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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-11-2017, 06:52 AM Thread Starter
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Stock tie-down brackets

Stock HD tie down bracket. They bolt on up top on the outside of the forks where the two chrome nuts hold everything together. I have a 14 limited, FLHTK. The mounting points or where they bolt on look week to support a 900 lbs bike. I would be using them when transporting from place to place as I am a full time RVer. Any experience or thoughts. There is no capacity noted in the HD catalog

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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-11-2017, 08:30 AM
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I had them on my 2014 Ultra Limited and an earlier version on my 2009 Ultra Classic. They work as advertised...no problems at all. I do, however, recommend you securing the rear end as well, preferably in a forward pull motion as a measure of extra support.
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As an avid rv'er myself..
Be sure to have it tied down with a forward pull as well as rearward pull. Be sure it's upright and not tied down on the kick stand!

I have use a pingle wheel chalk front Tire support,
Also have 4 d rings mounted in the floor to bind it down with! 2 in front and 2 in the rear. Any added support is a definite PLUS!!!

I use an enclosed trailer..
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Buy these (AMA discount if you are a member)

? TRAILER KITS :: 2" BIG DADDY'S PREMIUM TRAILER KIT - POWERTYE AMERICAN MADE TIE-DOWNS AND ACCESSORIES

Get a wheel chock and you have everything you need. I haul in an enclosed trailer a lot. (because I am a poser, that wears out more tires in a year than most will in the lifetime of their motorcycle) Never had a problem. I wrap the softtye through the bottom of the triple tree.





If you are older and need to load and unload unassisted ... this helps you do it well.

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This give you an idea when i am hauling the Road Glide







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Thank you, i have a rampage Mc ramp with a wheel chock, loading system. I was concerned about the break lines connected to the bottom of the lower triple tree. I to have a soft strap with the same ratcheting straps as you.

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Thank you, i have a rampage Mc ramp with a wheel chock, loading system. I was concerned about the break lines connected to the bottom of the lower triple tree. I to have a soft strap with the same ratcheting straps as you.

Rampage is a good system. I put it in a friend of mines truck for him. He is 74 and did not want to haul a trailer anymore. He loves the thing. He ended up using ribbon soft ties he got from amazon.com because he was worried about cutting too.

For what its worth, I have never had any nicks or cuts on my ties. Hauling all the way to Texas, Arizona, or anywhere else we may locate for a month when its cold in Colorado.
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My FLHTCU came with the stock brackets. I tow the bike on an open trailer with a Tractor Supply chock on the front. The tie down eyes on the trailer are about four or five inches in front of the front tire and about 15 inches from the bike's centerline. I use a pair of cam straps to pull the front of the bike down as far as I can and tie the passenger footrests to another set of eyes with cam straps. In five or six thousand miles I've never had anything shift even a little. My system is not very sophisticated but seems to work. The brackets on the bike are a lot better than soft straps on the bars.

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I have an open traile with a chock from Harbor Freight. I use small straps in front and 2 1/2 inch e track straps attached to the saddlebag guards on back.

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