2 vs 4 tiedowns for transport
Posted July 06, 2001 - 12:21 PM
Thanks for the input!
Posted July 06, 2001 - 12:29 PM
Mark (HIGHLAND, ILLINOIS)
Posted July 06, 2001 - 12:32 PM
Posted July 06, 2001 - 01:01 PM
Posted July 06, 2001 - 01:06 PM
"It's a Yellow 99' YZ400!!"
Posted July 07, 2001 - 01:32 PM
'99 WZ/YR (you choose!) with ALL YZ mods, de-octopused, DSP Doug Henry airbox w/ velocity stack, FMF PowerBomb header, Stroker SX-1 silencer, SS front brake line, OEM YZ tank, IMS YZ seat.
Posted July 08, 2001 - 09:05 PM
Posted July 09, 2001 - 01:07 AM
Posted July 09, 2001 - 03:32 AM
If you have a full size truck and can close the tail gate, I would think two is good. If the tail gate is down, maybe double up the straps. I just drop the bike in gear.
Just for funny story sake, I know a guy that had a 3 wheeler, he used to pop the trunk of his car open, lift the front wheel of the trike into the trunk and pull it around like that. He was doing it once with no straps and hit a ditch that was dug in the road, the thig jumped out and landed in a marsh! .
Posted July 15, 2001 - 07:05 PM
Posted July 16, 2001 - 02:22 AM
Let's see...SIX GRAND for the bike and $34 for tie downs...hmmm...???
Posted July 17, 2001 - 01:57 PM
Push the front tire into the front corner of the PU bed, and drag the rear of the bike around so that the rear tire is up against the bed wall on the opposite side. Run one strap from the handle bar to the front corner of the bed opposite the front tire, and run another from the other side of the bar to the rear corner of the bed on the same side as the front tire. This pulls the bike forward into the bed front and backwards into the bed wall, locking the bike in place solidly with two straps, and without squashing the front suspension.
For extra strength/security, I use strap buddies (I think that's what they're called - little looped nylon straps to hook the tiedowns to instead of puting the hooks on your bars), and I replaced the hooks on my Ancras with carabiners rated at 10K pounds or something like that.
I've got 5 hauls on this system, including about 40 miles of dirt road with lots of washboard sections.