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R12GS Tie Down Points...?

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by WFO GS, Nov 16, 2007.

  1. WFO GS

    WFO GS Adventurer Supporter

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    I been screwing around trying to get this beast tied down to a heavyduty moto carrier. I 'm not happy with any of the ways i came up with so i thought i'd reachout to see what others have done. I've tried criss crossing the T/D going under the back of the front fender behind the light up to the handle bars then attaching to the middle of the handle bars.....it was just ok. Then i bought a strap that goes over the gas tank & attaches to the end handlebar grip, it has a loop that the T/D hooks to, this was no good either. I know theirs a better solution out their, just need some help.

    Thanks
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  2. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid! Supporter

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    Tie it in the front just above the telelever to the forks. There is a procedure from BMW, I believe on their site, on how to do it.

    You will allow the suspension to move normally that way, and not damage the handlebars. You should not be attached to the handlebars at all.

    There are a few threads on her like that as well.

    Jim :brow
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  3. GSWayne

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  4. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid! Supporter

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  5. WFO GS

    WFO GS Adventurer Supporter

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    That looks good, i'll give it a shot...:clap
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  6. anonny

    anonny What could go wrong?

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    Good timing!
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  7. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target Supporter

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    Just lay it on its side and put a ratchet strap over the top.


    Done -
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  8. Nitzo

    Nitzo Long timer

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    Yup.

    I hauled mine this way this summer, it worked great.. One thing you will notice is, if it is in a pick-up or on a trailer, is how you can see the bike moving, up and down. It's kind of weird at first when you look in your mirror and see that.
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  9. SCQTT

    SCQTT Zwei Kolben

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    That is sort of WV style for dirt bikes. Get a few used car tires and just lay your bike over on them.

    Tie downs are for fancy people.
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  10. terraraton

    terraraton Adventurer

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  11. GSWayne

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    Isn't a tie part of BMW ATGATT?:D
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  12. MRHAPPY

    MRHAPPY GSIN

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    :poser
    i was going to say that you could always ride it,,,but do not know the circumstances,,i put mine in a pickup 2 times,,it was broken
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  13. Stand Up

    Stand Up Ride non-painted roads

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    I had another strap on each side attached to just above the rear footrest.
    [​IMG]
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