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Trailer Transporting Accessories
« on: September 18, 2017, 10:24:03 pm »
I'm in need of transporting a bike in an enclosed trailer (Wells Cargo) with a wood floor. 
I'd like to put in a wheel chock that could be removed to haul large items in the trailer otherwise.
I'm thinking tie downs at the rear and at the front, with anchors that would disappear or lie flat so as to not obstruct other stuff being loaded.
I carry a lot of other stuff on a regular basis so having something removable and or that laid down flat would be ideal.

Suggestions on methods to accomplish this.

Thanks
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Re: Trailer Transporting Acerssories
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2017, 11:07:10 pm »
I'm in need of transporting a bike in an enclosed trailer (Wells Cargo) with a wood floor. 
I'd like to put in a wheel chock that could be removed to haul large items in the trailer otherwise.
I'm thinking tie downs at the rear and at the front, with anchors that would disappear or lie flat so as to not obstruct other stuff being loaded.
I carry a lot of other stuff on a regular basis so having something removable and or that laid down flat would be ideal.

Suggestions on methods to accomplish this.

Thanks




Get a pitbull trailer restraint.

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Re: Trailer Transporting Acerssories
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2017, 11:10:36 pm »
Get a pitbull trailer restraint.

thats what my friend put in his new trailer, amazing setup and secure as heck.
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Re: Trailer Transporting Accessories
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2017, 01:40:32 am »
I put two of these in my enclosed trailer.  For each of the stands, I have them secured with two large bolts, so the stands can be removed in a couple minutes.  At the rear of the bike, I have two tie-down rings that lie flat when not in use.  This setup holds bikes very secure and is reasonably priced.
https://www.cyclegear.com/accessories/trackside-roll-on-wheel-chock

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Re: Trailer Transporting Accessories
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2017, 01:46:35 am »
Connie Rider (Ted) may chime in shortly. He has the turnbuckle tie down system on his trailer and its great. Way better than tie down straps.
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Re: Trailer Transporting Accessories
« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2017, 02:47:30 am »
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Re: Trailer Transporting Accessories
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Re: Trailer Transporting Accessories
« Reply #7 on: September 19, 2017, 04:23:40 pm »
I have those type tiedowns on my trailer and they work well.

However next time i install tideowns which will be this winter i will likely use the pitbull brand that has the removable hooks.  Surf their site.

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Re: Trailer Transporting Accessories
« Reply #8 on: September 19, 2017, 05:54:19 pm »
I was checking out YouTube videos on the Pit Bull trailer restraint system for the Connie and this is what I am using for both the concours14 and the VFR800 in the new toy hauler. No tie downs needed! :great:




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Re: Trailer Transporting Accessories
« Reply #9 on: September 19, 2017, 06:30:19 pm »
I was checking out
YouTube videos on the Pit Bull trailer restraint
system for the Connie and this is what I am using for both the concours14 and the VFR800 in the new toy hauler. No tie downs needed! :great:


The video looks familiar ;D









https://www.pit-bull.com/motorcycle-trailer-restraints/kawasaki-trailer-restraints/trailer-restraint-system-kawasaki-concours-14-08-15-wide-f0075kg-000?limit=100

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Re: Trailer Transporting Accessories
« Reply #10 on: September 19, 2017, 10:22:51 pm »
SO, I'll find the discussion about how I secure my bike with turnbuckles and attach it here.
Unfortunately building something like mine is a bit complicated.
Since I built mine, I worked with a company (T-Rex) that makes turnbuckles for bikes.
Here is a video of their turnbuckle design.
   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rlEzoV4RZQ


T-Rex has now developed a proto type Turnbuckle set up for use on the C-14.
Robert used it at the last National.
Worked good and costs a lot less than the Pit Bull.

If anyone is interested in their product, I or Robert can get the details.

Ride safe, Ted

Here is the discussion: http://forum.cog-online.org/concours-14-zg1400-general-chat-and-tech/tie-down-for-trailering-c14/msg602950/#msg602950

Unfortunately Photobucket got greedy and all the photo's are gone.
There is 1 decent picture of Roberts bike with the proto type T-Rex turnbuckles. (Reply #180)
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Re: Trailer Transporting Accessories
« Reply #11 on: September 19, 2017, 10:53:48 pm »
SO, I'll find the discussion about how I secure my bike with turnbuckles and attach it here.
Unfortunately building something like mine is a bit complicated.
Since I built mine, I worked with a company (T-Rex) that makes turnbuckles for bikes.
Here is a video of their turnbuckle design.
   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rlEzoV4RZQ

T-Rex has now developed a proto type Turnbuckle set up for use on the C-14.
Robert used it at the last National.
Worked good and costs a lot less than the Pit Bull.

