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99Roadster

I'm looking to get a decent set of tie-downs and soft ties for the RT. We're looking at taking a little boat ride on a ferry so these will be necessary.

 

Wondered what brands would be recommended and which types would be easiest to use. Would be great if I can find something as a set with the soft ties but not a requirement.

 

Thanks.

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Hi,

 

Ancra is a well known brand.

 

The straps with the ratchet action are easiest to use,seond is the spring loaded catch type.

Should be available at many bike shops,hardware stores,big box stores such as Lowes,Home Depot,Sears,etc.

 

Make sure to get ones with big enough hooks and and adequate load rating(500-600lbs)

 

Read this,it applies to your 1200 as well:

 

http://davidebsmith.com/cycle/trailer/TieDownR11xxRT.html

 

 

JR356

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Andy,

I've heard that also. I keep it in my side case for

emergency use only. As you well know tying down an RT

is not the easiest thing to do.

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steveknapp

As you well know tying down an RT is not the easiest thing to do.

 

My R1150RT was the easiest bike ever to tie down. Check out EB's link.

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As you well know tying down an RT is not the easiest thing to do.

 

My R1150RT was the easiest bike ever to tie down. Check out EB's link.

 

EB's Link?

My only and hopefully my last experence was sitting on

I12 with a flat front tire. When the tow truck showed

up(flat bed) the driver was clueless. I started looking

for tie down locations on the front and decided the only

why to tie it down was to start taking off tupper wear.

Not wanting to do that, pulled out the Canyon Dancer Bar Harness.

Works great with no ill effect on heated grips.

I will note it was only 3 miles to the bmw dealer. Dont

think I'd use them for a long haul but in a emergency they are great.

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www.powertye.com

 

hand made in anaheim cali... been to their place... been using their stuff ever since...

 

get the big daddys... its an investment...

 

you gotta eat...

 

owrstrich

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That's pretty slick. Will have to look into getting some of

those. Don't suppose you have a picture of them off the bike

so I can see how the connection is around the handle bars.

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99Roadster

I really don't think that's such a good idea. Although it looks to be fairly secure because they're crossed, they should really be strapped to the fork legs.

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I really don't think that's such a good idea. Although it looks to be fairly secure because they're crossed, they should really be strapped to the fork legs.

 

That is a matter of opinion. I have been trailering bikes for over forty years, (I have been trailering street bikes to Daytona in the winter and race bikes all over the county) and have never had a problem because of the ty-down straps. I know how THEY say to do it but I still feel this is the best way. If you don't agree that is fine. I was just showing how I do it.

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That's pretty slick. Will have to look into getting some of

those. Don't suppose you have a picture of them off the bike

so I can see how the connection is around the handle bars.

 

Sorry no pics of the straps off the bike. They are 34" long with a loop on each end.

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Vernon_Leo

This is the best way to go, I do the same thing but with a soft strap and then I hook my ratchet strap to that.

Take a look at how BMW ships them to the dealers and you will see it's done this same way (to a skid).

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