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Old 06-04-2016, 03:47 PM   #1
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First mishap...

Well I'm leaving on my trip with the motorcycle on Monday and I've been sick the last 3 days. Today the wife and I decided to load the bike up for the first time. My ramp extension I made worked perfect, got the bike up into the chock and strapped in. Then that's where I made a stupid mistake...I thought that one side was too tight so I loosened the strap like an idiot and down came the bike. Mirror and handle bar went right through the wall and dented the aluminum siding on the outside. It didn't puncture it thank God and the wife and I are safe. It could have been a lot worse but that's what I get I guess for messing with it while having the flu...I'm going to take a few pics of the damage and how I strapped it down if you all have any feedback let me know. This is the first time I've ever strapped a bike down. Thanks in advance!
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Old 06-04-2016, 03:54 PM   #2
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Old 06-04-2016, 03:57 PM   #3
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I have to the kuryakyn ez chock. It's pulled backwards by 2 straps on each side. The front I tied down through the forks right under the shocks and then also tied down by handlebars and compressed the shocks about an inch. Feels solid
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Old 06-04-2016, 11:06 PM   #4
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Sorry to hear about your incident. You may need to look at a more stable chock that won't tip.
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Old 06-04-2016, 11:42 PM   #5
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The HF chock I like. It's very stable and front tire is cradled in chock and bike first move. I tie down front only and bike doesn't moved. Have traveled over 3000 miles and doesn't budge. Click image for larger version

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Old 06-05-2016, 12:14 AM   #6
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Sorry to hear about the damage but it doesn't look so bad on the outside. The first damage to my TT was the hardest. Now I think of it as a RV without any boo-boos is a RV that isn't used enough.
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After hauling bikes for many years I still say a solid block under frame is the only way. My wing takes s 24" 2 x 6, 4 2 x 4 x 24" and a 1 x 4. Lift up the rear end (by hand) slip it under the frame and lash it down. Don't have to compress shock's just snug it. Haven't lost one since I started using that method.
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Well we arrived today in South Carolina, from Florida. 9 hours in the truck was the worst part of the trip. Bike didn't budge and we're looking forward to a good 10 days ahead of us!
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Well we arrived today in South Carolina, from Florida. 9 hours in the truck was the worst part of the trip. Bike didn't budge and we're looking forward to a good 10 days ahead of us!

Congrats and enjoy your time. Be careful of tropical storm
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