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Strap down question. Just above the fender. Pictures

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Seeing if I can use this method on my 450 of securing in the back of my truck

 

I will not be using the front wheel mount in my truck***.  Only used as a test anchor point for pictures and compression. 

The ratchet strap ends will be attached to the inside of my truck bed.  The other end to the blue strap -they will pull down at more if a 45 degree anger, not the 5-10 degree straight down in the pictures 

 

so, where i have my blue straps, will that damage the forks, frame or suspension in any way?

 

i have too many cables running on and around my handle bar to strap it down from up there. 

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You are way over thinking this....

http://www.motosport.com/product?psreferrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com%2F&pssource=true&segment=badger&key=ANCRA-Soft-Hooks&cc=us&adpos=1o4&creative=93575775025&device=c&matchtype=&network=g&product_id=ANC-SFTHOOKS-BK&gclid=CjwKEAjwh9PGBRCfso2n3ODgvUcSJAAhpW5oRoV-I0JOfLkKwnlYuy5RkQoWdBQegakfOdCiNGF1uxoCiDDw_wcB

Use tie-downs with the built in soft hooks, or buy a set of hook straps.

It's it's being held down tight, whataver way you choose, then it's fine.

If any hard objects make contact with the bike, it WILL rub a mark......like the way in your picture...

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I always use the lower triple to tie down my bike (like pictured) on all my bikes.  Only notable difference is for long distance towing I'll also add a spacer or a block of wood between the tire and the fender to stop the forks from bouncing and possibly unhooking a front strap.

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The straps I use are these:

https://fortnine.ca/en/steadymate-cinchtite-6-tie-down-straps

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2 hours ago, zibbit u2 said:

I always use the lower triple to tie down my bike (like pictured) on all my bikes.  Only notable difference is for long distance towing I'll also add a spacer or a block of wood between the tire and the fender to stop the forks from bouncing and possibly unhooking a front strap.

trailer_zpsgebpnurv.jpg

out%20of%20storage_zps6tlkihj4.jpg

The straps I use are these:

https://fortnine.ca/en/steadymate-cinchtite-6-tie-down-straps

Nice Hyper bro...

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Anyone use a locking wheel chock from motosport? I Bought one and it holds the bike alright on trailer but I didn't have the guts to not put straps on somewhat loose. Especially for the Maiden voyage. Anyone trust them enough to not use straps?

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The trailer posted above is a locking wheel chock, and no.. the trailer doesn't move without having straps holding the bike down.  The self locking feature just means that the bike stands itself up making it easier to strap the bike down.  As a matter of fact, I actually had one strap come off before when I was using normal tie downs and the Ducati quite nearly fell off the trailer.  The front wheel can easily pop out of the locking wheel chock.

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+2 on the rings. Just installed a set and they look like they'll be so much quicker and easier vs threading the strap through the handlebars. You can hook them while standing on the ground too. Gonna go load the bikes and try em out in about an hour. Just finished setting up my atv trailer for 2 bikes, looks like it's going to be so much easier than the back of the truck!

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