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I purchased a new "High Country Utility Trailer Model - HU5x8W-R" yesterday. I am assuming that the "2017 Yamaha Grizzly 700 EPS SE" has to be strapped to the trailer. I would like to ask a few questions:


1. How many straps are required to hold the bike on the trailer?
2. Where is the best place to put the straps on the bike?
3. Where is the best place to put the straps on the trailer?
4. Should the ATV be more to the front, in the middle, or close to the ramp on the trailer?


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2-There was a recent thread on this topic. Some of our members run the E-Track system and love it. This allows you to strap at the tires which is great. You really want to strap to an area that isn't affected by the suspension. Strapping (for example) to your racks can cause a strap to come loose when you hit a bump and your Griz's suspension compresses.
3-See 2.
4- You want the heavier part of your load toward the front of your trailer. If it's just the Griz, put it up toward the front. When we haul my Griz and momma's rzr, the rzr goes up front and my Griz rides in the back.
 
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1-A minimum of two.
2-There was a recent thread on this topic. Some of our members run the E-Track system and love it. This allows you to strap at the tires which is great. You really want to strap to an area that isn't affected by the suspension. Strapping (for example) to your racks can cause a strap to come loose when you hit a bump and your Griz's suspension compresses.
3-See 2.
4- You want the heavier part of your load toward the front of your trailer. If it's just the Griz, put it up toward the front. When we haul my Griz and momma's rzr, the rzr goes up front and my Griz rides in the back.
Okbear, that raises a question for me anyway. For $10,000 +/-, wouldn't it be nice if the bikes had some kind of dedicated tab/hook something from the factory in a good spot to connect the straps to?
 
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Okbear, that raises a question for me anyway. For $10,000 +/-, wouldn't it be nice if the bikes had some kind of dedicated tab/hook something from the factory in a good spot to connect the straps to?
Yep! The Honda atv manuals actually instruct you to strap to the corners of the racks when transporting. Ya believe that?
 
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Yep! The Honda atv manuals actually ingruct you to strap to the corners of the racks when transporting. Ya believe that?
Doesn't surprise me. I have a bunch of work to do to my trailer, I've got to look into those tire strap rigs. I hook onto the racks now, I don't like it.
 

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I load two quads sideways on a 10 foot snowmobile trailer. I drive both front wheels into U-shaped ATV Wheel Chocks I bought at Cabela's. I strap down the frame to these wheel chocks.


ATV Wheel Chocks : Cabela's

The rear wheels are strapped down with Cabela's Tire Tite System. The quads are very secure.

Cabela's Tire Tite System : Cabela's
Those are cool. I had forgotten all about seeing those in the Cabela's catalog. I'll be investing in a set. Thanks!
 

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Doesn't surprise me. I have a bunch of work to do to my trailer, I've got to look into those tire strap rigs. I hook onto the racks now, I don't like it.
I don't have the E-Track system either. Currently, I hook into the hole for the tow ball with one strap. Then I hook into each side of the frame on the front.

Beware your straps rubbing anything that may cut or wear them. When I hook into the frame on each side, the straps will rub the sides of my Ricochet bash plate. It will cut straps eventually. To deal with this, I just put some of those red cloth shop towels between the strap anything it might contact. Then just tighten them up. Be sure to have some slack in your strap before you start ratcheting. In other words , don't have your strap tight and then start ratcheting. You want several layers of strap on your ratchet "spool". This will prevent the strap loosening up when your machine is bouncing around back there. The way I'm having to do it right now isn't the best way but it seems to work for now. Be sure to check your load early and often. I'm paranoid about it so it gets checked every time I stop for anything and if it's been long enough, I'll stop just to check it. And I have found broken straps on those stops. If a strap is worn, toss it and get new ones.
 
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I bolted a closed snap shut deal on my rear trailer ball. Some debate on this next statement, but I always compress springs with third and fourth strap, just a little to reduce wearing out the a arm bushings while driving down the road to the ride, few on here have trailered a Grizzly many miles as I have.
 
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You might want to check with your states Department of Transportation. There can be different requirements for strapping down loads. :icon_ goofy:
 
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