The RIGHT way to SAFELY transport your motorcycle

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  • Published on Aug 17, 2019
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Comments • 64

  • XboobtubeX
    XboobtubeX Month ago

    with the cruiser. the strap is putting stress on the fender bracket, as that is the only thing keeping the strap from falling down on the fork. I would think those bolts holding the fender on the fender bracket are not made for that kind of stress. Nor is the bracket made for that stress. But if it works for you, so be it.

  • Vu Le
    Vu Le Month ago

    I used to respect what you say until this video. I ride motocross bikes for years. Do you know the amount of force people put on those forks landing from 20,30, 40, 100-foot jumps? Exactly! How much force could possibly be on the forks with a tie-down, 100 lbs, 180 lbs? Streets bike suspensions are not as good as dirt bikes but come on.....if it can handle 250 lbs fat asses, it can handle a few hours of 200 lbs of force on the forks.

  • Basic_Psychology
    Basic_Psychology Month ago

    Regarding the way he tied down that first bike, make SURE you run a strap across the top of the bike somewhere (like over its seat) because if you slam your brakes hard enough (or crash into something) the bike's front tire will compress and the bike itself could front-flip forward -pivoting over its front wheel.
    Flatbed Truckers mostly use 4 inch straps, not what he's using. There aren't any 2 inch straps actually rated for 10,000 lbs. The reason it would list 10K is because an "Aggregate Working Load Limit" is based on 50% of a cargo's weight. If a cargo's weight is 1,000 lbs, then your combined tie-down equipment must cover at least 500 lbs, but average consumers wouldn't know that so they just list double the gross weight ratio.
    In reality if you tried to hoist something with one of those 2 inch straps, it would snap at around 7,000 lbs -ish. Its guaranteed rating is only 5K.
    Now, although Cargo is only required to have a minimum of 4 tie downs when its weight exceeds 10,000 lbs, even if you're pinning the bike up against a steel rail guard, it is still strongly recommended to have 4 points of contact that will cover forward, rear and side movement which is best done via pulling each corner of the cargo at a 45° angle (just make your straps look similar to an X shape from an aerial view).
    P.S. I would run straps to a bikes highway bars if it has some, and place cloth or plastic wrap on the surface areas of your cargo on where the straps will be touching so vibration during transportation doesn't create abrasions. Use padding on any sharp corners to protect your straps. You're welcome.

  • Jeff White
    Jeff White Month ago

    It is definitely the way to do it, tried it that way the first time the other week and it works mint, bike didn't move a inch

    • Basic_Psychology
      Basic_Psychology Month ago

      Flatbed Truckers mostly use 4 inch straps, not what he's using. There aren't any 2 inch straps actually rated for 10,000 lbs. The reason it would list 10K is because an "Aggregate Working Load Limit" is based on 50% of a cargo's weight. If a cargo's weight is 1,000 lbs, then your combined tie-down equipment must cover at least 500 lbs, but average consumers wouldn't know that so they just list double the gross weight ratio.
      In reality if you tried to hoist something with one of those 2 inch straps, it would snap at around 7,000 lbs -ish. Its guaranteed rating is only 5K.
      Now, although Cargo is only required to have a minimum of 4 tie downs when its weight exceeds 10,000 lbs, even if you're pinning the bike up against a steel rail guard, it is still strongly recommended to have 4 points of contact that will cover forward, rear and side movement which is best done via pulling each corner of the cargo at a 45° angle (just make your straps look similar to an X shape from an aerial view).
      P.S. I would run straps to a bikes highway bars if it has some, and place cloth or plastic wrap on the surface areas of your cargo on where the straps will be touching so vibration during transportation doesn't create abrasions. Use padding on any sharp corners to protect your straps. You're welcome.

    • Basic_Psychology
      Basic_Psychology Month ago

      Regarding the way he tied down that first bike, make SURE you run a strap across the top of the bike somewhere (like over its seat) because if you slam your brakes hard enough (or crash into something) the bike's front tire will compress and the bike itself could front-flip forward -pivoting over its front wheel.

