Biker Bar- Hold Down - Road Glide Forums
 1Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-18-2015, 04:36 PM Thread Starter
Life Member
 
Bruckus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Oak Grove, Minnesota
Posts: 3,248
Biker Bar- Hold Down

http://www.turnoverball.com/products...ycle/biker-bar

Just wondering who has used these and do you recommend them? They look like a great idea, seem to work good but are not cheap. Just thought i'd throw this out there and hopefully get some valuable responses.

Thanks, Brad

2013 Roadglide Custom - Candy Orange
Drago's Dragula True Duals, Thundermax Tuner
Daymaker LED Headlights, Supershox
Bruckus is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-19-2015, 01:27 AM
Member
 
SurlyBoy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Central MA
Posts: 498
If you're constantly trailering your bike maybe, but a half decent wheel chock is about a quarter of the price of that and works just as well.

2012 Palladium Silver Road Glide Ultra Vance&Hines Power Duals w/ 4" Twin Slash, FP3, Progressive Monotubes- Touring Link-444's, LED headlights/turns/brake, Hawg-Wired Four-In-The-Face, Enforcer Wheels, Rushmore Bags, Madstad, Detachable Tour Pak, Air Horns

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
SurlyBoy is offline  
post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-23-2015, 12:23 AM
Life Member
 
Swomack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Prosper, Texas
Posts: 6,334
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by SurlyBoy View Post
If you're constantly trailering your bike maybe, but a half decent wheel chock is about a quarter of the price of that and works just as well.

I would agree with that statement since I use a wheel chock anytime im trailering my sled. A wheel chock up front and a set of rachet straps and the bike isn't going anywhere.
Swomack


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

My Gallery / Click Below Link

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Swomack is online now  
 
post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-23-2015, 01:11 AM
Newbie
 
possumwater's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 36
Garage
I think it's a great idea. Esp when you are putting 2 baggers in a tight trailer. I have to trailer mine from time to time due to other issues, I'm now considering this! This could be amazing in the back of my truck...
Lord Vader likes this.

About sick of HD's pricing. Making me want to go back to chopper'dom.
possumwater is offline  
post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-06-2015, 10:05 AM
Newbie
 
LoweBudget's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Central Virginia
Posts: 19
Garage
I have it and absolutely love it. It is kind of pricey but it makes loading and unloading the bike yourself so much easier. Not to mention you dont have to worry about any straps rubbing on too much compression on the front seals etc. You literally put the bar on the frame and drive up into the bracket and your done.
LoweBudget is offline  
post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-18-2015, 02:53 PM
Newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: San Antonio, TX
Posts: 23
I have one of these. I think its a great product. I have done two long hauls trips with it, San Antonio to Sturgis (twice). I initially installed it on a flat bed trailer and this year quickly moved into my buddy enclosed trailer. I will admit that I strapped it down on both trips.

Very solid construction. I like the fact that bike frame becomes attached to the trailer. This eliminates bounce and any side to side sway. The bikes suspension is under slight compression, but does not move up and down during transport.

On my first haul I did experience about 3-4" of travel along the frame. Basically the cross bar slid about 4" to rear of the frame from where I initially mounted it. I believe there where 2 major causes of this; a greasy frame and over-tightening the front straps. The cross bar did not become lose at anytime. On the return trip and any subsequent haul I have not experience any shift of the cross bar.

One downside is mounting the crossbar to the frame. The bar clamp will not fit under my exhaust bracket. I prefer to mount the clamp to the forward portion of the frame in front of the exhaust bracket but this interferes with the kickstand. So I need another person the hold the bike up when I install/uninstall the cross bar. Once cross bar is installed loading unloading is a breeze with one person.

The cross bar can be installed to the rear of the exhaust bracket on the right side but might come in contact with the primary housing on the left side.

All in all I am happy with my purchase.

2013 Road Glide Custom - SE 254E Cams V&H Power Duals w/Hi-Output Slip-Ons - Big Sucker Stage I

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
bmr14 is offline  
post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-20-2015, 12:03 AM
Hangaround
 
LS GLIDE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: North Texas
Posts: 103
Yes I have one too and its great. No straps, no problems. When you initially put the cross bar on the frame, just kinda do a test fit for the kick stand, then put a mark of your choice on the right side of the frame, this way you'll know where your starting point is for perpendicular, and should be close for the stand next time. Oh and also you can cinch it just tight enough that you can bend down and make that final adjustment with your arm as your sitting there. worth every penny.
LS GLIDE is offline  
post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-20-2018, 10:50 PM
Life Member
 
twowheeladdict's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 3,660
Definitely looking at this since backing the bike out of a chock without wrenching my back is challenging. Might make using a 5 x 8 trailer easier as well since I am not sure I want to pull a trailer wider than my truck. Looks like a little bit a a chore mounting the bar to the frame each time you want to put the bike in the trailer. Especially if you just want to use it as a secure garage overnight.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

2018 Road Glide Special, 2018 Moto Guzzi V7III Carbon, 2019 Royal Enfield Himalayan, 2017 Suzuki Van Van 200

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
twowheeladdict is offline  
post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-20-2018, 11:10 PM
Grey beard
 
Bevis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: SW Fl
Posts: 912
Garage
Last June I borrowed a buddys trailer to haul my RGS and my brothers RG Ultra.
The guy had the biker bars mounted in floor, and showed me how to set it up.
Talk about a nice load, and haul without any issues of the bikes moving.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
2016 Velocity Red Road Glide Special

"Don't pass up a beer, a buck or a titty fk, May you never run out of luck" reds4
Bevis is offline  
post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-21-2018, 01:12 AM Thread Starter
Life Member
 
Bruckus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Oak Grove, Minnesota
Posts: 3,248
Hey nice to see my old thread got dug up from a couple years ago. Since then my son and I have each
purchased biker bars for his trailer. They are the real deal. Just clamp it onto the frame and drive it into the hold down. They are not cheap but they work great and I would recommend them if you do alot of trailering.

2013 Roadglide Custom - Candy Orange
Drago's Dragula True Duals, Thundermax Tuner
Daymaker LED Headlights, Supershox
Bruckus is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Road Glide Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Trailer and Biker Bar Hauling system twowheeladdict *General Road Glide Discussions/Pictures 19 06-12-2018 05:54 PM
Thread sizes for stock seat retainer bolt and battery hold down MarkL *General Road Glide Discussions/Pictures 1 03-11-2017 08:50 PM
"World's Largest Biker Bar" Burns Down 09Sharknose General Off-Topic Discussions 26 04-02-2016 10:12 AM
All Girl Biker Bar Gary R General Off-Topic Discussions 23 01-22-2012 01:24 PM
Inner to outer fairing hold-down screws for 2002 RG???? EdY39 *General Road Glide Discussions/Pictures 2 07-03-2011 09:37 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome