Welcome bike/41. I remeber the article, but can't recall when. I'll check my back issues and see if I can find it. I've never tied mine down yet, but my 1200 and 1500 I used the crash guards and the lower rear shock monts on the 1200, and the rear crash guards on the 1500. I always used dual loop straps on the handlebars as well. I have a large canyon dancer for the '09 if I ever need to tie it down and I'd probably use the guards as well. However you do it, use good quality ratchet straps.