Towing a GS

Discussion in 'Australia' started by sandgroper, Jul 13, 2005.

  1. sandgroper

    sandgroper Long timer

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    Putting the GS into a tandem box trailer which i have never done before, whats best, side stand cartage or center stand? and where do you attach the tie downs. Thanks in advance for any answers offered.
    Ed
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  2. Leon H

    Leon H BMW Prima Donna

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    I have carted bikes all over the place in trailers and utes and so on, and I prefer to use no stands at all, they invetably slip and tip over, as the bike needs to move around a little bit to absorb shocks while on the trailer.

    I just use tie downs either on the handlebars or lower triple clamps at the front, the run a couple off the pillion grab handles or somehwere on the back to ensure the bike does not move too much from side to side. Double knot the tie downs and away you go.

    Don't forget to check the tie downs every so often though!

    Cheers

    Leon
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  3. massepule

    massepule Adventurer

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    you chock the wheels so they don't slip sideways.

    Some RHS bolted to the tray is a good channel for the wheels.
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  4. sandgroper

    sandgroper Long timer

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    Thanks guys for the quick reply, got it up on the trailer as suggested and it looks OK. FNQ must be great as i freeze in -4 the other night. :lol3
    ed
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