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UHaul Trailering

I am a newbie to the forum here and would appreciate a little advice.

I am picking up a 98' cbr that I recently purchased and am planning on transporting it in a UHaul rental trailer. I was just going to use tie down straps on the front of the bike (no wheel chock, etc). Can I strap it down each side from the triple clamp?

I use to transport my RZ in the back of my pick-up to the track every weekend (20 + years ago) and never had any issues with this method.

I am only going 25 km or so round trip.

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Re: UHaul Trailering

I used these when i moved to Tennessee. Put my bike in the back of the truck and put one on each of the front shocks. and one on each of the passenger pegs. Then strapped it down. I got mine from Wal-Mart. It just keeps the hook from messing up anything.
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Re: UHaul Trailering

The UHaul Trailer I rented a few days ago had a cut out for the front wheel - no chock really needed.

I used a Canyon Dancer: Canyon Dancer Inc.

And a set of heavy duty ratchet straps I got from Home Depot ($20)

No issues at all
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Re: UHaul Trailering

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The UHaul Trailer I rented a few days ago had a cut out for the front wheel - no chock really needed.

I was just behind a motorcycle u-haul trailer yesterday and was saying to myself I'll have to remeber you can rent those from u-haul. They have a inlet in the front for the front tire and "D" rings on the bed to strap to.
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Re: UHaul Trailering

Thanks for the advice/input!

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Re: UHaul Trailering

I transported the bike in a 5' x 8' U-Haul trailer yesterday and all went well. There was a wheel chock that came with the trailer as part of the rental. The wheel chock was portable and I did not secure it to the floor. I think that next time I would try and secure it because it did move a few inches to one side by the end of the trip.

I used some Erickson tie downs on the front, attached to some 'helper' ties (approx. 12 inches in length) that have loops around each end that I secured to the handle bar ends. I also used two tie downs on the back (secured to frame) for extra security (not sure if these were really necessary).

I had thought of running a 2"x4"' wood stud down each side of the bike along the floor and tight to the wheels and screwing these to the floor of the trailer with some wood screws but, with the wheel chock it wasn't an issue. I think it couldbe a good viable solution if I didn't have the use of a wheel chock...(keeping in mind that it is a rental trailer and that it would leave a couple of very small holes in the wooden deck).

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Re: UHaul Trailering

I didn't know you could rent these from U-Haul. I will have check that out if I ever make it to a track day. Glad I saw this thread!

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