If anyone is interested in their product, I or Robert can get the details.

Ride safe, Ted

Here is the discussion: http://forum.cog-online.org/concours-14-zg1400-general-chat-and-tech/tie-down-for-trailering-c14/msg602950/#msg602950

Unfortunately Photobucket got greedy and all the photo's are gone.
There is 1 decent picture of Roberts bike with the proto type T-Rex turnbuckles. (Reply #180)


Yes Ted. Have they completed it yet?

 (I still have your pictures btw, but the last time I did something nice for you, I got rewarded with cheap beer...  :))  What are they worth to you? Hmm??   :nananana:
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Re: Trailer Transporting Accessories
« Reply #12 on: September 19, 2017, 11:00:53 pm »
They made a set for Robert to try.
(He's a friend of the Chief Engineer there).
We were impressed by them...

No one seemed interested and I sorta lost interest.

I'll gladly buy you some more Texas beer at the next National.
I might even splurge and bring you some Shiner Bach..

Not sure if you have photo's of my final turnbuckle design?
  (The one you saw at the National)

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Re: Trailer Transporting Accessories
« Reply #13 on: September 20, 2017, 04:08:18 am »
Thanks for all the input.  The Pit Bull seems like a great idea but a bit pricey. If I was going to trailer a lot it would be the item to install.  I don't normally do any trailering and the immediate need is to pick up a Vintage Norton to bring home to restore.  It's only going to get one ride for a long time.  I don't think PB will make anything that fits that. At least not off the shelf.

Is there a particular wheel chock that everyone likes (or dislikes?).  It would need to out of the trailer most of the time.  Should I even bother to bolt it down in the trailer?  If so is there an insert plate with a threaded hole to install that fits flush to the trailer floor?   Those could be permanent and the wheel chock would bot to those.

I want to mount this hardware into the trailer on a temporary basis, mostly.  I use the trailer all the time to haul other things so I want it to be readily removable or at least unobtrusive for the d rings.
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Re: Trailer Transporting Accessories
« Reply #14 on: September 20, 2017, 10:52:43 am »
They made a set for Robert to try.
(He's a friend of the Chief Engineer there).
We were impressed by them...

No one seemed interested and I sorta lost interest.

I'll gladly buy you some more Texas beer at the next National.
I might even splurge and bring you some Shiner Bach..

Not sure if you have photo's of my final turnbuckle design?
  (The one you saw at the National)

Ted

No, I don't have the ones using the T-Rex spool set up that you showed me. Just the ones with the the loops/turnbuckles. (Just kidding about the beer. The Lone Star was a great conversation starter) ;-)
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Re: Trailer Transporting Accessories
« Reply #15 on: September 20, 2017, 11:04:57 am »
Thanks for all the input.  The Pit Bull seems like a great idea but a bit pricey. If I was going to trailer a lot it would be the item to install.  I don't normally do any trailering and the immediate need is to pick up a Vintage Norton to bring home to restore.  It's only going to get one ride for a long time.  I don't think PB will make anything that fits that. At least not off the shelf.

Is there a particular wheel chock that everyone likes (or dislikes?).  It would need to out of the trailer most of the time.  Should I even bother to bolt it down in the trailer?  If so is there an insert plate with a threaded hole to install that fits flush to the trailer floor?   Those could be permanent and the wheel chock would bot to those.

I want to mount this hardware into the trailer on a temporary basis, mostly.  I use the trailer all the time to haul other things so I want it to be readily removable or at least unobtrusive for the d rings.


Theres probably 100 different wheel chocks to pick from.  Even northern tool and harbor freight sell them. And so does pit bull for like 60$.

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Re: Trailer Transporting Accessories
« Reply #16 on: September 20, 2017, 02:23:15 pm »
I use my Haulmark trailer for multiple things, bike hauling being one.
I've installed a Western Power Sports chock, $62 and comes with lock plates that attach to the trailer floor allowing me to remove the chock when I'm not hauling bikes.
All trailer hardware was <$100
My bike is quite secure for moderate transport
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Re: Trailer Transporting Accessories
« Reply #17 on: September 21, 2017, 11:44:26 am »
I use my Haulmark trailer for multiple things, bike hauling being one.
I've installed a Western Power Sports chock, $62 and comes with lock plates that attach to the trailer floor allowing me to remove the chock when I'm not hauling bikes.
All trailer hardware was <$100
My bike is quite secure for moderate transport





My trailer has this exact same style wheel chock system as well as the pitbull system.  It was this system first, but it's all still there for use on bikes other than my C14 if needed.


It works 100%. Plus you can still get these same style chock systems. I think northern tool sells them still.  I saw one in the store a few months ago in their M/C section.


http://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200395524_200395524


It's very similar to this one, if not the same thing.