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Has anyone figured out a good way to transport a Bergman in the back of a truck? There are no good places to attach a tie down, and scratching the plastic with a tie down is super easy to do.

I was going to try carrying it on a tow hitch carrier but couldn't figure out how to secure it.
 

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On the back I tie down from the bottom shock mounts. On the front I tie down from the fork tubes at the axle.
 

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cougsfan said:
There are no good places to attach a tie down..
On your '06-400, there are excellent tie-down rings on the rear frame.
On the left side, under the bottom of the rear fender, below the passenger
handhold, there is a big plastic knob for adjusting the rear shock absorber
preload...next to that knob is a tie-down ring. There is another, just like
it, on the right side. These are the places you will want to use, to connect
your ratchet straps.
DO NOT use ratchet straps on the handgrips...there is a good chance that
you could bend the handlebars.
Some folks have used straps attached to the passenger handrails...but
remember, these are plastic, & they are attached to plastic.
Some type of front wheel chock to hold the forks, & the 2 rear frame
tie-down rings, is your safest way to haul your scooter.
The handlebars & the passenger handrails MIGHT be added as additional
stabilizing strap locations...but not as primary tie-downs.
 

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Buffalo said:
On the back I tie down from the bottom shock mounts. On the front I tie down from the fork tubes at the axle.
I had a friend who tied his Harley at 4 low points on the bike just like you do. It ended up on its side for that very reason. This was on a trailer with a steel deck. A wooden one might have prevented that from happening.

The Burgman isn't nearly as top heavy as my buddy's full dress Harley so they have that going for them. Tie off high front or back and you'll never have this happen to you. I tie off high front and back and additionally tie off the front tire so the wheel can't turn. I may be too cautious but I've yet to damage a bike tied on to a trailer - and I've trailered my bikes many times. I use a tilt bed golf cart trailer. Best trailer made for a MC IMO.

scootntoot1 said:
Use the passenger hand grips for the rear tie downs.
Purchase a handlebar tie down strap. It's by far the safest and easiest way.
Yep - tie it off high!
 

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been transporting bikes for 15 years, buy a canyon dancer for the handlebars and problem solved. you can also buy two soft ties to use on handle grips, works just fine and keeps straps off plastic.
 
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