Wow, another Helix rider!
What year Helix do you ride?
What kind/brand of carrier are you using?
I decided on the steel carrier from Northern Tool, bought on sale for $110, the tie down straps from them also, $10 for the set of 4. I'll probably upgrade them soon, but they handled the trip quite well. My wife wondered why I was checking the bike and tiedowns frequently, to the point of rocking the whole coach when I checked for movement. This carrier has a ramp to push the bike up on and roll down off. After this trip I decided I'll be adding expanded metal to the ramp and platform to make it easier to roll those dinky donut tires on and off. Good idea on adding the magnetic tail lights. My tail lights are visible with the bike loaded, but I'm pretty anal about safety so I had thought of adding the additional taillights also. Something else to think about...
Here are a couple photos of the rig.
Chris in Virginia
2006 Sunseeker 3100SS/LTD
2008 Smart Passion Cabriolet TOAD
1986 Honda Helix (Original owner)