Originally Posted by Taranwanderer
Wow, that's...intriguing. Never considered NOT bolting the chock down. Only concern is what happens if a strap breaks? My Suzuki Boulevard was in my buddy's trailer last year, in a Harbor Freight chock (bolted to the floor,) and one of the straps broke. Bike leaned a little, but the chock kept it upright. I don't think it would have done that if it hadn't been bolted to the floor.
The EZChock sounds like one of those "Boy, that's a good idea" ideas until you have a strap break on you. Then it's like one of those "Why didn't I trust my gut and bolt the chock through the floor securely" ideas...
Looks like Kuryakyn might have bought them out...?
I guess I feel like if a strap breaks, bad things are going to happen? If it's one of the ones attached to the bike, or the chock?
I mean, even if you bolt the chock down, your still going to use straps on the bike, correct? One of those could break.
But, I'm not using the EZ Chock, it does not have the legs, with the rubber feet, that the Harbor Frieght chock does. The Harbor Frieght Chock is designed as a free standing unit. You could use strap your bike right to it, if you wanted to. I chose not to.
I use (2) straps holding the chock from moving forward, then (4) straps on the bike. (2) in the front and (2) in the rear. (6) total straps (tie downs) per bike. If I lose (1) hopefully the other (5) hold it until I notice the problem.
I use these;
Rider Cargo Soft Loop Buckle Tie Downs | ATV | Rocky Mountain ATV/MC