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Tom G
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PostSubject: Transporting my Swing   Transporting my Swing I_icon_minitimeFri Oct 14, 2011 5:32 pm

I am planning to drive my Honda Element to Florida in mid- December, and will take my 2002 Swing along.

I recently bought an old snow-mobile trailer 4' wide x 8' long with 8" wheels. I bought new wheels & tires, had new wheel bearings installed, and have rigged it to accommodate my SW.

I plan to use the handles behind the seat as the rear tie-down points. In front I will use the steering fork casting located up and under the front fender.

Naturally, I will cover it when traveling.

Does this make sense? Any other suggestions would be appreciated
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PostSubject: Re: Transporting my Swing   Transporting my Swing I_icon_minitimeFri Oct 14, 2011 7:37 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Transporting my Swing   Transporting my Swing I_icon_minitimeFri Oct 14, 2011 7:40 pm

No cover-----bars in addition to forks can be used as tie down with quick ties.

Parking brake on, front and rear wheels blocked. Check method of tie down often. Trailering is hard on bikes.
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PostSubject: Re: Transporting my Swing   Transporting my Swing I_icon_minitimeSat Oct 15, 2011 8:21 am

Dear John,

Thank you so much for the valuable information.

Regards,

Tom Gerber
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PostSubject: Re: Transporting my Swing   Transporting my Swing I_icon_minitimeSat Oct 15, 2011 2:00 pm

I bought 4 nylon straps with loops in each end at my dealer. I use two in back looped over the grab bars and the other two in the front looped over the front fork. This way I can use the fork as a tie down point rather than the handle bars which might bend. I am also able to slip the strap between the brake lines and the outer part of the fork on the left side of the machine which eliminates any chance of damaging the brake lines. I use nylon ratchet straps (purchased from Sam's Club for $20.00 as my hold down straps. The hooks on the tie downs go into the ends of the straps and makes a secure situation. Bike rides nicely on the trailer with no danger of bending anything with no hooks abrading the finish.
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PostSubject: Re: Transporting my Swing   Transporting my Swing I_icon_minitimeSat Oct 15, 2011 3:04 pm

twowings wrote:
I bought 4 nylon straps with loops in each end at my dealer.

I had a rear flat tire and the tow truck did not have any nylon straps. He want to wrap chains around the Silverwing saying it works for ALL motorcycles ... I told him to leave.

I have 5 nylon straps, the fifth one to tie the front or rear wheel
down. I carry the 5 nylon straps stacked in the very bottom of the left
glove box. Now they can hook their chains to loops without touching my Silverwing.
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