Originally Posted by jimvic
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.
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.....