  • raykirkland555
    raykirkland555 2 months ago

    iVE HAULED over 1000 bikes and if you showed up to my buyers with 2 strap on a 100 grand bike they will punch you in the mouth . there is no way i would ever let some one put straps next to paint out in the open going down the hyway at 70 mph its called a freqency rub. I like this guys vids but he has no place telling anyone how to strap a bike. This is a insurance claim in the making.

  • Gene Apodaca
    Gene Apodaca 2 months ago

    No way you can haul 12 bike's on that trailer.

  • Kirk Risseler
    Kirk Risseler 2 months ago

    Will the straps rub the paint on the fender ??

  • Shawn Mortensen
    Shawn Mortensen 2 months ago

    Great video Shawn thank you!!

  • Heady Fullmelt
    Heady Fullmelt 2 months ago +1

    Cutting out Sean struggling to open the strap is sketch and kind of dishonest since you sell these straps to people it certainly makes me think now the release mech on those straps is garbage why else would you cut out that video section ??

  • heyinway
    heyinway 2 months ago

    Jacking up the trailer and shaking the tires is a good idea too....my bad...thinking about your close call. Straps came in handy for that also ! Keep the faith, stay safe, and prosper.

  • Alberto Cardenas
    Alberto Cardenas 2 months ago

    Make a video of the sport bikes you have for sale im interested on the kawasaki 636 show me what you have in stock thank you im from santa ana ca

  • Blue Friend
    Blue Friend 2 months ago

    Thanks Sean that was very informative.. the method you use strapping bikes seems to be the best in my opinion.

  • Wesley Jones
    Wesley Jones 2 months ago

    Hey, off topic but serious question. If Jesus rode a motorcycle, what would he ride?

  • Nate Vanderloon
    Nate Vanderloon 2 months ago

    Why didn’t this video come out Friday. I picked up my first bike Saturday morning told the dealer I didn’t know how to strap down a bike they helped and the bike tipped over and dented the tank less then a mile down the road.😢 was still able to ride the bike this weekend hoping the dealer helps me out Monday since they strapped it had them come out and see it tipped on the trailer when it happened

    • Nate Vanderloon
      Nate Vanderloon 2 months ago

      Srkcycles yeah talked about it today they are going to get the tank repaired for me 👍

    • Srkcycles
      Srkcycles  2 months ago +1

      Yeah that really sucks, they should help you out

  • 1984 chevy c30
    1984 chevy c30 2 months ago

    I have a question I'm 14 I live in arkansas in Arkansas you can ride a motorcycle as long as its between 50cc and 250cc and you have to have a parent with you could I ride a harley iron 883?

    • 1984 chevy c30
      1984 chevy c30 2 months ago

      @Srkcycles well ok never mind I won't get a motorcycle till I'm 18 cause what I'd really like is a softail slim but that's way to big

    • Srkcycles
      Srkcycles  2 months ago

      Yeah sorry 883 is for the 883 cc so it would be far to big

    • 1984 chevy c30
      1984 chevy c30 2 months ago

      @Rob B well dang I thought that number stranded for something else well looks like I'm not buying a motorcycle until I'm 18


      Dang it

    • Rob B
      Rob B 2 months ago

      That would be 883 cc's so what do you think

  • BWX
    BWX 2 months ago

    I still like the handlebars and compressing front suspension method. You don't have to crank it that much to be very solid.

  • Charles Miller
    Charles Miller 2 months ago

    Back in 1995 I picked up my 1987 Super Magna (Honda), perfect bike. I used my trailer, when I got home, I made sure my Kick Stand was down, then I let go the wrong side strap, the bike fell over onto the trailer. Caused a very small dent in the tank towards the front. Felt like a rookie. But I never really had any of my bikes on a trailer. Lesson Learned. Have not had to use a trailer since.
    My Nieces boyfriend transport his Harley ever once in a while, I will have to see how he straps it down. Now that I know the correct way. But hes one of those type of people who, you know, knows it all. Thanks for the Video

  • Steve chevalier
    Steve chevalier 2 months ago

    Thanks for the video, it's been awhile for me its a great refresher.

