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Old 04-07-2008, 01:53 PM   #21
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diff. strokes for diff. folks I suppose....

no leaky seals that I've seen....and my grips are safety wired? Oh well, back to the original question....

just run the tie downs to the upper triple....worked for me for several years prior to getting a CD...and I've been happy with my CD for a year or so now.
ive used the canyon dancer in smaller trucks like the ford ranger in the first post. i also used the tie downs around the triples.

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Pick up a set of soft loops at walmart for about $3.50. Run them through the lower triple clamp. One on each fork. Attach your straps to the soft loops. Run Your rear straps go to the rear sets, as close to the frame as possible.

Since most people already have straps this option costs less than $5.00 and is a very secure way to strap down the bike. Will not damage any paint or plastics if you do it right.
I like this idea but I'm having trouble visualizing it. I wouldn't suppose you have a picture of this setup?

Thanks for all the ideas so far everyone

I'm leaning towards the Cycle Cynch II. I have D-rings on the bottom of my trailer but I suppose I could just mount 2 D-Rings to the floor of the Ranger...any suggestions for or against doing this?
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Old 04-07-2008, 02:08 PM   #23
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BAXLEY SPORT CHOCKS ARE WORTH THEIR WEIGHT IN GOLD... just put it in your bed, ride the bike onto/into it and strap 'er down (you don't even have to strap that tight, just enough to keep it from wigglin').

Those chocks are like having a bunch of little muscle-bound gremlins holding your bike steady!
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I'm leaning towards the Cycle Cynch II. I have D-rings on the bottom of my trailer but I suppose I could just mount 2 D-Rings to the floor of the Ranger...any suggestions for or against doing this?
does the bed of your ranger not have "holes" at the upper front portion of the bed interior?

or hooks down at the base of the front of the bed.

I just used a ranger to tote my bike to GSS and it had two locations on either side of the bed to hook into....and then like Issani mentioned, I run a 3rd tie down through the rear tire/or rearsets to hold the back end down.
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BAXLEY SPORT CHOCKS ARE WORTH THEIR WEIGHT IN GOLD... just put it in your bed, ride the bike onto/into it and strap 'er down (you don't even have to strap that tight, just enough to keep it from wigglin').

Those chocks are like having a bunch of little muscle-bound gremlins holding your bike steady!
eh... At $250 I'm just not feelin' it

I guess I need to decide b/t the Harbor Freight chock or the Cycle Cynch II. I like them both but I'd rather just have D-Rings attached to my bed than the chock. The chock would definately be a good addition to my trailer though, although I will probably be using just the truck much more often.
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does the bed of your ranger not have "holes" at the upper front portion of the bed interior?

or hooks down at the base of the front of the bed.

I just used a ranger to tote my bike to GSS and it had two locations on either side of the bed to hook into....and then like Issani mentioned, I run a 3rd tie down through the rear tire/or rearsets to hold the back end down.
It does, I have some cheap rings in them right now that bend with any kind of real weight, but they worked good just to stop my Raptor/CR's from hopping around. I also have some type of polymer(??) rings attached to the side of the bed in the corners but I wouldn't trust them or the screws that hold them to hold my MC, especially considering I will most likely need to keep the tailgate open while towing since the bike is going to be too long. I think the Cycle Cynch is meant to be cynched down pretty close to the front tire as well, and not at an angle. I'm worried that I don't have a good hooking point with regular ratchet straps w/o having to worry about damaging plastics :/:
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It does, I have some cheap rings in them right now that bend with any kind of real weight, but they worked good just to stop my Raptor/CR's from hopping around. I also have some type of polymer(??) rings attached to the side of the bed in the corners but I wouldn't trust them or the screws that hold them to hold my MC, especially considering I will most likely need to keep the tailgate open while towing since the bike is going to be too long. I think the Cycle Cynch is meant to be cynched down pretty close to the front tire as well, and not at an angle. I'm worried that I don't have a good hooking point with regular ratchet straps w/o having to worry about damaging plastics :/:
well, I'm lost (as far as vizualization)...most beds have square "holes" on the bed rails and then on the inside as well...That is where I hook them when using the canyon dancer....I would think mounting D-rings to the floor of the bed all the way up to the front would be your best bet if no "holes" are present. Good luck either way
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Haha, there are holes, I just have some of these in them:

