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We are going on a trip soon and we are going to trailer the bike to and from. Due to some lower back problems I am having we are not going to be able to ride all the way. Im renting an enclosed motorcycle trailer that has a wheel chock in the front and tie down loopsand my biggest question is how is the best way to strap the wing down? Ive never done it before and am curious and want to do it right. Being in an enclosed trailer Im not going to be able to look in my mirrors and see if its ok,,,,obviously,,,and just want piece of mind.



Thanks and as always ...ride safe

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wish i could help you but i've never done it either,[trailers go behind wings not under]:D:D. there is posts on it somewhere and i'm sure there will be someone to help soon.:action::waving:
 

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wish i could help you but i've never done it either,[trailers go behind wings not under]:D:D. there is posts on it somewhere and i'm sure there will be someone to help soon.:action::waving:
Check on Harley forum..they would know how to tie one on...I mean down...:D
 

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Gashauler wrote:
We are going on a trip soon and we are going to trailer the bike to and from. Due to some lower back problems I am having we are not going to be able to ride all the way. Im renting an enclosed motorcycle trailer that has a wheel chock in the front and tie down loopsand my biggest question is how is the best way to strap the wing down? Ive never done it before and am curious and want to do it right. Being in an enclosed trailer Im not going to be able to look in my mirrors and see if its ok,,,,obviously,,,and just want piece of mind.



Thanks and as always ...ride safe

Gashauler
I just don't know where the instruction article is, either here or on the GL1800 rider forum, but there is one. I found it by doing a google search. As I've mentioned in other threads, use 6 heavy duty rachet tie downs. Two go on the font forks up high, two on the main frame midsection, and two going rearward from the passenger hand grips. You will have to remove some plastic. I've trailered mine all the way from Kansas to ND. Rides great that way.
 

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If you pull the front forks down at least half way, it should be just fine. Make sure though to use geared straps, not the kind that depend on little jagged teeth to grip the strap fabric.

Make sure the straps go over the triple tree or frame. Not on the tupperware.

I've used the handlebars a few times, but again, watch out for the tupperware on those too.
 

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This thread might help, but a while back I found pictured instructions somewhere. I just can't remember where.

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Another outlook: here

I tend to like my tie down points up higher with the bike being as heavy as it is, but I'm sure there's more than one way to skin a cat.
 

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Thanks for the advice. The second site has pictures. Im good with pictures...hahaha...just wish it showed a good picture of the triple tree. Im not 100% sure on exactly what it looks like. Can you tell Ive never trailered it before???? Anyway appreciate all the advice.
 

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I hauled mine for 2000 miles tied down this summer. I used the front forks, one on each side. But then I also removed the seat and tied down from the frame under the seat.one on each side. And then I ran one all the way across the top of bike from side to side. It rode great, no problems.
 

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plainmech wrote:
wish i could help you but i've never done it either,[trailers go behind wings not under]:D:D. there is posts on it somewhere and i'm sure there will be someone to help soon.:action::waving:
Check on Harley forum..they would know how to tie one on...I mean down...:D
Yeeeeeee-Haaaaawwwww



not that you would ever have to
 

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I have moved a bunch of bikes. I once read this from a site, maybe a trailer co or a tie down company. Don't tie down a $15,000 motorcycle with cheap tie downs, rope or $4 walmart straps. Do not use the handlebars or engine guards. Now, I have had guys tell me the handlebars are ok, and I have done it that way once or twice. I guess they feel bars could bend. The saddlebag guards in front of the bags are ok, they mount sturdier. I ran a strap frome the frame/rail of the trailer, around the fork tube then back down to the frame of the trailer. Do both sides that way. Ratchet them down snug. Kind of at an angle out from center a little. Hook a strap to the frame or tie down, and run it through the frame like behind the battery cover, if there is room. You want to get it at a place where the strap can not slide or work down. I also put a strap out from each side at the rear of the bike frame down to the trailer side, frame rail or tiedown. Like Tex, I also have removed a seat to get at the bike frame, its a quick job and a very good place to run a strap. It would not hurt to secure the rear wheel so it can't slide out. I always put the kickstand up, and tie down the bike straight up like you ride it. So far so good.
 

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Go buy you one of those harbor freight chocks that hold the bike in place on it's own for 75 bucks.
Pull it on the chock, strap around the front rim and pull the side covers off and tie a strap off of the frame on each side and your done..........
 

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on my 1200 i use a Canyon Dancer strap across the handlebars. on my 1500 i can access the lower triple clamp, i use 2 soft straps looped around the lower clamp.
i spread my front straps out to the widest points on my trailer. the rears i attach on the back safety bars. then a separate strap looped around the tire to the trailer.
almost forgot, leave the bike in gear while towing.lessens the chance of rolling around.
once tied down shake it a few hard times, drive around the block for a mile or so, then check again. if it seems as tight as when you started ,.....you're good to go!!
 

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I also have my front wheel in a chock. And I have two pieces of 2X4 screwed down, on each side of the rear wheel, to keep it from sliding.
 

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Front wheel chock with strap, 4 ratchet tie downs and I'm ready to roll.



This is just from moving it around in the yard to use trailer as a work stand for changing the rear tire.
 

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Is that the chock from Harbor Freight Bagmaster?
Do you like it?
Yeppers and I like it quite a bit. I just wish the adjustment holes had been drilled in the base for the rear piece and not the front piece. Doesn't matter much anyways as with it adjusted for the largest tire is what fits the Wings best anyways.
 

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Yes the condor is nice,but at 250 bucks.:shock::shock::shock:



When the Harbor freight one is on sale it is $59.99, $79.99 regular price,quite a bit cheaper,and I only wantone just in case of a breakdown,no plans of hauling her anywhere,not worth the 250 bucks to me.........
 
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