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Evaluating tie down solutions - Moto Cinch, Lock-n-load, etc

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As the title says, I'm looking for something better to help contain my bike in the bed of my truck.

I like these two things:

http://www.riskracing.com/pages/Lock_Page.html

http://www.cinchitdown.com/catalog

and have considered things like these:

http://www.ccrsport.com/page.html?id=10

http://www.usrack.com/cradle_motorcycle_carrier.php

The top two are pretty expensive.... but if they work great, they're probably worth it. I can't help but wonder about just using some plain 'ol load binders like these to clamp the bike by the pegs to some d-rings I install in the bed floor.

http://www.truckntow.com/showcategory.aspx?categoryid=146918&affiliateid=10060&gclid=CMWqtKrO5p8CFRVc2godvHPDHg

Just a random thought on the last one. :ride:

Thoughts and comments?

Thanks

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I like the cradle idea out of all those solutions. It's out of the way (mostly) when a bike isn't in the bed and you don't need to drill holes in the truck bed (or you can use the adapters that span the bed for the Risk Racing product, but why bother? :ride:)

Fwiw, my F150 comes with anchor points in the lower four bed corners and $10 straps haven't failed me yet. Just sayin'...

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After looking at the options I think that standard tie downs with block of wood between the front wheel and fender is one of the best and cheapest options.

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The Risk setup is REALLY good. I've got one installed in a motovan that I'm building and absolutely love it for convenience and strength. There are no tie downs in the backof the van and need to worry about it shifting and blowing out a window or anything. One of the riding areas near where I live is a rough windy road traveled about 15mph and I had 2 bikes, one tied down and one in the risk setup, and i had to retie the loose one at the bottom of the hill. If you're putting it in a truck it would make loading your bike a 10 second deal. I can't say enough about how good they work and how easy they are to use.

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I have seen the risk racing ones and they seems secure. I was looking at the cinch ones just because they are $50 bucks cheaper. Wish there were more reviews on them. This system would help m y small 4x6 trailer out big time with towing 2 bikes.

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I have seen the risk racing ones and they seems secure. I was looking at the cinch ones just because they are $50 bucks cheaper. Wish there were more reviews on them. This system would help m y small 4x6 trailer out big time with towing 2 bikes.

4x6 would be pretty tough to fit two full-size bikes. If you measure the width of foot pegs they are about 18-20" apart. That only gives you about 8" of width to spare and that is assuming that you can put the bikes with the pegs touching; i.e. will the handlebars clash.

My big bike on a 4x6 trailer has the rear axle right at the very edge of the trailer, so there is no room to stagger. Minis would be better though.

I would say with the moto cinch if you laid down the track to give you plenty of mounting points, you could probably figure out some geometry to fit two bikes. Perhaps straight in but then cock the bars toward opposite corners. Dunno.

Here is my big bike (KTM 300 EXC) on a 4x6 with the moto cinch.

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I just installed the motocinch and it's amazing. I like the risk racing lock n load but I picked up a new motocinch on ebay for $60, so it was a no brainer.

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Any one else have an opinion on this? I just bought a Tundra, so I'm evaluating options.

I'm leaning towards the Risk Lock'n'Load, because it seems to mount more solid than the MotoCinch. (and I read a thread about the failure of a MotoCinch and their lack of support for that guy, boo)

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Any one else have an opinion on this? I just bought a Tundra, so I'm evaluating options.

I'm leaning towards the Risk Lock'n'Load, because it seems to mount more solid than the MotoCinch. (and I read a thread about the failure of a MotoCinch and their lack of support for that guy, boo)

Ive been looking for some real pictures of it installed. maybe some real video of a non locknload employee using it and cant seem to find anything.

im just going to bite the bullet and try the lock n load as opposed to the motocinch because i can ride right up into my pickup and step down as opposed to the motocinch operation....

p.s. Dont forget to order the pick-up mounting plates...

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Ive been looking for some real pictures of it installed. maybe some real video of a non locknload employee using it and cant seem to find anything.

im just going to bite the bullet and try the lock n load as opposed to the motocinch because i can ride right up into my pickup and step down as opposed to the motocinch operation....

p.s. Dont forget to order the pick-up mounting plates...

The thing that's bugging me about the Risk product is that they don't have a list of bikes, or measurements. I'm not sure what bike my wife is going to end up with, most likely a TTR230. So I think I need to hold off until I know, then take some measurements of both bikes, then call Risk.

I have a feeling this might be better, because it's adjustable for width.

http://srtusa.com/

Both have quick release options to move the whole unit, which is good, because I'd like to have a toy hauler someday and be able to use whatever I buy in both.

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I,ve been using bike shoes for at least 7 years now. You roll the front wheel in the Shoe slide a hoop up around the front tire and then flip up the locking hoop. I also have a trials bike that I load backwards and it clamps down on the rear tire. I have even used these with flat tires without issue. No compression to the suspension at all. I now have them mounted to my trailer frame with grade 8 bolts. When I used them in my pickup bed I mounted them to two pieces of angle iron that ran the width of the front of the bed and bolted the angle thru the bed to the frame of the truck. Mounting them directly to the bed will not spread the force out enough and will start to pull the mounting bolts thru the sheet metal of the bed.

http://www.amazon.com/BIKE-SHOE-MOTORCYCLE-WHEEL-CHOCK/dp/B002C7BBPC

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The top two are pretty expensive.... but if they work great, they're probably worth it. I can't help but wonder about just using some plain 'ol load binders like these to clamp the bike by the pegs to some d-rings I install in the bed floor.

http://www.truckntow...CFRVc2godvHPDHg

Just a random thought on the last one. :)

Thoughts and comments?

Thanks

The load binders would be to big. Now, something like this would work, of course you can get cheaper ones, if you think about it----Use E-track across the floor, d-rings in the E-track and one of these for each foot peg, hook and turn tight. When your not using it or using your van/trailer/truck bed for something else, like sleeping, you just pop out the D-rings and you have all your space back even mostly flat. Also, you can adjust for different bikes, if you have one bike that's to short, throw a jack stand under it and your good.

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I know I am necroing a thread but I thought that better than making a new one for a subject already covered.

Does anyone happen to know the weight limit for either the motocinch or the locknload? Asking because I am looking for something to use with a te630, which is significantly heavier than a 450cc bike they mention.

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I know I am necroing a thread but I thought that better than making a new one for a subject already covered.

Does anyone happen to know the weight limit for either the motocinch or the locknload? Asking because I am looking for something to use with a te630, which is significantly heavier than a 450cc bike they mention.

The Risk Racing Lock & Load Does not hold physically hold the weight off the floor so that should be an issue with your 630.....tires are on the floor.

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