Trailering a SS bike

I'll just take them off, but wouldn't that be too much angle for a handlebar type strap?
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i just pick-up my wifes bike from austin and we tided it from the triple clamp on the back of my cousins ranger.....kind fo put it sideways and the tailgate closed....we got out of austin and stop to eat...checked it...and it was fine....we got to the house (humble) and it was just like we tided 4 hours earlier.....
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Haha, there are holes, I just have some of these in them:

Trailering a SS bike

I'll just take them off, but wouldn't that be too much angle for a handlebar type strap?
o by the way....we poped one of those when loading it..be carefull not to pump those ratchets to hard

we fixed it right there thou
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CANYON DANCERS SUCK.....I REPEAT.....CANYON DANCERS SUCKKKKKKK!!!!

Cycle Cynch, is a WAY better option. worth the extra bucks. cycle cynch is designed to pull down.....canyon dancers pull off to the side. which in turn not only slowly pulls the grips off your bike, but your bike can still sway side to side.

http://cyclecynch.com/

patrick at Motorcycles Unlimited carries these also....i gave away my canyon dancers after i tried the cycle cynch's.
This is so true! I have one and they are super!
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Haha, there are holes, I just have some of these in them:

Trailering a SS bike

I'll just take them off, but wouldn't that be too much angle for a handlebar type strap?
yes, especially for canyon dancers.

notice how the bike CAN sway side to side if not strapped down tight enough.
Trailering a SS bike

and you can see how the cycle cynch pulls down....

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i have both canyon dancers and cycle cynch here at the shop....and can show you a comparison in person if you need that extra bit to go with cycle cynch.

you can also see how much dust my last pair of canyon dancers have collected since i started using the cycle cynch
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i have both canyon dancers and cycle cynch here at the shop....and can show you a comparison in person if you need that extra bit to go with cycle cynch.

you can also see how much dust my last pair of canyon dancers have collected since i started using the cycle cynch
Now I see what you are saying, but...my tie down points have never been an issue....they always seem to pull down.

with that being said...

I'll take your Canyon Dancer for free
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i have both canyon dancers and cycle cynch here at the shop....and can show you a comparison in person if you need that extra bit to go with cycle cynch.

you can also see how much dust my last pair of canyon dancers have collected since i started using the cycle cynch
I'll come by and see the difference if you want to donate that dancer I can sacrifice quality for cost

In all seriousness, thank you for the offer.
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agreed. to get my bike stable with the canyon dancers i had to compress my forks the same, and every time after i'd unload the bike, the fork seals will have seeped from being compressed so long. and not to mention having to replace the grips everytime i used it. even destroyed a set of stock grips that were glued on the clip-ons. unless they're safety wired, they're going to get ruined. worst 35 bucks i ever spent.
my grips are safety wired and they still slide off with the canyon dancers
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my grips are safety wired and they still slide off with the canyon dancers
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CANYON DANCERS SUCK.....I REPEAT.....CANYON DANCERS SUCKKKKKKK!!!!

Cycle Cynch, is a WAY better option. worth the extra bucks. cycle cynch is designed to pull down.....canyon dancers pull off to the side. which in turn not only slowly pulls the grips off your bike, but your bike can still sway side to side.

http://cyclecynch.com/

patrick at Motorcycles Unlimited carries these also....i gave away my canyon dancers after i tried the cycle cynch's.
CYCLE CYNCH FTW!!!

canyon dancers squish ur controls.

I always use four straps on my bikes, just in case one goes.
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I spend too much on my trailering stuff. Bike Grab chock that holds the bike on its own, and ratchet straps with soft loops around the frame by the pegs.

The suspension is compressed just like you're riding it, and it just floats along over the bumps.

I also add a strap around the front wheel to keep it in the Grab in the very unlikely event both straps let go.
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I like this idea but I'm having trouble visualizing it. I wouldn't suppose you have a picture of this setup?

Thanks for all the ideas so far everyone

I'm leaning towards the Cycle Cynch II. I have D-rings on the bottom of my trailer but I suppose I could just mount 2 D-Rings to the floor of the Ranger...any suggestions for or against doing this?
trailer tie down

Here is the closest pic that I could find. Instead of the loop going on the bars of the harley, they go on the lower triples. Just above your front fender.

That takes care of the front.

For the rear you just run the hook end of your strap to your rear sets and cinch them down to the bed of your truck.
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