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    Quote Originally Posted by jeb View Post
    Not going to be able play here. I ALWAYS double strap my bikes with quality straps, and I get them tight. Love reading the horror stories, though.
    Now, after I pull the strap tight, I start at the clamp and wrap that free piece around the tensioned strap. I bought some carabiners and attach that loose end on the eye-bolt. I went so far as to cut the S-hook off and put a carabiner there also. Poor description...guess I could take a pic.

    I'm thinking that if another clamp breaks, this will keep it at least tight enough to give me time to stop and replace. I've carried ratchet straps in the truck since I was a kid, but now also carry extra MC tiedowns.
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    I had some flip up wheel chocks in an enclosed, i guess i didnt pull the straps tight and the wheel popped out of the chock and tipped the bike over in the trailer......after a 3 or 4 hour drive, I had dumped about 2 gallons of gas on the floor from the carb since I also forgot to close the petcock.
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    Brought bike over to son in laws to do something or other and when i loaded bike it was dark and when i hooked hook to the bed tie down I apparently missed hole and only hooked to outside and didn't make it 10 feet hit bump and bike falls over.

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    I was following a guy leaving an enduro and his bike fell off his trailer and he was dragging it by the one tiedown that was still hooked to it. I tried for the longest time trying to get him to stop and he thought i just wanted to pass him to get out of the dust. I bet he drug it a 1/2 mile before he pulled over.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DDNMC78X View Post
    I was following a guy leaving an enduro and his bike fell off his trailer and he was dragging it by the one tiedown that was still hooked to it. I tried for the longest time trying to get him to stop and he thought i just wanted to pass him to get out of the dust. I bet he drug it a 1/2 mile before he pulled over.
    Have never had an issue like these but probably just lucky. Over forty+ years I have left several enduros with zero physical or Brain function left.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ASR524 View Post
    I had some flip up wheel chocks in an enclosed, i guess i didnt pull the straps tight and the wheel popped out of the chock and tipped the bike over in the trailer......after a 3 or 4 hour drive, I had dumped about 2 gallons of gas on the floor from the carb since I also forgot to close the petcock.
    My reason for all ways closing the petcock when trailering is that on a long 500 mile trip to a National enduro every bump we hit must of caused the float to let in extra gas as when we got there the bottom end was full of gas, must of towed it 2 miles til in cleaned out.
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