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Best way to secure an Ultra inside a U-Haul truck?

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Old 09-20-2011, 09:44 PM
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Default Best way to secure an Ultra inside a U-Haul truck?

Anyone have advice on how best to transport my Ultra inside a truck? Tieing down, blocking, chocking?

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Old 09-20-2011, 09:50 PM
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if its a wood floor get a couple 2x4s and screw them down on both sides of the wheels so that when strapped it cant slide. Run the front tire all the way to the front and strap it down. Hopefully it has tie downs in the floor. Tie it front and rear...one strap on each corner. Ratchet straps....not the "pull tight" ones. Make sure the forks are compressed good.
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If you are going to transport it very much I would take a close look at a chock. Makes it easy and fast to load and unload and keeps the bike very secure. Harbor Freight makes some decent chocks that are relatively inexpensive that work well for this purpose.
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If it's a rental truck, i read about someone who attached wheel chocks to a large piece of plywood. Can tie down real tight to the plywood without damaging the truck floor.
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If it's a rental truck, i read about someone who attached wheel chocks to a large piece of plywood. Can tie down real tight to the plywood without damaging the truck floor.
Great idea..... never thought of it. Push into the front of the truck than the wt of bike could hold it in place.

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Condor chock
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Brought my FLHT in the back of a uhaul (metal floors)

We built basically wood pallets that locked in the front wheel. Strapped the bike to the wood skid/pallet. Then pulled the bolts out of the flloor, and ran longer bolts through the pallet and into the floor. For the rear wheel we took out bolts from the flloor, and bolted in eyelets for a tie down point. You'll need someone under the truck to help tighten the eyelet.

Did this with two bikes, same truck. Had no issues. And didnt have to damage the truck to do it
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All straps should pull the same direction, typically toward the front where the front wheel is stabilized. Many will strap forward and backwards and if any one of the straps slip, or loosen it will pull itself loose. A tire chock from harbor freight helps a lot.

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From the advise of someone on the forum I bought a wheel chock from HF bolted it to a partial sheet of plywood put it to the front of my pickup then took a 4x4 and 2x4 made a square that was about 6" tall and 16" square pumped up my shocks set the square under the frame let the air out of the shocks so the frame sat on the square tied her down and went 1500 miles without the bike moving at all.
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