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How to Use a Motorcycle Wheel Chock

 Updated on: September 16th, 2019

How to Use a Motorcycle Wheel Chock
Front tire locked in with the help of our Black Widow Adjustable Width Motorcycle Wheel Chock

A motorcycle wheel chock is used when storing or transporting a motorcycle to keep the front wheel from turning and thus the motorcycle from tipping over. Wheel chocks come in several styles and sizes to ensure your tire fits tightly and your bike remains safe. Motorcycle chocks may feature base plates, a pivoting cradle that locks the wheel in place, adjustments to accommodate various tire diameters and widths, or even built-in tie-down loops.

Step 1

Mount the Wheel Chock

Mount the wheel chock to the deck of your truck bed or trailer. You may want to consider using quick nuts if you tend to move a lot of equipment since they create a permanent threaded hole that you can reuse.

step 2

Secure the motorcycle

Secure the motorcycle to the trailer with four tie-down straps – two in the front and two in the back. Handle bar tie-down clamps or soft loops help to avoid any possible damage to the bodywork.

Tighten the straps

Tighten the straps

Tighten the straps, moving from one side of the motorcycle to the other, to create as much balance in the tension as possible. Push down slightly on the handlebars to compress the front forks as you tighten the straps to prevent the tie-downs from becoming unhooked.

Put into Gear

Put into Gear

Put your motorcycle into gear once it is tied down. This keeps the bike from rolling backward and takes strain off the various tie-down points.