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Re: Trailering a 2016 C14
« Reply #25 on: March 31, 2017, 11:26:53 pm »
I use the pit-bull trailer restraints in my toy hauler.  Simple to use, dead stable and in my view the best option for these big bikes.  And no worry about fork seals. Yes they are expensive, but so is our plastic body work.

http://www.pit-bull.com/product/F0075KG-000.html


I like that restraint system. Wont work with my KTM and I'm planning on hauling this C14 once only. I had a PB System for my 2003 CB919f. It was tits!
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Re: Trailering a 2016 C14
« Reply #26 on: March 31, 2017, 11:31:35 pm »
I use the pit-bull trailer restraints in my toy hauler.  Simple to use, dead stable and in my view the best option for these big bikes.  And no worry about fork seals. Yes they are expensive, but so is our plastic body work.

http://www.pit-bull.com/product/F0075KG-000.html



Ever take any pix of it ?

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Re: Trailering a 2016 C14
« Reply #27 on: April 01, 2017, 01:52:59 am »
Congratulations on the 2016!  I have one also, mine has about 10,000 miles on it so far.  Here's what I use to trailer the bike. It's nice and sturdy, good price on it now.
https://www.cyclegear.com/accessories/trackside-roll-on-wheel-chock
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Re: Trailering a 2016 C14
« Reply #28 on: April 02, 2017, 02:47:39 am »
Either the Pitbull http://www.pit-bull.com/product/F0075KG-000.html

Or a Baxley sport chock, https://www.baxleycompanies.com/Sportchock.html

Are your best ways to go.

I have 3 Baxley Sport chocks, and i Also have STS Strapless stands for the Sportbikes, like the Busa, and Gsxr's

No more heavy shinching of straps that cause blown fork seals
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Re: Trailering a 2016 C14
« Reply #29 on: April 02, 2017, 08:43:34 pm »
This is the trouble maker, right here!

A 2008 to 2016 color comparison

Just so you know - the first pic is a 2011 not a 2008.

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Re: Trailering a 2016 C14
« Reply #30 on: April 03, 2017, 04:52:41 pm »
Just so you know - the first pic is a 2011 not a 2008.

Negatory, good buddy.  2016 came in a dark gray.  NEARLY as good looking as the 2011 Atomic Silver.
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Re: Trailering a 2016 C14
« Reply #31 on: April 03, 2017, 06:40:43 pm »
For the Frugal; Here is the harbor Freight Wheel Chocks.
http://www.harborfreight.com/catalogsearch/result?q=motorcycle+wheel+chock
They work fine and are readily available...

There has been discussion about the Canyon Dancers breaking the bars on a C-14.
In every case, I suspect the bars broke because someone completely compressed the front suspension.

I think you could install any of the front wheel chocks that were posted in this discussion, and use canyon Dancers (Lightly loaded) to secure the front.     Then, tie down the rear of the bike as shown in this discussion.

Ride safe, Ted

PS: I installed the HF Front Chock and use turnbuckles (attached to pin's that go thru my axles) on my trailers.
      Bike absolutely doesn't move!
      http://forum.cog-online.org/concours-14-zg1400-general-chat-and-tech/tie-down-for-trailering-c14/msg527684/#msg527684
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Re: Trailering a 2016 C14
« Reply #32 on: April 04, 2017, 07:48:44 pm »
Just so you know - the first pic is a 2011 not a 2008.

Negatory, good buddy.  2016 came in a dark gray.  NEARLY as good looking as the 2011 Atomic Silver.

Yeah, what he said!
It's definitely a 2016 and that's definitely moondust gray.
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Re: Trailering a 2016 C14
« Reply #33 on: April 04, 2017, 08:06:38 pm »
There has been discussion about the Canyon Dancers breaking the bars on a C-14.
In every case, I suspect the bars broke because someone completely compressed the front suspension.

+1

I think you could install any of the front wheel chocks that were posted in this discussion, and use canyon Dancers (Lightly loaded) to secure the front.     Then, tie down the rear of the bike as shown in this discussion.

