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Old 01-04-2006, 09:44 PM   #11
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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 .
I know. My bike didn't go over, because I slowed way down before that, but I lost a few straps too.
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Old 01-05-2006, 07:59 AM   #12
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I would also recommend a Canyon Dancer. I ended up buying one at the CROT and I am glad that I did. It made me feel a lot better about driving through the Gap with the bike in the bed of the truck.

In case you wanted to know how Range and Junior got their bikes in Range's truck check out this pic. For a second while they were loading I thought that they were going to make Haggi ride back to Canada down in between the bikes.
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Old 01-05-2006, 11:09 PM   #13
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You're gonna make me do it , aren't you ? :
http://motorcyclistonline.com/howto/hauling/
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Old 01-06-2006, 08:23 AM   #14
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In case you wanted to know how Range and Junior got their bikes in Range's truck check out this pic.

Damn...my ass looks great! Oh wait, that's Freckles.
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Old 01-06-2006, 08:33 AM   #15
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In case you wanted to know how Range and Junior got their bikes in Range's truck check out this pic.

Damn...my ass looks great! Oh wait, that's Freckles.
But you are sporting the sexy do-rag in that pic.
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Old 01-06-2006, 08:38 AM   #16
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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.


DO NOT CHEAP OUT ON STRAPS! It's much better to spend an extra $50 on straps than it is repairing plastics or bent levers.

Also, watch out for imitation Canyon Dancers. I bought a set of no-name Canyon Dancer-esque tie downs.... looked identical to the set that Range bought and seemed just as sturdy.... WRONG. They lasted the trip to the GAP just fine, but a few weeks after I trailered my bike over some bumpy French roads and 4 of the 5 "heavy duty" stitches on the right ride broke. The bike was being held up on the right side by ONE "heavy duty" stitch.
Luckily I pulled over to check the straps when I did or else the bike would've been on it's side very shortly.
This is also why I will now always use a Canyon Dancer AND a separate tie-down around the triple tree.
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Old 01-06-2006, 11:28 AM   #17
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I will be bringing the bike up the same way I did last year. Like this......
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I will be bringing the bike up the same way I did last year. Like this......
Nice!

I wanted to get an enclosed, but got one of these instead.

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You can also rent trailers from Uhaul.. they have 1 bike official motorcycle trailers or the 5x9 open trailers with rails and a swing up gate to rent by the day or week.

We got one last year, it looked like a POS but it was sturdy and got the job done. Hoping to buy one this year before we head down so we dont have to rent it again.
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In case you wanted to know how Range and Junior got their bikes in Range's truck check out this pic.

Damn...my ass looks great! Oh wait, that's Freckles.
*whew* thanks for clearing that up. That could have gotten embarassing later on ..
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