- Monday, June 11th, 2012
- By admin
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- Comments Off on Motorcycle Trailers – Checking and What Not to Do
If you’re attaching a motorcycle to a trailer for the first few times, it’s kind of difficult to escape that sinking feeling that you may not have done it the right way. It’s okay, it’s one of those things that we’ve all dealt with initially. But, understanding what not to do and checking on it will alleviate any of those fears.
First, you need to check on it pretty regularly. You need to stop and check on all of the straps after the first 20 miles. If everything is good there, you need to stop again every 100 miles and check them once again. If the straps are a bit loose, you’ll need to tighten them.
Now, this may be a bit difficult for some, but it’s something that you need to do. If you’re using an open trailer, do not cover the motorcycle. If you do, there’s a very good chance that the material will rub on the motorcycle and damage the paint. At that speed, the cover will be as rough as sandpaper. These few tips will keep you from wondering whether or not you’ve done the right thing, and while you’ll still have a bit of anxiety, it’ll be a lot less.