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Tie down when bike is trailored ( Stoetie style)
« on: June 19, 2013, 10:28:47 am »
Any advise on tie down a new LC 1200 when transporting it on a trailer? My previous 1200 got marks on the forks from the straps. I also think the radiators might be in the way?
 

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Re: Tie down when bike is trailored ( Stoetie style)
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2013, 10:31:16 am »
Two belts on rear pillion pegs.

Front belts you put around  the front axle at the forks. This way your front suspension can move freely, and I promise you the bike wont move anywhere.
 

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Re: Tie down when bike is trailored ( Stoetie style)
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2013, 10:43:20 am »
Any advise on tie down a new LC 1200 when transporting it on a trailer? My previous 1200 got marks on the forks from the straps. I also think the radiators might be in the way?

Also put rags etc. Between the straps and the bike to avoid friction marks etc.
 

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Re: Tie down when bike is trailored ( Stoetie style)
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2013, 10:58:48 am »
Thanks Manic and  Silvrav.

« Last Edit: June 19, 2013, 11:01:09 am by BikerJan »
 

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Re: Tie down when bike is trailored ( Stoetie style)
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2013, 11:34:12 am »
why on trailer... is it broken already ? :pot:

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Re: Tie down when bike is trailored ( Stoetie style)
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2013, 11:37:53 pm »
Stoetied the bike down to Ballito for a family break. I must say I've learnt something.

I will do the fork trick at the axle since I tied up a bit higher and lost two tie downs as well as friction damage on bike. :(

Also, I now tie the handlebars to the pillion pegs otherwise the unique dynamics of Bikelug + Honda CRV + R1200GSW = vibrations => loose tie downs.
I don't always drop my bike, but when I do, I prefer to drop her in front of a crowd
 

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Re: Tie down when bike is trailored ( Stoetie style)
« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2013, 07:12:03 am »
I wanted to ask where one can buy tie downs with soft loops in Durban/KZN but that will probably turn into a thread about the technical reasons why one should buy 35 mm tie downs vs. thinner or shock compression. :D


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Re: Tie down when bike is trailored ( Stoetie style)
« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2013, 10:49:15 pm »
I plan to trailer over December holiday and could use some advice.

1. Any pictures of the GS tied down as described?
2. Which straps to use and where to buy in Cape Town?
 

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Re: Tie down when bike is trailored ( Stoetie style)
« Reply #8 on: October 24, 2013, 11:15:06 am »
I only use the wide straps made from soft material, not nylon.

Do not use ratchet straps, I only use straps with the normal device where you pull it through, and then it bites to prevent pull back. Remember to tie the straps just downstream of the locking device to prevent slippage.

In Pretoria the best place to buy is CTI in Pretorius street.

Remember to use 4 straps at least, two in the front and two in the back. If the trailer does not have a wheel lock, the front wheel should also be secured to the trailor with a 5th strap.

All of the straps should pull in the same direction, ie, the front and the back straps should pull the bike forward.
 

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Re: Tie down when bike is trailored ( Stoetie style)
« Reply #9 on: October 24, 2013, 11:56:28 am »
Dankie, sal gaan straps koop en oefen voor die vakansie. Het darem al die wa gekry.
 

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Re: Tie down when bike is trailored ( Stoetie style)
« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2014, 08:58:57 am »
A picture of my bike tied down.
 

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Re: Tie down when bike is trailored ( Stoetie style)
« Reply #11 on: January 20, 2014, 09:43:11 am »

 Lyk goed so.
Sal net miskien die agterstes meer na die kante toe as vorentoe , vasmaak.
 

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Re: Tie down when bike is trailored ( Stoetie style)
« Reply #12 on: January 22, 2014, 08:35:04 am »
My Set Up
I only put the Front Straps on as a Safety Precaution.  :thumleft:
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Re: Tie down when bike is trailored ( Stoetie style)
« Reply #13 on: August 05, 2015, 10:05:25 am »
My Set Up
I only put the Front Straps on as a Safety Precaution.  :thumleft:

Where can I get the strap that goes over the back wheel?
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Re: Tie down when bike is trailored ( Stoetie style)
« Reply #14 on: August 05, 2015, 10:10:13 am »
Two belts on rear pillion pegs.

Front belts you put around  the front axle at the forks. This way your front suspension can move freely, and I promise you the bike wont move anywhere.
Nee doptril, jy maak net vas op die fiets se raam, nooit op die footpegs nie. Daai goed breek af, ek het n Hyabusa sien afmoer van n trailer want die footpeg het gekak.
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Re: Tie down when bike is trailored ( Stoetie style)
« Reply #15 on: August 05, 2015, 10:15:19 pm »
My Set Up
I only put the Front Straps on as a Safety Precaution.  :thumleft:

Where can I get the strap that goes over the back wheel?

Myne paar jaar terug by FullT gekoop.
 

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Re: Tie down when bike is trailored ( Stoetie style)
« Reply #16 on: August 06, 2015, 07:54:54 am »
My Set Up
I only put the Front Straps on as a Safety Precaution.  :thumleft:

Where can I get the strap that goes over the back wheel?

Myne paar jaar terug by FullT gekoop.

Dankie, sal gaan loer as ek weer in daai wereld is :thumleft:
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Re: Tie down when bike is trailored ( Stoetie style)
« Reply #17 on: August 06, 2015, 08:04:15 am »
Kom ons maak 'n stoffie.
 

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Re: Tie down when bike is trailored ( Stoetie style)
« Reply #18 on: August 07, 2015, 02:14:48 pm »
My Set Up
I only put the Front Straps on as a Safety Precaution.  :thumleft:

Where can I get the strap that goes over the back wheel?

Myne paar jaar terug by FullT gekoop.


Dankie, sal gaan loer as ek weer in daai wereld is :thumleft:


Sorry NK only saw your Query today ( a whole year late :BangHead: ).
I bought it from these guys.  :thumleft:
« Last Edit: August 07, 2015, 02:20:21 pm by Oshkosh »
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Tie down when bike is trailored ( Stoetie style)
« Reply #19 on: August 07, 2015, 02:58:48 pm »
My Set Up
I only put the Front Straps on as a Safety Precaution.  :thumleft:

Where can I get the strap that goes over the back wheel?

Myne paar jaar terug by FullT gekoop.


Dankie, sal gaan loer as ek weer in daai wereld is :thumleft:


Sorry NK only saw your Query today ( a whole year late :BangHead: ).
I bought it from these guys.  :thumleft:


No worries, I actually made the post earlier this week...... Thanks for the info!

Tied mine on front axle, but will need something to secure back!

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