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This year i'll be hauling in a '06 silverado 4x4, anything i should be aware of? One bike seems simple enough, but if I have two bikes in the back how do I tie them down, should I add an eye bolt to the center of the bed? Should I run any sort of wheel chock setup or is it ok to just pull the bikes all the way forward and strap them down with canyon dancers?

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I have done this in a S10 pick up for about 2 years. It is nice to have wheel chocks if you have them. If not try to get one eye bolt or some type of hook device between the two bikes and it will make for an easier and mark free trip on your bikes. Make sure you wrap the straps with a towel when they crisscross eathother in the front
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It's pretty easy. having chocks does make it easier though.


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That picture shows us nothing more than the fact that they fit. Thanks for trying.

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That picture shows us nothing more than the fact that they fit. Thanks for trying.
Look closer.

No extra eye thingy needed, using canyon dancers and crossed straps. The Brutale is sitting in a chock, because that make it easier to load the 2nd bike without the straps in the way.

The non-chock method is to load the left bike first and let it sit on its side stand to keep it upright. Load the 2nd bike and strap it in, then strap the first in. Use canyon dancers.

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I would think that + some wheel chocks would make it relatively easy

(i only mention it as I think it'd be easier to tie down from there than from the bars in cramped quarters like that)
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That picture shows us nothing more than the fact that they fit. Thanks for trying.
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I made a guide to locate the front tires of the bikes out of 2x4's. This keeps the front end from moving. Obviously chocks are the best way. The biggest issue without chocks, is lack of tie down points in the middle and lack of angle. Putting the straps from a canyon dancer straight down to the bed, leaves no angle. The bikes rock back and forth a bunch. So strap from the front to pull them forward, and then off of each side of the rears to reduce motion.

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Re: hauling 2 bikes in a pickup

Kind of surprised he hasn't gotten the right answer yet.
Get two track bikes. Run first up and lay it in it's side. Run second up and lay it on first. Throw a couple 50lb sand bags on them to make sure they don't bounce. Go to the track
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Ok think i have it figured out pretty well, what i ended up doing is posted here https://www.chicagolandsportbikes.com...d.php?t=101213

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