+1


      http://forum.cog-online.org/concours-14-zg1400-general-chat-and-tech/tie-down-for-trailering-c14/msg527684/#msg527684


I'm really considering the Pitbull for the coach if I haul the C14.
I think that thing is tits!
I sure do appreciate the input here. It's fun! I was a COG member previously but dropped it when I sold the 08. This is a good group.
Thanks!
I'm packed and waiting for the snow to stop up here. Sunshine WED THU & FRI.
All the passes should be plowed by tomorrow so I'm going to head down and get my bike.
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Re: Trailering a 2016 C14
« Reply #34 on: April 04, 2017, 08:07:42 pm »
There has been discussion about the Canyon Dancers breaking the bars on a C-14.
In every case, I suspect the bars broke because someone completely compressed the front suspension.

+1

I think you could install any of the front wheel chocks that were posted in this discussion, and use canyon Dancers (Lightly loaded) to secure the front.     Then, tie down the rear of the bike as shown in this discussion.

+1


      http://forum.cog-online.org/concours-14-zg1400-general-chat-and-tech/tie-down-for-trailering-c14/msg527684/#msg527684


I'm considering HF Chock or the Pitbull for my motorhome.





Woah neat I've never seen one that's setup like a penske van!

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Re: Trailering a 2016 C14
« Reply #35 on: April 06, 2017, 08:04:51 pm »
Made it home, 326mile round trip and not a scratch!

2 triple clamp ratchets
2 pass peg ratchets
1 canyon dancer as back up

and by the way, the seat sucks!


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Re: Trailering a 2016 C14
« Reply #36 on: April 06, 2017, 08:15:16 pm »
Made it home, 326mile round trip and not a scratch!

2 triple clamp ratchets
2 pass peg ratchets
1 canyon dancer as back up

and by the way, the seat sucks!


Good deal. I still would have skipped the canyon dancer.


The seat's are absolutely terrible.  I didn't get 60 miles and my A$$ hurt.


Baldwin fixed that.

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Re: Trailering a 2016 C14
« Reply #37 on: April 06, 2017, 08:47:18 pm »
Made it home, 326mile round trip and not a scratch!

2 triple clamp ratchets
2 pass peg ratchets
1 canyon dancer as back up

and by the way, the seat sucks!


Good deal. I still would have skipped the canyon dancer.


The seat's are absolutely terrible.  I didn't get 60 miles and my A$$ hurt.


Baldwin fixed that.

Colorado has a business "Bitchin Stitchin in Denver. They resculpt and insert a big gel-pak into your oem seat for $220. That was done to my 08 7 years ago. I'm going to do Bitchin again, indeed.

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Re: Trailering a 2016 C14
« Reply #38 on: April 06, 2017, 08:52:49 pm »
Made it home, 326mile round trip and not a scratch!

2 triple clamp ratchets
2 pass peg ratchets
1 canyon dancer as back up

and by the way, the seat sucks!



Good deal. I still would have skipped the canyon dancer.


The seat's are absolutely terrible.  I didn't get 60 miles and my A$$ hurt.


Baldwin fixed that.


Colorado has a business "Bitchin Stitchin in Denver. They resculpt and insert a big gel-pak into your oem seat for $220. That was done to my 08 7 years ago. I'm going to do Bitchin again, indeed.

Ride On!



Cool whatever works I say.  The baldwin or Laam seat costs are worth every cent, too.


I loved CO, just not the low speed limits. ;D   I hope to make a run back through there in a couple of years.


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Re: Trailering a 2016 C14
« Reply #39 on: April 08, 2017, 01:13:23 am »
Just so you know - the first pic is a 2011 not a 2008.

Negatory, good buddy.  2016 came in a dark gray.  NEARLY as good looking as the 2011 Atomic Silver.

Sorry.  I wish I wasn't COLORBLIND.  but I do agree the 2011 is the best color - Colorblind or not... ;D

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Re: Trailering a 2016 C14
« Reply #40 on: April 16, 2017, 03:27:18 pm »
I just came across this video of a T Rex Strapless Tie-down.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rlEzoV4RZQ

It's a nicer version of my turnbuckle idea.
I plan to research it, to see if it will work on a C-14.

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Re: Trailering a 2016 C14
« Reply #41 on: April 16, 2017, 03:57:13 pm »
I just came across this video of a T Rex Strapless Tie-down.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rlEzoV4RZQ


It's a nicer version of my turnbuckle idea.
I plan to research it, to see if it will work on a C-14.

Ride safe, Ted


ANother great idea, too.

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Re: Trailering a 2016 C14
« Reply #42 on: April 16, 2017, 04:27:26 pm »
I looked up the T-Rex Strapless System.
Cost for a set is $99.00.    (Not sure what is included in the package)?

