I need to trailer my bike to a track day, and I was wondering what is the best way to secure the bike to the trailer. I have a 04 GSXR-600. I'll be using a friend's trailer which I believe has approximately 1 ft. tall side rails. Where should I attach straps to the bike? I haven't bought any tie-down straps yet, so any suggestions on types of straps would be useful as well.
these are the two best options, the tie down thing will ruin the fork seals as i have learned, only tighten them enought to hold your shit upright. spend the money and never look back again.
1. sport chock @ www.baxleycompanies.com
both are good. the sport chock can be easily done by yourself with NO help. and they recomend not using tie downs on the bars. the stand system is totally fuckin awsome. you will need a cheap ass chock or tie downs on the front wheel to keep it from turning side to side, bue there is no way that the bike can move. i used both systems and the ststannd was used on a 600 mile 85mph stomp thruogh all kind of fucked up roads even down town san francisco. at one point my trailer was airborne, gas cans and shit was flyin every were and my bike never new the differance. if you use the ststand make sure you tell him i sent you , free shipping is always good
I really like the sport chock and strapless tie down. But man, they aren't cheap! Since I am borrowing a friend's trailer, I wouldn't be able to mount them. They sure look like good options for the future, when I put together my own trailer.
Whatever you do buy quality tie-down straps like Ancra. And buy more than you will need. It doesn't hurt to use more. I learned my leason and bought some cheap ass Uhaul straps only to have them BOTH break and get stuck. If it weren't for Dustin at trakdaZ I would have been screwed.