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Old 02-01-2018, 03:20 AM   #1
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Motorcycle wheel choke suggestion needed

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I currently have two heavy duty motorcycle wheel choke installed in the back. They are mounted on the floor with 4 large screw each into recessed lugs that i have installed in the floor.

Here what they look like.
https://www.amazon.com/MaxxHaul-7027.../dp/B008CE0R7W

They work amazing, aside from being in the way of the batroom door when installed.

Hereís my challenge. Every time we load the motorcycle i have to roll the carpet, assemble the wheel choke (three parts with quick connect) and screw them to the floor with the 4 screws. Then i load the bike and secure them with d loops and 4 straps each. Whem i get to yhe camp site i unload the bikes. Remove everything, store it, unroll the carpet etc.. then i have to do it again when we pack up and head back home. You get the picture... it takes a good 30 mins every time to load and secure the bikes.

The big question is : what are you guys doing to expedite this process? Any cool trick that i am not aware of? Any amazing gadget that can reduce significantly that process?

I am all in baby, hit me with suggestions.
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Old 02-01-2018, 12:43 PM   #2
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The Condor brand chock is easy on and easy off when you want it off the floor.

They are made for big motorcycles and work great.
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I use a Condor Pitstop. It doesn’t need to be mounted to the floor. I put the bike in the Condor chock, then put 2 straps from front forks to floor D rings, and 2 straps from rear frame to rear D rings. When I arrive, remove the straps, roll the bike out, pick up the Condor. You can pull the rod out to fold the Condor for storage in about 10 seconds. I either put the Condor under the RV, or in the bed of the pickup with the bed cover over it.
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Old 02-02-2018, 04:16 AM   #4
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Condor Chock is in my trailer.
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Condor Chock is in my trailer.
on E-track in my trailer ....
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Old 02-03-2018, 12:57 AM   #7
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Condor chocks in ours also.
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You gents with Condor, all you using the one that has the quick release Pitstop or some not securing, using the trailer model?
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You gents with Condor, all you using the one that has the quick release Pitstop or some not securing, using the trailer model?
You want the Pit-Stop/Trailer-Stop model, not the trailer only model. The Pit-Stop has a wide front piece so it is stable, even when not bolted down. You can add the trailer adapter plate if you feel you need to mount the Pit-Stop to the floor. I’ve found that’s not needed, and Condor’s staff confirmed that’s OK, as long as you tie the bike down. The trailer only model needs to be securely mounted to the trailer.

It hasn’t been mentioned, but you can also use the Pit-Stop in your garage, driveway, or campsite to hold the bike, roll it into the chock, let go, and it’s stable. It is recommended that if you are hauling the bike you tie it down.
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You gents with Condor, all you using the one that has the quick release Pitstop or some not securing, using the trailer model?
Pit-stop with the TK-3000 mounting kit. One thumbscrew and the chock can be removed, leaving only the mounting kit on the floor.
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Thanks guyís for the reply. I looked at the condor and i like the pitstop with the e-track attachment. Might be overkill, but i dont like the idea of having it free standing. It gives me peace of mind the know itís secure in the rv in addition to the tie down.

I am currently screwing it on the floor with 4 screws in recessed lugs. I am also attaching the rack with chain links to the tie down ring. Again probably overkill.

The Condor doesnt look very different then the one i have. Itís probably much lighter from what i can see since itís probably in aluminium. that could be a great benefit, lighter to move and easier to fold.
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Aside from the weight and potentially the way it folds, it looks the same as what i have.

https://www.etrailer.com/p-MT70271.html with something similar to this https://www.etrailer.com/p-TWPH2770.html

Itís a big heavy rack and probably too much since i already screw it down.

A smaller, lighter weight alternative that can easily be folded would be an improvement.
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Browsing the web i found something called bikerbar.

Biker Bar | B&W Trailer Hitches

Is anyone using this?

It looks easy enought, but i dont want to live with the bottom rack part in the trailer when in RV mode.

Maybe i can this in e-track and remove it also.
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You want the Pit-Stop/Trailer-Stop model, not the trailer only model. The Pit-Stop has a wide front piece so it is stable, even when not bolted down. You can add the trailer adapter plate if you feel you need to mount the Pit-Stop to the floor. Iíve found thatís not needed, and Condorís staff confirmed thatís OK, as long as you tie the bike down. The trailer only model needs to be securely mounted to the trailer.

It hasnít been mentioned, but you can also use the Pit-Stop in your garage, driveway, or campsite to hold the bike, roll it into the chock, let go, and itís stable. It is recommended that if you are hauling the bike you tie it down.
Thanks just what I needed.

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Pit-stop with the TK-3000 mounting kit. One thumbscrew and the chock can be removed, leaving only the mounting kit on the floor.
I like that option thanks. Didn't mean to hijack!

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Hey gang!

I currently have two heavy duty motorcycle wheel choke installed in the back. They are mounted on the floor with 4 large screw each into recessed lugs that i have installed in the floor.

Here what they look like.
https://www.amazon.com/MaxxHaul-7027.../dp/B008CE0R7W

They work amazing, aside from being in the way of the batroom door when installed.

Hereís my challenge. Every time we load the motorcycle i have to roll the carpet, assemble the wheel choke (three parts with quick connect) and screw them to the floor with the 4 screws. Then i load the bike and secure them with d loops and 4 straps each. Whem i get to yhe camp site i unload the bikes. Remove everything, store it, unroll the carpet etc.. then i have to do it again when we pack up and head back home. You get the picture... it takes a good 30 mins every time to load and secure the bikes.

The big question is : what are you guys doing to expedite this process? Any cool trick that i am not aware of? Any amazing gadget that can reduce significantly that process?

I am all in baby, hit me with suggestions.
I installed a flat metal plate on the floor with threaded bolt holes that used allen head bolts. I made a drill bit with a long shaft and allen head that I used to zip the four bolts in and out in just a few seconds.
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Old 02-13-2018, 06:30 PM   #17
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I bought 3 motorcycle wheel holders from home depot (cheap) bolted them to a strip of 3/4" plywood. I use 2 ratchet straps hooked to the floor D rings in the dovetail. The straps wont let the bikes (2 Harleys 1dirt bike) move forward. The weight of the front wheels won't let the assembly move side to side.
Takes 10 seconds to take out. All in. less then $200 bucks to haul 3 big bikes and removes in seconds.

http://m.harborfreight.com/1800-Lb-C...ock-61670.html
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There's a fine fella named Scott who builds a fantastic "modular" system.
His craftsmanship is awesome and he is very reasonably priced.

The whole system leverages your existing D-Rings.

Here's a couple of pics showing a rear mounted setup, and a fore-mounted setup.
(rear mount would require either turn-around room in the garage, or at least lighter bikes like dirt bikes.







Scott lives in California. Google BoltItOn.
You'll find him.
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