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Old 12-27-2005, 01:35 PM   #1
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Even though this is a thread from a couple years ago all the information is still pertinent and very useful so you'll have to just overlook some of the thoughts about the 2006 rally that are included in this thread and mainly scan through it for all the valuable information on hauling your bike and what all is involved to get your ride safely transported when you're not riding it.

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Since we all are starting to think about the rally, even if at this point its still alittle ways away, now is as good a time as any to post up all the best info on hauling your bike.

Since many of us will be hauling our bikes either by trailer on in a pickup to rally instead of riding down to the Gap ( Like braadajim and getting caught in a torrential downpour the whole way ) Lets make this the official thread to post up all the pics and best info for hauling your bike. We talked about this before on KR but in order to help keep everything for the rally in one spot for easy access, we'll stick a new thread on the subject here to answer everyone's questions and make sure we all have our bikes kept in 1 piece on the way there and on the way
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Old 01-04-2006, 05:53 PM   #2
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do NOT put your bike on a rear stand in the trailer!
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Bring extra tiedown straps. You will lose some driving through the gap (snap!) no matter how slow you go.
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Bring extra tiedown straps. You will lose some driving through the gap (snap!) no matter how slow you go.
That's what Happen to Haggis and freckles, the contant turns cut through the tie down on freckles bike and 2 turns before the dragon ended over the side she went .
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Old 01-04-2006, 06:47 PM   #5
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I'm gonna be hauling mine down underneath me. You up for it again Kyle, and Todd?
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Yup , might look into Sturdier saddle bags between now and then though.
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I'm gonna be hauling mine down underneath me. You up for it again Kyle, and Todd?
Yup , might look into Sturdier saddle bags between now and then though.
Didn't like the princess auto ones? Just curious as to why, Cause i'll be taking mine down this year. Fully loaded with beer. Good beer. And I'll be returning with them fully loaded with dip. Good Dip. Sweeeet tradeoff
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The stitching on one of the straps were it connects to the bag is starting to go. I may just stitch it back up, but if a deal on ebay or something comes along.....
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Make also if u do buy new tie down straps, to get the ratchet type of straps and get the highest test strength you can. I was going to go w/ 600lb test but thought better of it and went for the 1000lb test instead just to be safe.

2 tie down in the front on the lower triple clamp and 2 on the rear strapped to the rear peg mounts and then one coming off the rear tire to the back of the trailer just to be safe. Bikes didnt move an inch even up and down the dragon. We did stop periodically on the way down and back just to check the straps and tighten them since it was raining on the way down they did work just a tad loose now and then from getting wet.
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