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Old 07-28-2020, 07:57 AM
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Trailering accessory

At the recent Colorado rally, a record number of members trailered their bikes in. Various problems arose in trying to find ways to tie the bikes down. Russ had a neat accessory that made the job easier but the unit did not have a brand name on it.

A search of the internet turned up theses Canyon Dancer "bar cuffs." They slip over the handlebar ends and provide a place to attach a tie-down strap.



Similar items are available from other vendors:



These look to work well to solve a common problem. If anyone else has tried these - Russ thinks his are great - please let me know. I think I will be getting a set before my next trailering trip.
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Old 07-28-2020, 06:01 PM
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Hey Jerry-

I bought two of them, and did not like them. Tried them on my Connie (due to the cast bars), and found they did not work right. Ended-up using a different strap that worked much better.
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Old 07-29-2020, 10:02 PM
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hi Jerry,
I have heard that they can cause the bars to slip so some caution in not over tightening the straps..
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Old 07-31-2020, 06:47 AM
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Ended-up using a different strap that worked much better.
Can you give me the brand name on the straps you found?
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