Turismo Veloce, Rivale, Stradale - How do you load and fix a bike in a trailer? - MVAgusta.net
 5Likes
  • 4 Post By Arcimboldo
  • 5 Post By Fastspy
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-11-2018, 10:40 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
MarcSilverTriple's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: Isère, France
Posts: 757
New Site Garage
Turismo Veloce, Rivale, Stradale - How do you load and fix a bike in a trailer?

Hi all,

I had to use the trailer to get the bike to the dealer and to get it back. Usually, on my previous bikes, on the front, I was fixing the bike either from the inferior T, either by the handlebar with some adapted straps.

On the Turismo Veloce, none of this is possible : on the inferior T there is two metallic part preventing dirt to go thru, and as a result, straps won't go there, and if they go there, they'll be quickly damaged. On the handlebar it's not possible as well, due to the handguards preventing the use of the handlebar straps. Only way was to use pass the straps thru the frame inferior main tube.

I suspect similar difficulties may be present due to hand guards on Dragster, and for Rivale and Stradale due to the profile of the fairings.

Looking for your feedback for next time I'll have to use the trailer.

Thanks.

Marc,
Turismo Veloce in France
Looking forward for MVArdeche event in 2019
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
MarcSilverTriple is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-11-2018, 11:03 AM
Senior Member
 
silentservice703's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Duxbury, MA, USA
Posts: 21,224
Send a message via Skype™ to silentservice703
Use soft nylon loops through any available frame member...or around fork leg.

Gapalicious 2020 at
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
from Sept. 23-Sept.27, 2020

Call (423) 519-2000 or (423) 253-6213 to reserve your Riverfront Cabin. PM me for The Crow's Nest reservation!!!

Email/Paypal:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



'07 F4 312R, '10 B4 1090RR, '15 B3 800RR
'07 Ducati Monster S4Rs, '07 Ducati Monster 695
2010 Harley Davidson Ultra-Classic Electra-glide CVO FLHTCUSEBLK
'63 Honda C100A Cub
'61 MVA TRA 125
silentservice703 is offline  
post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-11-2018, 12:17 PM
Senior Member
 
Arcimboldo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: West Macronistan
Posts: 421
New Site Garage
Thumbs up Why load a bike on a trailer?

You are doing it wrong .
Maybe your bike like my TV and my Stradale came with two wheels and engine in between.

On my bikes I sit on top, grab the handlebars with my hands. Rather easy, no need for any kind of strap. And let the engine and wheels do their own job.

Got no car and natürlich no trailer.
Had a few MVs and even other brands of cycles for years and lots of lots of kilometers (a midge less in miles, ‘twas in the US). Never had to use a trailer!


Case bike engine or wheels can’t or won’t do their trick.
I carry some very small flat handy items in my pockets: mobile phone, bank card and warranty card for the balky MV.

Hence obvious help and answer:
Sit on your bike and ride it.

Forget about trailer, straps and other senile doddering old age props or implements.

Dragster
Arcimboldo is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-11-2018, 01:59 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
MarcSilverTriple's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: Isère, France
Posts: 757
New Site Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by Arcimboldo View Post
You are doing it wrong .
Maybe your bike like my TV and my Stradale came with two wheels and engine in between.

On my bikes I sit on top, grab the handlebars with my hands. Rather easy, no need for any kind of strap. And let the engine and wheels do their own job.

Got no car and natürlich no trailer.
Had a few MVs and even other brands of cycles for years and lots of lots of kilometers (a midge less in miles, ‘twas in the US). Never had to use a trailer!


Case bike engine or wheels can’t or won’t do their trick.
I carry some very small flat handy items in my pockets: mobile phone, bank card and warranty card for the balky MV.

Hence obvious help and answer:
Sit on your bike and ride it.

