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Old 07-29-2014, 07:39 AM   #31
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Don't bolt the chokes down, trust me.

Watch this video;

Then go to Harbor Frieght and buy a couple of these chocks;
Motorcycle Stand / Wheel Chock

Using the ones from harbor frieght, use straps to keep them (the chocks) from moving forward, put the bike in the chock and pull it forward with a couple more straps. Add two straps to the back of the bike to control side to side movement, your good to go.

No new holes in floor.
This is the chock I use but for some reason you can't buy the larger one anymore. At least, last time I checked it was no longer available. Not sure what happened. The website EZCHOCK.COM looks like one of those "I bought your domain" sites.
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Old 07-29-2014, 08:02 AM   #32
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This is the chock I use but for some reason you can't buy the larger one anymore. At least, last time I checked it was no longer available. Not sure what happened. The website EZCHOCK.COM looks like one of those "I bought your domain" sites.
Yeah, I wasn't advocating the EZ Chock, just the concept of using straps to contain the forward movement.

I have (2) of the Harbor Frieght chock / stands. Use straps, that way, the floor is quickly clear, when needed.
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Yeah, I wasn't advocating the EZ Chock, just the concept of using straps to contain the forward movement.

I have (2) of the Harbor Frieght chock / stands. Use straps, that way, the floor is quickly clear, when needed.
Yea I know and I agree. My father did bolt one down and on his first trip, when he got home he found the bike leaning on the stove. Now he is trying to build an EZ Chock type setup out of his Pingel chock so that nothing would be bolted down. I found a nice thick rubber mat helps too. I've never had an issue with my EZ Chock. Sure wish I could get another one though.
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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...?
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Old 07-29-2014, 10:29 AM   #35
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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.

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