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post #1 of 11 Old Jan 9th, 2009, 9:42 pm Thread Starter
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Need to haul my lt

I've bought an 02 Lt, and due to recent knee sugery I'll have to haul it home instead of flying in and riding it home. I'll be hauling it in my truck which has an 8 ft. bed. My question is, where are the best points to attache the tie-downs? This is my frist bike with a full fairing and, don't want to cause any damage before I get it home. Thanks
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THIS should help.

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Also this site. http://www.bmwscruz.com/service/index.html Go to Service, then Tech Tips and then K1200LT supplement to see photos.
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Thanks for the replys. great info on the santa cruz site. Yea I'll have to let it set around for a few weeks after I get it home before I can ride it.
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Try this link to Harbor Freight:

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=96349

This chock works great if you can get it mounted.

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Get this wheel chock and you will not have to mount it in your truck bed.


http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=97841

You can also use it in the garage........Kieth
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I normally just put soft hooks over the fork tubes and pull directly against them. If your pickup is a newer ford it will already have eyes mounted in the floor of the truck, in order to load the LT get a 4' wide 6' long fold out atv ramp, put your bike at the top of a steep driveway, back the pick up up to the bottom of the driveway and then mount the ramp on the tailgate and the driveway. YOU will not have a steep angle so you can just ride the bike right into the bed of the pickup
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I've bought an 02 Lt, and due to recent knee sugery I'll have to haul it home instead of flying in and riding it home. I'll be hauling it in my truck which has an 8 ft. bed. My question is, where are the best points to attache the tie-downs? This is my frist bike with a full fairing and, don't want to cause any damage before I get it home. Thanks
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THIS should help.
Katnappin's got it right. This is how I strapped my LT to a bike trailer and hauled it from KY to MI. Only had to retighten them once, and had no movement of the bike the whole way.

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My BMW dealer sent me this file. It was my first time with a big bike, trailering it home as the snow fell.
I borrowed an enclosed trailer, and doubled the straps to each of the 4 points listed in the BMW memo.
At the rear, I screwed two 18 inch L-shaped pieces of 2x4 (each made of 2 pieces, screwed together) to the floor of the trailer on either side of the back tire, to further dissuade any side movement of the rear end on bumps.
I remounted the metal chock in the centre of the floor (the Harley's the trailer owner hauled were much narrower than the LT), and braced it with a 2x6 gig screwed to the floor/braced to the front of the trailer.

In retrospect, it was overkill: it didn't budge a millimeter.
But better safe than sorry....
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Thanks again everyone for all the help. I picked up one of the harborfreight wheelchocks. Zippy, the bike is in Orlando, Fl. We're going to travel down this weekend to pick it up. It's going to be cold in N. AL., so looking forward to some warmer weather. Thanks for the offer though.
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