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Old 12-20-2008, 12:56 AM   #1
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Tying Up Your Bike!

So... I tied my bike down in the U-Haul with rope using moor's hitch knots. Just wondering how you guys tie down your bike with rope.. Which style knots are most effective? I was and am still f*cking when I opened up the U-Haul and found my bike on its side because one of the ropes were undone.

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Old 12-20-2008, 12:59 AM   #2
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use wratchet straps noy rope
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Old 12-20-2008, 01:00 AM   #3
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always use straps brosky.. they dont always hold byt they hold alot better than rope
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Old 12-20-2008, 01:12 AM   #4
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I've hauled 2 bikes in a uhaul before

tied down to the existing mounts with rope & found the bike on its side

2nd bike was worth $50,000................
I went to home depot & bought some anchors to drill into the floor and some ratcheting tie downs. Problem solved
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Old 12-20-2008, 08:47 AM   #5
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Why would you not spend 12$ and get some straps?
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Old 12-20-2008, 09:04 AM   #6
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+1 on buying straps. They're not that expensive. Even if you get something specifically made (Cycle Cynch) for motorcycles, it's not that bad ($50 retail).

Good luck.

EDIT: I know my bike's valued over $50, so it's a no-brainer for me.
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Old 12-20-2008, 09:05 AM   #7
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I've hauled 2 bikes in a uhaul before

tied down to the existing mounts with rope & found the bike on its side

2nd bike was worth $50,000................
I went to home depot & bought some anchors to drill into the floor and some ratcheting tie downs. Problem solved

you're the guy who drilled the holes in the floor! im turning you in


i hauled my bieks in uhaul closed 5x8's with straps no problem.
uhaul has a motorcycle specific trailer also with chock built in but this is uncovered.
anyhow buy yourself some straps and a canyon dancer or cycle cinche (sp?)
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Sorry... regarding the U-haul... I would figure out a way to secure/fasten something to the floor. If you have to screw something to the floor, it could be easily removed at the end of your rental term.
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you're the guy who drilled the holes in the floor! im turning you in
I'd gladly do the same thing, and highly recommend it as well
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Old 12-20-2008, 10:15 AM   #11
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Definitely use straps and not rope!!! Can be done with rope, but so much easier and more effective with straps.

If you can't tie a knot...tie a lot!
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Wratchet straps can be over tightened VERY easily.
I would recommend regular ANcra tie down straps (not the cheap ones from a hardware store).
Also Canyon Dancer and Cycle Cinch straps can have bad results to your grips and even handlebars if not used properly, so I would recommend Soft Tie strap extensions.
They are like a short length of strap with a loop sewn in both ends. You wrap them around your lower triple clamp and then hook the strap to the part that hangs down. This way you don't scratch anything, bend anything or trash your grips.
I've hauled bikes all over the country this way and never had a problem.
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