There's one thing dirt bike, ATV and sportbike owners all have in common - the need to transport your ride using a truck or trailer.

Now of course, most sportbikes are street legal therefore transporting those rides on truck or trailer occurs far less often than dirt bikes and ATVs. Regardless, most motorcycle and ATV owners own a transport system to get their bike or 4-wheeler to and from the track, to a mechanic, or for a household move.

You can probably get a variety of tips and advice when asking friends and other bike owners about the best way to haul a motorcycle or ATV. The cheap and dirty method of grabbing ropes and bungees, using plywood as some type of anchor, and a host of what else you can find in the garage may work...some of the time.

It also relies on how well you've secured your knots, it takes a heck of a lot of time and every bump you hit on the road will force you to turn around and make sure that prized possession stands strong.

Might we offer an easier and worry-free method to tying down your bike on the back of a truck or trailer. Installation is easy and all you really need is the following items:

Motorcycle and ATV Ramps

The Ramp of course is to easily get your bike into the back of your pick-up or on your trailer. Don't try and be a strong man and pick your bike up because that usually ends with both you and the bike toppling over and breaking something. If you own a motorcycle, dirt bike or ATV and regularly transport your machines to the track or trail, a ramp is a must-have. The following motorcycle ramps are also available in our dirt bike store. Click on the link for the motorcycle store or the photo for the dirt bike store.

Motorcycle Ramps

Motorcycle Ramps

Motorcycle Ramps

Fly Racing Curved Folding Aluminum Ramp - 88" X 11-1/4"

Moose Arched Aluminum Folding Ramp

MSR Folding Ramp

Price: $109.99

Price: $119.95

Price: $126.95

Features:

  • Manufactured from T7 high tensile strength aluminum
  • Rungs have extruded surface grooves for added traction
  • Multi-purpose ramp for use in loading ATVs, motorcycles, snowmobiles, lawn and garden tractors and mowers
  • 500 pounds load capacity per ramp

Features:

  • E-Z grip rubber truck rest and nylon safety straps
  • Weighs only 13 pounds
  • Maximum load capacity of 600 pounds
  • Measures 12"W x 90"L

Features:

  • Constructed of 6061-T6 aluminum
  • Rated for 500 pounds of maximum load
  • 7 feet long when opened, folds to 42 inches long and 4-inches thick
 

ATV Ramps

ATV Ramps

ATV Ramps

ATV Ramps

Fly Racing Aluminum Bi-Fold Ramp - 70" X 48"

Moose Arched Folding Aluminum Ramps

Moose Folding Aluminum UTV Ramps

Price: $159.99

Price: $ 219.95

Price: $ 479.95

Features:

  • Heat treated aluminum construction
  • Rungs have extruded surface grooves for added traction
  • Rubberized angle cut base for maximum slip resistance
  • Weight rating: 1200 pounds

Features:

  • Lightweight, durable weather-resistant aluminum construction
  • EZ grip rubber truck rests and nylon safety straps
  • Arched ramps each measure 12"W x 90"L with 600 pounds capacity each
  • Sold in pairs

Features:

  • Weather-resistant, sturdy all-aluminum ramps
  • 2,500 pound load capacity per pair
  • Set includes two ramps with EZ grip rubber rests and nylon straps
  • Each ramp measures 18"W x 95"L
 

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Motorcycle and ATV Tie Downs

If you don't have tie downs you're not transporting your bikes anywhere. This is where we find many riders, including some of us, improvising and looking around the garage for anything and everything to help secure and tie down their bikes. Just as a ramp is a must-have to load your bike; tie downs are must-haves to transport your bike.

Secure your motorcycle or ATV with well-built and rugged tie downs and fastners. A secured bike eliminates any worry and distraction from driving if you hit a pothole or are forced to swerve suddenly. Additionally, loose bikes represent not only a safety hazard for you but other drivers. The same motorcycle tie downs are also available in our dirt store. Click on the link for the motorcycle store or the photo for the dirt bike store.

