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About four of us went to a national park about an hour and a half away from where I live. From the start the trip was a disaster, for starters it had been raining the previous day so the trailers were like riding on an ice rink. Though the four wheelers were just having a blast in the mud. Within the first 5 minutes one of my friends hits a tree really messes up his thumb bad, its like it was put in a press; meat all coming outta places it should be, sick. So we had to leave take him to a doctor, well on the way out of the park, the guy I was riding with punched the (in the truck)gas kinda hard and made a left turn. Next thing I know he said man your bike just fell off the truck, I didn't believe him cause he always tries to scare me like that. I look and the bike is being drug down the road upside down with only 2 side straps still holding on :( We get out and check out the damage and see what happened. Come to find out the inside strap broke, there were four straps holding it down! I was shocked when we checked out the damage, its was my little bag on the back that saved my rear fender! Check out the pics: http://www.freewebs.com/feintdrift3/bike1.jpg
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The fender on the trailer caught part of my fender and the trailer tire burned a hole in my fender,smoke was all coming off, but I think it was also keeping the bike from completely just dropping to the road.

Its better it broke going down a regular road than if it had broken the highway :(
 
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any Ideas about replacement fenders, or parts, I'm thinking factory will parts will work but I'm wondering about some "cooler" looking fenders?
 
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Feint, you lucked out! Could have been LOTS worse.

-Greg
 
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Stop using straps and get a shoe. Here is a photo of one I got off eBay for about $30. It clamps the front wheel. A neat side benefit is that you don't compress your forks when transporting the bike.
 

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Originally posted by skipro3
Stop using straps and get a shoe. Here is a photo of one I got off eBay for about $30. It clamps the front wheel. A neat side benefit is that you don't compress your forks when transporting the bike.
I haven't seen that before, looks like a very good alternative, much more reliable as well. I'll check on some of those, I guess it bolts to the trailer?
 

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straps get very loose in the rain, ours have come un-done a few times too. Tie the slack in a knot at the beginning of it to prevent it from pulling through.
 

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thats not too bad... when mine fell off my friends trailer, and got dragged down the rad for probably 20 feet... it burned a hole through my front brak elever, marked up my rear fender, and bent my subframe. you lucked out man.
 
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yea I was very very lucky, we were about to get on the highway soon. It was strange the strap broke right where the hook connects, the hook was still in the loop of the trailer, crappy straps, + the dummy that was driving just doesn't know when he needs to drive cautiously, and will be the last time he drives with my bike behind it :)
 
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You can bolt it to a trailer or to the bed of your pickup truck. I've seen some guys bolt them to a piece of plywood then they move it from one trailer to another. I leave mine on a trailer, mainly because if a strap broke on my truck, the bike won't fall out of the bed.
When I first got it, I wasn't sure I could trust it, so I went out into a field and at 35mph, I whipped the trailer back and forth enough to get a wheel of the trailer off the ground; first one side, then the other! That bike wasn't going anywhere.
 
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also how about a new fender I guess they come in a set of 2 left and right sides, how much do those run, any certain brand to use ?

Thanks
 
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I found some tie downs at Wallyworld that clamp down instead of cinching down,
They hold my bike really solid and don't slip at all.
The strap could be a lot beefier though!

I hit a nasty water bar last nite leaving Johns Peak!
I can't see very well at night anyway and without my glasses I was flying blind!
I nailed that thing so hard stuff was flying all over in the cab! I got out and I was amazed that my bike was still there!!
 

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...new fender I guess they come in a set of 2 left and right sides,
Huh? Lefty and Righty? you sure you aint riding one of them Four wheeled thingy's