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Old 09-17-2012, 08:57 PM   #21
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your idea for the wheels chocks is quite something. I am going to built some also for my trailer. I have a double set of the plastic green stoppers and they work more or less. Specially when I park in a gravel pad.
They worked really good, I used 3/4 ACME threaded rod, it's a lot courser thread, actually got the rod and all the hardware for free, wood was remnants from cutting various blocks, so saved me a $100.00....... I'm sure we'll spend it the next time we stop at a RV store.

I set everything up and went inside and rocked the trailer (not that way, the kids were with us, haha), installed them and did it again, very noticeable on the amount of movement it reduced.
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Old 09-19-2012, 10:34 PM   #22
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Installed a B&W Biker Bar for the FLHX tonight, this is one sweet motorcycle mount

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That's a nice set up, it looks like the bar is installed to the frame (which stays attached) and you roll up and lock in? What are you left with in the floor when your not using it? Could you take another picture of that? I may need to make a switch from my bulky wheel chock.

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Old 09-20-2012, 09:31 AM   #24
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That's a nice set up, it looks like the bar is installed to the frame (which stays attached) and you roll up and lock in? What are you left with in the floor when your not using it? Could you take another picture of that? I may need to make a switch from my bulky wheel chock.

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I can post one this weekend, I left the bike in the mount and hauled it around.

I also went ahead and secured it with two ratchet straps, one front each rider footboard mount to the tie-downs on each side in the floor, the way I see it you can't have too many straps.

I mounted this one through the floor where it is not removable without getting back under the trailer, this is actually one a friend let me borrow for the upcoming trip, mine is on order, I called B&W and they verified that the mounting bases are all the same and the actual bar is what changes depending on the model of mc you have so I was comfortable drilling the holes. My future plans are to install "bed-bolts" (Truck Tie Downs | Removable Eye Bolts | BedBolts.com), this will leave a small washer above the floor when it is removed from the top side. There isn't a whole lot of options when you crawl under the 27sbu, holding tanks take up a lot of the spots that you would need to access. This "biker bar" worked perfectly, for putting the FLHX in centerline of trailer and just far enough forward that the bolts end up on the backside of the fueling station tank, they are 3" back from the steel support. I also used a piece of 3" c-channel underneath to bolt through and aid in stiffening it up.

I bought the rubber mat at Home Depot, popped a few holes in it where the bolts go, when I get the bedbolts installed it will just show the threaded insert, mount the biker bar and hit the road.

I also ordered a Pingel Cycle Jaw for the front so I can haul two bikes, I pick it up today so I'll play with it this weekend, not sure if its going to work or not, the only spot I have found to mount it is a 5" wide open spot between the grey water and fresh water holding tanks adjacent to the stairs. I don't have two bikes, this is nmore of a convenience when someone else goes with us, I put my bike where I wanted it (and where I could get it), if the two bike setup doesn't work out, oh well, they'll have to make arrangements, you can't make everyone happy, I've tried.....
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Thanks I'd like to see more of it. If you figure out how to get 2 bike in there let me know. I don't see it, unless your hauling smaller bikes not baggers.
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Thanks I'd like to see more of it. If you figure out how to get 2 bike in there let me know. I don't see it, unless your hauling smaller bikes not baggers.
Here you go jimvic


My FLHX was dragging on the hinge, I have a wheel dock center stand, that's what it was, tore up some fine linoleum...... So I installed this section of diamond plate, goes in and out smooth now.

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Thanks Pjones, looks pretty slick and I like using a mat to keep the floor in good shape where you bolt it to the floor.
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Thanks Pjones, looks pretty slick and I like using a mat to keep the floor in good shape where you bolt it to the floor.
The mat worked out great, I decided to make my own version of the bed bolt today, 5/8" rod coupling, 5/8" washer welded to one end, threaded 5/8" rod in it 3/4" and welded to other end, going to get these installed on Wednesday before the trip so I can remove the Biker Bar when we get there. Only thing you'll see is a 5/8" washer after you unbolt the chocks.



I laid everything out yesterday for the 2nd bike, so I'm going to get the Cycle Jaw mounted Wednesday as well, pics to follow.
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I'd love to see how you get a second bike in there and how it pulls. I had my bike too far back and I had too much sway for my comfort so I'll be curious to hear how everything works and what goes where.

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The couple that was going with us had an emergency so they didn't go so I changed my mind on mounting the chock for the 2nd bike so I don't have the extra holes in the floor.
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