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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 05-30-2011, 05:27 AM Thread Starter
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Bike on trailer without wheel chock?

So I'm gettin ready to move away from Vegas. I'm borrowing a trailer that doesn't have a wheel chock on it and I'm wondering if anyone here has done that or can shoot me some tips. I've hauled bikes in the bed of a truck a few times, but never on a trailer. I was thinking of nailing two pieces of 2x4 on either side of the wheel to keep it from slipping; will this work well enough?
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I would just tie it down the same way you do in the bed of a truck, with ratcheting tie downs.

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Just tie it down hard. Have someone sit on the bike to compress the suspension when you tighten the ratchets. Or is your trailer bed really slippery?
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It shouldn't be too slippery, it's wood I believe. I just really don't want to the front tire to slip out in a turn or something, just being paranoid.
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Yeah, you'll be all good. I took mine for a decent hike tied down to a wooden bedded trailer and no probs at all
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It shouldn't be too slippery, it's wood I believe. I just really don't want to the front tire to slip out in a turn or something, just being paranoid.
This is your problem ^^^^

But, it's always good to ask others before assuming and just rolling with it just to have a problem. Good luck and have a safe trip. Jesus loves you.

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You can do a couple pieces of wood to channel the wheel and if the trailer has a vertical rail in front of the tire you can strap the wheel to it in order to prevent it turning on you.

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Just tie it down hard. Have someone sit on the bike to compress the suspension when you tighten the ratchets. Or is your trailer bed really slippery?
Don't do this. If you compress the suspension too much your going to bust a fork seal. I tow all the time with my truck or trailer and I've never used a wheel chock. If your hauling a sportbike I would highly purchase a Canyon Dancer before towing.

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chocks are pretty damn cheap at harbor freight, go get one!


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I would get more grip out of it if I were to ride on the rim than I would with a Shinko
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