Bike Tie-Down Advice (Help)
Posted March 30, 2001 - 06:08 PM
PS: Anything else I can do to make this FoolProof?
Posted March 30, 2001 - 06:17 PM
For long trips I also use tie downs on the frame to hold the bike up.
There has been quite a bit of debate on whether tightening tie downs can cause front spring or seal damage, so I try not to crank on the forks.
97 KDX220, 86 TTR225, 99 WR400f, WR timing, throttle stop trimmed, air box lid removed, White Bros head pipe, silencer and air filter. De-octopussed. Works frame guards and Thumper Rad Guards, Scotts steering damper. Odometer and headlight removed. Moose hand and mud guards. YZ stock tank, IMS seat and number plate. Renthal Jimmy Button "highs" and Renthal Soft half waffle grips. AMA, SETRA, Happy Ramblers MXC.
Posted March 30, 2001 - 06:31 PM
I was just worried if the bike was gonna take off on me. With the trailer I never had any fear plus he put em in.....
I appreciate the tip although I honestly dont know what that means.....I have tried to picture it but I still dont get it?
Posted March 30, 2001 - 06:41 PM
Once my bike fell out of my trailer. I cried. And whined untill i went to sleep. It is the worst pain a man should go thro. Except the look.
I am 5'8 155 on a 426.
I am nuts!
Posted March 30, 2001 - 06:46 PM
Originally posted by Young Padawan:
well since it is in a truck it won't fall out of the truck. All it can do if you mess up is fall over on to the sides of the truck.
Actually I have the Tailgate open....so if it did fall I would be in a world of SH#$
Posted March 30, 2001 - 06:53 PM
It's your world, I just play in it!
'00WR, WB E-Series S-Bend w/7 discs, Stock header, throttle stop trimmed, airbox cover removed. Stock jetting. 4500ft.
Posted March 30, 2001 - 06:55 PM
Posted March 31, 2001 - 12:13 PM
I ALWAYS use tie downs on the frame as well. You can hook onto the frames near the footpegs or the footpegs themselves and run the line straight out to the sides of your truck, if you have a place to hook them to.
You can also wrap a tiedown around the rear tire and hook this onto your truck somewhere. This way, if a tie lets loose, the bike SHOULDN'T roll out of the back of the truck. It only takes ONE time to lose a bike, to get the gumption to use a safety line somewhere.
With the side ties, you don't have to crank the forks until they blow.
'99 WZ with all YZ mods, FMF PowerBomb header, Stroker SX-1 silencer, SS front brake line, forked over by Pro-Action, OEM YZ tank and IMS seat.
Posted March 31, 2001 - 09:35 PM