If you’re like me, you love taking your dirt bike out for a ride on the trails. But if you have to drive somewhere to go riding, it can be a pain in the neck to carry your bike on the back of your vehicle. That’s where a hitch carrier comes in handy. You can easily attach it to your car and then store your bike on it. In this post, we will show you how to tie down a dirt bike on a hitch carrier.
But if you’ve never done this before, it can be tricky to figure out how to tie down the dirt bike so that it doesn’t move around while you’re driving. So I’m going to show you how to do it. Just follow these simple steps and you’ll be good to go!
Tools We Need to Tie Down a Dirt Bike on a Hitch Carrier
When trying to tie down a dirt bike on a hitch carrier there are a few essential tools that we should be sure to have at hand. We need strong and durable tie-down straps to secure the bike, as well as soft loops or compression blocks that won’t scratch our bike frame.
Additionally, it is important for safety reasons, to use covers designed for shock cords if the bungees, straps, and ratchets have exposed metal. Lastly, a quality locking set giving us both security and convenience when transporting the dirt bike from A to B is essential. Having all these pieces of equipment beforehand not only simplifies the transport process but also keeps us and our bikes safe while on the road!
How to Tie Down a Dirt Bike on a Hitch Carrier
Moving a dirt bike can be a tricky affair, but with the right materials and preparation, it doesn’t have to be complicated. We are going to write about how to tie down a dirt bike on a hitch carrier in 4 steps.
Positioning the Bike
Securing a dirt bike onto a hitch carrier is key for any off-road adventure, and positioning the bike correctly can make all the difference. To begin, position the dirt bike parallel to the bumper of the vehicle, making sure the center stand faces outwards away from the car.
Getting Started With the Straps
Securing a dirt bike to a hitch carrier is essential for road transportation. It can be done by anchoring the frame of the dirt bike with tie-down straps at four points – two on the front and two on the back. It’s important to use heavy-duty straps specifically designed for motorized vehicles, as regular cargo straps could snap if stressed too much. Start by placing one strap at each point, making sure they are both tight and secure.
Test the stability of each strap by pushing against it with your hand. To obtain maximum security and protect against wear, consider using ratchet straps or cam buckles instead. Once all four straps have been tensioned, double-check all connections to ensure that nothing has come loose during transport and that your machine won’t shift or move while in transit.
For peace of mind before you leave, check that each tie-down strap is tight, secure, and has no slack in it. It’s a simple process but can save a lot of trouble and danger further down the line.
How to Tie Down a Scooter on a Hitch Carrier
When it comes to transporting a scooter, one of the most reliable and secure methods is to strap it down on a hitch carrier. This method works well for both short trips and long-distance travels, however, it does require a few steps to safely tie down the scooter. First, check your scooter is switched off, then fasten two straps in an X pattern from the back of the carrier across the front of your scooter to stop sideways movement.
Make sure both straps are equally tight yet not too tight that they may damage your vehicle. For extra safety, add bungee cords or rope underneath the motorbike; remember to include rubber mounting pieces between metal parts so they don’t scratch each other during transport. Once you have checked everything is secure, you can begin your journey with peace of mind that your scooter will not fly away when you reach your destination!
Now that you know how to tie down a dirt bike on a hitch carrier, you’re ready to hit the roads and trails! Just remember to practice safety first and always obey traffic laws. And if you ever have any questions about tying down your dirt bike or anything else, feel free to give us a call or stop by our shop. We’re always happy to help out however we can!