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Old 11-01-2012, 11:07 PM   #1
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Default Need riding tips for Arizona

I will be towing my 2012 xct from B.C. Canada to Casa Grande Az in January for three months. What is the best way to tie it down to the trailer and where should I be riding in this state to avoid the interstates?
Does anyone live in the Tuscon/Phoenix area that could help?
All information would be appreciated. I have been in that area as a snowbird for 8 years but have never brought the bike down
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Old 11-02-2012, 02:35 AM   #2
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What kind of trailer do you have? Out by Casa Grand there are lots of good rides, check out this link for some ideas http://www.arizonaroadadventures.com/
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Old 11-02-2012, 09:38 AM   #3
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What kind of trailer do you have? Out by Casa Grand there are lots of good rides, check out this link for some ideas http://www.arizonaroadadventures.com/
They look like great rides. Attached is a pic of the motorcycle trailer. I will transform it to a one up trailer by centering the wheel chock.
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Old 11-02-2012, 09:54 AM   #4
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... I will transform it to a one up trailer by centering the wheel chock...
I would just add a 3rd wheel chock in the center - that leaves the trailer capable of carrying one, or two bikes in the future. You never know when that can come in handy.

Btw, that's a good looking trailer.
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Old 11-02-2012, 10:17 AM   #5
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We've used motorcycleroads.us a lot for our cross-country trips and it's been very helpful. (note the color coding of the roads)
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here is a bunch of videos that might help. Read your manual all so
http://www.youtube.com/results?searc....1.EzLdFYi6Uhg
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Here is a site that might give you some roads to ride.
Go visit HMD http://www.hmd520.com/news.html
your not that far go to Strokers and Paul Yaffe
http://www.bikergeo.com/routes
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Old 11-02-2012, 11:38 AM   #8
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AZ has about all the type of riding you want. Just get with a good meet up group ie: Phoneix Motorcycle Riding Group and ride on and enjoy.
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They look like great rides. Attached is a pic of the motorcycle trailer. I will transform it to a one up trailer by centering the wheel chock.
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I have trailered back and forth from AZ to AB since 2008. My wife and I rode it once and plan more for sure. First, you need bag bars. Makes it waaaaay easier to strap down the rear end. Check the manual for what Ma Vic says, but I like my rear end tie downs better. for the front, get furry straps and put them around the triple tree and do not use the handle bars. use ratchet straps.... I also have Baxley trailer clocks to assist me in loading.
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howdy

always good rides down here in the winter...drop me a line/PM when you are around.


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