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post #1 of 10 Old May 8th, 2008, 9:03 am Thread Starter
 
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I recently purchased an 08 Gt 1200. Does anyone have a clear and proven tie down method? Thank you for your help!

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post #2 of 10 Old May 8th, 2008, 9:16 am
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I use a soft tie around each front fork leg, just above the bridge. The soft tie needs to only be around the fork, being careful to not trap any brake lines. Using these two ties to pull the bike against a wheel chock will be sufficient to support the bike without compressing the suspension. Then I usually strap the rear wheel to keep it from moving side to side. This keeps the bike very stable and leaves the suspension unloaded.

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I make sure my hands are on the grips and my arse is in the seat. Then I turn the key, hit the starter button, and twist the throttle. Hasn't fallen over yet!

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post #5 of 10 Old Jul 20th, 2008, 6:58 pm
 
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I highly recommend one of these chocks to hold your front wheel.
http://www.baxleycompanies.com/Sportchock.html

No need for straps on the front equates into less chance to damage any plastic. Just soft tie and strap the rear. Also a little long travel suspension dirt bike hauling trick: Replace the tiedown strap hooks with carbiners (or snap shackles), they don't come loose when you hit a bump!
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I make sure my hands are on the grips and my arse is in the seat. Then I turn the key, hit the starter button, and twist the throttle. Hasn't fallen over yet!
Much less expensive, also! No need for the trailer, chocks, tie downs, Harley stickers, etc....

"Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." (Some really OLD friggin' White dude who couldn't have possibly known what he was talking about!) WARNING: Official HATE speech!
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Much less expensive, also!
Not necessarily. Have you seen the price of fuel and tires lately?

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Not necessarily. Have you seen the price of fuel and tires lately?
Yeah agreed, BUT have you seen the prices of the Harley stickers?! Ridiculous!

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I make sure my hands are on the grips and my arse is in the seat. Then I turn the key, hit the starter button, and twist the throttle. Hasn't fallen over yet!
That was my feeling also until the Broken Wire Syndrome left my bike tits up in the middle of nowhere. Roadside Ass only covers $100. I had already rigged my ATV trailer to hold my GT because the local BMW dealer dropped them at the first of the year so I knew I would be taking my bike two hundred miles to Kansas City for major service. That gives me the option to leave it.
I guess I am not a purist anymore and I am not telling any H-D jokes either!
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That was my feeling also until the Broken Wire Syndrome left my bike tits up in the middle of nowhere....
Nothing worse than being "tits up" in BFE!

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