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Just a general question:
Has anyone found any special tricks about hauling your MV? I have my handlebar strap for my R1 that does pretty well and that's the only paint and plastic safe way I've found to haul a bike. The only problem is it kind of deforms the grips.
Any other advice? I haven't taken the MV to a track day yet, but it's beckoning... I may have to take it to the next one... And I'm going up to Laguna Seca in November for a Keith Code school and I'm bringing the MV to that (how cool would it be to ride your MV around Laguna Seca?).
If there aren't any special instructions for hauling the MV as compared to any other sport bike, I'll just keep doing it like I've been doing it I guess.
-- Andy Ruhl (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 10, 2002
I trailered my MV to a track day at Road America in July. I used a canyon dancer harness and tie-downs. When I unloaded it, the grips were slightly deformed. However, they returned to normal quite quickly, especially in the sun.
-- john milotzky (email@example.com), September 10, 2002.
Going to Tucson, we used a double combination of rope and a strap around the top of the steering column and padded the tie downs with soft cloth and foam. This got the bike to Tucson in perfect condition.
On the way back, since we were in a rush, we tied the rope and strap on the handlebar, which slightly damaged the grips. Best bet, let the tie down go around the steering column.
-- Allan Gibbs (Phoenix, Arizona) (Agibbs996@aol.com), September 10, 2002.
I hauled my MV across into North Yorkshire on my trailer about 75 miles each way,I found the best way was to remove the fairing lowers fit webbing straps around the upper frame trellis and tie down with ratchet straps ,at the rear I did the same but threaded the webbing through the small hole in the frame casting,she NEVER moved,try to use soft webbing and it won,t mark the frame paint. Robert
-- Robert Stevenson (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 10, 2002.
I think I have one of these Canyon Dancer things already. I got it used so I don't know what it's called. It's got some loops that go over the grips, then a real soft piece of cloth that covers the straps that cross the bike, and you end up with looped pieces of thick nylon coming from the bars that you hook your straps to. Works very well on the R1. If this is already the best setup, I'll probably just use it. I think I'm going to invest in some wheel chocks as well to shove under the wheels to keep it in line. That should do it.
So this leads up to another question about track use... Safety wire... That's for a new subject.
-- Andy Ruhl (email@example.com), September 10, 2002.
The best way I have found with the MV or the dukies, is to use a soft tie around the lower triple clamp, on each side, then run them outside under the fairings , now on the MV the tie downs need to be closer to the bike, as the fairing is lower, and will deformed the fairing if they are far apart, on the duki there is more room to play. try it , is simple quick ,actually is not my idea, I copied from a British magazine, no more deformed grips, or padding to avoid fairing damage. good luck. Kevin
-- kevin mendez (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 14, 2002.