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    Cannonball Rider #52 darrylri's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by marchyman View Post
    You didn't seem to have any problem lashing Alan's bike to your stand Saturday using the non-ratchet style straps.

    // marc
    Thanks for helping my case, Marco.

    Yet, they were only tight because they were holding Alan's R100RT's nose down. There's a reason that those are on the lift and not in my truck.
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    Soft straps for trailer tie down from "J.C.Whitney"

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    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

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    Any suggestions for trailer tie downs for a K1200LT. The bike does not have any good contact points...i.e front fork accessibility.
    Jon

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    Quote Originally Posted by ultracyclist View Post
    Any additional equipment to consider besides the tie downs and rubber hooked straps?
    I don't worry what the hooks are made of because none of them ever get near my motorcycle.

    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...


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    Quote Originally Posted by PGlaves View Post
    Tie downs for a trailer:

    I agree - Ancra are very good.

    Some folks use ratchet straps. I hate the things. They are futsy to put on and worse to loosen and take off.

    I just use the thumb-latch type. There is a trick to tightening them however. Grab the handlebar and lean the bike a little, then pull the strap tight. Repeat on other side. Repeat again, repeat again.
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    Yep. Ratchet-schmatchet.

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    K12 tiedown

    Quote Originally Posted by jchellgren View Post
    Any suggestions for trailer tie downs for a K1200LT. The bike does not have any good contact points...i.e front fork accessibility.
    Jon
    Here's a link with the official method. http://www.bmwlt.net/ubbthreads/show...apsed&sb=5&o=0

    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.

    Larry Johnson
    El Paso

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    Soft straps are in Wally World next to the bungee cords and a set is like $2+.

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