Advice needed


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seldonca
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Advice needed

Postby seldonca » Mon Mar 11, 2013 1:43 pm



I'm going to go pick up my new (to me) Wing on the weekend. I've reserved a 14 foot u-haul truck to bring it home in. I'm not sure how to secure it so it doesn't move around or fall over tho. I was thinking of getting one of these, http://www.princessauto.com/pal/product ... heel-Chock , and securing it to the floor with emt straps. It's an '82 GL1100A if it makes a difference.



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Re: Advice needed

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Mar 11, 2013 1:52 pm

Have a read through this article: How to tie down Goldwings for transport

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Re: Advice needed

Postby cbx4evr » Mon Mar 11, 2013 1:59 pm

You don't need to buy a wheel chock unless you have plans for it down the road. If the trailer has a wood floor you can screw down a length of 2x4 on each side of the wheel to keep it from moving.
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Re: Advice needed

Postby eklimek » Mon Mar 11, 2013 2:22 pm


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Re: Advice needed

Postby seldonca » Mon Mar 11, 2013 2:32 pm

Unfortunately I don't have a hitch and my car isn't rated for towing anyways. Hyundai says the Elantra has zero towing capacity. I would have gone the trailer route if I could have.

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Re: Advice needed

Postby Mekirker1971 » Tue Mar 12, 2013 1:03 pm

Don't tell Uhaul that you are moving a motorcycle. They frown upon motorcycles in their trucks and enclosed trailers. My friend had to tell them he was moving furnature. :)

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Re: Advice needed

Postby seldonca » Tue Mar 12, 2013 1:16 pm

Who said anything about a motorcycle? :?: :mrgreen:

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Re: Advice needed

Postby Possum51 » Tue Mar 12, 2013 3:19 pm

Yeah, I worked for u-haul and its a rule with them, NO motorized vehicles of any type in their enclosed trucks or trailers only the open type trailers with ramps. The rails on the inside of the truck aren't strong enough to tie down a heavy motorcycle they will pull away from the walls. So good luck with that furniture your will be moving :D :roll: :lol:

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Re: Advice needed

Postby squirrel » Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:22 am

good luck with your move let us know how it turns out

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Re: Advice needed

Postby seldonca » Sat Mar 16, 2013 10:08 pm

She's home finally, went pretty good. They're predicting up to a foot of snow over the next couple days tho. Oh well, more time to tinker :D
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Re: Advice needed

Postby thrasherg » Sat Mar 16, 2013 11:09 pm

Nice, I hope you enjoy tinkering with her and getting everything working correctly.. Welcome to the club. :D

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