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Offline Steelcity   us

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2020 950S Transporting
on: May 01, 2021, 07:38:15 pm
May 01, 2021, 07:38:15 pm
Hello,  I have a 2020 950S and I need to put on a trailer to haul to a dealership that is about 1.5 hours away.  Does anyone know the best place to secure the straps?  Doesn't look like much room around the fork clamps because there is a cover there, also oil hose and brake hose/wire on the left side.  I know my dealer delivered it to me with straps on each handgrip, I always thought that was incorrect.   I can't find anything in the manual.  Thanks in advance for your help!

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    Re: 2020 950S Transporting
    Reply #1 on: May 02, 2021, 09:19:56 pm
    May 02, 2021, 09:19:56 pm
    If you really don't want to ride it to the dealer, then I would suggest you invest a bar strap: https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/canyon-dancer-bar-harness-ii?sku_id=776483

    Find this if it helps: https://www.cycleworld.com/sport-rider/motorcycle-tie-down-comparison-test/

    Last Edit: May 02, 2021, 09:26:10 pm by Paul_Smith

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    Re: 2020 950S Transporting
    Reply #2 on: May 02, 2021, 11:19:29 pm
    May 02, 2021, 11:19:29 pm
    Those look like they would work.  Thanks a lot.

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    Re: 2020 950S Transporting
    Reply #3 on: May 04, 2021, 02:41:04 pm
    May 04, 2021, 02:41:04 pm
    I agree, with how tall the bike, I would go with handlebar-mounted straps. Canyon dancers will not work if you have the stock protectors or Barkbusters installed. I suggest something like this
    https://www.amazon.com/HighRoller-HR601-30-Red-Handlebar-Harness/dp/B003CJSAEE

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    Re: 2020 950S Transporting
    Reply #4 on: May 09, 2021, 04:10:36 am
    May 09, 2021, 04:10:36 am
    Yes, I quickly realized the canyon dancers would not work with the stock handguards.  I figured out something that works.  Thanks for the input.

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    Re: 2020 950S Transporting
    Reply #5 on: May 09, 2021, 03:30:27 pm
    May 09, 2021, 03:30:27 pm
    Not real sure why the big issue on strapping to the handlebar grips, and rear frame. I have hauled both my 2018 MS and my buddies 2018 GS from Colorado to Oregon, Texas, Virginia and Montana. Never an issue or problems. Right or Wrong the bikes are secure and neither have had problems.

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    Re: 2020 950S Transporting
    Reply #6 on: May 09, 2021, 04:02:47 pm
    May 09, 2021, 04:02:47 pm
    *Originally Posted by David S [+]
    Not real sure why the big issue on strapping to the handlebar grips, and rear frame. I have hauled both my 2018 MS and my buddies 2018 GS from Colorado to Oregon, Texas, Virginia and Montana. Never an issue or problems. Right or Wrong the bikes are secure and neither have had problems.

    I think the issue folks think of with using handlebars has to do with the risk of blowing fork seals. I had this happen on my old Japanese sport bikes but that had more to do with overtightening the straps/ worn seals. For the multi, there really wasn't a way to strap from the triple tree...at least without scuffing things

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    Re: 2020 950S Transporting
    Reply #7 on: May 10, 2021, 11:06:25 am
    May 10, 2021, 11:06:25 am
    Why dont you just have the dealer come get it.

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    Re: 2020 950S Transporting
    Reply #8 on: May 16, 2021, 02:54:43 pm
    May 16, 2021, 02:54:43 pm
    Just hauled mine 100 miles and using very thin loop straps (they are about  18 in long with loops on both ends) slide them through the bottom of fork triple tree works great and slip one end through the open loop, then tie them down.  Do not crank them down too much, and then a strap through each passenger foot peg and you are set.  4 tie down straps and 2 loops will get the job done nicely.