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Offline Tour1

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Trailer Chock: necessary? Best deal?
« on: February 26, 2018, 02:21:31 pm »
I have a folding utility trailer now and it can handle 1 Concours plus a few lbs more.
Do I need a chock, and do I need a fancy chock?
When I brought my 87 home the first time I had a trailer with a fancy chock (I forgot the name) and no suspension.  It broke 1 of 4 hold down straps during the trip through NYC.
My new trailer has leaf springs on the axle but no bike holders as yet.  Any weight added will subtract from the payload.
I could build a chock with lumber, maybe even scraps but I'll end up paying sooner or later.
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Re: Trailer Chock: necessary? Best deal?
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2018, 03:44:33 pm »
https://www.harborfreight.com/motorcycle-wheel-chock-60392.html
This has held up for me the past few years pretty well
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Re: Trailer Chock: necessary? Best deal?
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2018, 03:53:16 pm »
https://www.harborfreight.com/motorcycle-wheel-chock-60392.html
This has held up for me the past few years pretty well

Me too many years. It is worth the money just as a place to hold the bike while you tie it down.
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Re: Trailer Chock: necessary? Best deal?
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2018, 04:06:00 pm »
https://www.harborfreight.com/motorcycle-wheel-chock-60392.html
This has held up for me the past few years pretty well

Me too many years. It is worth the money just as a place to hold the bike while you tie it down.

Looks familiar. I've had mine about 3-4 years, it has about 20+k miles of usage thus far. Good stuff, and frugal/cheap.
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Re: Trailer Chock: necessary? Best deal?
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2018, 05:14:55 pm »
I have snapped the standard 1" straps partly because of bad roads and I like to corner hard even when trailing.
(I have a very low center of gravity bike specific trailer that allows me to tow fast and corner hard)

So I only run 2 inch straps with 2 inch softies .   Two traps (and the soft ties) go from the lower triple tree to  just and only  hold the bike forward in the chock. These two straps are not there to stop the side to side movement- only to hold the bike forward.

The next two straps go to the strongest part of any and  all bikes. The Swingarm.  One around the drive shaft and the other on the solid swing arm side. Those two straps hold the bike from moving side to side.

The bike should be as one with the trailer- no movement- none.
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