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Taking the bike with me on a business trip but carpooling with a buddy and gonna put her in the back of his truck for 1800 miles. Any tips!! Is there a rule on not leaving the front forks compressed for too long? I'm gonna strap it down at all four corners and have one of those handle bar strap things for the front. How about putting a strap around the hand brake to set the front brake?? Thanks guys.
 
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ive towed my bike in the back of the truck from AZ to FL 3 times with just canyon dancers and front straps. no problems whatsoever. i think thats a pretty common method around here. i never saw the need for more straps in the rear, knock on wood
 
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Re: (Qwak748)

Get a Baxley Sport Chock. You run the risk of snapping the clip-on tubes if you have them too tight and you hit a big bump. It's never happened to me but I've seen the aftermath of this happening.

Besides, the Baxley sport chock is a necessity if you do track days!

http://www.baxleycompanies.com/Sportchock.html
 
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Re: (YellowDesmo998)

I run soft straps off of the top triple clamp with the tie downs running down the inside of the fairings. As in below the triple clamp, in front of radiator area. Obviously if you run them this way the clip-ons aren't going to be an issue.

Just my $.02. This is a little like an oil or tire Q, you're going to get 50 different responses with 50 different preferences.
 
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Re: (YellowDesmo998)

I haul the bikes thousands of miles per year and have been thru most suggestions..canyon dancers (now tossed in the corner) sof-ties, various straps, and chocks. Knock on wood, I've never lost one in transit; however, I have had a couple close calls. My next purchase is the Blakely. I don't think I'd trust it alone; however, with a couple safety straps, I think it should be tits. If this is a one time haul, I'd probably go with a sof-tie at each corner.
 
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Re: (TripleDuck)

I use Canyon Dancers along with the Baxley Sport Chock. I just don't synch them down as hard so the risk of snapping a clip-on bar is eliminated. The bike is rock solid in the bed of my truck. I don't see the need for the "Truck bed" kit to bolt the sport chock down. By itself, that thing ain't moving!
 
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Re: (YellowDesmo998)

Canyon Dancer and two at the rear. I don't feel the need for anything else. I also don't pull it down terribly tight. A little movement is fine. I've hauled thousands of miles like this...never an issue.
 
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Re: Tips on Hauling.. (tricklidz1)

short or long bed? I've never found the need to compress the forks when hauling, I just use a Canyon dancer and also for piece of mind I run a strap from frame to side tie down on each side, and rear frame to rear corner tie down on each side. The short bed relieves any need for zip tying the brake handle
 
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I just posted this on the trailer thread but thought it appropriate for this one as well.

I just bought one of the Trailer in a Bag systems because I have no place to store one.
http://www.trailerinabag.com
Very robust and assembles in like 3 minutes. Complete kit and good quality. And the bearings are rated to 360mph so I think your good with the speed. They are also coming out with a kit this month or next to make the standard kit a 2 bike trailer. A good investment. And the 1 bike trailer only weighs 140 lbs! Great on the gas mileage.
 
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