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Tying down a 2019 CVO Road Glide for transport?
« on: December 14, 2018, 05:35:33 PM »

Anyone had any experience tying down a new CVO Road Glide??     We are getting ready to head to Florida for the holidays and I am trying to figure out a strategy.  The  fender design is different to accommodate the 21 inch wheel and it is almost flush to the forks, the new chin spoiler and the chopped engine guard cover up the frame and make it hard to locate any spots…  A friend of mine recommended handlebar straps that cup over the grips but I’m afraid they might tear up the grips or damage the fly by wire sensor for the throttle.....
Any advice would be much appreciated!!!
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Re: Tying down a 2019 CVO Road Glide for transport?
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2018, 06:25:31 PM »

If I were strapping a 19 in I'd try to use the lower triple tree as my primary lashing point.
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Re: Tying down a 2019 CVO Road Glide for transport?
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2018, 06:28:20 PM »

Another.
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Re: Tying down a 2019 CVO Road Glide for transport?
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2018, 06:31:57 PM »

Lower triple trees being creative with soft ties first then tie downs. For the rear you can't beat the Yelvington rear bolt on brackets, They are black, blend in to the background and are so easy to use.
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Re: Tying down a 2019 CVO Road Glide for transport?
« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2018, 07:07:16 PM »

When the dealer delivered my ‘19 they used the fairing support bracket. Up where it attaches to the frame, where a regular engine guard would attach. They put soft ties on each side and then hooked the straps to the soft ties.
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Re: Tying down a 2019 CVO Road Glide for transport?
« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2018, 07:45:25 PM »

Lower triple tree like Puzzled says is where tie downs are attached when the Road Glides are delivered to the dealer. I use soft ties on them then tie downs to the D rings in the floor, I then run a ratchet tie down through the rear wheel with one of those el cheapo fake lambs wool velcro shoulder belt pads wrapped around it to protect the finish on the wheel and attach to D rings flush mounted to the floor in my trailer. This combo works with lowers as well.
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Re: Tying down a 2019 CVO Road Glide for transport?
« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2018, 07:58:13 PM »

I use soft straps around the frame under the passenger pegs and pull back and out for my primary set. As you can see in pics I tend to go with a little overkill when strapping my bikes in.
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Re: Tying down a 2019 CVO Road Glide for transport?
« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2018, 10:24:21 PM »

We all have opinions, but the photo of the Gray bike above shows tie-downs going to the rear. Something as small as the front tire going flat, a front strap failing etc and then those rear straps will pull the bike straight out of the chock and the bike will fall over
Never pull to the rear without at least 4, two front and two center pulling forward. But even then not sure why any need to pull bike to rear.
The two he has at center are a great idea, they just need to be angled way more to front. Towed for a living for awhile, never personally had a failure, but I have seen above set-up fail, more than once.


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Re: Tying down a 2019 CVO Road Glide for transport?
« Reply #8 on: December 15, 2018, 07:58:54 AM »

Thanks for all of the great pics and ideas.    I will play around with it and see what I can do.
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Re: Tying down a 2019 CVO Road Glide for transport?
« Reply #9 on: December 15, 2018, 09:02:42 AM »

B & W Biker Bar.....very easy.  No straps needed.  I've hauled my Ultra Classic from San Diego to Key West, Maggie Valley, Black Hills, Colorado and back to San Diego....much faster than straps and much more secure.....no straps and no wheel chock needed.  Many full time RVers are using the Biker Bar.

See it here.....   https://www.cvoharley.com/smf/index.php?topic=114635.msg1456267#msg1456267
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Re: Tying down a 2019 CVO Road Glide for transport?
« Reply #10 on: December 15, 2018, 10:08:18 AM »

B & W Biker Bar.....very easy.  No straps needed.  I've hauled my Ultra Classic from San Diego to Key West, Maggie Valley, Black Hills, Colorado and back to San Diego....much faster than straps and much more secure.....no straps and no wheel chock needed.  Many full time RVers are using the Biker Bar.

See it here.....   https://www.cvoharley.com/smf/index.php?topic=114635.msg1456267#msg1456267
I actually considered that from the beginning however the '19 has an ABS line that runs outboard on the frame rail RT side.   I thought that the clamps would not be able to grab without damaging the line so I did not gamble on the 377.00 purchase price.
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Re: Tying down a 2019 CVO Road Glide for transport?
« Reply #11 on: December 21, 2018, 06:49:19 AM »

I thought the same as above as far as why pull backwards with rear strap. Then I saw why, pulling back helps guard against the bike shifting side to side. Also I never use S hooks. Always use spring loaded hooks that latch. I do mine the same as Puzzled. If it's good enough for his bike with all the time and money he puts into his creations it's good enough my bike .
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Re: Tying down a 2019 CVO Road Glide for transport?
« Reply #12 on: December 21, 2018, 09:31:19 AM »

I use a Condore and soft straps on the forks just above the fender mount. I have hauled all my bikes with the straps above the fender from Michigan to Daytona for the past 30 years. That way you don't put any load on the front forks seals. JMO
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Re: Tying down a 2019 CVO Road Glide for transport?
« Reply #13 on: December 21, 2018, 10:50:21 AM »

B & W Biker Bar.....very easy.  No straps needed.  I've hauled my Ultra Classic from San Diego to Key West, Maggie Valley, Black Hills, Colorado and back to San Diego....much faster than straps and much more secure.....no straps and no wheel chock needed.  Many full time RVers are using the Biker Bar.

See it here.....   https://www.cvoharley.com/smf/index.php?topic=114635.msg1456267#msg1456267
In the last 2 years I have had the worst luck of anyone I've talked in transporting. 2 years ago coming back from Daytona with 2 bike in the trailer. I had a really good high dollar strap just break the ratchet mechanism and dump the fairing of my bike into my buddy's. didn't really hurt his but it did mine. So I bought a Biker bar and loved it. But they are not bullet proof. Coming back from MITM in Eureka springs was leaving a truck stop at 20mph and hit a pot hole that ruptured the trailer tire and broke the wheel. It broke the attachment on the bar and dumped the bike on its side. And yes it was on the bike correctly. So now its biker bar a few straps to hold the front tire and knoockerz on each side of the bike!

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Re: Tying down a 2019 CVO Road Glide for transport?
« Reply #14 on: December 21, 2018, 11:04:44 AM »

There is definitely more than one way to strap a bike down. It comes down to what works for you and what you are comfortable with.

I like lots of straps....
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