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Old 06-04-2018, 11:10 AM   #21
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Ive never had a problem with only two straps in the bars and one in the back to keep it from bouncing. Why the are yall doing to break straps?
Not checking them for wear after years of abuse
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Old 06-04-2018, 11:47 AM   #22
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Typically four but three is safe also. The rear strap(s) do not only keep the bike's rear wheel from bouncing but it keeps the rear from passing the front wheel in a high speed emergency stop or accident. A bungee will easily snap in that situation. I've seen photos of a bike on the cab roof when this happens. Just because it hasn't happened to you yet doesn't mean it wont. I've seen multiple photos of this happening but my Google fu is weak today.
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Old 06-04-2018, 12:33 PM   #24
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I’ve never had a problem with only two straps in the bars and one in the back to keep it from bouncing. Why the are y’all doing to break straps?
Running them over rough/sharp edge w/o protection. Had that happen on a vertical mill I was hauling,
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Old 06-04-2018, 02:46 PM   #25
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Wheel chock, four straps.

What's the feedback on a bar harness? (canyon dancer). Been interested in getting one.
I use the bar harness II with the cups on each end, the bar harness I would mess up my grips and sometimes hit my switchboxes, but I use it on the dirt bikes
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Why? I'm interested in your reasoning
It's too easy to over compress the forks and shock(s) which can lead to leaks and is completely unnecessary.
With cam lock tie downs it's easy to get the right amount of tension by leaning the bike slightly to one side and then pushing toward the other side while tightening the strap.

Honestly on a heavy bike like your Harley I would consider using 4 straps. 2 in the front and 2 in the back. Still with out ratchets because lets face it, we aren't securing a load to a flat bed semi trailer.
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You're not using 4 in straps either
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Old 06-04-2018, 05:18 PM   #28
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It's too easy to over compress the forks and shock(s) which can lead to leaks and is completely unnecessary.
Good point. When i used to race cars, I put a block under frame and pull the suspension/car down onto the block. Preload for straps and not bottoming shocks / suspension.

Never thought about that with my bike. duh

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Wheel chock, four straps.

What's the feedback on a bar harness? (canyon dancer). Been interested in getting one.
I have both styles and they work fine.
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Old 06-04-2018, 07:02 PM   #30
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Preferably two on the front and two in the rear. enough to keep the end of the bike from whipping around. should I have to make any emergency maneuvers during transport.
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Good point. When i used to race cars, I put a block under frame and pull the suspension/car down onto the block. Preload for straps and not bottoming shocks / suspension.

Never thought about that with my bike. duh

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I don't know if I'd recommend putting a block in the picture. If anything shifts, the straps would be loose and the bike could fall over.

Just pull it down until it's tight but not bending things and it'll be fine.
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Old 06-05-2018, 08:45 AM   #33
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Anyone seen the T-Rex Strapless Restraint? I'm thinking about giving them a go.
Good idea. No fork compression or broken clip-ons
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Badass, how much $$$? I wonder
$119.95 Trailer not included

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Those are great if you have a dedicated trailer but removing them to haul something else will be a little cumbersome.
Otherwise it's a cool idea!
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