I have used tie down straps just that way, on the front wheel, for years on that trailer with a lot of my bikes, '84, '86, '94, '98,
the '94SE rode on that trailer from Phoenix, AZ to here in Oologah, OK....
and the 1800 has been on that trailer 3 times already.
Not once, has a tie down strap tried to wear out. the reason it goes around 3 times, is to enable the laws of physics to apply 3X the strength to the pull of the little ratchet.....
With it that tight, it will NOT be seesawing back and forth.
it won't be wearing on me.
but, just so y'all are happy, I will put a 2nd strap around it
Hmmm, Dave, why do you feel the trailer pulls better nose high?
Added another 50 lbs to the tongue weight, forgot the trailer's spare tire.
Thought it didn't look quite right...