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Old 10-15-2007, 10:32 PM   #1
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ok guys i bought some tiedowns. How is it done and do i need to buy those wheel chokes? Pictures on how to do this properly would be very helpful guys. Thanks
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i've had problems strapping down bikes with the "canyon dancers"....(bike falling over and grips being ripped off)....chris (solracer) knows what i'm talking about.

it's pretty self explanatory once you get those cycle cynchs....keep the bike upright....compress the forks evenly with a few clicks of the tiedown to make sure it's good and tight....shake the bike and see if it moves. after that...strap each rear passenger peg down towards the tailgate away from the forks (prevents the back from jumping around while in transport)....leave the bike in gear as well.
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a front wheelchock is not necessary, but it can be a good thing to have.
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Old 10-15-2007, 10:44 PM   #5
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Old 10-15-2007, 10:47 PM   #6
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hmmm only 40 bucks. Thanks for the heads up guys. BTW T, you gonna be at TWS (Texas World Speedway) 10/26/07?
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looks like i'm not gonna make the trackday (unless for some reason i finish all my work here at the shop in time)....

i'll definately be doing a few races on sunday though (@ TWS (Texas World Speedway) 10/28)
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back to work puto, i'm going to TWS (Texas World Speedway) 10/26.....

i was wondering who's red 600rr fairing that was at the shop...i was about to throw it in the dumpster this morning
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CYCLE CYNCH FTW!!!

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ive used just straps, and straps and a canyon dancer multiple times with no problems. i recently bought a wheel chock from true methodz but haven't gotten the chance to use it. you would be suprised at how little it takes to hold the bike in place.
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CYCLE CYNCH FTW!!!

Tony, your foto shop is killin' me!
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i use simple cam buckle straps. i've never used canyon dancers, be it dirt, mini, street, and so on. i have used soft ties too, but i lost those pretty quickly.
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ive used just straps, and straps and a canyon dancer multiple times with no problems. i recently bought a wheel chock from true methodz but haven't gotten the chance to use it. you would be suprised at how little it takes to hold the bike in place.
i use straps only, as a last resort. i will absolutely not use the canyon dancer's. they've ripped the grips off every bike i've owned after getting trailered once or twice.
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ive used just straps, and straps and a canyon dancer multiple times with no problems. i recently bought a wheel chock from true methodz but haven't gotten the chance to use it. you would be suprised at how little it takes to hold the bike in place.
seriously??? I have so many reservations about putting it in the back of a pickup.
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safer in the back of a truck than on a trailer.

, my buddies and i would load 2 in the back and one on a hitch hauler, and we go through some pretty rough terrain in the truck. if strapped down right, there should be no issues (and yes they are only 200 lb dirtbikes, but the objective is still the same).

i'm just curious how the canyon dancers ripped grips off, i haven't used them so i might be wrong, but i thought they were designed so that the left grip would be pulled to the right, and the right to the left...how did they come off?
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anyone? i'm curious how the grips were ripped off. I am kinda considering picking up a set of canyon dancers.
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anyone? i'm curious how the grips were ripped off. I am kinda considering picking up a set of canyon dancers.
I'm curious too, I use a canyon dancer and have no problems whatsoever. You don't need to tighten the straps so much that the forks are all the way compressed either.
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I'm curious too, I use a canyon dancer and have no problems whatsoever. You don't need to tighten the straps so much that the forks are all the way compressed either.
yep, be easy on them fork seals! that's the biggest mistake i see people making, worst yet is when they are doing it to my bike!

any answers on how they are ripping off grips? i thought they were designed to hold your grips on (or pull them to the center), but of course i may be wrong. that's why i am asking.
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I use the canyon dancers and haven't had my grips ripped off, but they do roll them and bunch them toward the end. Probably depends on how much of an angle you have with your straps. If I was buying new-I would go with the cycle cynch-have heard a lot more positive things about those. Plan on switching my canyon dancers out for cycle cynches here soon. The chocks help with keeping your front tire straight and not having to worry about one side getting slack from bouncing around and thus losing a strap and the bike falling over. Also really helps when tying the bike down.
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I used that cycle cinch and some straps, bike didn't move
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