I bought two units in Daytona. I live in New York 1324 mile, installed unit before starting home on my 2 Honda vtx cycles. WOW nice unit - easy install bikes did not move an inch over some pretty rough roads, a lot of interest from everyone I show!!!!!! I am sure more orders to follow - thank you.
Frequently Asked Questions
No. The clamping bar is ALWAYS removed when you arrive at your destination and are ready to ride.
No. The only EXCEPTION would be if the product is mounted on a trailer or motor home in a crossways fashion. This product is designed to be mounted forward and the motorcycle loaded facing forward to the hauling device. Hauling crossways does put too much stress on the clamps one side at a time.
Yes. You can clamp the bar while the cycle is on the kickstand and most riders can sit on their cycle to load and unload.
Yes. It can be removed without crawling underneath the trailer by simply removing the 2 bolts on the top side of the floor. The anchor plates will stay secure under the floor once you have secured them with 2 carriage bolts at the time of installation. All that is visible on the top side of your trailer floor are the head of the carriage bolts and a 5/8” hole in your floor.
Yes, it works on all Harley Davison motorcycles.
Approximately 1 hour. Some toy haulers make take longer, depending on what is underneath the floor. If you do not feel that you can install it yourself, any trailer dealership or repair shop should be able to when provided with the instructions which are enclosed with every unit purchased.
Normally, any ¾” plywood floor is strong enough. If after installation is complete and your motorcycle is loaded in the unit, you pull on the side of the cycle and it moves side to side, your floor is flexing and too weak. You must re-enforce the floor. All pick up floors need to be re-enforced before installation as the metal is too thin for the stress in such a small area.
No, you do not need a wheel chock unless you are worried about the handlebars hitting something in transit. The handlebars will not flop back and forth but they may move to one side and stay there. You can turn them and lock the forks if you want to make sure they stay in one position.
It does not fit all metric motorcycles. It does fit some models. You must have 2 ½” on the side of the frame without anything below the frame in the area that the bar attaches. You must be able to raise the kickstand after the clamping bar is on the frame.
DYNA MODELS: The clamp is placed on the forward part of the frame so it does not interfere when the kickstand is raised.
SOFTAIL MODELS: The clamp is placed at the rear of the frame so it does not interfere when the kickstand is raised. The brake line will have to be moved slightly to place the clamp.
FLH & FLT MODELS: The clamp is placed to the back of the center of the frame. To secure, pick up the kickstand with your hand and place it on top of the clamping bar.
V-ROD MODELS: The clamp is placed at the rear of the frame over the allen screw which bolt the frame together. You can then raise the kickstand.
CUSTOM MOTORCYCLES: It will fit most custom cycles with up to 1 1/2” frame tubes and 10” - 14 1/2” wide. If a frame tube is too low for base height, a piece of wood can be mounted to the trailer floor to raise the rear wheel of the cycle to proper height.
Yes, the mounting plates that hold the Biker Bar latching base in place can be purchased separately.
You were right...all the way back from Sturgis and it didn't move a hair!! Thanks for a great product!
I was introduced to the "Biker Bar" from a friend of mine, he actually had the Roberts Products version that he had purchased in Arizona a few years ago
I bought a toy hauler travel trailer and was looking for a way to secure my 2009 Harley Davidson FLHX for an annual trip I take with my wife to Arkansas, we had taken a previous trip to Sturgis this year with another friend of mine and we tied our bikes down the old fashioned way, wheel chock, tie-downs, compress the front forks, it took forever to get it all secured and I worried a strap would break on one of the three bikes in the trailer somewhere along the way, I checked them every single time we stopped, due to this lengthy ordeal and the limited mounting options I had with the toy hauler I was looking for something different and was discussing this with my friend at work, he said "I have just what you need" and he let me borrow his mount and I installed it in my trailer....... I cannot tell you how impressed I am with the "Biker Bar", not only the concept but the quality and I ordered one for myself immediately when I go home.
I wanted to take a moment to tell you how very pleased I am with your transport system. I own a Dyna Wide Glide and a Electra Glide both of which I recently hauled 1300 miles to Wisconsin. I will admit that I was very concerned at first and stopped every 100 miles to check on the condition of my bikes. However, upon entering stopping point I ran over a curb and shook the trailer very hard and high. I just knew the bikes were damaged but when I opened the trailer both were as they were with no movement. Upon returning I never opened the trailer and began telling all friends about the system. The system is so simple to use it is well worth the cost.
My wife and I trailered our 2005 Road King Classic and 2007 Heritage Softail Classic from Rhode Island to the 2007 Daytona Bike Week. In preparation for that trip, I strapped both bikes down in our tandem trailer. It took the better part of an hour in the freezing cold! And even when we arrived in Daytona, it took 15 minutes to unstrap the bikes and roll up and stow all of the straps.
When we saw the booth advertising Robert's "strapless" Motorcycle Transport System, we were intrigued. I met Frank Roberts, inventor of the Robert's Motorcycle Transport System, and he explained to me how his system worked. It was simplicity itself and I bought two of them.
After installing them on my trailer, it took about five minutes to load and secure BOTH bikes, and less than five minutes to unhook BOTH of them once we got home.
On the trip back to Rhode Island, the bikes were solidly part of the trailer. There was no sway, as there had been on the trip down to Daytona with four straps on each bike! Even going through New York City on pothole-infested 1-95, the trailer was completely stable with both bikes secured by Robert's Motorcycle Transport System.
We are really glad that we happened to run into Robert's booth in Daytona. I highly recommend this product to everyone who might have reason to transport a motorcycle. As someone said to me after I showed the two Robert's on my trailer, this system is unbelievably ingenious!!
Just got back from a 3000 mile drive, Florida to Manitoba Canada.
While in Florida I purchased your "Biker Bar". Best money I have spent in awhile. Installed it in my trailer, loaded my bike and drove home. I still had to check the bike cause I couldn't believe how well the Biker Bar worked.
This is a fantastic device and I highly recommend it to anyone who is considering trailering their bike. My bike in a full dresser and it remained solid all the way home. Thanks B&W for a great product.
I wanted to let you know I received your latchdown system for a Christmas present from my Bride-to-be. I was really excited about it, and installed it the next day, without any problems. I just got back from a 2500 mile trip and it went smooth as silk. I had no problems with it at all. My bike didn't budge.
I am very pleased with this product and would recommend it to anyone. It definitely beats fighting with the ratchet straps any day!