Re: Tie her up and strap her down
its almost counter intuitive, but i find the kind of straps that you can pull tight through a buckle to be the best for trailering. i loop them around the grips, hook them in and while sitting on the bike, one strap in each hand, rock back n forth while pulling the straps tight. suspension doesnt need to be completely compressed, but some. then i tie the loose end of the straps around the buckle in a way that they cant loosen to lock them in.
ive never used a chock. i do put at least a single strap through and around the rear tire, or one on each passenger rear set, but i dont really use those to compress the suspension at all. they are just there as a safety backup and to keep the rear from moving side to side by any small chance. i just lightly tighten the rear units.
ive hauled dirt bikes and street bikes like this hundreds of times.
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