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post #21 of 48 (permalink) Old 01-16-2015, 06:54 AM
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Harbor Freight wheel chock, canyon dancer (1st style) and a few tie downs.
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Really, it ain't rocket surgery or brain science .

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Really, it ain't rocket surgery or brain science .
I often wonder if anyone finds these comments helpful or adds any value when fellow riders are asking for tips or help. I see the same folks posting these type of comments all the time and see it as "your questions or requests for tips or help are not important for me answer but I'll make a comment to let everyone know how ridiculous I think it is by you asking for information". Nothing positive or helpful to add then don't post and move on unless you are the type of person that feels better treating others like this.

Now off the soap box and for some tip info.

I have found some you tube videos that offer various solutions. You can start with this one and compare against the others and find what works best for you. https://video.search.yahoo.com/video...2Cm%3Asa&&tt=b

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The original thread is >9 months old with a >8 month hiatus. If it hasn't been figured out by now with all the advice that was given then oh well, push it home.

You need to get over yourself. As they say in the movies, "lighten up Francis".

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How about using a dirt bike trailer? Seems like loading might be a bit difficult, but otherwise I think it would work.

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How about using a dirt bike trailer? Seems like loading might be a bit difficult, but otherwise I think it would work.
I have a typical landscape-type trailer, the kind with a wooden deck and a big fold-up rear gate. I bolt a piece of channel with a bend in the front down to the deck and up she goes. It works great for cruisers except the 180 tire on the FJR is just a little too wide to fit so I just add a piece of 1/2" plywood to pull up onto. Works fine. I just remove the channel to use the trailer for hauling other stuff.

If the wider tire fits ok I see no reason your trailer wouldn't work.


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Harbor Freight wheel chock, canyon dancer (1st style) and a few tie downs.
So like seemingly every subject in the world there are 5 - 10 different answers on the good old internet including how to tie down an FJR on a trailer. Some say " no handle bars they could get damaged" and yet there is a company that sells specific handle bar tie downs. Some say use the fork tubes under the triple tree, never use the handle bars?? So what gives? There has to be a right and a wrong here.

I use Pro-taper looped tie downs ( great product btw) but I am not seeing how those are going to go below the fairing and up and around the triple tree like my dirt bike. Not to mention the spread to get them out to the tie down hooks on a Kendon Trailer would be an awkward angle to say the least. I was ready to order some Canyon Dancers as they seem like a logical solution but after reading this... Not so sure.

Anyone here have a bullet-proof solution to buttoning down a late model FJR to a Kendon fold up trailer??
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HF wheel chock bolted to trailer deck. http://www.harborfreight.com/motorcy...ock-69026.html

Tie down straps around lower fork legs above the bosses for fender and brake lines, ratchet straps to trailer for side to side stability.

Tie straps, placed in choke around top of rear tire, ratchet strap to trailer on either side, trans in first gear prevents tire movement.

This allows bike to ride on its suspension, wheel chock works great. I can ride the bike onto the trailer and into the chock, get off the bike, the chock will hold it, and tie 'er down.

The straps on rear tire serve mostly to keep the rear from dancing in case of big bumps.

Towed my FJR 3000 mi on a small flatbed trailer at speeds up to 90mph, no problems. Never moved an inch, easy load-unload.

I would never tie an FJR down by the handlebars against the suspension ala Canyon Dancers.

Then why do they sell them?

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Then why do they sell them?
Your logic is undeniable! Nobody could/would ever sell something harmful! Lawyers and The Goverment will Protect Us From Ourselves!

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So like seemingly every subject in the world there are 5 - 10 different answers on the good old internet including how to tie down an FJR on a trailer. Some say " no handle bars they could get damaged" and yet there is a company that sells specific handle bar tie downs. Some say use the fork tubes under the triple tree, never use the handle bars?? So what gives? There has to be a right and a wrong here.
I know it's unfashionable in this era of low information voters (an journalists) but find the Canyon Dancer's site and read what they say (covering their delicate parts) about their own product. Only a very good Capitalist will refuse a fool's money. CD is not that good.

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I use Pro-taper looped tie downs ( great product btw) but I am not seeing how those are going to go below the fairing and up and around the triple tree like my dirt bike. Not to mention the spread to get them out to the tie down hooks on a Kendon Trailer would be an awkward angle to say the least.
People do it. But as you say other anchor points may be needed on your Kendon. Assuming the anchors on Kendon are right for every situation is as wrong as assuming the CD product is available means it must work and be acceptable. The anchors are pretty close on my dual Kendon but I haven't tried the FJR on it.

My former BMW F800S and GL1800 required one to reach up under the fairing to loop over the bottom bridge and around fork tube. Then the ties had to stay close else press against fairing.

Sometimes one can tie from left fork to right trailer. And right fork to left trailer. To clear fairing. But sometimes that hits front fender.

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