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Thanks for reply, Yep looking for another ship to jump to really, hence why im still here, bills to pay.
Just a case of keeping an eye open for the next opp.
Just abit down on the situation, worked so hard these last 6 years helping build the company up, working way to many hours, and then to see some new management and and decisions being made that I dont think is good for the company (and I work in IT so what do I know?!),
Our MD left two years ago replaced with a new one, (Who is a nice guy but is no leader) Coincident?
What she sh*t is that from? It reminds me of a digital comic strip that involves a habitual robber and ostriches. I want to send the link to the creator, but wouldn't mind knowing what it's from first.
Can anyone tell me what to watch out for when placing a motorcycle on a trailer? It's a honda transalp 2008.
Monday a pin of 10cm drove itself in my rear tire. Luckily I didn't fall and I was able to park alongside the road in time.
A friend of mine will help me to pick it up tonight to deliver it to a tire service to get the rear tire replaced.
He has a gutter on his trailer so that's already ok, but how do you:
1. Get a 280kg motorcycle on there, in one piece. (the first youtube I found wasn't really "encouraging")
2. Strip it tight correctly? (front tire needs to be dragged into it's suspension?)
If I understood correctly you don't use the pickle or centerstand?
3. Get the thing back off again, in one piece.
Although the back tire is flat, I have a compressor, so I can temporarily inflate the tire, which would, I guess, ease things up a little.
Two people make it pretty easy: One each side, lift the front wheel into the gutter. then just feed it up and lift the rear in. A Transalp isn't heavy (try it with a Guzzi California and you will learn the meaning of the word "Hernia") and you don't have to lift it far. If you have a ramp it can be done by a single person, with a little practice.
To tie it down, it is very important to compress the suspension - it you don't then the bike will "bounce" and that loosens the tie-downs. Use lots of ties - and try to make them tie only one side each - a strap that goes just over the bike from side to side is not a lot of good as any suspension movement will immediately loosen it. Remember also to tie it "for and aft" - side to side is no good if you have to brake hard, and it shoots over the roof! It is also a good idea to use a cable tie to hold the brake on if you can.
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Further to the Sheep Lover's observations -
You'll need a minimum of SIX straps, once you have the bike on the trailer, lash down the wheels to the trailer frame to stop it rolling back and forth.
Then at the front, compress the dampers as hard as possible and then strap left and right side of the front forks from the bottom yoke to the outside of the frame forward of the bike.
Then do a similar process on the rear. You want to find the highest and strongest part of the frame and strap from there. Again compress and go from the frame to the outside of the trailer behind the bike.
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