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Tying down the bike

Discussion in 'Riding Gear and Bike Accessories/Parts' at netrider.net.au started by Withnail, Jan 20, 2009.

  1. Hi everyone, just looking for some advice on tying down the bike to a trailer that I am getting. I did a search but wasn't able to find an answer:

    Do you need to tie down both the front AND the rear? I've seen differing advice.

    I have a bar harness to tie the front bars to the trailer and I was thinking of using a standard ratchet tie down over the rear wheel to hold the back in place. Is the rear tie down really necessary or just a bit of extra security?

  2. You should tie down the rear too.

    I tie the front wheel to the trailer.

    I then use a Tyre-Down to secure the back wheel.

    If its still moving a bit ill run a strap through the passenger pegs.

    Before I bought the TyreDown I would secure the handlebars, secure the front wheel and secure the back wheel.
  3. Always tie the rear, cos if you stop suddenly, your bike can do a big stoppie.
  4. thanks guys, good advice. Appreciate it.