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How to shift a bike off the wheel chock cradle

1) It's best to have the trailer parked on the flat.   If not, rather be facing uphill.  (It's always much easier to roll the bike 
     downhill rather than uphill.) *
 

2) Avoid stopping on a camber because as the bike comes out of the chock, all the weight is going to be on 1 leg.         Usually the left leg, also often the weaker of the two.

 

Here is an old video that shows how compressing the forks helps rock off the wheel chock

 

* remember if the trailer is on a slope and not coupled to the towing vehicle, it will start rolling once the platform is raised. Either leave attached to the towing vehicle or chock the wheels.

 

How to change a wheel

The Lazy-Lowder will raise a wheel off the ground if you place an object such as a block of wood under the offset axle as shown in this video :   https://vimeo.com/277957217 

So step 1 would be to loosen the wheel nuts using a 19mm wheel brace

step 2 would be to lower the platform onto the block thereby raising the wheel. 

step 3 remove the nuts and swop the wheels

step 4 Raise the platform and get the nuts really tight whilst the wheel is on the ground
 

BTW for some reason you often find trailers on the side of the road having lost wheel nuts.

 

 

How to change the tail lamps

The tail lamps are standard P21W bayonet cap incandescent light bulbs.

The waterproof housing is made of quite tough plastic.
Using 1 or preferably 2 flat screwdrivers, it is fairly easy to wedge the lamp housing from its rubber grommet.
Swap out the lamp and test .

To gently force the lamp housing back into to the rubber grommet, ensure that the housing is properly located from below. Then, using your knee to push on the outside until the lamp housing is properly seated..

How to secure your motorcycle for transport

 

Tie the load down and  limit it moving around.

If the bike moves around, the to-and-fro movement may wear out

the straps.


In holding the load down, unsprung fixing points are the answer
and here the wheels are the most obvious spots. It’s worth being
aware that over the wheel straps or clamps are vulnerable to slow
punctures and may loosen along the way.

 

A lashing through the front wheel is recommended.

Some arrangements use clamps on the foot pegs though
they are usually not designed for this purpose and may not
be strong enough.

 

Lateral movement is best constrained through “stays” higher up on the bike. Take care to avoid over-tightening, so as to prevent damaging fork seals and secondly, so as not to bend the handle bars or damage the throttle return.


 

Conclusion

So, ratchet straps are suggested here, since they lock positively and have no sharp edges. Secondly, ratchet straps have hook terminations that work well with soft loop straps.
If you’re worried about hooks scratching the paintwork, PVC hose could provide extra cushioning, while Duct tape is useful to stop strap ends flapping about.

 

Finally, the CoG (centre of gravity) of the load should be just in front of the axle.

Having the load too far forward may overload the rear suspension of the towing vehicle. While having the CoG too far back can cause fishtailing.

It’s worth noting that sharp edges are NOT your friend. This means that straps with spring cleats as shown, are not a long term solution. Their teeth will cause the strap to wear. The strap will eventually break. Watch out for sharp edges on the bike too. They may cause straps to fray prematurely.