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Old 01-06-2006, 05:34 PM   #21
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Bring extra tiedown straps. You will lose some driving through the gap (snap!) no matter how slow you go.
I agree that it's always a good idea to bring spares...however it is NOT normal to loose straps or have them break even on the gap. If that's happening, you're doing something wrong.
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Old 01-06-2006, 08:37 PM   #22
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Bring extra tiedown straps. You will lose some driving through the gap (snap!) no matter how slow you go.
I agree that it's always a good idea to bring spares...however it is NOT normal to loose straps or have them break even on the gap. If that's happening, you're doing something wrong.
I agree...it takes a LONG time to properly tie a bike down....and watch where it contacts a frame of the trailer....we checked EVERY stop and ours made it down and back without any fanfare...BOTH years.
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Old 01-06-2006, 09:04 PM   #23
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This biggest tip I can offer in regards to not loosing your straps is to use carabeaners. $3-$4 at your local climbing store can save you a lot of trouble...

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Old 01-06-2006, 09:16 PM   #24
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I agree that it's always a good idea to bring spares...however it is NOT normal to loose straps or have them break even on the gap. If that's happening, you're doing something wrong.
I agree...it takes a LONG time to properly tie a bike down....and watch where it contacts a frame of the trailer....we checked EVERY stop and ours made it down and back without any fanfare...BOTH years.
Note to self: Pass on to Haggisman that it has been implied that he doesn't know what he is doing when it comes to bikes. Watch fireworks between canadians ensue.
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Old 01-06-2006, 11:20 PM   #25
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If you do find yourself using extra straps and they happen to come close to touching your fairings.. just take some nice soft cloth or a soft towel and tie it around the straps..that way if it does rub, you wont rub off paint from your plastics.
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Old 01-07-2006, 05:18 AM   #26
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AHF...what a GREAT idea!

and Haggisman tied the bikes down by himself in Ottawa (loses 1 GSXR)

...after WE help in Deals Gap....NOTHING falls off
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Old 01-07-2006, 05:19 AM   #27
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oh yeah....when you tie a bike down...don't just let the extra length dangle....
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Old 01-07-2006, 06:50 AM   #28
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AHF that is a great idea.

I would make one warning to people heading out to to buy carabiners. Make sure that you buy "load rated" carbiners. Some of them are just for lightweight/novelty applications.
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remember that you need to UNLOAD your bikes too

there is a variable height ramp at CROT...thats what we did.

Tzortn had a better way for his and Troys bikes!
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AHF that is a great idea.

I would make one warning to people heading out to to buy carabiners. Make sure that you buy "load rated" carbiners. Some of them are just for lightweight/novelty applications.
alot of the better ones you can find now even have the max weight they can support or a disclaimer written write on the package or carbiners itself.
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