That is a fair observation. The Goldstrike parts are $49.95.$65 on Amazon...That's a lot of money when two extra long soft ties will do the same thing. JMOYMMV
That's a good observation. With the new style suspension, it's not really as big of deal as it is with a bike with a telescopic fork, where the seals are experiencing unnecessary wear.Good information and great video, (as always)
Using this tie down method leaves the motorcycle to float on the front suspension as the trailer is bouncing down the road, while connecting to the frame will compress the front suspension.
I watched your video on Canyon Dancers and that's what I use. I also have the longer tie straps [ EC sells } and use them as well. My bike does not see a trailer very often but when it does I don't like to worry about it.That is a fair observation. The Goldstrike parts are $49.95.
I think most Wingers want every square inch they can get, and two extra long soft ties take up space in the already tiny saddlebags.