George's Customs Towing

Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Motorcycle Towing/Transport


We always take great care and consideration of the following when

towing/transporting your motorcycle.

Use a Suitable Tow Vehicle: Ensure that the vehicle you'll be using to tow the motorcycle is appropriate for the task. It should have sufficient towing capacity and be equipped with a proper hitch or towing system.

Choose the Right Tow Equipment: There are different options for towing a motorcycle, depending on your specific situation. Here are a few common methods:

a. Flatbed Trailer: Using a flatbed trailer is one of the safest and most secure methods of towing a motorcycle. Ensure that the trailer is in good condition, properly attached to the tow vehicle, and has secure tie-down points to keep the motorcycle stable during transport.

b. Motorcycle Trailer: Specifically designed motorcycle trailers are available that provide a dedicated platform for transporting motorcycles. These trailers often have built-in ramps and wheel chocks to secure the bike properly.

c. Tow Bar or Motorcycle Carrier: Some tow vehicles can be equipped with tow bars or motorcycle carriers that attach to the rear of the vehicle. These carriers provide a stable platform for the motorcycle and keep it off the ground during transport.

Use High-Quality Straps: Invest in high-quality, non-elastic straps designed for securing motorcycles. Avoid using ropes or bungee cords as they can cause damage or come loose.

b. Attach the Straps: Securely attach the straps to sturdy points on the motorcycle, such as the handlebars, frame, or footpegs. Avoid attaching them to fragile or easily damaged components.

c. Balance and Position: Ensure that the motorcycle is positioned properly on the trailer or carrier to maintain balance. Distribute the weight evenly, keeping in mind the weight limits and recommendations for the specific towing equipment you are using.

Check and Double-Check: Before towing, thoroughly check all connections, straps, and attachments to ensure they are secure. Give each strap a firm tug to confirm that it is tight and won't come loose during transport.

Drive with Caution: When towing a motorcycle, drive attentively and cautiously. Accelerate and decelerate gradually, avoiding sudden movements that could cause the motorcycle to shift or tip. Keep a safe distance from other vehicles and be mindful of the additional length and weight you are towing.

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George's Custom Towing
Whiteford, MD
Serving Harford, Cecil and York County
for over 38 years