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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 05-27-2008, 08:27 AM Thread Starter
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I am new to trailers, but I am going to be picking up a trailer in 3 weeks. What do you guys use to secure your bikes? Also is there anything you want. What I mean is if you use straps now but you would like the pitbull ones, etc..

Also if anyone needs a trailor let me know my uncle has a couple for sale. I do not have pics at the moment or brands, I talked to him over the weekend and he said he had a few he wanted to sell since he cant ride anymore. I tried to buy his enclosed but he wont sell it. Just let me know what you are looking for like single, double and the price range you have to spend. If he has anything I will let you know.
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 05-27-2008, 08:39 AM
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Ancra tie-downs are very good. I've used mine to transport my bike at least a dozen times. They're solid straps

I just use 4 ratchet straps and 6 soft-tie extensions. I don't like the canyon dancers because I don't like the idea of stressing teh
clip-ons and/or messing up my throttle tube. I just tie it down to the forks above the lower triple and the rear passenger pegs. A hurricane wouldn't make my bike come loose.

I'm sure alot of the track guys use wheel chocks and I'm sure they're easiser to work with. But the straps are solid and inexpensive

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Thanks for the info maynard
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Also look into Gator straps. gatorinc.com They have built-in soft loops and work quite well. 4 of them and a wheel chock for the front wheel works great. I use the same tiedown locations as Maynard.

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Be careful with tie downs that you don't overtighten them and blow your fork seals.

I highly recommend spending the money on a system that doesn't use tie downs or at least a good front chock (like baxley). I use the pit bull trailer restraint and it's amazing. no tie downs necessary. Take 30 seconds to load and unload. No worrying about blowing seals.

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Be careful with tie downs that you don't overtighten them and blow your fork seals.

I highly recommend spending the money on a system that doesn't use tie downs or at least a good front chock (like baxley). I use the pit bull trailer restraint and it's amazing. no tie downs necessary. Take 30 seconds to load and unload. No worrying about blowing seals.
Thanks for the info, I will be trailering some distance when I decide to use to for the most part. I just wantedto make sure the pitbulls were not a waste of money. Thanks for the info.
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I have never blow fork seal on tieing down bikes and I have done alot of 15 hour one way trips with them tied down tight. I current rock home made custom strapless stands that my friend Drew makes. $150 for a set of 2 since I haul around 2 GSXR's. I love htem. Not as nice as the Pit Bull ones but they are only 1/4 of the cost if you are on a budget. But if you have the money Pit Bull is the only way to go.
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Love my Pit Bull strapless transport stands. Easy to install; even easier to use. Greatest thing since the Pit Bull Stands.
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a good front chock and 2 straps is all you need.. i use a condor and some straps from walmart
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Just learned a new reason the Pit Bull Strapless Transport Stands are the way to go; So easy to use, you can even load your own bike into the trailer by yourself after a crash and mild concussion at the track.
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Just learned a new reason the Pit Bull Strapless Transport Stands are the way to go; So easy to use, you can even load your own bike into the trailer by yourself after a crash and mild concussion at the track.
That sucks, sorry to hear
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Pit Bulls are a great way to go

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i use 6 racheting straps when trucking or trailering my bike

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Those Pit Bull stands are bad arse! I'm going to have to build a set of those.
(Time to get out the ol' welder)
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i use 2 ancras, and a canyon dancer in my pickup truck.

if i was using a smaller trailer, i'd tie it down the same way, but i would add two straps to keep the rear from bouncing around. to passenger pegs, or swingarm.
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