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After reading the aforementioned article in Sport Rider where they rated several brands of straps and the Lockitt Company's "Hog Saver" scored very high, I decided to order 2 sets (4 straps total). Got them in a few days ago, and they sure are hell-for-stout. Also, the soft plastic sheathing behind the ratchet is a nice feature that should prevent nicks to the bodywork in the event of an errant swing while strapping and unstrapping.

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Just dont ratchet them down till you bottom the suspension out like I saw 2 guys doing. They had a flat trailer, no chock or anything. Just ratcheted the tie downs on both ends, pulling the bike in 2 directions to keep it still. I would love to see the bike on a Computrack machine LOL!!
 

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Figment, yeah, it does seem a little flimsy, but I gave it a little test just by yanking on it, and I think it will last; it's not like it's going to bear the brunt of extreme forces or anything.

Bake, I have a Bike Grab. Got it a couple years ago through a group by for $99. At that price, it is well worth it. At full retail, it's still a decent buy, but I'd probably throw in the extra C-note and change to get the Baxley. By its primitive design, it does not secure the bike in its upright position as securely as a Baxley, but it works. I use mine in the garage, but also put the bike up on the rear stand for added stability. I've also used it as a front chock in a trailer, and when making long trips, switched the plates out and used it as a rear chock - in both scenarios, it worked very well. Hope that helps.
 
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Baketech said:
Anyone used the "Bike Grab" on that page?
How does it compare to the $$$ Baxley?
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Yes, I have it. My Readers Digest review:

The Bike Grab is a quality product from the UK. It works. I've had my 954 supported in the garage by only the Grab just exactly as seen in the pictures. I usually use my Pit Bull stands, but sometimes it's nice for a quick use.

I don't have a trailer, so I bought the Grab to help when I rent a trailer to go to a trackday. It has met all my expectations, and then some. The manufacturing quality is top flight. This product is robust...made with the same quality as Pit Bull, which I think is the best.

There is assembly required when you get it (not much), but if you can remember righty tighty with your wrench, it is easy.

Customer service: John Brown, the distributor in the USA is a great guy and will bend over backwards to help. My personal story,...I had a trackday scheduled and decided to try the Bike Grab. So I ordered one in red. (Comes in different colors) Apparently, at the time, shipments were delayed from the UK, and time was getting tight for me. I told John to forget the color, just send me any color in stock.

A day and a half before the trackday, I had the Grab delivered to my door. It was red! The Grab had been shipped express to me at no additional cost by John, as soon as it had arrived from the UK; as he knew I needed it for the trackday.

Bottom line: Get it. Excellent product. Most excellent customer service. Would I buy it again? Yes! I might be looking to buy another one for my son soon.

Sorry, I don't know anything about the Baxley.
 

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maxib,

Does it happen to come with any type of quick-release setup to have it mounted in a trailer, and be able to remove it easily?
 

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maxib,

Does it happen to come with any type of quick-release setup to have it mounted in a trailer, and be able to remove it easily?
No, it doesn't, but you could pretty easily rig something up.
 
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Conq, the Bike Grab is a nice piece but it's NOT a SportChock by any means. Its just a basic roll your bike in chock with a slight bump to keep the wheel from rolling back. It has no mechanism like the Baxley's.
 
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ConqSoft said:
maxib,

Does it happen to come with any type of quick-release setup to have it mounted in a trailer, and be able to remove it easily?
Sorry Conq, I missed your post the first time.

The base has holes for placement of bolts into a floor. Just a hole so the attachment means is up to you. I don't know but, a floor fastener with a quick release pin might be available from that thread I seem to recall with the flat floor fasteners.

I just jam mine against the wall of the trailer and the straps keep it and the bike in place. If you transport more than one bike, I can understand the need for what you want.
 
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