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Old 06-25-2015, 08:55 AM   #11
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Thanks Lodown, Your post has made up my mind however I'll still throw one last request out there, if anyone wants to halt their fun for a bit, stop in the middle of what they're doing and take a picture of how they have strapped in their bikes without chocks, that's without chocks I'll promise to reciprocate when I get my two strapped into the Octane 273. Chocks are a big thing to me they add weight and hassle, they would work and do a nice job but absolutely necessary I'm glad to hear they're not. I'll strap them in and post the pics.
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Old 06-27-2015, 09:51 PM   #12
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I haul two full dressers in our Seismic Wave. I know that it is possible to strap a bike down using 4 straps pulling 2 forward and 2 back, but is this an area you want to save money? Your bikes and trailer cost you a bunch of money, so I wouldn't nickel and dime this. I purchased 2 Condor quick release mounts on Amazon for around $210 each. I mounted 2 bolts and a very small metal plate into the floor of the toyhauler garage for each bike. When I drive the bikes in, I don't have to worry about going to far and I'm hands free to strap them down. When not traveling, I regularly use the stands in my homes garage as well.
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Old 08-24-2015, 07:40 PM   #13
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Just an update...nothing game changing...we had a couple chances to trailer both our bikes and we're doing it with two straps on the front pulling the fork springs way down and two straps on the back...that's per bike. Also they are the 2 1/2 inch ratchet straps, good for something like 3000lb...floor eyelets are good for 2500 so we figured we're good. I know chocks are available and I could throw money at this but the straps...they are doing the job I got no complaints.
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Old 08-25-2015, 05:33 AM   #14
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Just an update...nothing game changing...we had a couple chances to trailer both our bikes and we're doing it with two straps on the front pulling the fork springs way down and two straps on the back...that's per bike. Also they are the 2 1/2 inch ratchet straps, good for something like 3000lb...floor eyelets are good for 2500 so we figured we're good. I know chocks are available and I could throw money at this but the straps...they are doing the job I got no complaints.
How are you liking your 273? I just took mine from ny to fairbanks and rode the bmw up the dalton highway to the arctic . I used the removable chocks I posted on the last page. They worked good ,and believe me, there were some really rough roads..... Oh, heads up, take a look under your bathroom sink. My pipes came loose on those pothole strewn roads. There was no support for the pipes . Just the connection to the tailpiece is all that holds the weight of the pipes. You might want to put something under the pipe(between the floor and the pipe) to support it.( About 2 inches)....I'm heading out to utah next month to ride the new quad around moab and monument valley. Alot easier to transport 4 wheels
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