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    2022 RT - Looking for hold down transport straps - need recommendations.

    Hello All. I would like to find a set of hold down straps that include the hub caps for the rear axle the straps go through. Thank you for your help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Illiya View Post
    Hello All. I would like to find a set of hold down straps that include the hub caps for the rear axle the straps go through. Thank you for your help.
    Seems to me that regular tie-down straps... https://www.protaper.com/product/97/...ie-downs/black , work like a charm. At the office now, but if I was at home I could take pics of properly routed straps on my R1250RT. It is very simple to do, but hard to describe - kinda of like written instructions on how to tie your shoes.

    edit: How are you going to transport your bike? Pickup truck across town? Trailering it across state lines? Shipping it to Europe for a tour? This may influence how the bike is secured.
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    Not clear onto which mode of transport you are strapping down the bike, but my general preference is for ratcheting tie downs that include a soft strap function and use carabiners instead of S-hooks (which can unhook on a bad bounce). My favorites to date have been these:

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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    This thread, including the links, have a lot of good tie-down suggestions.

    https://forums.bmwmoa.org/showthread.php?98065-tie-down

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    Thank you all for your responses. I plan to take my bike on the SS Badger one way across Lake Michigan from Wisconsin to Michigan. The ship requires me to bring hold down straps and this is why I was seeking your advice. I found “Cap tie downs” for the back wheel that fit through the rear axle which I will probably buy. For the front I may use your suggestions and will need to educate myself for proper front strap fastening locations. Regards to all.

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    I take the Newfoundland ferries fairly regularly and they are both much longer. One is 6 hours and the other is 16 hours. Typically I use the very crappy straps the boat provides as I'm not worried about scratched paint etc. Regular ratchet straps would also work fine. For the Haines/Skagway crossing I used the Mosko Moto cinch straps I was using for my duffel and they worked well too, plenty of strength as they were also designed to be tow straps.

    Here you can see my bike on the centre stand with 2 straps


    Allison's bike behind me has 2 straps on the side stand. You don't need to worry about the back wheel at all.

    Here is my bike on the Alaska ferry on the side stand. If you are lashing on the side stand be careful not to crank it down too hard or you risk bending or breaking the stand. I think most often I strap to the side stand and not the centre stand but both options work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Illiya View Post
    Thank you all for your responses. I plan to take my bike on the SS Badger one way across Lake Michigan from Wisconsin to Michigan. The ship requires me to bring hold down straps and this is why I was seeking your advice. I found “Cap tie downs” for the back wheel that fit through the rear axle which I will probably buy. For the front I may use your suggestions and will need to educate myself for proper front strap fastening locations. Regards to all.
    Now that you have been a bit more specific on your tie-down concerns, this thread is about ship-board tie-downs-

    https://forums.bmwmoa.org/showthread...the-S-S-Badger

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    Hello Omega Man - thank you very much!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Illiya View Post
    Hello Omega Man - thank you very much!!!
    Happy to help!
    Have a safe trip.
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    This harness works really well to hold the handlebars.
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    Rear tie downs

    I believe these are the rear tie downs you referenced, very nice and I have a set on order but haven't played with them personally.


    https://www.wunderlichamerica.com/BM...ie-Down-System

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    Thank you all for your suggestions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coachz View Post
    I believe these are the rear tie downs you referenced, very nice and I have a set on order but haven't played with them personally.


    https://www.wunderlichamerica.com/BM...ie-Down-System
    Thanks, I was wondering what cap straps were.
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