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Old 01-13-2019, 11:21 AM   #1
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How Not to Tow a Motorcycle

This almost too stupid for words.

https://www.rideapart.com/articles/3...ow-motorcycle/
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Old 01-13-2019, 11:30 AM   #2
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But he's a safety minded rider - got the hi-vis going! lol
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Old 01-13-2019, 11:36 AM   #3
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Billy bobs motorcycle shipping, best price for you my friend!
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Old 01-13-2019, 12:56 PM   #4
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In the immortal words of Forest Gump, "Stupid is as stupid does."
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Old 01-13-2019, 02:31 PM   #5
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Old 01-13-2019, 05:08 PM   #6
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Old 01-13-2019, 05:20 PM   #7
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YOU CAN'T FIX STUPID.

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Old 01-15-2019, 05:37 AM   #8
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I wonder if they had the tow strap tied to only one fork leg. Couldn’t that cause the bike to want to go left?
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Old 01-15-2019, 06:05 AM   #9
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What are the odds this guys name is Darwin?
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Old 01-15-2019, 06:22 AM   #10
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This is a perfect example of why some people should stay off bikes.
It requires a certain amount of common sense that not everyone has.
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Old 01-15-2019, 08:58 AM   #11
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That guy should work from home and order in pizza every night.
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Old 01-15-2019, 10:28 AM   #12
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How to tow a motorcycle:

(it starts partway down the page)

https://advrider.com/f/threads/the-m...#post-11099541


Dr. Rock and LDF are awesome riders. Truly inspiring.
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Old 01-15-2019, 12:19 PM   #13
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How to tow a motorcycle:

(it starts partway down the page)

https://advrider.com/f/threads/the-m...#post-11099541


Dr. Rock and LDF are awesome riders. Truly inspiring.
There are different ideas on how to hook up to the towing bike, but the bike being towed should have the stap between the handlebar riser and wrapped around the handlebars a couple of times with the end of the strap being held down by the rider of the towed bike, if something goes wrong the tow strap can be released.
Tow strap in the video was long enough, not the one on Avrider.
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Old 01-15-2019, 12:33 PM   #14
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I looks like he reached down - taking his hand off the handle bars - with his right hand and grabbed / tried to grab the tow rope. So in addition to not having control, he was running over the rope. While of course going the wrong way in the other lane.

Can you imagine the conversation with the insurance guy?
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Old 01-15-2019, 02:15 PM   #15
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There are different ideas on how to hook up to the towing bike, but the bike being towed should have the stap between the handlebar riser and wrapped around the handlebars a couple of times with the end of the strap being held down by the rider of the towed bike, if something goes wrong the tow strap can be released.
Tow strap in the video was long enough, not the one on Avrider.
Agree the method you describe is much better, if it's possible to do it.
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Old 01-15-2019, 10:06 PM   #16
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Agree the method you describe is much better, if it's possible to do it.
Many years ago Dirt Bike magazine had an article on towing a dirt bike with a strap.
It was a very underrated magazine.
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Old 01-16-2019, 11:18 AM   #17
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There are different ideas on how to hook up to the towing bike, but the bike being towed should have the stap between the handlebar riser and wrapped around the handlebars a couple of times with the end of the strap being held down by the rider of the towed bike, if something goes wrong the tow strap can be released.
I've tried this with dirt bikes, and we had problems. It can cause an uneven pull on the bar, or worse, the strap does not release cleanly. What works best for us is left foot peg of tow bike to right foot peg to bike being towed, or right to left. I have a, maybe 20', length of 1" webbing that I carry in my back pack. It was strong enough to pull a DRZ for several miles, and a Polaris quad for over 6 miles in WV.
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