Securing Your Bike in the Back of Your Truck
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    Just me
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    by Just me » Sun Nov 16, 2008 9:04 pm

    Compressing your forks DOES NOT DAMAGE them. The idea behind the block between the wheel and tree is to prevent tiedowns from coming slack under hard deceleration/bumps.
    If you could damage springs by compressing the fork, they would be junk from a few miles of riding. You aren't going to push them as far as they move during normal riding.
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    by usmc88fan » Sun Nov 16, 2008 9:08 pm

    Just me wrote:Compressing your forks DOES NOT DAMAGE them. The idea behind the block between the wheel and tree is to prevent tiedowns from coming slack under hard deceleration/bumps.
    If you could damage springs by compressing the fork, they would be junk from a few miles of riding. You aren't going to push them as far as they move during normal riding.


    I agree, but you just don't want to leave them compressed continuously.
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    by rocketman » Thu Apr 30, 2009 1:15 pm

    Old topic, but very interesting way to tie two bikes in. I will have to try this. I would love to be able to close my tailgate!
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    by RideRed450X06 » Thu Apr 30, 2009 1:33 pm

    I have a 8' box (long bed) on my truck and I have no problem closing my tailgate. I also have a box up front designed to keep the back tire snug to the tailgate. I carry a 450X, Susuki DRZ400, and a CRF230 in my truck. Awile back I had an old 1989 XR350, 1991 XR250 a CRF230 and a 2001 XR100 in my truck each one has a 2x8 cut to fit under the fender and on the tire so my forks get compressed maby 3/4 of and inch and I've never had a problem.

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