one of my bikes at least twice a month... believe me when i tell you that you should avoid canyon dancers...

fz1 controls aren't cheap...

patrick @ m-u, sells cycle cynches btw... support your local shops!...
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thanks, this is what i was looking for

Do not tie-down your motorcycle by the handlebars. A number of handlebars on various manufactures are rubber mounted. Tying down the bike by the handlebars can result in the bars being pulled down and the tie-downs loosened. Regardless of the type of motorcycle you ride the handlebars are not designed to accept the stresses that are generated in towing down rough roads or hitting potholes.
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patrick @ m-u, sells cycle cynches btw... support your local shops!...
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several friends have had throttle tubes screwed as well as damaged controls by using a 'canyon dancer' type thingamabob...

big, if you don't have soft ties - either buy some, or use a cycle cynch... they work waaaaaay differently (and better) than canyon dancers...

keep in mind that i typically trailer one of my bikes at least twice a month... believe me when i tell you that you should avoid canyon dancers...

fz1 controls aren't cheap...

patrick @ m-u, sells cycle cynches btw... support your local shops!...

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