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Old 07-01-2015, 08:44 AM   #31
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Nice pic... I'm getting ready today for Ft. Clinch SP (Fernandina Bch, FL)
We'll be there 6-10 July...
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Old 07-01-2015, 08:50 AM   #32
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Using the board looks good. The HF model saves money when compared with the Condor. I leave straps fairly loose but don't rely on hooks. I use a quick link (chain link) at each end for peace of mind.
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Old 07-01-2015, 11:50 AM   #33
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Thanks for the feedback. Taranwanderer: I don't think the chock is pinching the front tire. The difficulty is in getting the back gate of the chock to flip back with the weight of the bike on it. I did look at the Biker Bar but I don't believe it will work with my Honda as the engine is significantly lower than the lower frame rails. Wolwhistle: That Condor is pricey! I like the quick link as well and used it on the front straps. The cheapos on the back don't have it (I need to replace them).

Wishing each of you a great 4th of July. The news of the day has me focusing more on what it represents.

Also, thanks to everyone who contributes to this forum. The ideas and input are priceless.

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Old 07-01-2015, 03:38 PM   #34
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hello all, hey thanks for all the input and tips, my gw has reverse so getting out of the chock should be painfree, this is all new to me never trailered a bike before so thanks again to all. I hope I don't have to get a smaller bike or a bigger truck l.o.l. take care joe
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Old 07-02-2015, 07:22 PM   #35
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You have to really jack the nose up, use extra blocks if you have to, and get the ass of trailer as low as possible. Yes I learned the hard way, have a slammed bagger with extended fender and bags and didnt make it off ramp, had the fender buried in the dirt. Thankfully was very grassy soft dirt
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Old 07-02-2015, 07:35 PM   #36
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Nice setup. I wish my TT took my bike with us to, but the 4 bunks in the back get kids instead .

I did notice the large blocks you have under the front scissors. Is it a lot more stable that way instead of down farther on those 'yellow legos'? I have those and could use something more stable and I know my DW would love it if it were more stable.

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I've found the Bal-X wheel chocks stop 99% (not actual results) of fore and aft movement, then the stock stabs do pretty good. Mine is okay with just this. I used to carry an 8x8 for each stab but all the timber is a lot of weight to carry. I'm happy with light plastic pads and the Bal-X
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Old 07-02-2015, 09:41 PM   #37
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You have to really jack the nose up, use extra blocks if you have to, and get the ass of trailer as low as possible. Yes I learned the hard way, have a slammed bagger with extended fender and bags and didnt make it off ramp, had the fender buried in the dirt. Thankfully was very grassy soft dirt
I feel your pain. Learned the hard way, banging the bags and scraping the frame. When loading and unloading the bike now, I put the tongue jack all the way up, lower the stabilizing jacks, and - depending on the camp site - put the below under the ramp to lift it 12".
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Old 07-03-2015, 07:28 AM   #38
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More than one way to skin a cat, so to speak.
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Old 07-03-2015, 07:32 AM   #39
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dave961...where did you get those?
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Old 07-03-2015, 08:54 AM   #40
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dave961...where did you get those?
At the ramp gettin' place, I bet. I see something like this on Amazon, but only lifts 6.5"
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