Forget about trailer, straps and other senile doddering old age props or implements.
When the f* pressure switch and the slave cylinders are dead, riding it is not really an option (well, technically, the combination of both faulty parts makes it impossible to do the trick). Further I had to get back from the dealer. And then to get to the dealer to get the bike back. For any of the possible options, you get two vehicles one way, one vehicle the other way (and this two times). And for the assistance, their tool is a map, and they don't have a clue about what the hell a MV Agusta dealer is. So, one vehicle, a trailer and a single driver is the optimal way to make it. Obviously I could have arranged with my dealer to get the bike at home. But doing this way, I'm just saving this option for when I actually need it...

In any case, still better to know how to fix the bike to the trailer. Just because this simple knowledge will save you additional damage while some f* assistance transporter is doing it wrong, because you'll be able to highlight him :-D

Marc,
Turismo Veloce in France
Looking forward for MVArdeche event in 2019
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
MarcSilverTriple is offline  
post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-11-2018, 03:08 PM
Senior Member
 
Arcimboldo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: West Macronistan
Posts: 421
New Site Garage
Wink only solutions

Quote:
Originally Posted by MarcSilverTriple View Post
...So, one vehicle, a trailer and a single driver is the optimal way to make it. ...
BTDT
'Xcept on the Stradale faulty pressure switch means no way to start the engine.
Starter button dead.

Phone the dealer, it's an obvious warranty claim.

With a Stradale, a short slope and bump start.

A TV starts with or without the clutch,
good thing because bump starting a TV doesn't work,
then I'll would kick the gears into submission.

Get to the stea¨H¨H¨Hdealer, borrow his TVL while he hunts for the faulty part
and I ride on my merry way.

Not optimal mebbe
but simpler than senile gesticulations with trailer or straps.

Saves me the car I haven't. 'Cause without a car or a truck a trailer isn't a bright idea.

Dragster

Last edited by Arcimboldo; 02-11-2018 at 03:11 PM.
Arcimboldo is offline  
post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-11-2018, 03:41 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
MarcSilverTriple's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: Isère, France
Posts: 757
New Site Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by Arcimboldo View Post
Not optimal mebbe
but simpler than senile gesticulations with trailer or straps.

Saves me the car I haven't. 'Cause without a car or a truck a trailer isn't a bright idea.
Where I live it would not be realistic to rely on a bike the whole year. Therefore, I have a car.

Then the trailer : it's a general purpose stuff generally dedicated to move stuff times to times to waste recycling center of the area... and sometimes to move a bike to the dealer or a to a track day session without any legal stuff on it (let's be clear - NOT the TV).

And this trailer is also something my friends borrow time to time to move their wrecked or non functional bike into a garage where someone will start to make some magic about it so it is brought back to life... So in fine, it's fine to have a trailer and a car.

Conclusion : if you don't have a car and a trailer, try to have one friend who have those just in case.

Marc,
Turismo Veloce in France
Looking forward for MVArdeche event in 2019
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
MarcSilverTriple is offline  
post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-12-2018, 02:13 PM
Established Member
 
noggin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Durham UK
Posts: 88
Just a suggestion,

Front wheel chock anchored/bolted to the trailer and wheel strapped to chock, ratchet straps through the rear frame anchored to the trailer.

Turismo Veloce
Brutale 920
noggin is offline  
post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-26-2018, 10:30 PM
Established Member
 
Fastspy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Maple Grove, MN
Posts: 206
A little late to this thread but here is how I transported my TVL 2200 miles.

I use a front wheel chock made by Condor called the pit-stop. They claim only two straps are necessary to secure the bike.




I ran a ratchet strap off each side of the frame forward and also another off each rear passenger footpeg mounts. Probably overkill for the chock but insurance in my mind. The straps I wrapped around the frame have a sheepskin cover to eliminate any abrasion.

Straps were not tight in the pic since this was prior to departure.
Attached Images
 

Last edited by Fastspy; 03-26-2018 at 10:35 PM.
Fastspy is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to Fastspy For This Useful Post:
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to use all of the features of the MVAgusta.net site, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome