Well…we must be just plain stupid! We had strapped our bikes in the garage several times. Each time George’s bike would tilt even though it was tied down tight each time…or so we thought!
As you know, it’s possible to find anything & everything on YouTube. I watched tons of video’s on “How to load & tie down a bike”. They were all basically the same and appeared to be the same way we were loading & tying down.
Then I started watching video’s on “How to use ratchet straps”. (George wouldn’t watch them. He said, “you watch them & tell me what they said”) We could get them tight but when it came time to loosen them…that was a whole different story. We just couldn’t!
I found DirtFarmerJay’s video, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0r16xOkVJZQ. He shows how to use ratchet straps & how to loosen them. Viola! We did EXACTLY what he said to do. Those bikes aren’t going anywhere!
We put 2 strips of ETrack down for George’s bike. It weighs about 875 lbs. This would give us more options to secure his bike. Mine only weighs about 525 lbs so the D Rings on the floor worked fine.
Live and learn…again!