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WHat do you use?

When trailering your bike. The canyon dancer method seems to destroy grips and was wondering if anyone had better ideas?
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Re: WHat do you use?

Soft straps are all you need!



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Soft straps are all you need!
Soft straps? Do you mean not securing it so tight or there is actually a product called soft straps?
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Re: WHat do you use?

Naw, "soft straps", "soft hooks" whateva.

Basically, they're just nylon webbing with loops on either end and you wrap them around whatever you're tying down (like the triples and subframe) instead of using the hooks on the tie downs and you're done.

I've got some killer tie downs called D-Straps. They have carabiners on the ends, and a soft hook built into one of the ends. His website is total garbage, not even one pic of his product(a friend told me it's because he's trying to patent them or something), but they are the best tie downs I've ever seen. No need for soft hooks!

http://www.dstraps.com/



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Re: WHat do you use?

Thanks, I'll check it out.
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Re: WHat do you use?

An alternative to the Canyon Dancers is the Cycle Cinch. I use Strapless Transport Stands instead of tiedowns.

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An alternative to the Canyon Dancers is the Cycle Cinch. I use Strapless Transport Stands instead of tiedowns.
How do you get the bike into the Strapless stands? It looks to narrow to roll the bike through them. I'm also guessing I'd have to bolt it to the bed of my truck?

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How do you get the bike into the Strapless stands? It looks to narrow to roll the bike through them. I'm also guessing I'd have to bolt it to the bed of my truck?

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You insert the axle rod and than back the bike into the stand.

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You do have to bolt the two mounting strips.

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Re: WHat do you use?

So Red Rider what is the opinion now that time has passed on the Cycle Cinch? I looked at some Saturday and the looked interesting. Canyon Dancers are really annoying me and I am to slow to figure a method to go off the triples

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Re: WHat do you use?

Baxley and two ratcheting straps.
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Re: WHat do you use?

It's a track bike, throw it on the floor of the trailer and go.

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So Red Rider what is the opinion now that time has passed on the Cycle Cinch? I looked at some Saturday and the looked interesting. Canyon Dancers are really annoying me and I am to slow to figure a method to go off the triples
Sheep, I never have used the Cycle Cinch. I bought the Strapless Transport Stands...nothing else needed.

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Baxley and two ratcheting straps.
Not sure if LTL would agree anymore...

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An alternative to the Canyon Dancers is the Cycle Cinch. I use Strapless Transport Stands instead of tiedowns.
Those stands look very interesting. You haven't noticed any damage to the axle using those? How much do you trailer your bike with those?

Anyone know where I can get a hollow axle to replace the stock axle on my wife's 03 SV650S?

I need something new, the canyon dancers are only making me angry.

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Not sure if LTL would agree anymore...
Yeah, bolt that bitch down and use 2 if you're feeling lucky...or don't bolt and use 4...at least.



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