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Old 03-24-2018, 10:51 AM   #1
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Old 03-26-2018, 08:43 AM   #2
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Looks like a nice setup plan on the bike getting plenty of dirt on it while traveling.
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Old 12-26-2018, 08:03 PM   #3
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Looks like a nice setup plan on the bike getting plenty of dirt on it while traveling.


I added a bottom pan and have cover over the bike. The bike stayed pretty clean.
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Old 01-15-2019, 02:33 PM   #4
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Don't know how much moto trailering experience you have, but I never transport a heavy bike using the passenger footpeg hangers as tie down points. I like to get a soft-tie wrapped around a frame member if at all possible. Then up front I use soft-ties around the fork tubes on the upper triple clamp. Much less likely to have bad things happen...
Your Versahaul is sweet!
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Old 01-16-2019, 08:40 AM   #5
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Don't know how much moto trailering experience you have, but I never transport a heavy bike using the passenger footpeg hangers as tie down points. I like to get a soft-tie wrapped around a frame member if at all possible. Then up front I use soft-ties around the fork tubes on the upper triple clamp. Much less likely to have bad things happen...
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My family and I have trailered pretty much everything, Gold Wings, minibikes, sport bikes, dual sports, cruisers and motocrossers and have never had an issue using passenger peg mounts as tie down points, provided you do it correctly.

Every motorcycle should be tied down by the front straps as your MAIN support and rear should only be stabilizers. If you do it right, you can have one of the front straps come completely loose and the bike will still be stable and stay put. In 40 years of trailering stuff I’ve NEVER had one tip over in transit, though I’ve had a strap loosen and a had a wheel chock dislodge a time or two.

Passenger pegs are designed to hold up a persons full weight, so I think you’ll have a soft tie failure before a foot peg mount failure.
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Old 01-16-2019, 08:53 AM   #6
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I manufactured my own. The front and rear have independent soft handlebar & chassis straps with tied downs to chassis.


Question - Do you use a cover when moving on the Interstate Highways? Max speed?
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Old 01-16-2019, 11:54 AM   #7
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similar set up on my fifth wheel, but with the moto jack rack. now I'm dreaming up a new mounting system using the moto jack footpeg tie down with a rail like these. Pics when its done. I wouldn't do it until I had a rearview camera though. Not being able to see it was not an option for me. I haul a 450 dual sport, just under 300#.
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My family and I have trailered pretty much everything, Gold Wings, minibikes, sport bikes, dual sports, cruisers and motocrossers and have never had an issue using passenger peg mounts as tie down points, provided you do it correctly.

Every motorcycle should be tied down by the front straps as your MAIN support and rear should only be stabilizers. If you do it right, you can have one of the front straps come completely loose and the bike will still be stable and stay put. In 40 years of trailering stuff Iíve NEVER had one tip over in transit, though Iíve had a strap loosen and a had a wheel chock dislodge a time or two.

Passenger pegs are designed to hold up a persons full weight, so I think youíll have a soft tie failure before a foot peg mount failure.
Exactly why I put the qualifier at the beginning of my post... it's hard to argue with success over time. I have seen passenger footpeg hangers on other folks' bikes fail...maybe they had them strapped down so tightly the suspension was bottomed out. I don't think my soft ties are any more likely to fail than any of yours or my cam lock or ratchet tie downs that use the same webbing. I, like you, have had a wheel chock break loose before when I was transporting three bikes cross country in a moving van.
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Looks like a nice setup plan on the bike getting plenty of dirt on it while traveling.

Only a Harley rider worries about those things
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Old 01-17-2019, 05:03 PM   #10
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2thdr I have been hauling motorcycles for over 40 years.

I have made a change to the hauler to hold the front axle. Similar to the Pit Bull.

The canyon dancer hold down works well. I haul my race bike in the trailer with a front wheel motorcycle chock and the canyon dancer thousands of miles with no problems
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