What's the Easiest Way to Tie Down a Motorcycle?

What's the Easiest Way to Tie Down a Motorcycle?

  •  We get this question all of the time. And we don’t like it. It implies that you should be securing your bike to a trailer, pickup bed or the floor of your garage by tying it down.


    Let’s be honest. Tying down a motorcycle isn’t easy. First of all, it’s two-person job. If we’re talking about the easiest way to tie down a motorcycle, shouldn’t one person be able to do it?


    You’ll probably need a wheel chock. Straps get twisted. Ratchets seize up. Manipulating your motorcycle into the perfect trailering position as you tighten the straps is a royal pain in the neck. There is no standard method. Ask 20 people how they tie down a motorcycle and you’ll get 20 different answers.


    If you hit bumpy terrain, the bike can bounce and loosen the straps, which increases the risk of the bike tipping over. That’s why you have to keep stopping to tighten your straps. But if you compress the suspension too much, it could bottom out in your trailer. Bottom line – there is no “easiest” way to tie down a motorcycle. So ditch the straps and stop wasting your time. Replace the instability of nylon straps with the simplicity and solid steel durability of the Biker Bar.


    First of all, one person can install the Biker Bar’s latching system onto the floor of your trailer. It takes about an hour and attaches with two bolts. But you really see the advantage of the Biker Bar when you load and unload your motorcycle. Instead of attaching a bunch of straps to your bike and cursing when they slip, you simply clamp the steel Biker Bar to the bottom of your bike’s frame. Ride your bike into the trailer and roll the bar into the latching system, where it automatically locks into place.


    The natural weight of the rider compresses the motorcycle’s suspension just enough to keep the bike mobilized. But unlike straps, the Biker Bar also prevents the bike from bottoming out. It’s virtually motionless, even over bumpy terrain. You can use a wheel chock if it makes you feel better, but it’s not necessary.


    To unload, release the latch with your foot. Loading and unloading your bike take less than a minute, and you never have to pull over, climb into your trailer and tighten anything.