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Old 05-19-2007, 04:48 AM   #1
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transporting a bike in a uhaul

about to move to dallas...
and planning on putting the bike in the uhaul along with my stuff....
how would i go about tying the bike down????
should i put the bike in first...then my stuff....or the other way around??????
position of the bike in the uhaul???
how to tie it down??? (me noob.....own the bike for only a year)
please help....
and where to get bike tie downs at a reasonable price???
^_^ thx thx thx
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Old 05-19-2007, 05:45 AM   #2
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If it were me, I would put the bike in first, and then all your stuff around it. When you load, remember that the trailer has no shocks, and it shall be bumpy. Tie i down with preferably two straps in the front and a couple in the back.

For straps I recommend swinging by Motorcycles Unlimited. They can get you a Cycle Cynch (to help save your front end) and also give you tips in person on how to properly secure your bike. The number for their shop is 281 444 0545.
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Old 05-19-2007, 06:37 AM   #3
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dont know if there are n e tie down places in the u haul. but if it does then buy a canyon dancer. that is what is use to tie down the front of the bike to keep the steering straight. along w/ 4 tie down straps. u can either use the pull type or the ratchet type. u can buy an affordable set of straps from harbor feight that will get the job done no problem. hope this helps
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Old 05-19-2007, 07:04 AM   #4
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Do not buy cheap, ie motoboss tie downs. It is worth it to get the good stuff,ie Ancra. You will likely own bikes for a long time and Ancras will serve you well for years.
Don't use ratcheting tiedowns. You don't need that much tension and you can bend your bike.
Don't bottom out your suspension leave some travel. It is very hard on fork seals to have it tied too tight. Use more tiedowns, 4 should be enough, to hold it still. (you only need the expensive tiedowns in the front. Cheapos are prolly ok for the back.)
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If you are using a truck you should have lots of help. I saw some guys just last week putting a bike in the back of a pickup with a ramp.
Yes, they dropped it. It wasn't pretty but at least no one was hurt.
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If it were me, I would put the bike in first, and then all your stuff around it. When you load, remember that the trailer has no shocks, and it shall be bumpy. Tie i down with preferably two straps in the front and a couple in the back.

For straps I recommend swinging by Motorcycles Unlimited. They can get you a Cycle Cynch (to help save your front end) and also give you tips in person on how to properly secure your bike. The number for their shop is 281 444 0545.

+1 go to pat... he can help you out...
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