  • theone2be33
    theone2be33 2 months ago

    In the next video Sean will show us how to tie our shoes. Stay tuned! Just kidding. Awesome vid! 👍😎🇺🇸

  • Jay Lancaster
    Jay Lancaster 2 months ago +3

    I wonder if he dropped the CBR since the stand wasn't down. They edited out that part.

    • ToastedBuns
      ToastedBuns 2 months ago

      It is down. You just can't see it because the bike is straight up

  • James B
    James B 2 months ago +2

    "And another thing is with these straps, theres no 'POP!'"
    *CRAM!*

  • Metal Man
    Metal Man 2 months ago

    The best way to transport your bike is to put your butt in the seat and ride it, If you can’t do that listen to Shawn

  • 4Drumz -
    4Drumz - 2 months ago +7

    Just hauled my bike for the first time so I could have it with me on vacation. A few guys (even my dad) have it engrained to strap at the bars and couldn’t believe what I was doing. Needless to say... the SRK way was more than sufficient!

  • Brian Scrivener
    Brian Scrivener 2 months ago

    Really good info for those that have to trailer their bikes. Great video Sean.

  • Beyond the press
    Beyond the press 2 months ago +1

    Putting the straps low like that is greatest idea ever! I have no idea why all people are not using that. I have been also throwing straps higher and compressing the front suspension and still having probably not as rigid mount as with that style. I will test that method next time I take my bike to track on trailer. Thanks for the video!

    • theone2be33
      theone2be33 2 months ago +1

      What!!?? BTP in the House!!! Isn't RU-clip AWESOME???

  • MisterSal
    MisterSal 2 months ago

    Now how do you do this on a van like your van next to the trailer on this video?

  • ifly65
    ifly65 2 months ago

    Sean is a moto common sense master.

  • vince mascia
    vince mascia 2 months ago

    I purchase three sets for our sport bikes. The simplest, safest, and best way to secure the bike on the trailer. I used them on a trip last week, I’ll never use anything else.

  • Juneight Dincer
    Juneight Dincer 2 months ago

    yeay the trailer is back and intact

  • KLC LAWN & LANDSCAPING
    KLC LAWN & LANDSCAPING 2 months ago

    Maybe its camera trickery but I would be afraid the front wheel could rise over that front bar... Doesn't seem high enough. I guess with the straps pulling down a little more than from the top of the bar would make me more comfortable..... But I am sure its okay as you do it a bunch.... Id think in a heavy stop othe weight of the bike shifting forward may compress the front tire enough to ride up the cross bar.

    • KLC LAWN & LANDSCAPING
      KLC LAWN & LANDSCAPING 2 months ago

      @fatmanpedaling I have done way less of a proper job many times. I was just thinking of the what if scenario.... If you got in an accident I bet that front wheel would roll right over the front bar... If the tiedowns went to the channel hooks on the deck of the trailer about 8" lower than the crossbar I would think it would stay put better.

    • fatmanpedaling
      fatmanpedaling 2 months ago

      Not to be too sarcastic in a hateful way bc I know how you feel... but I guess you could strap down the rear and maybe the middle of the frame and you could probably run into a brick wall going 80 while going through the eye of a f5 tornado and perhaps a mag 12 earthquake simultaneously and the tow vehicle, driver passenger and all nearby property would be annihilated... But the only thing intact would be the bike strapped to the remains of the trailer. When I camp I get ultra paranoid about my tent and sleeping pad getting blown off the back of the bike. I Overkill it ridiculously. I know how you feel.

  • andy somerville
    andy somerville 2 months ago +1

    Hey mate don't want to be a pain but could you also do one inside the van ?
    I've just received my six "tank straps" and intend to transport two of my bikes in a van and was wondering how you go about doing that ?
    Just a general idea of course as I'm not sure what van I'll be using yet have to go find it and buy it LOL.
    Awesome video by the way :))))))

  • p kerit
    p kerit 2 months ago

    Strapping to unsprung weight is a great idea, now tell me where to tie onto a Harley springer

  • Dave7777
    Dave7777 2 months ago

    I'm assuming you should secure loose strap ends. Don't want them slapping around in the wind, hitting the bike. Also, is it better not to put any rain protection over the bike on an open trailer? I've heard that a tarp can ding up the bike if it starts flapping in the wind.
    I wish I had a little trailer I could tow when I want to go buy a motorcycle that's not close by. I don't have a car with a towing hitch.

