Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Fredericksburg, VA
How to trailer a motorcycle
Well the time has finally come...VACATION!
I plan on trailering my 2006 Strat and would like to have some pointers.
My trailer is a heavy duty 14' open trailer; the type you generally see yard maintenance crews use. I will have many ratcheting straps with good anchors.
Initial advice was to place 800 lb motorcycle over the dual axle of the trailer. Do you agree?
Do I keep the bike in gear? Where do I place the straps? Being so heavy with no support in the middle of the trailer bed, do I stand it upright and then gradually cinch the straps tight to keep it upright?
Never trailered a motorcycle, but have with 4x4's. This is a bit different since it only has two wheels.
Greatly appreciate your help. Leaving tomorrow afternoon for mostly 12+ hours of highway driving.