Hey guys, I'm probably being a bit OCD here, but I had a question about the forks on a bike with regards to towing. I'm looking at buying a new road bike from Melbourne and putting it behind the cage to get it home (300 highway Ks on a brand new motor = nono, plus not all that confident in the city). The trailer I have doesn't have a tyre rail, just a checkerplate floor. So in order to stop the thing from sliding out, a reasonable amount of tension on the front and back suspension (not bottomed out obviously) would be the go to (It's what I've always done on the dirt bikes). However, I was silly enough to do some Googling, and people seem convinced that it will blow out your fork seals. I have a pretty good understanding of how shocks work, and the people claiming that by keeping the suspension loaded will blow the seals due to the "increased pressure within the shock" either 1) have NFI, or 2) know something about road bike suspension that I don't. However (my OCD kicking in now), I did think that perhaps the added weight of the trailer (that the bike is now basically attached to) may mean that the suspension is now being forced to travel much faster then it's designed to (which could damage things). My engineering brain seems to think that it shouldn't be a problem. The trailer should be acting the same as the road, as it's only directly coupled to the unsprung mass anyhow, but I figured the only silly question is one that isn't asked. TL;DR Will putting a sport bike on a trailer stuff the shocks?