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post #1 of 37 (permalink) Old 04-17-2019, 10:32 PM Thread Starter
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Trailering a FJR

Picking up a new to me 2010 FJR. Would like suggestions on safe and proper tied down of the bike. I'm loading it on a 59 U-haul trailer. Have been watching YouTube too. The FJR has rear canyon cages. Looking forward to all your input.
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post #2 of 37 (permalink) Old 04-18-2019, 01:16 AM
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I suggest Tank Straps. I have two pairs of them and they're suuuper heavy duty. The way Sean recommends using them is looping them around the bottom of the forks, one strap for each side of the front wheel. Cinch them down tight enough that the bike moves as one with the trailer when you jerk the handlebars.
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I used a Canyon Dancer which goes over the bars.

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I would like to hear your experience with the U haul trailer. Ease of loading, tie down spots, cost, if you would use them again.

Due to some medical issues I am buying a trailer, but for as many times as I would need to use it, a rental may be a better idea.

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I would like to hear your experience with the U haul trailer. Ease of loading, tie down spots, cost, if you would use them again.

Due to some medical issues I am buying a trailer, but for as many times as I would need to use it, a rental may be a better idea.
Probably used the U-Haul rental trailer about 4 or 5 times. Picked up my (new to me) '06 FJR with the trailer because the tires were worn to the cords and used to haul my VStar 1100 to New England. For occasional usage, it's fine. Trailer has a built-in area to support the front tire (not a chock, but it does support the tire some) and numerous tie downs rings and areas to support strapping. It sure beats storing a trailer at home. It used to cost about $15/day.
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Good info dimmer, thanks

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I personally did not like the Canyon Dancer. Others do like it, but IMO they leave an impression on the grips and there are better places to tie the bike. Again, that's just my opinion. I like to use a set of soft straps to wrap around the fork tubes just above the bottom triple clamp. Hook a ratchet strap to the loop of the soft strap. There are decent tie down points on the rear of the bike but you can also wrap a strap around the rear tire/rim (an old T-shirt or rag to prevent marking the rim) and that secures the bike pretty well.


I know I am supposed to make fun of anyone trailering their bike... I am too tired for my normal jokes right now. I will say that the method of wrapping around the rear tire came from my Harley riding cousin. And he learned it at Sturgis where apparently a LOT of bikes arrive on trailers.
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I suggest Tank Straps. I have two pairs of them and they're suuuper heavy duty. The way Sean recommends using them is looping them around the bottom of the forks, one strap for each side of the front wheel. Cinch them down tight enough that the bike moves as one with the trailer when you jerk the handlebars.
Looking at pictures and videos I can’t tell what the Tank Strap pulls against, i.e., what the strap is rubbing up against. Some pics it appears to pull against the fork fender mount flange right on top of the fender which seems like a really bad idea?
Anyone have a closeup shot of what the strap pulls against?

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Here is my setup. 5x8 trailer, Harbor Freight wheel chock. Bikemaster ratchet straps and soft loop straps. The soft loop straps go above the lower triple trees and the rear foot rests. The ratchet straps then attach to the soft loop straps and the trailer/wheel chock.
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