  • Antball M
    Antball M 2 months ago +1

    I was transporting my bike in my truck didn’t notice I hooked the strap to the bed liner instead of the hook point, found out when I took a turn and the bike tipped over ripping out half my bed liner

  • james
    james 2 months ago +1

    Thanks Sean, this vid was overdue.

  • fatmanpedaling
    fatmanpedaling 2 months ago +7

    Easily the most valuable video you have ever posted.

  • Brian Nielsen
    Brian Nielsen 2 months ago +1

    Where is the word from the Bible today?

    • Brian Nielsen
      Brian Nielsen 2 months ago

      @Beyond the press Jesus loves you!

    • Beyond the press
      Beyond the press 2 months ago

      Good point! I am also an atheist but I if I would pray it would be probably to keep my bike on top of that trailer :D

    • Brian Nielsen
      Brian Nielsen 2 months ago +2

      Proverbs 3 5-6
      Trust the Lord with all your heart, and don't depend on your own understanding. Remember the Lord in all you do, and he will give you success.

    • fatmanpedaling
      fatmanpedaling 2 months ago

      Haha I'm an atheist and I was wondering the same thing. Dude, where's your words of wisdom. Edit and repost.

  • jetdoctn
    jetdoctn 2 months ago +2

    Wow sure could have used this video a couple of weeks ago. Bought my first bike a HD Street Glide Special from a dealer in Indy and having never put a bike on a trailer before was a nervous wreck. Folks at the dealership weren't much help. Great info will look into those straps.

    • theone2be33
      theone2be33 2 months ago +1

      Incompetant Harley dealers. How they know how to do is sell, sell, sell. Glad you made it home safe. Enjoy your new ride! 👍😎🇺🇸

    • jetdoctn
      jetdoctn 2 months ago +1

      @Giovanni Tovar Understand the liability issues and I certainly didn't expect them to do it. Was just hoping for a little more verbal guidance than I got. It's all good despite a couple of tense moments when a strap loosened up right after departing made it the 480 miles home with no damage.

    • Giovanni Tovar
      Giovanni Tovar 2 months ago +1

      jetdoctn it’s a liability issue, dealers hate loading bikes..... they prefers you ride away like any experienced rider

  • MegaJay70
    MegaJay70 2 months ago

    Nice one Sean. I did wonder after contacting rent a trailer. You got me thinking of buying that Bobber again you cruel man you ;)

  • PaPa-D
    PaPa-D 2 months ago

    THANK YOU! God bless!

  • Ted Mikolaski
    Ted Mikolaski 2 months ago

    Good day to you guys. Thanks for showing me how to do it. I've seen you do it on your videos before but never paid that close attention to it. Hoping to get into position work-wise where I will have to do such a thing on a regular basis. Thanks for the education. And remember you have a friend in Texas.

  • James Greene
    James Greene 2 months ago +1

    I really like my tank straps. I had a Fatboy on a trailer the didnt move at all while going down pothole infested roads. I use them for about anything... motorcycle to mowers. I would suggest making a video on loading and unloading. Becomes fun when you are loading and unloading bikes by yourself.

  • thenewyorker34
    thenewyorker34 2 months ago

    I want to see your tank straps on yt channel projectfarm. See how they stack up to the best out of revzilla,cyclegear, and a some off of amazon.
    I know technique, bike style play a role too, but strap against strap, gear against gear.

  • Carpenter Rick
    Carpenter Rick 2 months ago +24

    We all know the best way to transport your bike is...... Ride It!!!! ;)

  • Dane Boro
    Dane Boro 2 months ago

    Perfect was looking for this type of video.