Ready to have thrilling adventures and leave a trail of dust behind your dirt bike? As you pick out your next destination for speeding down hills and carving through the dirt, make sure you are set to safely transport your bike. Because you don’t want to damage your bike, you will need to make sure you can securely get from point A to point B. Unless you have a pick-up truck, the best way to do this is by using a dirt bike trailer.
After finding the trailer that is best fit for your needs, you’ll need to know how to properly load your bike into the trailer. To help you complete this task with ease, here are some basic steps for loading up the dirt bike trailer:
Make sure you use a dirt bike trailer that is made for the number of bikes you will be loading. Trying to cram two bikes in a trailer that is made for one bike is a risky move. Magneta Trailers sells single, double and quad dirt bike trailers. Each dirt bike trailer includes a loading ramp.
Bring out ratchet straps or cam tie-downs to secure your bike. While you might consider using rope, it will make the process of both securing and unloading your bike more difficult.
Start by putting attaching straps to the tie down lugs on the trailer. Setting these up before the bike is loaded can help avoid accidents when trying to balance the bike and attach straps.
Grab a friend to help get the bike loaded. This way one person can hold the bike in place and the other can make sure the ties are in place.
Put straps in front and in back to ensure the whole bike is secure. The straps should be secure but not put so much pressure as to change the bike’s alignment. Some riders attach straps to the lower triple trees and others go from the handlebars down.
Your last step before taking off is to make sure you trailer is attached to your vehicle and any lights plugged in.
If you are traveling long distances and leaving the bike unused for more than a day, make sure to loosen the straps during the time you are not traveling, then adjust them before hitting the road again. When you stop for breaks or to fuel up, make a quick check of your dirt bike trailer to ensure nothing has come loose and everything is secure. When you’re ready to buy a dirt bike trailer, or a trailer for your boat or other investments, contact Magneta Trailers. We can put together a dirt bike trailer to best fit your needs and to keep your adventures going!