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setting up for trailers

Well im going to put my bike on a trailer in the morning. I have the tie downs and canyon dancer. How do i do the bike. Leave the handle bars straight or to the side and locked? in gear? all the little things i need to do. thanks
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-04-2007, 11:47 PM
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Leave em straight..If therr is anchor points then do it..Leave em straight....
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i dont know much but i think youd leave it in gear to keep it from accidently rolling? i could be wrong

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post #4 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-05-2007, 12:30 AM
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Well if you got wheel chocks (or however you spell it) then use them. But since your using the canyon dancer, you need to leave the bars strait. but dont tighten, the straps to tight, by buddy made that mistake, ruined his front fork.
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you know, I'm taking a cross country trip this summer and Im trailoring the bike. what's best way to tranport for that long of a distance? Do I need a canyon dancer or can i stick with regular rachet straps? And if the ratchet straps will work, whats the best way to hook them up, since the bar grips are at suck and angle on the GSXR 600, I'm affraid that the straps will vibrate and slip off. should I wrap the straps around either side of the fork?
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1. Canyon Dancer - Fantastic, use it... Don't have one, it's gonna be a pain in the arse with clip-ons and your plastics... DO NOT WRAP YOUR STRAPS DIRECTLY ONTO THE GRIPS!!!
2. Don't use crappy straps... My dad's buddy had his $20k Harley fall over in the trailer onto another $20k Harley because his strap failed...
3. It's great to have a chock, but not 100% necessary...
4. Compress the front forks, but only about half way... You want it to be pretty solid, but not blow out your fork seals...
5. Compress the rear end slightly and tie down the back... Not 100% necessary, but I like the added security...
6. Check your work... and keep checking it... Then check it again... Take a girl with you on your trip, it helps... They have to stop every 30 miles to pee so you won't have an excuse to not check it...
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where can I get a canyon dancer?
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where can I get a canyon dancer?
Most quality shops should have it...or if not there online.



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1. Canyon Dancer - Fantastic, use it... Don't have one, it's gonna be a pain in the arse with clip-ons and your plastics... DO NOT WRAP YOUR STRAPS DIRECTLY ONTO THE GRIPS!!!
2. Don't use crappy straps... My dad's buddy had his $20k Harley fall over in the trailer onto another $20k Harley because his strap failed...
3. It's great to have a chock, but not 100% necessary...
4. Compress the front forks, but only about half way... You want it to be pretty solid, but not blow out your fork seals...
5. Compress the rear end slightly and tie down the back... Not 100% necessary, but I like the added security...
6. Check your work... and keep checking it... Then check it again... Take a girl with you on your trip, it helps... They have to stop every 30 miles to pee so you won't have an excuse to not check it...
Screw the canyon dancer, where can I get a hot chick to take along with me?

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Screw the canyon dancer, where can I get a hot chick to take along with me?
That would be a good woman right there, make her stand in / on the trailer and hold the bike upright!

P.S. I agree with Brizz and anyone else that recommended the canyon dancer. They work great for long trips too.

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trailers are for boats!

canyon dancer is a must. if your going really far and dont have a wheel chock make a hillbilly version out of 2x4s.

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trailers are for boats!

canyon dancer is a must. if your going really far and dont have a wheel chock make a hillbilly version out of 2x4s.
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my dad "silly yuppie trailers are for boats"

he has always said that chit

but sometimes you do have to do it..,.

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Yeah I'm gonna be driving from AR to the bay area of CA roughly about 2500 miles. I'm not going to ride that far on a sport bike. but I'll probably end up getting a canyon dancer here soon.
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Well the trip was fun. The winston salem area is much more fun to ride in the sarasota florida. Im from mocksville nc. Probably moving back up soon. The curves were fun. I did get the hang of turning i guess. I didnt try anything too crazy but it was good. Had one misshap. came in one too hard and almost ran off the road. good thing the roads up there are next to empty.
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