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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-21-2004, 06:08 PM Thread Starter
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My idiot brother and my dad bought a Harley, not sure what kind yet. The funny thing is, my brother doesn't know how to ride the bike yet Sorry, I told Tony that he can have the bike cheap after my brother wrecks it. Anyways since I'm the only one my brother knows that can pull the trailer for the bike, is there anything I should look for? Where the straps should be? Any advise will be Great! I will post pics as soon as we get it, should be this weekend or so and they live in Elmhurst and next We anyone want to look at it ans show my bro how to drive We can go see it. My dad driven bikes before and owned Harley's and Indian bikes.

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-21-2004, 06:31 PM
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Well Jim not much help (typing) but here's what i learned.

Either canyon dancer straps or regular straps will work just as good.

A Uhaul trailer for 14.95 is your best bet.

next put the bike up in the trailer by muscle or feather the throttle up the little ramp walking next to the bike.

once the wheel is in the front support put the kickstand down and (this is on the busa cause i do not know the layout of the HD) put the hook up behind and through the triple tree and secure the hook to the strap. Then the other hook to the anchor. (KEEP EVERYTHING LOOSE) Do the same to the other side. Take the last strap #3 and hook an anchor point at the back of the trailer and send it through the rear tire's rim to the anchor point on the other side of the trailer.

now take the loose straps from the front and place them on the handle bars. mount the bike upright (you on it) and grab both straps like you were holding the reins of a horse and pull them to tighten the straps and compress the forks. Do this till the front is compressed and really stabil.

put up the kick stand BTW

Now once its really secure and tight you go to the rear strap and begin tightening to "pull" the bike to the rear a hair so its really locked down. (NOT TOO MUCH)

thats it! Drive a couple miles and pull over to recheck the straps and off you go!

Unhooking the bike.

Put the kickstand down. loosen the rear a bit. Not alot.
Undo the right side of the bikes strap just a little at the time to gradually release pressure untill you can lean the bike on the kickstand. Obviously you are sitting on the bike. then release tension on the other (left side or kickstand side) a little till the compression releases and the bike is stabil on the stand.

now walk (NOT ON THE BIKE) backwards with the bike with the front brake on and barely enough to let the bike roll. Watch your step down the ramp and kinda keep the bike JUST touching you right hip as you go down and the same for up.

There you go Bud............Nice and easy! Trust me though you will FREAK out watching the bike in your rear view mirror sway a little.

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Why not just ride it home for them? Oh, nevermind it's a Hardly. They need a regular tow.

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Ernie and I can take care of this for ya-- we're champs at loading bikes.
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Well Jim not much help (typing) but here's what i learned.

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Did that sound about right? And did you ever get that friggin strap to work??

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I did finnly get that strap to work, took a few beers, but I got it.




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