Fixing bike to trailer?!
Posted April 26, 2006 - 07:59 AM
How do you guys tie down your bikes? Any tips?
I have got some ratchet tie downs for the front end. How tight do I make them? How much should the forks compress? What about the rear end and rest of the bike?
Your advise, as usual, will be very helpful.
Posted April 26, 2006 - 08:47 AM
I also have a wheel chuck mounted in my trailer not a must have but IMO a must have.
I just go from there as my bike is heavy enough not to bounce around. WR450...
It would be safe to run a strap through the back tire so you can tie it down from side to side so it wont swap back and forth on you.
Posted April 27, 2006 - 09:07 AM
i have wheel chocks and added some eye bolts on to the frame of the trailer. i even added a few eye bolts on the back to tie down the back of the bikes.
i like to hook a tie down to the rear frame and pull it snug for long trips to keep that back from hopping around.
Posted April 27, 2006 - 10:37 AM
Posted April 27, 2006 - 07:28 PM
it made so much sense to me that i made one straight away.
they had lots of fancy devices but this is mine.
sits on the bolts that holds the front guard
i have made several for friends and they like them.
this is copyrighted design though, very technical and i wish to guard my intellectual property.
the little bevelled bit at the end makes it easier to get over the knobs on the tyre when you put it in.
Posted April 27, 2006 - 11:44 PM
I do recomend to tie the rear down too, last ride i went on, i didnt bother, we came around the last corner for a new venue to ride and was to excited to bother looking out for bumps and both bikes rear wheel jumped out of the rail. Good thing the trailer was a boxed one. So no damage or extra scratches.
Posted April 28, 2006 - 01:28 AM
fairly high tech first post
where abouts in oz are you?