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Have an Excaliber Trailer with a "Bike Pro" front wheel chock installed. The set up is the cat's behind as it is easy to load the BH with one person. The chock is the type that you drive into and the front tire just rolls into the rocker, locking the bike in place. I still tie it down as a double precaution when going any distance. When I off load I have to rev the hell out of the motor while rocking the bike manually as hard as I can to get it backed out of the rocker on the chock. My fear is blowing the reverse band out....any experiences with this kind of pressure on the tranny? The "Bike Pro" is adjusted to the lowest position (least resistance) so I'm looking for any ideas. I could certainly use a come-a-long to pull it backwards out of the chock but that eliminates the one man operation. When my other half (all 95lbs of her) pulls a little on the backrest while I'm backing in gear it is usually enough to walk the bike quickly out without over revving. Any suggestions other than getting a smaller bike (or larger girlfriend for that matter) are appreciated. Conrad
 

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Conrad ,
I saw one of these wheel chocks demonstrated at the Rally a couple of years ago and saw a guy try to back his 502 out of the chock . The reving he had to do in reverse to back out of this chock was unreal . I thought he was going to blow his tranny right there on the spot . I know guys that have blown rerverse just backing up a steep incline I wouldn't own one of those chocks if they gave it to me for the Boss anyway . That kind of abuse can not be good for the Boss tranny . Unless you have someone to help you pull the Boss out of it every time or some way to reduce the holding power I'd recommend you don't use it . Just my opinion . Probibly good for lighter a bike without reverse gear .



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I have a L.A. chock and I have the same problem but I don't have reverse, well I didn't hook it up yet :oops: What I did was cut a 2 by 4 about 16" long into a wedge. I stick the small end between the chock and the wheel and then every time a rock the bike back the wedge drops in a little deeper till it pops right out. This is all done while sitting on the bike by myself. Works good for me. 8)
 

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Hey Lamont....
Is that you on your bike in the new mag? looks like it is at the rally. Hard to say just who it is with as many as you have infected with the bug. 8)
 

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I didn't make the rally so I'm pretty sure it wasn't me. ;)

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Hey Lamont....
Is that you on your bike in the new mag? looks like it is at the rally. Hard to say just who it is with as many as you have infected with the bug. 8)
 

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Thanks Lamont. Leave it to you to make a simple solution. I was already running ideas through my head of a front mounted electric winch with cables and pulleys at the rear. I'll try your idea the next time I load but it may be awhile with all the snow we have. Not sure if it will work on my set up or not. Its that first budge off of the end of the chock that is the problem. After that it is centered over the fulcrum of the cradle and pulls back smoothly. Maybe your wedge and a couple of pulls with my ratchet tie downs to the rear cleats might work. Again, thanks as always.

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Conrad:
A few years ago, I traded my 383ci small block two wheeler in on my
current trike.

The fellow loaded it on a trailer with one of those chocks. Two days
later he called to tell me he blew the reverse out of the tranny, trying
to back it out of the trailer.

Results- A complete rebuild by Nesco.

Geezer
 

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Thanks Geezer. That is what I was worried about. I'll find a way to take the pressure off while backing one way or the other.
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Lamont,
Seen Adrian tonight... He says it is you. Must of been somewhere else. It is your bike for sure. I got the mag from the new boss dealer here in California who got them from the factory..... We should be getting them in the mail soon.
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Wow, if there is an extra copy floating around somewhere I would love to see it.

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Lamont,
Seen Adrian tonight... He says it is you. Must of been somewhere else. It is your bike for sure. I got the mag from the new boss dealer here in California who got them from the factory..... We should be getting them in the mail soon.
Tom.
 

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Just a thought, but give Chad a call at the BHRA number and he might be
able tell you the source of the picture??

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I gave it to Adrian. You might get to scan it for ya though.
 

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Conrad, Can you run the tongue jack on your trailer down enough to raise the front of the trailer ? ( creating an incline to help the bike roll out of the trailer) I don't have one of those locking wheel chocks, but my bike will roll out of the trailer very easy without even starting the engine. I practically pick up the rear wheels of my truck with my trailer tongue jack to get the angle I want on my trailer. Just a thought thats cheap and easy.
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LaMonsterV8 said:
Wow, if there is an extra copy floating around somewhere I would love to see it.

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Lamont,
Seen Adrian tonight... He says it is you. Must of been somewhere else. It is your bike for sure. I got the mag from the new boss dealer here in California who got them from the factory..... We should be getting them in the mail soon.
Tom.
Lamont

I will try to scan it tomorrow and send it to you.

my email

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Thanks Adrian. I will be out of town but you can send it to [email protected]
Thanks again 8)

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LaMonsterV8 said:
Wow, if there is an extra copy floating around somewhere I would love to see it.

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Lamont,
Seen Adrian tonight... He says it is you. Must of been somewhere else. It is your bike for sure. I got the mag from the new boss dealer here in California who got them from the factory..... We should be getting them in the mail soon.
Tom.
Lamont

I will try to scan it tomorrow and send it to you.

my email

[email protected]
 

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Adrian,

So now that the factory owns the BHRA & magazine, will we see any changes in structure or membership ?? Or is it basically an infusion of needed capital and management?

New issue of the magazine is great. Maybe they should consider first year membership with the purchase or registration of any BH ??? Might increase their membership base over a period.

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Bud,
It doesn't have a lot of travel but I have put blocks under the tongue jack as you suggested for extra incline and it does help a little.

Conrad
 

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Tim,
Even though I was already a member, They gave me a one year free membership when I bought my new bike.
 

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Update on the trailer locking wheel chock.....I combined several of your ideas and came up with the following after discovering much of the problem was from the friction of the tire against the "V" of the chock when I tied the bike down and compressed the side walls slightly. I cut two pieces (about 8" long) of polyethelene pipe insolation (black foam)and covered the tubes that form the "V"on the chock. That eliminated the friction problem. I bought some bigger ratchet tie downs for the rear (tied off to shock mounts). When I offload I just remove the front tie downs and give the rears a couple of extra cranks bringing the bike back about 2 inches up into the fulcrum a little on the rocker and drop the wooden wedge like Lamont suggested into the gap at the front before removing the tie downs so the bike doesn't roll forward into the "V". Start the bike and back it out in reverse just over idle. Took me a lot longer to type this than to actually do it. Very simple one man operation and it walks right out. No more reving the hell out of the motor in reverse. The BH is little cramped in the Excaliber trailer but this is the nicest setup and certainly easiest to tow and store I've had.
Conrad
 
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