Scooter or Motorbike in the Van Garage

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  1. callumwa

    callumwa Read Only Funster

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    Many of you carry a scooter or motorbike in the garage of your vans whilst travelling.

    What is the consensus on how best to secure the bike whilst travelling, so that in the case of an emergency stop or sharp turn, the bike does not go walkabout and damage the interior of the garage or worse.....

    Thanks....:thumb:

     
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    We carried a 250cc motorbike in a twin axle box trailer.. I used ratchet straps onto anchor points on the floor.. never moved.. and a trailer sways about more than the rear of a van..

    So if not already fitted, I would install four strong anchor points that go through the floor onto the chassis.. .. put the bike on it's stand and use two ratchet straps to pull the bike down to the point where it compresses the front and rear suspension..

    The anchor points should be spaced so the ratchet strap forms an A shape when attached..

    If there is no convenient chassis rail to attach the anchor points to then you would need to look at fitting spreader plates .. all depends on the strength/thickness of the floor.
     
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  3. Tmesis

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    I've got one of these bolted to the garage floor:

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/360592409...eName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

    I have a three metre piece of cord with loops at both ends which I put over the twist grips so I have steering when loading the bike past its ramp to guide the bike onto the chock. Then just a rachet strap from my floor anchor points over the seat and crank it down so the suspension is moderately loaded. It doesn't move an inch and more importantly it is a one man job to load and unload.

    By the way I found a superb lightweight aluminium ramp.

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Black-Alumi...1398755806&sr=1-2&keywords=black+folding+ramp
     
  4. Forestboy

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    We carry a 650 Kawasaki Versys in the garage. We fitted a bike carrier to the floor which has a wheel catcher at one end. Simply push bike forward until front wheel is in catcher then one ratchet strap on each side of the handlebars. Our van already had tieing eyes in but easy enough to fit just make them as wide as possible for stability. In 3 years never moved once.
     
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    I got the same for my box trailer and then just put a couple of tie down rings on the floor as well , the dealer delivered the scooter and they had exactly the same setup in the back of a transit to secure it, if its good enough for a honda main dealer its good enough for me
     
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