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Old 12-17-2006, 01:08 PM
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I'm setting up a new 16 ft enclosed trailer for my roadking, any info on tie downs, placements and good ideas.
would like to hear. Thank's
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I assume at 16ft it is a double axle? There are many schools of thought on this. Commonalities are weight over the axles and bikes staggered if using for more than one bike. I like the side wall mounted adjustable tie downs plus floor mounted d-rings and the ride in and get off chocks. This link has lots of info. Motorcycle Trailers
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Make sure you put at least four tie downs for the front and two for the back, and install a front wheel chock. You want to have six different contact points on the bike, you don't want two straps going to the same place.

On one trip this summer I had a strap fail. Even though I'd used all new straps, one of the front straps malfunctioned before I got very far and if I'd not had the extra strap on the front the bike would have flopped around for a 100 miles. I use the rear straps just to keep the rear end from shifting from side to side.
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I carry mine on a flat bed trailer with a rubber mat to keep the tires from sliding and I have tie down rings to secure it at the four corners. Carried 100 miles over the worst highway in MI and it never moved.
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7 X 14 enclosed trailer. recessed d'rings, Condor wheel chocks. Have bikes staggered, tried to put over the dual axles. if I pull 1 bike I put it in the rear position. Also have a weight distributing hitch and sway bar. Place straps around forks, engine guards and rear floorboard brackets.
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I use Bike Pro chocks. 2 front tie-downs to the engine guard. 2 rear to the passenger floorboard mount. Over 4000 miles of trouble free trailering.
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I have a 7x16 "Haul'inASS" brand cargo trailer,
bought "e-track" and pitbull chocks. See attached photo's
What I like the best is that the e-track lets you place
any bike anywhere you want, you're not limited to where
it's gonna haft to sit.
I think I spent close to $500 for the e-track and snap rings

Hauls (4) sport bikes perfectly, I put the longer, heavier
Harlies in the front 2 spots when they get to play with us.





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I use the same e-track system as LimeNine9r and also have a Haulin trailer. I like the condor wheel chocks. RIde in, get off, tie down and no worries
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I have a 16' X 6' trailer although it is a utility trailer (open). Unless you plan on haulin' a lot more than a couple bikes I'd think a little smaller. To me a 12' would be perfect. Costs less, easier to pull and store, etc. If you do toll roads, the number of axles matters as well. Bigger isn't always better.
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