Run the straps around the forks, just above the lower triple clamp. Once you fish the straps through there, it'll make sense. Then another couple of straps to keep the front wheel from moving laterally and you're solid.
I talked to the guy who manufacturers Canyon Dancers. He was real sketchy about specifics when asked if his product could be used to secure an FJR with no other tie downs used up front. Gave me some anecdotal tale about using a canyon Dancer to transport a dirt bike all over the desert in the back of a pickup with no problem. BIG difference between an FJR and a Honda CR 250 for sure. I've also heard rumor that a Canyon Dancer can snap a cast handlebar if too much force is used to tighten it. I think I'll just stick to riding mine instead. :ale:
I suppose if you hauled on a Canyon Dancer until all the give from the shocks is gone, you could snap a bar when you hit a big bump, but why would you do that? I put 2 tiedowns on the passenger peg brackets to hold the bike upright, then the Dancer on the grips to keep it snug against the front wheel brace; 7,500 miles with no problems.
I've trucked and trailered my FJR. I've done it with a canyon dancer and with short straps around the forks, just above the lower triple clamp.
The Canyon Dancer is the easiest. It kinda buggers up the grips for a while, until they regain their form.
I also do a "no-no". I put the bike in position with the side stand down. Then I pull down the right side (opposite the side stand) until the side stand comes up well off floor. Then I go to the other side and pull left side until the side stand is maybe 1/8" off the floor. Depending on what else is going in with the bike, I either put the stand up or leave it down. I usually leave it down.
That way the front end isn't bottomed, but it's down pretty far. The side stand works as a visual indicator for me. Your results may vary.
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