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Is it safe to crank down on straps when your transporting a bike? Is there a risk of damage to the front forks by doing this?
 

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Is it safe to crank down on straps when your transporting a bike? Is there a risk of damage to the front forks by doing this?
It's no different than when you hit the brakes and compress the forks :)

Seriously though ... it's fine, it's how about 99% of people transport their bikes. You don't need to fully compress them, just enough so that the bike isn't moving around.

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I only compress mine about a quarter of the way down. The purpose is to "push" the front tire "into" the floor so the bike won't bounce around. I always leave room for the forks to Travel up and down as the truck/trailer hits bumps, etc in the road. I believe if you cranked the front all the way down, the roughness of the road could damage them because they could not flex. Also, use a wheel chock and you won't have to jam the tire into the front of the bed
 

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Let's put it this way... WOS will load up 10 bikes on Sat... then leave them loaded all night... drive 8+ hrs to the GAP and then un-load... It's cool!
 

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Nine...those look nice... but I don't get why they don't list my 9R. It looks like it's just a long bolt/axle that would go thru your existing rear axle.... have you used one before?
 

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Nine29 said:
I like the link better! :drool:
Gas Man said:
Nine...those look nice... but I don't get why they don't list my 9R. It looks like it's just a long bolt/axle that would go thru your existing rear axle.... have you used one before?
That's because its a antique! :wink: :lol:
 

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Hey don't knock the 9R...she may not be all techy but she's a good steed!
 

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Gas Man said:
Nine...those look nice... but I don't get why they don't list my 9R. It looks like it's just a long bolt/axle that would go thru your existing rear axle.... have you used one before?
Gas Man, I don't know. You should call Troy Green, the owner/inventor and ask if he can make an axle rod for your bike. The concept of the stand is great...no tiedowns, canyon dancers, or chocks. I have one (that's mine in the pics)and my bike never budges...
 

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Yeah it sure looks nice... but I haul mine in my truck bed and I would have to mount those brackets to the bed... do you think Ford's would like that when I turn in my lease? Not too mention with my crew cab, I'm not sure I can do it... I think** that my back tire will be right on the edge of the bed and the tailgate..

**As I haven't loaded my bike on my newer truck yet... got the truck in the late fall and haven't had to load MY bike in there yet. Loaded a WOS guys TL1000R in there and the tire was actually totally on the bed but it hung over the tailgate so that you couldn't close the tailgate.... does that all make sense?
 

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Yeah it sure looks nice... but I haul mine in my truck bed and I would have to mount those brackets to the bed... do you think Ford's would like that when I turn in my lease?
No more than GM does from the dents my wife keeps putting in her leased Envoy!
 

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Gas Man said:
Yeah it sure looks nice... but I haul mine in my truck bed and I would have to mount those brackets to the bed... do you think Ford's would like that when I turn in my lease? Not too mention with my crew cab, I'm not sure I can do it... I think** that my back tire will be right on the edge of the bed and the tailgate..

**As I haven't loaded my bike on my newer truck yet... got the truck in the late fall and haven't had to load MY bike in there yet. Loaded a WOS guys TL1000R in there and the tire was actually totally on the bed but it hung over the tailgate so that you couldn't close the tailgate.... does that all make sense
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Add that!
 

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it took me a while-

now i get it... shes strapless too.


Those stands are a great idea. When i get serious and do track days, they are deffinately on my list. :dthumb:
 

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Yeah that's GREAAATT!!
 

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Just get a hot chick to stand back there and hold it up. :lol:
When we get there she can stand up other things. :whistle:
 
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