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I know this is the wrong board but I wasn't able to find a better place to ask this question.
I need to trailer a PC800 (pacific coast 800 honda) for a friend and I don't know where to put the tie downs. I've never really even seen one close up. A friend just bought it as his first bike and doesn't want to ride it home on the highway for 40 miles.

Thanks in advance for any help.
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Have him take you there, and you ride it to his place. Problem solved. :lol:
 

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I offered to do that but he won't have his tags and insurance in place. I may do it anyway but I'd rather it was all legal.
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I trailered my wifes PC home when we bought it 6 years ago but don't remember how we tied it down....I THINK we tied the tie downs to the hand grips and took them forward...not sure what we did with the rear...it was a 5 hour drive home and we made it fine...good luck...ride safe...

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The PC800 has crash guards just like the wing, but they are covered with a tupperware cover. The rear plastic covers come off just by squeezing the plastic tabs loose, the front covers have a bolt that has to come off, then squeeze the crash guard covers to unseat the tabs, and it comes off.

Now you can put short tiedowns fore and aft and keep the bike from shifting. A couple of more to the handlebars will keep it upright, and you are off and running. For what its worth, I put a short (3') piece of 3/4" pipe over the top of the grips, tied it to the grips and put the tiedowns on the end of the pipe - just to keep the tiedowns away from rubbing the plastic.

But I was going 400 miles in a snowstorm, not 40 - for 40 miles, I would ride it.
 
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markk said:
I know this is the wrong board but I wasn't able to find a better place to ask this question.
I need to trailer a PC800 (pacific coast 800 honda) for a friend and I don't know where to put the tie downs. I've never really even seen one close up. A friend just bought it as his first bike and doesn't want to ride it home on the highway for 40 miles.

Thanks in advance for any help.
Mark
Call your local law enforcement folks. Here in Louisiana, you can use an, "In Transit" tag for a one way trip, if you are escorted by another vehicle. Also, check with your insurance company. Mine will cover anything I operate as long as I have the owner's permission.
 

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Thanks, that's good information, I'll check on it tomorrow. I have seen those tags around here from time to time.
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IL will issue a temp tag to get a vehicle home. I sold an 86 wing to someone in PA; the temp tag cost him $8, and was good for a week or so. I've also bought a car in IA, and they issued me a temp tag to get the car home. I'm sure many, if not all, states do the same thing.
 

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markk said:
I know this is the wrong board but I wasn't able to find a better place to ask this question.
I need to trailer a PC800 (pacific coast 800 honda) for a friend and I don't know where to put the tie downs. I've never really even seen one close up. A friend just bought it as his first bike and doesn't want to ride it home on the highway for 40 miles.

Thanks in advance for any help.
Mark
Mark,
Check this post. Hopefully you can tell what they are talking about. W/O Canyon Dancers, a few of the "Soft Ties" should work as well. Good pics at the end of the post.

http://www.directcon.net/lcshepp/PC800T ... th_CD.html

In addition to using tie-downs on the passenger handles, I would prob run one across the seat to help prevent the rear from bouncing up; the ties to the grab rails will keep it from moving side to side.

Hopefully you have a front wheel chock. If not run a tie down through the front wheel and secure it to the front of the trailer.

Good Luck!
 

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Thanks all. We did make arrangements to get him insurance and a tag so I will ride it home for him, I have soft ties wheel chock and everything if we need to haul it for some other reason. Thanks again for the links and information. This is a great asset this board.
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