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Old 07-14-2005, 03:41 PM   #1
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Trailer Tiedown Straps Cracking my Upper

OK...what is the best way to avoid "Trailer Tiedown Straps Cracking my Upper Fairing". Am I tying the bike down to stiff?

This is the first time it has happened and I have been trailering my bikes for years. Maybe the ride down from Cresson was a little bumpy.
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Old 07-14-2005, 03:44 PM   #2
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Re: Trailer Tiedown Straps Cracking my Upper

On my right side, I tie down just on the inside of my brake and on my left I tie down just inside my clutch lever. No problems yet. :dontknow:
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Old 07-14-2005, 03:46 PM   #3
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Re: Trailer Tiedown Straps Cracking my Upper

Yeah...but the straps rubb against the upper fairing of my Gixxer, maybe the trailer is too narrow and the straps have to come down at a greater angle.* Just looking for a solution...what does the Canyon Dancer Bar harness do?
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Re: Trailer Tiedown Straps Cracking my Upper

it allows your strap to be away from the plastics
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Old 07-14-2005, 03:59 PM   #5
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Re: Trailer Tiedown Straps Cracking my Upper

Well that is what I need...thanx.
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Old 07-14-2005, 05:21 PM   #6
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Re: Trailer Tiedown Straps Cracking my Upper

I only strap it down in my truck so I guess my straps are going at the right angle to not rub.
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Old 07-14-2005, 06:46 PM   #7
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Re: Trailer Tiedown Straps Cracking my Upper

you need to get a canyon dancer and also the most important thing get a wheel chock. by the way if you want to get a wheel chock go ahead and P.M me I can hook you up with one. my friend is selling his cheap.
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Re: Trailer Tiedown Straps Cracking my Upper

I have found theat the best way to keep the bike secure is to do 3 things:

1) As someone else said, use a wheel chock

2) Use a canyon dancer or similar product to tie down the fron end. You should not over-compress your forks or anything. Just snug. Use most of your forward-force pulling here.

3) Tie down the rear of the frame somewhere near the rear-sets or rear subframe if accessible. Use most of your side-force holding here.

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Old 07-15-2005, 11:06 AM   #9
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Re: Trailer Tiedown Straps Cracking my Upper

Cool thanks, well looks likeI have a upper to fix now...I am so .* Bike never down and I have to fix the fairing.
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Old 07-16-2005, 02:27 AM   #10
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Re: Trailer Tiedown Straps Cracking my Upper

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Yeah...but the straps rubb against the upper fairing of my Gixxer, maybe the trailer is too narrow and the straps have to come down at a greater angle. Just looking for a solution...what does the Canyon Dancer Bar harness do?
i have gixxer too and when i put it in my dads tundra the same thing happens... luckily it hasn't cracked
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Re: Trailer Tiedown Straps Cracking my Upper

I have a gixxer... Canyon Dancers would work great. If you strap it straight to the handlebars u run the risk of snappinf the RAM air tab on top of the fairing. Just gotta strap at a bit larger angle.

And like Jason said.. Tie the rear as well to avoid the bike from hopping if you hit something. right:
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Re: Trailer Tiedown Straps Cracking my Upper

i strongly agree thats how i transport my bike.
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Old 08-23-2005, 02:02 AM   #13
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Re: Trailer Tiedown Straps Cracking my Upper

In some tie down situations you just cant get the tie downs wide enough to not hit the plastic........
When that's the case I go under the upper fairing & loop around the bottom triple clamp. Its a little harder but well worth it. Just make sure you're not pinching any lines or anything like that
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