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post #1 of 15 Old Nov 27th, 2014, 6:06 am Thread Starter
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Where do you put your tie-down straps on your K bike when you trailer it? The rear is easy, but the front is tougher.
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Where do you put your tie-down straps on your K bike when you trailer it? The rear is easy, but the front is tougher.
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I found it in the "Technical", "FAQ", "All the Rest".
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Thanks....huge help. Embarrassed that I couldn't find that myself. Thanks again.
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Where do you put your tie-down straps on your K bike when you trailer it? The rear is easy, but the front is tougher.
In addition to CharlieVT link, a few pictures might help you better understand. See attached PDF file...
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Sailor, for some reason the attachment won't load. I'll try again from my computer instead of phone. Thanks for replying
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See the YouTube video "owner tips and tricks". The tie down part starts around 2:30 into the video.

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See the YouTube video "owner tips and tricks". The tie down part starts around 2:30 into the video.
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Sailor, for some reason the attachment won't load. I'll try again from my computer instead of phone. Thanks for replying
For some reasons, this forum is designed to force you to SAVE the PDF first to your local hard-disk. Then, after the save-folder is choosen, you can browse PDF file the usual way. On many other forums the PDF file will open directly when you click the attachment.

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post #9 of 15 Old Nov 27th, 2014, 10:58 am Thread Starter
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Sailor, tried that...no joy. But did watch the video and now it makes sense. Going to have the dealer check handlebars...I've trailered it twice using them. But I went low with straps so hopefully no damage.

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This thread reminded me on buying some tie down straps for the road. Can't seem to find my old set.

I went with these.

Ten 10x Premium Soft 1"x18" Motorcycle Tie Down Harley Bike Straps Red HS101R | eBay


With 10, I can store a set on the bike and some at home, give some to friends for Christmas


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Hoodcountry:

Great pics...thanks. They opened up fine on my computer. I will never do it the wrong way again. And, I will feel better not worrying about damaging the Tupperware or the HB's.

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Those pics are to show tie down points.

In actual practice, ratchet straps are highly recommended on the front as opposed to the buckle type cinch straps I'm using on the lift.

On the rear, all you are doing is taking the bounce out of the rear of the bike and preventing side hop, so those straps don't need to be overly tight.
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Those pics are to show tie down points.

In actual practice, ratchet straps are highly recommended on the front as opposed to the buckle type cinch straps I'm using on the lift.

On the rear, all you are doing is taking the bounce out of the rear of the bike and preventing side hop, so those straps don't need to be overly tight.
Off topic, but which lift are you using?

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Motorcycle lifts TX-1000-XLT Derek Weaver Co., Inc.

They are 20 miles from the shop so I picked one up.
Paid $1179.00 for it on a Friday.
The next Monday they dropped the price to current levels.
Would have thought the sales person might have mentioned that

It's a good lift and handles the LT very well.
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