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+Re:Towing Straps
Written by bradenmeridian on 3/25/2010 at 09:38 pm

That's great! Thanks!
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--- In ipcrc@yahoogroups.com, Gary Mick <garymick@...> wrote:
>
> PCs are not the easiest bikes to tie down and haul. Hard to find attachment
> points. Hard to keep straps from chaffing the paint. Here's how I haul
> mine in my WW Toyhauler RV.
>
> I use a front wheel chock that locks into the floor. It's very important to
> hold the front wheel straight. Tie it in place if you don't have a wheel
> chock in your trailer/truck.
>
> I use a CanyonDancer II device across the handlebars to provide secure tie
> down points at the front. The II version has plastic cups that go over the
> end of bars instead of the fabric sleeves the original version had. These
> used to wad up the rubber grips and move them in.
>
> I use a tie down from each end of the CanyonDancer to a point on the floor
> forward and outboard of each handlebar end. Whether its a ratchet
> or camlock tiedown doesn't matter, BUT it needs to be a good brand. Cheap
> ones are disappointing and dangerous. Pull the front end down good so it
> doesn't move around much.
>
> I also use a tiedown strap from the kickstand area to the front wheel chock
> to pull the bike forward into the chock.
>
> I use a tiedown at each rear corner secured to the seat rails w/ a nylon
> double loop strap that comes from the same folks that make the tiedowns.
> These go to the rear and side of each rear corner of the bike to keep it
> from sliding back and forth sideways. To keep the straps from chaffing the
> paint I use a piece of contact paper (the shelf protecting stuff found in
> the housewares section at WalMart) under the stap. It peels right off when
> your done. Pull these rear tiedowns good, but they don't have to be as
> tight at the fronts.
>
> Because of its length the bike has to sit at an angle in the "garage area"
> of the RV. It would be much better if it were to sit front to back
> squarely. I've hauled my PC thousands of miles this way. It's our "other
> vehicle" when were on the road.
>
> The bit on cheap tie downs is important. Some aren't worth much.
>
> Gary
> Loveland CO
>
>
>
>

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gamick08
3/25/2010, 02:55 pm
+Re:Towing Straps
PCs are not the easiest bikes to tie down and haul. Hard to find attachment points. Hard to keep straps from chaffing the paint. Here's how I haul mine in my WW Toyhauler RV. I use a front wheel chock that locks into the floor. It's very