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Old 10-18-2007, 01:34 PM   #21
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I've always used canyon dancers and never had any issues with grips ripping off.
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Old 10-18-2007, 02:12 PM   #22
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seriously??? I have so many reservations about putting it in the back of a pickup.
yeah ive taken my bike to san antonio, austin, brenham, all without any problems. if possible use a wheel chock i guess for added safety. but all this time ive been doing it without one
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Old 10-18-2007, 02:12 PM   #23
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I use soft loops on the lower triple clamps and a set of regular tie downs. No problems yet and the loops only cost 4 bux.
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Old 10-18-2007, 02:38 PM   #24
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Only issue I have is the fact you have to compress the forks to keep it stable. But peeps have been doing it for years with no ill effects...
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Old 10-18-2007, 07:10 PM   #25
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Old 10-18-2007, 07:45 PM   #26
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Sold the lifted F250 and got a regular truck so I could get my scooter in easier... then got a Baxley "sport chock" and it is awesome! Place the front wheel in there and ya' barely have to strap 'er down. Tie off the back end to keep it from floppin' around and you're set.
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Old 10-18-2007, 10:29 PM   #27
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Cycle Cinch and Baxley for the win!

You won't damage your rotors like some chocks, and you don't have to overly compress the forks. Also the cycle Cinch doesn't tear up the grips or break throttle housings the way the canyon dancers can.

I've used both for the last few years and have only dropped one bike in all of that time.
Not bad when you consider the number of bikes I carry and the amount miles we travel on the race circuit.

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Old 10-18-2007, 10:35 PM   #28
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Cycle Cinch and Baxley for the win!

You won't damage your rotors like some chocks, and you don't have to overly compress the forks. Also the cycle Cinch doesn't tear up the grips or break throttle housings the way the canyon dancers can.

I've used both for the last few years and have only dropped one bike in all of that time.
Not bad when you consider the number of bikes I carry and the amount miles we travel on the race circuit.

I also keep both products in stock.
Thanks for the heads up pat.
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Old 10-22-2007, 09:49 AM   #29
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another good tip, especially when trying to save your fork seals and not strapping your bike down too tight, is to tie the bike down as usual with your straps, and then place a bungee cord from loop to loop. That way, when your forks compress if you break hard or something, the loops will stay in place on your bars.
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Old 10-22-2007, 10:32 AM   #30
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I've also just used the ratchets and straps themselves. To hold the front down just loop the strap around the top of the fork pulling down on the triple tree. At the rear I've mounted to subframes and once the heel guard but I wasn't too happy about that.

We also compressed the suspension, get a friend to bounce on it as you tighten down the straps. Reason being as your track bounces down the road your suspension on the bike will too. If it is not already compressed as it compresses one of the hooks could come off. As mentioned above some believe it can cause damage to the suspension and in fact it does. BUT if you don't have a top of the line suspension the damage down is extraordinarily minimal and I don't worry about it.
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This is what I use. The grab holds the bike up by itself. You use soft loops and straps off the frame, and barely pull it down on the suspension; about the same as your normal sag. As it is going down the road you can see the bike moving up and down on the suspension and nothing comes loose.

I use ratchet straps since I have had the friction style work loose in the past.

A little expensive, but since they double as parking stands or work stands in the garage they see plenty of use.

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oh, also, i like to knot my straps so that the cam buckles don't come loose. I also tie my ratchet straps so that they won't come loose either. it would be a bad thing to look back at your bike leaning over in the bed of the truck, and even worse to see is sliding down the highway.
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Old 10-22-2007, 12:07 PM   #33
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Cycle Cinch and Baxley for the win!

You won't damage your rotors like some chocks, and you don't have to overly compress the forks. Also the cycle Cinch doesn't tear up the grips or break throttle housings the way the canyon dancers can.

I've used both for the last few years and have only dropped one bike in all of that time.
Not bad when you consider the number of bikes I carry and the amount miles we travel on the race circuit.

I also keep both products in stock.
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I used to haul bike around wo baxley chock, after getting it I wondered why i waited so long. Love it for hauling bike and as an inside stand.
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Old 10-23-2007, 04:49 AM   #34
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One important lesson that I did learn, regardless of what you use to tie the bike down:

Dirtbikes need to be left MUCH looser then streetbikes. The first time I hauled my MX bike I blew a fork seal out after cranking it down as hard as I typically do the 600.

I typically use softies on upper triple (or just the bars on MX) and another set on the subframe. I never trust just two tiedowns as I have had the 600 fall over on me once...
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