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Old 11-05-2015, 09:02 PM   #1
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Motorcycle chocks

Now that we've ordered the TH, we're starting to look at accessories Our toys are a variety of bikes (5 between the 2 of us). I saw the thread from 2013 on the same topic, but was wondering if there was any latest and greatest products/ideas. We'd really like ones that have a base that bolts down with removable chocks, but are open to suggestions.

We'll always be hauling two bikes. We have a Concours 14 (the heaviest at about 700#), Honda Super Hawk (track bike), Ninja 300 (my baby), and two dual sports (DR 650 & Yamaha TW 200). Depending on the destination, it could pretty much be a mix of any of them on board.

Thanks in advance! Any other sport bikers out there that do track days?
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Old 11-05-2015, 09:11 PM   #2
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Biker bar. No straps
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Old 11-05-2015, 10:09 PM   #3
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I use Harbor Freight wheel chocks. I put threaded inserts in the floor so I could bolt in the chocks and also remove them when I want to. I normally carry 3 bikes - a Kawasaki Versys, a KLX 400, and a TW200.





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ANDY- Interesting solution you have. Did you drill these inserts all the way thru? I'm curious how you did this and what insert you used. I need to hold two 800lb bikes.
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Old 11-06-2015, 05:06 AM   #5
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I used a threaded insert that would fit flush to the top of the floor, but did not go through the 1" plywood used for the floor in the garage of my toyhauler. I carefully drilled a pilot hole and then screwed in the insert.

Shop The Hillman Group 4-Count 1/4-in Zinc Alloy Standard (SAE) Wood Insert Lock Nuts at Lowes.com



The bolts that hold the chocks down aren't really stressed except when you load and unload the bike. The straps hold the bike in place during travel.

FWIW, my ramp door is slippery as goose poop when wet. Be very careful when loading or unloading bikes in wet conditions (get help).

I don't ride my bikes in. I am too old, my legs are too short, and I'm scared. I stand beside my bike, engine running, bike in gear, and use the engine power to get up the ramp. Too unload, I again stand beside the bike, bike not running, engine in gear, and use the clutch and front brake for resistance while I back the bike down the ramp.



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Old 11-06-2015, 05:15 AM   #6
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I sold my 82 Goldwing when I bought the toyhauler. I loved that bike. I live in Trenton, SC, ~80 miles south of Anderson. I am home for the winter.

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I like Condor chocks. Use one on my table lift also.
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Old 11-06-2015, 07:41 AM   #8
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Chrissybird,
There are a few Chock threads on the XLR board. Using the search tool, I found one that I started earlier this year.

Motorcycle Chock

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I used a threaded insert that would fit flush to the top of the floor, but did not go through the 1" plywood used for the floor in the garage of my toyhauler. I carefully drilled a pilot hole and then screwed in the insert.

Shop The Hillman Group 4-Count 1/4-in Zinc Alloy Standard (SAE) Wood Insert Lock Nuts at Lowes.com



The bolts that hold the chocks down aren't really stressed except when you load and unload the bike. The straps hold the bike in place during travel.

FWIW, my ramp door is slippery as goose poop when wet. Be very careful when loading or unloading bikes in wet conditions (get help).

I don't ride my bikes in. I am too old, my legs are too short, and I'm scared. I stand beside my bike, engine running, bike in gear, and use the engine power to get up the ramp. Too unload, I again stand beside the bike, bike not running, engine in gear, and use the clutch and front brake for resistance while I back the bike down the ramp.




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OK...you drilled into the rubberized floor of the TH and pushed in an insert. Very good thinking. No, I haven't loaded my new-to-me XLR TH yet...but I will shortly as we stay in the KEYS over winter. I'll haul my restored '82 WING as my wife doesn't appreciate my ST1300 rear seat. In summer I'll be in CO and intend to ride a CRF230L over the narrow gauge railbeds in the mountains. I love mtcyls but I have hip issues and other creeping maladies that keep me from doing all I'd like so I'm kind-of in a hurry. I understand your slippery floor warning. It's been raining pretty-much everyday here at the SC/GA border for weeks. "I don't ride my bikes in. I am too old, my legs are too short, and I'm scared." Geesh...describes me perfectly!

Thanks gentlemen for the replies and the photos!

No more trailer pulled by under-powered Class A...big upgrade for me.
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