lugg'n your bike around!
Posted May 11, 2000 - 10:48 PM
Posted May 11, 2000 - 11:57 PM
Posted May 12, 2000 - 04:04 AM
My buddy Mike always compresses his front fender to his tire on tie down. I just look at him like he is insane.
Dougie, '99 WR400
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Posted May 12, 2000 - 06:41 AM
The big thing is to not use Walmart tie downs in the critical areas. They cannot withstand any damage. I use ANCRA's. They are pricey, but are alot cheaper than bike repairs, (the other)car repairs or a bunch of head stones and a life time of depression and guilt.
[This message has been edited by Kevin in New Hampshire (edited 05-12-2000).]
Posted May 12, 2000 - 11:30 AM
Posted May 12, 2000 - 01:19 PM
Although the seals are designed to take the increase in pressure (for short periods of time), hydro-ing the seals for hours on end is really unnecessary.
To replace the seals you will need the seals, $30.00(?) and a seal driver, $65.00. Or you can have a shop do it, $60.00. Of course the second time you blow your seals, you have just spent more than you would have the first time buying the seal driver.
Posted May 12, 2000 - 03:34 PM
Posted May 12, 2000 - 07:39 PM
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Posted May 13, 2000 - 01:33 PM
Posted May 15, 2000 - 02:55 PM
I now use 2 sets of tie downs - one on the handle bars moderately cinched down and a second set on the frame to secure the rear of the machine. This really does the trick, even when cornering the truck at high speed over rough terrain. A second set of tie downs is cheap and easy.
Eric in WA
Posted May 15, 2000 - 06:44 PM
I have a block of wood that with a half inch thick piece of rubber attached on one end, and about a ten inch section of an old rear bike tyre (that I cut up with a circular saw - sheesh that was interesting...!!) attached on the other end. The bit of old tyre goes over and grabs hold of the front tyre, the bit of rubber at the other end goes up against the inside of the front guard between the fork legs and bingo you pull it down tight - the total length is about the same as the fork travel minus an inch. She dont budge one iyota.
I also strap the front and rear wheel in place (if the ties downs let go all she'll do is lean over - not fall out).