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UHauled my 03 Road King home Saturday. Was a bit nervous having to
take the bike down the ramp provided with the truck.

I parked my Nissan SUV alongside the UHaul extended ramp. The SUV
would be on my left side as I backed the bike down the ramp. Using my
left arm against the SUV, I would be able to control how far left the bike
could lean. My wife and friend were on my right applying light pressure
to me and the bike to prevent any leaning to the right. Using the front
brake I creeped the King down the ramp. I was able to support myself
with my left foot also as there was room for it, but not for my right foot
which kinda swung in the air. A little nervous at first, but as I saw how
the trip down was progressing I quickly gained confidence. The king
made the trip down without a scratch.

Now, if we can get the salt and other "stuff" off the roads here in CT
I might be able to start my break-in. :D
 

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Is this flame bait?
 

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Think we need to let it set out side in the sun a little longer. By noon the flies will start to gather. I figure it'll be burnt to a chrisp by dark-30...
 

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Were the neighbors watching this? Better yet, get it on video?

Congrats on the new ride, and a safe first trip!
 

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THIS HAS TO BE FLAME BAIT!
 

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Back in Sept. 97' I took delivery of my new FXDWG and had to haul it home on a trailer.
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Blew my knee out on my Triumph hillclimbing at Sturgis during the Rally and was scheduled for re-construction surgery the next day.

For six weeks she waited in my garage while I was still on crutches.
Was finally able to get a grand total of 1,000 miles on her before the being snowed in that year.
 

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I don't think the story is bait. Just happend that way.

I presume the weather was so bad that he couldn't ride the bike home.

For others in the future faced with a similar situation, consider: 1. asking the dealer to deliver to bike; 2. asking a friend who has "trailered" a bike to help; or 3. waiting (easier for someone not involved to suggest than the new owner) till the weather is at least good enough to ride the bike.
 

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I almost had to trailer my new bike home as well. On my way to get the bike it started snowing. It was 27 F and by the time I got to the dealer there was 1/4 inch on the ground. We went in got the paper work taken care of it was 6 degree's warmer and the snow had melted. I rode the bike home and I didn't have the clothes for it. Had to stop 3 times to clean my visor. I do hope that it was cold or bad weather of some sort for mtucci.
 

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Or maybe a new rider who hasn't taken the MSF course yet? I'd think CT in January is reason enough anyhow, if one must justify when they trailer their bike.

Chilly
 

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Trailered me bike home also(pouring down rain). I didn't like the idea of backing it down the ramp having to reach up about head level to grab the handle bars. Had some good help and we just went for it. Then I rode in my garage for 2 days cause of the rain.
 

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Well, didn't expect so much action on getting my bike on terra-firma.
I consider myself an experienced rider, enough so that to back a 723
lb machine down any ramp without side security is asking for trouble,
about 18k worth.

The wx and temp the day I UHauled the bike home was bitter cold... the
roads were wet and dry depending on how the salt melted the road snow
and ice. So riding it home meant there was going to be road salt, grime,
etc on the bike when I got it home 60 mies later. Why oh why would
I want to ride a new Road King 60 miles over that crap. Oh, maybe it's
not manly to trailer or haul a bike. For the record, I rode down to Daytona
from CT in March of last year. If anyone remembers, the temps were in
the high 20's and low 30's. Funny, I saw about (no exaggeration)
3 other bikers. But, I saw plenty of trailers and haulers. OK, enough of
that!

As was mentioned in my post, my wife and friend (doesn't ride) were
to help get it down the ramp. Since I felt nervous about losing it on one
side or another, I decided to park my SUV along one side so if the worst
were to happen, I would make sure it fell into the SUV. OK, end of story!

Geez...!!!
 

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mtucci, congrats on the bike dude. Believe me we understood, but took a little liberty in screwing with you because you used the intro to tell of your adventure.:D As you explore, you will actually see threads dealing with trailering rather intelligently (or as close as we get).

.....its all good fun ribbing......post often!
 

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conetail said:
Trailered me bike home also(pouring down rain). Then I rode in my garage for 2 days cause of the rain.
BLA ha ha ha ha ha . Maybe you should get that new roof-windshield-door attachment they have. It's called a cage. BLA HA HA HA Maybe just maybe because of snow, but rain. BLA HA HA HA HA I'll have to put on my "I rode my bike to trailer week" shirt on. It was raining!!! HA HA HA HA HA yer to fuken much.
 

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hogg831,

Ahhhhh.....thanks, I really needed that. Thought I was going to get a
pro/con war going here! :D
 

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LOL. it's all in fun. Hell look at tha ammo all in one post.

(1) A brand new bike

(2) A Suv

(3) A Nissan at that

(4) U-Haul

That is just too much to pass up! :D
 

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To All,

I'm learning the ways of the forum fast, thanks to my fellow riders. I would have to say that very little escapes the witty and unforgiving minds of the forum readers that lie in wait for someone like myself
to make the "newbie-mistake" or for that matter, anything posted
worth a "shot". I'll continue to read on and post my threads properly... and don't think I'll mention anymore UHaul stories. Wow, you really leave yourself wide-open with one of those.

Glad to be aboard!
 

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And we are glad to have ya man. In particular, with it being winter, it is hunting season here on the board. It's a blast, folks are pretty good natured about it and NOBODY is immune. I been nailed a number of times.

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