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As the title says, I'm looking for something better to help contain my bike in the bed of my truck.
I like these two things:
and have considered things like these:
The top two are pretty expensive.... but if they work great, they're probably worth it. I can't help but wonder about just using some plain 'ol load binders like these to clamp the bike by the pegs to some d-rings I install in the bed floor.
Just a random thought on the last one.
Thoughts and comments?
Need some feedback on this one. I'm interested in finding out how most of us transport our bikes. Doing some research on the most common method and can't seem find a reliable survey.
Let me know who prefers van, truck, open trailer, closed trailer, toy hauler, or receiver hitch rack.
Look forward to the results and will post percentages.
Got a brand new bike, and started getting concerned about it getting stolen. Whats the best steps to take to prevent this?
I know insurance is an option, but I hate paying for insurance. My bike is kept in a garage, and I usually have two bikes, so I was thinking a thick chain locking them together would probaly spoil an attempt to steal them. Does that sound like a decent plan? I wouldnt think that bike theifs would plan on the bikes being chained together, therefor they wouldnt have bolt cutters, but they could always come back.......
When I travel to ride and stay at a hotel I keep it in my locked motovan that has no stickers, etc. It also has no windows in the back, so I feel kinda safe with it since no one would know whats in there.
I've been thinking about getting some of these for use when I'm trailering my bike, or especially when I it loaded in the back of my truck:
But, the reason that I'm hesitant, is because KTM redesigned the fender in 2014 so that mud doesn't pile up on it. That's a good thing, but it doesn't look like one of these things will work now, since the underside of the fender is more or less flat across the bottom.
One thing that I guess would make it work would be to alter it to something like this:
Has anyone used one of these, or something simliar on a 2014, and do they work, or do they need to be modified???