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Postby Uncle Fester » Wed Mar 25, 2015 10:00 pm



I am considering trailering my 1996 GL1500 up to Denver Colorado for a weekend of riding when we go up there to pick up some stuff from storage.
We found a nice trailer from U-Haul, 4'x9' with wheel chock built in to front wall and 3 tie down points down each side. My question is, where are the tie down points on my bike ? Do I use the front and rear crash bars and one over the seat ? the trailer tie down points are in the front and rear corners and mid trailer.
Thanks in advance.


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Postby MikeB » Wed Mar 25, 2015 10:50 pm

Cute Spiralout.

Uncle Fester, go here --> http://goldwingdocs.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=14030

It is on this board posted by Wingadmin.
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Postby Uncle Fester » Wed Mar 25, 2015 11:10 pm

spiralout wrote:This



How the hell did he do that ? :D :?: :D
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Postby Uncle Fester » Wed Mar 25, 2015 11:10 pm

MikeB wrote:Cute Spiralout.

Uncle Fester, go here --> http://goldwingdocs.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=14030

It is on this board posted by Wingadmin.


That helps , A LOT ! Thanks MikeB !
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Postby bstig60 » Fri Mar 27, 2015 9:58 am

I used one of those trailers when I bought my 88. I used the soft ties as described in WA's post and then used ratched straps on the rear crash bars. It worked without any problems in the 150 mile drive. Have a safe trip.....
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Postby Bluewaterhooker0 » Fri Mar 27, 2015 5:28 pm

I've used that trailer twice before to cross the state. Really nice trailer. I used straps over the steering tee, left and right, pulling forward and down. Then one strap on each seat hand hold near the bolt (not at the outer hand hold) to minimize the leverage effect on the hand hold. Those were also set in a forward and down position. Then one more strap, with a soft tie, around the tire to some point in the front, locking the tire in the chock. Never a problem. Was advised not to use the crash bars for trailering. I have also used the same method several times on an Aluma trailer that I currently have access to via a friend. Works great. Check all tie downs after a few miles down the road, and whenever you stop for rest or gas, just to be sure.


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Postby Uncle Fester » Fri Mar 27, 2015 11:33 pm

THANKS ALL ! Now I just have to decide if I am gonna take it or not. This is gonna be a fast trip for the most part, so not really sure if I will have any real riding time while up there. . . . 8-)


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