Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 10-28-2006, 10:28 AM   #21
Rivet Master
 
yukionna's Avatar
 
Massachusetts
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: 1964 17' Bambi II
Posts: 4,278
Images: 18
Send a message via Yahoo to yukionna
Quote:
Originally Posted by john hd
tie the bike off 4 ways!
Why do you need to tie off the bike 4 ways? My thought was if you ratchet down the front, it compresses the front struts enough to hold the bike in place. Just trying to understand the mechanics behind this.
__________________

__________________
WBCCI Region One

Attitude is the only difference between ordeal and adventure
yukionna is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2006, 10:48 AM   #22
Aluminut
 
Silvertwinkie's Avatar
 
2004 25' Safari
. , Illinois
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 10,472
Quote:
Originally Posted by yukionna
Why do you need to tie off the bike 4 ways? My thought was if you ratchet down the front, it compresses the front struts enough to hold the bike in place. Just trying to understand the mechanics behind this.

I'm pretty bad at math, but I would think it would have to do with geometry or physics. By doing a 4 way tie down, you get a solid hold that prevents movements from nearly any direction. Of course, as I said, math was never one of my strong points, but I saw John's setup first hand and that bike was not going anywhere, unless he wanted it out of the pickup bed or, he kept the shiny side down.

I have bicycle racks for the top of the Burb and though they are secure, they do flex a bit, but not John's setup....like a rock.
__________________

__________________
Computers manufactured by companies such as IBM, Compaq and millions of others are by far the most popular with about 70 million machines in use worldwide. Macintosh fans note that cockroaches are far more numerous than humans and that numbers alone do not denote a higher life form. -NY Times 11/91
Silvertwinkie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2006, 11:05 AM   #23
Retired Moderator
 
john hd's Avatar
 
1992 29' Excella
madison , Wisconsin
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 4,644
Images: 40
Quote:
Originally Posted by yukionna
Why do you need to tie off the bike 4 ways? My thought was if you ratchet down the front, it compresses the front struts enough to hold the bike in place. Just trying to understand the mechanics behind this.
the idea is to keep it in the bed no matter what. imagine going over a large bump or a trip through the ditch with the rear unsecured.

if the rear can jump around you also run the risk of it getting out of line enough to allow the front forks to turn sideways. your front ties at that point are useless.

way back when i used to road race i remember a couple of guys showing up at the track with an empty trailer and two tiedowns dragging. needless to say they immediately turned around to retrace their route.

4 sturdy tie downs is best, trust me on this one.

john
__________________
you call them ferrets, i call them weasels.
john hd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2006, 11:22 AM   #24
Very american 4 a french
 
brunoffrance's Avatar
 
1971 27' Overlander
DUNKERQUE / FRANCE , Nord
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 631
Images: 68
Blog Entries: 9
I haul my Harley Heritage softail in the bed of my F150 ext. cab but with the fishtail exhausts, I can't shut the tailgate completly but there no problem with the Airstream. No electric winch , all is made with HD engine and strong ramps !

bruno.
__________________
My blog:The american dream in FRANCE:
My pictures in high quality: Pictures on FLICKR:
My videos are on YOU TUBE
My AIRSTREAMLIFE ning
brunoffrance is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2006, 02:32 PM   #25
2 Rivet Member
 
1978 27' Argosy 27
west monroe , Louisiana
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 24
water buffalo

i have a motorcycle salvage an go to swap meets an rallys all over ar la miss i haul my water buffalo show bike in the bed of my truck to some shows load my gold wing in the truck with ease
__________________

oldwingrider is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Travelling in Mexico maryel On The Road... 11 05-22-2007 08:09 PM
travelling w/out water system maznblu Fresh Water Systems 6 09-09-2002 01:03 PM
Want to make/buy a Motorcycle for my Land Yacht jberndt Airstream Motorhome Forums 9 08-25-2002 01:21 PM
How can I take my motorcycle along... swingard On The Road... 3 04-16-2002 10:05 PM


Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Airstream, Inc. or any of its affiliates. Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:34 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
×