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New to the forum and need some advice.
I'm about to purchase my first wing but it will require me to trailer it home; a 6 hour drive.
I have a 16' steel floored, dove tailed trailer to use. Might be overkill but that's all I have right now. It has D rings for tie down points and my question is: how do I propering tie down a wing on a trailer?
Advice is greatly appreciated.
 

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just as you would any thing else you would carry. i tie down both handlebars and the rear of the bike from each side. 6hr drive, it may be over kill but i would stop and check the tiedowns every hour and a half and when ever i stopped and welcome to the forum
 

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Josh, I just now registered for this board just to reply to your thread. I realize and hope you are now safely home if you decided to buy the Wing. I did exactly the same thing you are doing except I traded in a VTX 1300R and trailered the wing home 12.5 hours. If you ever trailer the wing again make sure you take the side covers off to give you access to the frame. You will probably have to use soft ties to get access to them ratchet down and toward the front. Also use soft ties to get access to the rear laydown guards (not them but the frame where they attach) and ratchet down and toward the back of the trailer. Also use soft ties to get access to each side of the fork above the triple tree and ratchet down and toward the front. I have a rail that goes around my trailer so I also ratchet strapped the front wheel (with the tire butted against the rail) to it. I also got the dealer to throw in a "canyon dancer" which allowes you to access the handlebars with ratchet straps without rubbing against the beautiful tupperware (plastic fairings). I DID NOT PUT VERY MUCH TENSION ON THE HANDLE BARS AND ONLY USED THESE STRAPS AS A BACKUP BECAUSE I HAD A FREE CANYON DANCER. I DON'T BELIEVE THAT THE WING HANDLEBARS WERE DESIGNED TO SUPPORT THE WEIGHT OF THE BIKE FOR TRANSPORTING PURPOSES. Like I said I trailered the bike for 12.5 hours and 770 miles about half of which was through mountains and curves with no problem whatso ever. Hope this helps you in the future.
 
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