As some of you know, I already use turnbuckles to secure my bike to the trailer.
ie; I installed the HF Front Chock and use turnbuckles (attached to pin's that go thru my axles) on my trailers.
      http://forum.cog-online.org/concours-14-zg1400-general-chat-and-tech/tie-down-for-trailering-c14/msg527684/#msg527684
My bike is very secure but my system is "not" as user friendly as their design....
So, I sent T-Rex a note and asked about their system, and how the slider/spool is installed  on a C-14.

Will let ya'll know what I find out.

Ride safe, Ted
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Re: Trailering a 2016 C14
« Reply #43 on: April 17, 2017, 04:20:14 pm »
Colorado has a business "Bitchin Stitchin in Denver. They resculpt and insert a big gel-pak into your oem seat for $220. That was done to my 08 7 years ago. I'm going to do Bitchin again, indeed.

Took my '11 there in '13 and had my seat resculpted.  Was only $175 at the time.  Used their wifi to work from their shop while they did the trimming / fitting / trimming.  It's not perfect - but I can do 600+ mile days.
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Re: Trailering a 2016 C14
« Reply #44 on: April 18, 2017, 01:47:59 am »
Talked to T-Rex today.
Their Strapless Tiedown system does not include the spools as they don't have a spool system that is designed for the Concours..
  {The spools are the pieces that are mounted on the motorcycle}.

We discussed using something similar to what I did to install their spools on a C-14..
  {So, I going to send him my method to install their spools...}

I'll let you know what happens.

Ride safe, Ted

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Re: Trailering a 2016 C14
« Reply #45 on: April 18, 2017, 02:50:50 am »
Yes, don't strap to bar ends or handlebar risers. these cast aluminum risers were never meant to be pulled downward and will snap off if strained.

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Re: Trailering a 2016 C14
« Reply #46 on: April 18, 2017, 11:32:24 am »
Talked to T-Rex today.
Their Strapless Tiedown system does not include the spools as they don't have a spool system that is designed for the Concours..
  {The spools are the pieces that are mounted on the motorcycle}.

We discussed using something similar to what I did to install their spools on a C-14..
  {So, I going to send him my method to install the spools...}

I'll let you know what happens.

Ride safe, Ted

Pretty interesting Ted. Thanks for bird dogging this. 700# bobbing around might justify another couple of lateral straps, at least on my trailer. I'd love to have a system that works without fooling with the soft ties on the triple tree.
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Re: Trailering a 2016 C14
« Reply #47 on: April 18, 2017, 01:03:02 pm »
I agree.
On my trailers, I have the turnbuckles on both the rear and the front axle, plus the wheel chock.
On my first runs, I also had a set of Canyon Dancers that I loosely installed as a safety.
Turned out that the Canyon Dancers aren't needed.  Bike doesn't move...

NOTE: I feel that it would be sufficient to install the T-Rex Turnbuckles on the front Axle and use tiedowns at the rear (or a lightly tightened Canyon Dancer at the bars) as additional security.

My turnbuckle arrangement isn't as user friendly as the T-Rex design.
So, I'm buying their upper clamps to add to my existing turnbuckles.

Currently, they don't have a means of attaching their Spools to a Concours axle.
{I already have Spools on my bike and will send them the details to look over}.

Hopefully, they'll be interested e'nuff to work with us.

Ride safe, Ted
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Re: Trailering a 2016 C14
« Reply #48 on: April 26, 2017, 02:41:18 pm »
T-Rex update...

I ordered the upper clamps from T-Rex and will soon add them to the turnbuckles on my trailer.

I discovered that a COG Member {Robert / "Not So Wild Turkey") has dealt with T-Rex quite a bit.
They have used his bike to develop parts for C-14's. (One item was Lowering Links)

I gave a set of my support shafts to Robert. {to take to the T-Rex Engineer}
 [The Support shafts are used to install the spools on the bike]
Hopefully the Engineer will work with us to develop a Strapless Tie down System for the Concours.

Preliminary estimate is $160 {per axle} to add a T-Rex Strapless Tie down System to your trailer...
  {This is about 1/2 the cost of a Pit Bull System}..

Please let me know if anyone is interested in installing such a system??

Ride safe, Ted

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Re: Trailering a 2016 C14
« Reply #49 on: April 26, 2017, 04:15:36 pm »
T-Rex update...

Please let me know if anyone is interested in installing such a system??

Ride safe, Ted

I'm definitely interested!
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