Bike stuck in wheel chock!


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Bike stuck in wheel chock!

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Never had this happen. No issues with goldwings but I couldn’t get my bmw r1200 out of the chock. Eventually resorted to using my lift.
What would be the possible reasons for this.
Thanks for your help. Here’s a pic of the bike and the chock.
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Re: Bike stuck in wheel chock!

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Tire too wide?
Owner too weak?
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But most of all, no reverse gear!!!
What was keeping it stuck?
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inserted while deflated, filled with air then tire was too wide ?
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Still don’t know. I’ve read that if the tire is under inflated this could happen. Anyway... time to hit the gym and start eating my wheaties 😀
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Re: Bike stuck in wheel chock!

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How long was it in the chock? When was it placed in the chock?

I'm wondering if it was placed in when the temp was low and now the temp has increase causing slight expansion making it more difficult to remove.

Otherwise, I'd go with the underinflated then inflated theory.
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Possibly.. I believe I had it on the lift for a week. Just perplexing. Personally, I think it’s the front shocks giving too much therefore not allowing the upward force needed to remove but who knows!
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Re: Bike stuck in wheel chock!

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Did it maybe push down on the bottom part of the chock causing the sides to pinch inwards a bit?
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That actually makes sense. Just weird! I’ve easily pulled big wings from this very chock, no problems. I measured the tire and it’s the same as an 1100 except a little thinner. I have quite a bit of cleaning to do on this bike but I’m not placing it back in this chock. Maybe if I placed a small 1/2 inch piece of wood inside the chock., prior to moving tire into it, .. that would help with extraction. This is like trying to pull a stubborn tooth 😀
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Having nice big bowl of wheaties right now... then I’m taking on the world 😀🕺🏻
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Placed a piece of wood in the chock and “ presto” no problems. Bike rolled in nicely and backed out with ease. Perplexing but hey.... it works!
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I bought the cheapy chocks from Harbor freight. Similar, but the distance between the rocker and the front is adjustable by moving a hinge bolt. I found that by putting the rocker too far back, it made the wheel of my bike drop into the gap and thus impossible to extract. That was an exciting time as I was by myself. The board you used achieves the same goal. Keep the wheel from dropping to far down.
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made2care wrote: Fri Jun 17, 2022 10:36 am Never had this happen. No issues with goldwings but I couldn’t get my bmw r1200 out of the chock. Eventually resorted to using my lift.
What would be the possible reasons for this.
Thanks for your help. Here’s a pic of the bike and the chock.
We’ve been full time RVers for 8 years and use a similar chock for our GL1800. I too have experienced times where it was difficult to rock the bike out, but in most of those cases we had changed elevation which would have caused the tire to seem more inflated. Of course I could use reverse to power it out. Sometimes stuff happens.
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I'm an old guy (beyond the age where Wheaties might help), and my chock is on my trailer which is not always level. I want the bike secure, so I adjusted the chock to grip firmly. A shim board does make it easier, as noted. But I carry a 4ft 2x4, stored with the ramps, so a helper can gently pry upwards on the axle bolt as I rock backward. Doesn't take much effort to ease the bike out.
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made2care wrote: Sat Jun 18, 2022 2:48 pm Placed a piece of wood in the chock and “ presto” no problems. Bike rolled in nicely and backed out with ease. Perplexing but hey.... it works!
Is that a 16" front tire? The r1200c had a model that had a 16" on the front. That would explain why you are having the problem as you didn't adjust te chock for the different size tire from the 18" wing tire.
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