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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-03-2014, 05:48 PM Thread Starter
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I searched but didn't really find anything on this topic. I am in process of moving from Chicagoland to Raleigh, NC and cant wait to get back in the saddle after a terrible winter. I am using UHaul truck, a car hauler and ordered a M/C trailer but come to find out the M/C trailers are only available for local use. So they are going to give me a "ramp" trailer. It does not come with and I can't mount a chock. This will be the first time that I have trailered my XC. I have trailer previous bikes but always on a trailer set up with chocks. Does anyone have experience w/o chocks? Problems or not? Tips, etc.


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Driven many bikes, many miles without them. In fact never used them. ratchet strap on each fork/triple tree and one through the back tire. Never had a problem

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stick the front wheel in the corner of the trailer so it can't move side to side. side to side is what you don't want

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you can still use a chock,you just have to strap the chock down.
I'm assuming the trailer your renting is Aluminum so you cant mount the chock?
I just rented a uhaul(aluminum trailer) and thats what I did.
Strapped the chock down then strap the bike down.
I put the chock against a few pieces of wood,so the fender wouldnt hit the front of the trailer

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Hemidan, your license bracket is on its way. Thanks for buying one. Which Hemi do you have? I have a 2007 Chrysler 300C in Arrest Me Red. What a great machine.

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I have mounted a chock to a two by six with eye bolts in it to attach ratchet straps to. Strapping the board down and the the bike does a good job of immobilizing everything. Not the best option but it is an option.


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Hemidan, your license bracket is on its way. Thanks for buying one. Which Hemi do you have? I have a 2007 Chrysler 300C in Arrest Me Red. What a great machine.
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I also used these handlebar straps,too

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I have never used a chock. I put the strap around the fork above the lower triple tree and then hook the strap back to itself. I also like to wrap a white cotton rag around the fork to prevent the strap from leaving any marks. I used red ratchet straps on a brushed aluminum fork once. I could never get these small red marks out. I also like to try to hook rear straps to the frame vs the tire. If you can compress the suspension a little it will bounce less going down the road. Less bouncing means less of a chance something will loosen or move. And NEVER be afraid to use too many straps. You can't be too carefully. If you have no bags you could put a strap over the passenger seat. If you put it over the driver seat it has a bigger seat pan and I've seen those bend slightly on long trips with a tight strap over it. I've hauled over 3,000 pieces of John Deere farm machinery. I haven't lost anything yet. I work for the local dealer here. When in doubt, add a strap.

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Check your straps after the first 50 or so miles and then again every time you stop.

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