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Discussion in 'Equipment' started by ausfahrt, Oct 16, 2011.
Not when I strap em.
I always liked the tyredown system. I just use a condor chock and straps though. But have used regular hooped chocks and straps and haven't lost a bike yet.
The pitbull system is slick, but expensive. Will it work on bikes without a hollow rear axle?
A regular chock and some straps will take care of ANY bike.
I see a big problem with that system if you ever have to go pick up a stranded friend, what if his exhaust is covering the rear axle? Now you have to pull his muffler to tow his ass home?
Or say you have this setup in your trailer for two bikes but your friend who rides his track bike to the track wrecks and needs a ride home, since the pitbull is bolted down you can't move the other bikes further out to make room in the middle like you can if you used a locking chock and straps.
If however your intentions is to tow your own specific bike to and from the track and aren't concerned of others than it looks like a slick setup.
IMO a chock is not even nessasary if tied down right.
This is not hard to do.
Absolutely right, it's just to make life a bit easier, if you have some sort of wall in front of your trailer you do not need it, if your trailer however is completely open then it's nice to have it "catch" the front end.
A locking chock is simply nice to be able to load a bike without having to have one hand on the bike and have a balancing act on your hands.
Never said one needs to buy a $250 Condor or other expensive piece of metal, a $20 harbor freight will do just fine.
Yes, a very quick install and does leave more room in the trailer since no tie downs
If I need to carry a bike that does not have the system, I just remove the two receivers that are pinned to the mounting plate. That leaves the floor almost flat.
I use a removable wheel chock at the front of the trailer for bikes that do not use the Pit Bull system. You can see one of them lying loosely in the centre of the 2 bikes.
BMW's with telelevers and fairings are a PITA to strap into a trailer. You need a ratchet strap that wraps around the fork above the fender bridge as you are not able to use the suspension for tension like on most standard forked bikes.
OOPS.............my apologies as I have forgotten to change the month on the calendar!
Finally got around to installing the pitbull.
Plus's.. Wont have to worry about any straps coming loose. Takes maybe 3 minutes to mount. And leaves only four 3/8 holes in the floor when removed. A few screw plugs and it disappears..
PITBULL TRAILER RESTRAINT ~ brilliant gear to securely shift motorcycles.... nuff' said...