What bike mounts do you use to haul your bikes in your trailer or sprinter?

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9/5/2018 6:21 AM
Edited Date/Time: 9/5/2018 6:45 AM

I recently put a video together for Seat Time on a few different mounting options for dirt bikes for within a trailer or sprinter. Through the comments, I learned about a while bunch of other options.

I wanted to know what you all use for hauling your bikes in your trailer, sprinter or truck.

Some thoughts for our build:
- I would like to use L-Track, if possible.
- Trying to keep cost relative. Yes, stuff costs money, but I can't spend any $$$ amount.
- I have a 144" sprinter, so I will not have a partition. Due to this, the system needs to be removed for sleeping (beds to fold down from either side of walls).
- Light-ish
- Small-ish for potential hanging inside when not on floor or in use

Thanks!

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9/5/2018 6:30 AM

Bike Shoes

Paw Paw

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9/5/2018 6:46 AM

Paw Paw 271 wrote:

Bike Shoes

Paw Paw

Would need to bolt those down and heavy for quick removal to fold down beds.

Side Note: Have you ever heard of these wearing our front wheel bearings?

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9/5/2018 7:42 AM
Edited Date/Time: 9/5/2018 7:43 AM

Yes, either bolt them down or mount on a sheet of plywood is needed.
RE: Wheel bearing.....That is a myth. I have used them for may years and have had no issues with wheel bearings and the side benefit is not fork seal issues either. I have also never had one come loose from the front wheel or had any damage from a bike getting loose.

Paw Paw

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9/5/2018 12:45 PM
Edited Date/Time: 9/5/2018 12:49 PM

I use the Lock and Load foot peg clamping system mounted on a 3/4" piece of plywood so I wouldn't have to drill holes through the trailer floor. Solid as a rock for thousands of miles so far.

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9/5/2018 12:47 PM

Bike shoe for the win... see if you can get a Spudbilt or ATK/ADB if you go this route.

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9/7/2018 7:26 AM

Based on what you said, I’d be inclined to use the removable Pingle chocks and E-track+removable fittings for securing the bike. I use this in my trailer, works well.

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9/7/2018 4:09 PM

Www.boltiton.com

I have them in my sprinter and they are awesome!! Only way to go!!

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9/8/2018 3:28 AM

blaze 57 wrote:

I use the Lock and Load foot peg clamping system mounted on a 3/4" piece of plywood so I wouldn't have to drill holes through ...more

How does the plywood mount to the floor. Looking at doing a similar set up but don't want to drill through the floor on my new Transit.
GoYamaha

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9/9/2018 12:12 PM

I use something like this in my trailer. It keeps the floor flat after the bike is out. Obviously, no issues storing either.
https://www.pitposse.com/pit-posse-recessed-wheel-chock.html

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9/9/2018 12:43 PM
Edited Date/Time: 9/9/2018 12:50 PM

blaze 57 wrote:

I use the Lock and Load foot peg clamping system mounted on a 3/4" piece of plywood so I wouldn't have to drill holes through ...more

GoYamaha wrote:

How does the plywood mount to the floor. Looking at doing a similar set up but don't want to drill through the floor on my new ...more

The plywood jut sits on the floor. No bolt down required. Its plenty stable. Its also laying on a slide-proof rubber mat which I would imagine helps any sliding.

The plywood butts up against the front wall too. The bike has never moved even a fraction of an inch.

The lock and load mount itself pops off in a few seconds with these hand twist bolts. Very simple and fast to remove/replace so your trailer floor is clear from tripping on it.

YouTube should have some clips.

Personally I wouldn't be drilling any holes in your new Transit either and there was several reasons I didn't want to go drilling through mine. Its not necessary.

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9/11/2018 9:29 AM

ss-racing wrote:

Based on what you said, I’d be inclined to use the removable Pingle chocks and E-track+removable fittings for securing the ...more

I've been thinking that as well. I really wanted to use L-Track on the floor for some other mounting options. But the E-Track might be better suited for the dirt bikes.

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9/11/2018 9:32 AM

blaze 57 wrote:

I use the Lock and Load foot peg clamping system mounted on a 3/4" piece of plywood so I wouldn't have to drill holes through ...more

GoYamaha wrote:

How does the plywood mount to the floor. Looking at doing a similar set up but don't want to drill through the floor on my new ...more

blaze 57 wrote:

The plywood jut sits on the floor. No bolt down required. Its plenty stable. Its also laying on a slide-proof rubber mat which ...more

Only issue with this setup is if you were to get in to a wreck. Since the bike, or mount, isn't attached to the floor securely, it would go bounding around. The potential for taking a bike to the back of the head is high in a head on, even a small fender bender I bet.

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9/12/2018 6:12 AM

blaze 57 wrote:

I use the Lock and Load foot peg clamping system mounted on a 3/4" piece of plywood so I wouldn't have to drill holes through ...more

I agree, best product I've used period! I bolt mine down to the trailer floor, never give bike movement another thought. Can put them side by side roo, just stagger the bar. Never touch.

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9/13/2018 8:53 AM

Here’s what I use and have no complaints whatsoever. The eye hook end needs to be heated up and opened to put the etrack piece in. Go right to the footpegs and call it a day. Photo
Photo

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9/13/2018 11:06 PM

I use the Risk Racing floor mount called Lock n Load
Photo

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9/14/2018 11:35 AM

Quit trying to over think this; just stick the front tire into a corner and use tie downs.

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9/14/2018 12:00 PM
Edited Date/Time: 9/14/2018 12:04 PM

I've used the locking bike shoe for years. I've often thought about fabricating one that can be mounted and unmounted to E track but have never taken the time to do it.
maybe something along these lines...
https://www.condor-lift.com/universal-e-track-adapter-kit
but a more simple design possibly.

Would love to try one of these but can't seem to get in touch with the guy that makes them...

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9/23/2018 7:50 AM

Alright guys, I locked myself in my garage to try and solve this problem. I REALLY wanted an L-Track Wheel Chock!!!

I hope asking VitalMX members to judge me doesn't backfire, but please pass along your feedback on other ideas or ways to bend the steel plates. THANKS!!!!!

http://seattime.co/2018/09/l-track-motorcycle-wheel-chock-moto-van-conversion/

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9/23/2018 1:29 PM

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