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Soft straps for trailer tie down from "J.C.Whitney"
Ratchet straps for trailering the bike. BMW OEM tie down straps for gear on the bike because they are small, strong and cheap ($1 each).
Christopher Ross, Lubbock, Texas
Any suggestions for trailer tie downs for a K1200LT. The bike does not have any good contact points...i.e front fork accessibility.
I carry four 18" long tie-down assists with me when I am on tour. They take up no room. They were used to strap my GS Adventure to my pallet when it was air shipped overseas and I use them during ferry crossings.
$5.95 for a set of 4...
It works great: I place the soft-ties at the points before I ride the bike onto the trailer: the ratchet tie-downs are already in place. Hook the tie-downs to the soft-ties and tighten. Quick and reliable.
Soft straps are in Wally World next to the bungee cords and a set is like $2+.