Wonder if Mr. Jones is reading all this stuff ? The neat thing about the condor is you ride your bike onto the trailer the condor holds it up and then you tie it down, this can all be done by yourself ! Little bit of a tug of war to back it off the condor because the bike is so heavy but i have done it like 150 times & im old .... I actually installed my tie downs on my trailer they were a ring with 4 bolts i upgraded and put a piece of steel 4 in by 4 in under the wood kinda like a giant washer so my floor board wasnt pulled up. Also if cost is not an object and they are still in business i saw a really neat system at Daytona bike week , its a pin system where you permanently attach a device under your bike ( you cant see it from above ) and you drive it on the trailer where the other half is attached drop in 2 pins and its done & ready to drive away i believe it cost like $500.00, its really cool and takes like 90 seconds to load your bike.. Let me know if you want more info and i will try to find a link.. Bulldozer
bd, interesting concept. quick attach/detach of the bike hardware. simple mating and camlock for the trailer fitting. All seems to be good engineering and heavy duty metal and fabrication.This is a similar system but im not positive they were the same ones at bike week... CRS is my only excuse.. C= cant, R=remember, S= shit , its a serious affliction hit me like 3 years ago.... Bulldozer, still lookin but this should give you an idea what i as talkin about. >>>> Just read some of their customers testimony and it is the same guys i saw, man im good.... $350.00http://www.bikersgostrapless.com/
Ponch, Im with you on the more is better concept, EXCEPT the OTHER idiots on the road with whom we have to contend FEWER would be better LOLbd, interesting concept. quick attach/detach of the bike hardware. simple mating and camlock for the trailer fitting. All seems to be good engineering and heavy duty metal and fabrication.
but.. still.. lets say you got $20k invested in a skooter.. ok, its not a hardley.. so make it 10.. or 15k? Do I trust my investment and not to mention the potential of a 800lb flying missle if there should be a component failure or being a numskull (seems to run in this crowd) forgetting to do something or it coming loose?
Personally, am of the more cautious type (at least when trailering) and tend to OverKill any safety feature that might involve me screwing something up. as it has happened b4. Or some other driver doing stupid stuff and having to perform evasive manuevers. Last thing you want is a loose load. come loose. I like redundant systems. back ups. So with that I use 4 straps on the front of the bike and another 2 on the rear.
Straps can and do break. especially older ones that have seen some weather. Mounting-Pulling points for the straps can and do break. I utilize differing pull points for each strap. It doesnt do any good to double up your straps only to have them under the same failed pull point. kinda dumb. kinda self explanatory. OK, so have made my point. when it comes to loading and trailering anything, MORE secured is MORE BETTER. ponch, out
bd, so is yor $3 commission for all the sales or is it $3 for each? and how do you qualify each sale? do you write up each order and collect the moola and then withold yor comi? or do you just tell the mfg that all the sales they are writing is result of yor proliferation on the web and in skootdom? maybe you just work pro-bono and anybody orderin a kit just sends you n xtry $3 for the bone you tossed em? seems to be a shakey arrangement here.The guys that sell this device claim you can do about any thing to your rig and the bike wont break free im not saying anyone should buy it , but it is a neat idea + i get a $3.00 commission for all the sales i make..... Couldnt you use this deal with a couple of safety straps ?? And how about the folks that tie their bike down utilizing their handle bars as tie points now that bugs me ! Bulldozer, wishin i could sleep in.