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Strapping down my KLT

How should I strap down my LT in my trailer. The main question is where can I hook the strap on the bike since can't hook on the handle bars with the plastic on the bars?
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post #2 of 6 Old Nov 17th, 2011, 12:30 pm
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Re: Strapping down my KLT

This should help some. You just neeed a couple short straps up front. I strap the back down by going thru the rear passenger foot rests.
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Re: Strapping down my KLT

There are strap locations just under the corners of the saddlebags. They work very good.

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Re: Strapping down my KLT

I had made up a piece of 2x4 with some spacers on it so that I could raise the drivers seat & set it on across the frame . The spacers keep the 2x4 off the side panels, & keep it from sliding forward. I put some eyes on the end of it so I had something to attach my straps to. I could put a load on the frame and compress the suspension some that way. That helps to keep the bike from bouncing on it's own springs. It is the bouncing that gets you in trouble. At some point in the bounce the straps are loose, then your bike gets away.

I think it is never a good idea to tie any big motorcycle down by it's handlebars. If you have the front wheel in something that will keep it from turning or going forward . All you need to do is put some load on the suspension to keep it from bouncing. Pull down a little & forward a little with some straps. The bike can't go any were that way.

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How should I strap down my LT in my trailer. The main question is where can I hook the strap on the bike since can't hook on the handle bars with the plastic on the bars?
In the HoW pages, there is an excellent post on proper tie down procedures for the K1200LT. Click here for the article. HTH.
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Thank you guys for the info. This forum is great with so much to offer thanks
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