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Old 04-03-11, 04:49 PM   #1
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Default Moto Cinch and Tyre Down

Thought i'd post this up for anyone who trailers their bike to trackdays,on holiday,etc

Not the cheapest solution to tying your bike down by any means but quickest and simplest. And that was what I was after. After a couple of trackdays last year I noticed some rubbing of the paint on the fairings from ordinary ratchet straps + it cracked a tiny piece



Thats the tyre down, 2 steel plates going into a heavy duty ratchet either side. Clamps over the rear tyre, doesnt touch the bikes suspension and is really solid. 2bh I went home from oulton park last week with just this over the back tyre, bike didnt move an inch the 40 odd miles home over some bumpy country roads. Mine was ready to go in 2 mins and then I helped out 2 blokes with loading and strapping down their bikes, all the while trying not to look smug

For complete piece of mind though I use the moto cinch too.



The "boot" goes over your footpeg and attaches to the runner you attach to the trailer bed.



Simply pull up on the handle and the bike is locked in place. Puts a moderate amount of pressure on the rear shock and none on the front, so saves your seals the black strap goes over the handle to ensure it cant undo and the red strap goes through any solid piece of the bike and into a clasp for a little extra security


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Safe as houses I can now drive without constantly checking in my mirror every minute to make sure my bike hasnt taken the guy out behind me.

RRP of the moto cinch is 95 so pricey I know. I got a tenner knocked off by a seller on ebay but he doesnt seem to be selling them anymore. Official distributor might be the only way.

Tyre down retails for 70 but I got a 2nd hand one off ebay for 42 so always worth keeping an eye out if you fancy 1
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Old 04-03-11, 05:41 PM   #2
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If you unblurred your numberplate you could just ride it there

Looks like a good set up. I'd love to have a tow bar and trailer
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Old 04-03-11, 06:00 PM   #3
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Haha I was waiting for that

A boring as ****e 500 mile round trip to snetterton last year, squaring my tyres off along the way, convinced me trailers were the future!

Trailer and all the kit is mine, beasty truck generously donated by my dad when I need it dont think my POS fiesta would quite hack it somehow lol
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Old 04-03-11, 09:53 PM   #4
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Be careful using the Moto Cinch on aftermarket rearsets as the pegs are designed to snap under load. Even moderate bumps would be enough to ping a race peg off and that'd be a disaster if that's all you're using at the time.
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Old 04-03-11, 10:44 PM   #5
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Are you using 2 of the Moto Cinch thingummybobs then?, there appears to be one each side.
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Old 05-03-11, 05:34 PM   #6
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Be careful using the Moto Cinch on aftermarket rearsets as the pegs are designed to snap under load. Even moderate bumps would be enough to ping a race peg off and that'd be a disaster if that's all you're using at the time.
Thanks Carl, i'll bear that in mind if I ever man up and get that trackbike i've been talking about. All my bikes have the standard pegs so not a prob for now

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Are you using 2 of the Moto Cinch thingummybobs then?, there appears to be one each side.
Yessum they come in pairs the thingymawotsits. and you get a little strap for holding on the front brake too, which is handy
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