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Transporting Your Classic Bike


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Hitting the Road
Transporting Your Classic Bike

Having the right setup for towing is essential.

John H. Glimmerveen

All classic bike owners take pride in their machines. At some point, you'll probably want to show off your pride and joy at a rally or concourse event. But getting the bike to an event isn't that easy unless you ride it there, and visiting these events will often require the use of a trailer or box van. And, besides learning how to drive with a trailer, it's well worth some extra time and effort to avoid serious damage when loading.

The transportation of a motorcycle seems, on the face of it, to be a simple exercise: place the bike on a trailer, attach that to a car and go. Unfortunately, motorcycles are inherently unstable; without a rider or suitable supports, the machine will fall over.

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