There are many reasons why you may need to transport your motorcycle. Whether it’s hauling your bike to a motorcycle rally or even taking it to the shop, you’re going to need ratchet straps to secure it. We’ll show you what ratchet straps to use, how to use them, and where to purchase them.
Types of Ratchet Straps
As motorcycles can be a bit on the pricier side, it’s important to find tie-downs that will tightly secure your bike in order to prevent shifting. We offer many ratchet strap tie-downs that are great for tying down numerous bikes:
- Pro Grip Ratchet Tie Down: 400lb working load limit – 1200lb breaking strength
- Motorcycle Soft Tie- Tiedown Strap Extender: 400lb working load limit
- Ancra Premium Cam Buckle Tie Downs for Motorcycles & ATVs: 400lb working load limit – 4,500lb abrasion-resistant nylon webbing
- The Ancra Premium Cam Buckle Tie Down with Integrated Soft Hooks for Motorcycles & ATVs: 400lb working load limit – 4,500lb abrasion-resistant nylon webbing
- Ancra Gradual Release Ratchet Tie Downs with Integrated Soft Hooks: 600lb working load limit – 1,800lb assembly strength
When choosing a ratchet strap, you’ll want to keep in mind the weight of your bike.
How to Use Them
Next, to begin securing your motorcycle:
- Tighten the straps in the front to evenly to make sure the motorcycle stays vertical so that it doesn’t fully compress the suspension
- Secure the rear ratchet straps to a solid point on the rear of the motorcycle frame or swing arm while carefully avoiding any break lines or electrical wirings
- Lastly, ensure the motorcycle is secure and make sure that all four ratchet straps are tightened evenly
For a full demonstration on how to place ratchet straps on your motorcycle, watch the video below.
To make it even easier, transport your motorcycle using our motorcycle trailer. This lightweight trailer features a loading ramp and motorcycle wheel chocks for a simple loading and unloading process.
Now that you know how to secure your motorcycle with ratchet straps, it’s time to make the purchase. You can find all of our available ratchet straps on our website. For more information on how to transport your motorcycle onto a U-Haul trailer, click here.