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I am fortunate enough to have a fiancee with a Ninja along with mine. We want to trailer both bikes to some twisty roads and to a track not too close from New Orleans - without the ass numbing ride to get there (not to mention hurricane exacuations). I am looking at a 5X6 trailer with ramp gate, wood bottom. Anyone have pics to show mounting them side by side? I also want to install front wheel cradles so we can easily strap them down without holding the bikes up in case just one of us is putting the bikes on the trailer.
 

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I don't have pics, but I've hauled plenty of bikes in the back of pickup - again, no pics, but...

get a couple of these: http://store.rampconnection.com/product.php?xProd=6788&xSec=73

Bolt them to the bottom of the trailer with these: http://www.pipingtech.com/products/ptpcat/support/holddown/hd1.htm

Get some straps, and have at it...

The way I usually do it, is 2 straps per bike, one on each side, connected to the handlebars or forks, making sure not pinch lines and such forth. I usually crank the bike down to maximum compression on the forks.... I try to keep the angles on either strap the same, and once they're strapped down tight, I jump on the bike and with all my weight, rock it side-to-side to make sure NOTHING is gonna jar it loose... If I'm going through a dirt road, I'll throw an extra, single strap over the rear seat and crank it down, to make sure the rear wheels don't bounce around independently of the fronts...

Sorry for no pics, but I hope this helps.
 

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It's, It's, It's beautiful!!!!! Look how its paint glistens in the sunlight.
 

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I don't have pics, but I've hauled plenty of bikes in the back of pickup - again, no pics, but...

get a couple of these: http://store.rampconnection.com/product.php?xProd=6788&xSec=73

Bolt them to the bottom of the trailer with these: http://www.pipingtech.com/products/ptpcat/support/holddown/hd1.htm

Get some straps, and have at it...

The way I usually do it, is 2 straps per bike, one on each side, connected to the handlebars or forks, making sure not pinch lines and such forth. I usually crank the bike down to maximum compression on the forks.... I try to keep the angles on either strap the same, and once they're strapped down tight, I jump on the bike and with all my weight, rock it side-to-side to make sure NOTHING is gonna jar it loose... If I'm going through a dirt road, I'll throw an extra, single strap over the rear seat and crank it down, to make sure the rear wheels don't bounce around independently of the fronts...

Sorry for no pics, but I hope this helps.
Thanks so much for the help!
 

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Bought mine as a put together from Harbor Freight Tools, and well... put it together... haha had to use my own plywood and d rings, also added every other angle iron on the ramp, it was too spread out and scared me to think if my leg fell through while going up the ramp... ewwwww... that would suck, but if i recall it was only like 600 and sum bucks or so... i also added the tool box on front, a better wheel for the tounge, three camper legs that drop down so you can load it without it attached to the vehicle. ( one in middle of tounge and two out back ) and a spare tire...

not bad considering though, works great and i love it.
 
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