Safety is a very important thing to keep in mind when transporting your bike. It’s important to be safe both while loading your bike and during transport. Below are some motorcycle wheel chock safety tips for you to keep in mind to make sure transporting your bike run smoothly and without any accidents.
Motorcycle Wheel Chock Safety Tips:
#1 – Make sure you use the right equipment! Don’t use bungee cords, wire or string instead of proper straps, and make sure that you’re using a quality motorcycle wheel chock and not something that won’t work with your bike properly.
#2 – Make sure your environment is clean and suited to the job. Clean up any spills or clutter in the area you’re going to work in so you avoid slipping or tripping over things while loading your bike. Also make sure that you have an adequate amount of space for the task, and that you are loading on a surface that and flat and level.
#3 – Make sure that you set up and mount everything correctly. For instance, instead of transporting your bike with the forks compressed, you should anchor on the frame if possible to avoid damaging your motorcycle.
#4 – Use common sense! Don’t leave your motorcycle running unattended, and don’t sit on your motorcycle while it’s being loaded. These seem like no brainers but it’s important to remember not to play around. There are plenty of videos available to illustrate what happens when proper loading procedures aren’t followed (hint: google ‘motorcycle trailer fail’)
#5 – Make sure that your motorcycle wheel chock is the correct size for your motorcycle tire. At Lock ‘N Load Canada we offer narrow tire adaptors to ensure that motorcycles with thinner wheels are properly secured. In order to ensure motorcycle wheel chock safety, remember a quality chock is made of solid steel and is capable of sustaining the torsion effects of a motorcycle being transported, especially when traveling over rough roads.
Following these motorcycle wheel chock safety tips will make sure that transporting your bike goes smoothly and without any accidents or incidents. Contact us at Lock ‘N Load Canada today for the best in quality motorcycle wheel chocks and accessories.