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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-02-2011, 09:16 PM Thread Starter
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Need advice on equipment & recommended trailer rental?

To my fellow Track Riders, can I rent an open bed trailer from U Haul or other local company to fit 2 bikes? And what brand name quality parts will I need to buy to secure the motorcycles?

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U-Haul rents. Check your local rental centers. Just a bunch of straps or ratchet straps. Don't wrench it down to much and damage the suspension or tie down points. Just keep it secure.

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U-Haul rents. Check your local rental centers. Just a bunch of straps or ratchet straps. Don't wrench it down to much and damage the suspension or tie down points. Just keep it secure.
I'll call next week, but do you know if they have a open bed that can secure 2 bikes to rent?

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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-03-2011, 12:22 AM
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if you're in the city and need to borrow ties for you bike PM me.

I think U-haul's 5'x9' has a ramp and might be able to take 2...

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I believe they'll fit 2. Question is, does your car have a hitch?

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I believe they'll fit 2. Question is, does your car have a hitch?
and enough towing power...

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Just a bunch of straps or ratchet straps. Don't wrench it down to much and damage the suspension or tie down points. Just keep it secure.
Yep. I use these:

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...arness-II.aspx

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I believe they'll fit 2. Question is, does your car have a hitch?
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Thanks Gents and ladies!!!

I will rent the 5"x9" trailer, get a set of 4 ANCRA Tie Downs, and Canyon Dancer Bar Harness II.

Will the 15 feet in length ANCRA Tie Downs be long enough to strap down the motorcycles or will I need to get a longer one?

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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-04-2011, 12:25 PM
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15 feet should be plenty.

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