Motorcycle Tie Downs

Motorcycle Tie Downs

Motorcycle Tie Downs

Motorcycle Tie Downs

MotoSport Powertye Tiedowns - Hook

BikeMaster 1" Ratchet Tiedowns

CargoBuckle G3 Tie Downs

Price: $19.99

Price: $34.99

Price: $79.99

Features:

  • Built with large hooks at each end and accommodates handlebars up to 1-3/8" diameter
  • Durable enough to hold your motorcycle steady during the most rugged transport
  • Built-in soft hook system reduces the slippage and eliminates damage to the bars
  • Length: 62" (without soft hook system) or 80" (with soft hook system)

Features:

  • 1" strap
  • Double-stitched, woven webbing with 1500 lbs. straight tension strength
  • Heavy-duty ratchet
  • Sold in pairs

Features:

  • Web extends 55' and automatically retracts
  • Easy one hand operation with built in ratchet
  • 5000 lb break strength per pair
  • Stainless steel springs and coated steel components resist corrosion
 

ATV Tie Downs

ATV Tie Downs

ATV Tie Downs

ATV Tie Downs

BikeMaster Tiedown Extensions

BikeMaster 1" Tiedowns

Pro Taper Tie Downs Black

Price: $7.99

Price: $19.99

Price: $34.99

Features:

  • Extends the usable length of the tiedown straps
  • Measures 18" long
  • Provides additional protection for fiberglass and metal parts
  • Sold in pairs

Features:

  • 1200 lbs. straight tension strength
  • Vinyl-coated hook on 1 end and a zinc-plated hook on the other
  • Straps are double-stitched with woven webbing
  • 1" x 6 ft. sold in pairs

Features:

  • 84 x 1.5 nylon webbing
  • 1200 lb. straight tension strength
  • Industrial strength non-slip cam buckle
  • Patent pending swivel carabineer base hook
 

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Motorcycle Wheel Chocks

Wheel chocks give additional security by preventing any forward or backward movement of your bike's tire and anchors them in place to prevent side-to-side movement from the handlebars. Tire movement is much less of an issue with ATVs therefore wheel chocks are primarily for dirt bikes and sportbikes. The same wheel chocks are also available in our dirt bike store. Click on the link for the motorcycle store or the photo for the dirt bike store.

Motorcycle Wheel Chocks

Motorcycle Wheel Chocks

Motorcycle Wheel Chocks

Pit Bull Wheel Chock

Lock-N-Load Transport System

Condor Trailer-Only Chock

Price: $62.95

Price: $169.99

Price: $176.35

Features:

  • Extra heavy-duty construction
  • Low profile
  • For permanent mounting or quick removal
  • Includes mounting hardware for one location

Features:

  • Provides a fully adjustable wheel locking system capable of accommodating almost any motorcycle
  • Reduces pressure off of the fork seals during transit
  • Can be used as a work stand with the optional garage mounting kit
  • Can quickly be removed from the trailer floor

Features:

  • Attaches and detaches to your trailer in seconds with four thumb screws
  • Adjustable cradle fits all bikes from dirt bikes and sport bikes
  • Comes complete with all brackets and hardware to mount this unit to your trailer
  • Folds down for easy storage and weighs only 26 pounds
 

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Additional Accessories

Safety is key when transporting your motorcycles or ATVs. With the products already mentioned you can easily transport your ride(s) with ease. For extra precaution we suggest investing in the following:(Click on the link for the dirt bike store or the photo for the Sportbike store.)

Truck Bed Tie Bar

Lockstraps

Tie Bar Kicker

High Roller Truck Bed Tie Bar

Lockstraps 24' Extension

High Roller Tie Bar Kicker

Price: $94.99

Price: $39.99

Price: $56.99

Features:

  • Provides extra support for the front of truck loads
  • 3 locations for the front wheels and 8 secure tie down locations
  • Two sizes to fit all trucks: 58" for a full-size and 53" for mid-size and small trucks
  • Heavy-duty steel construction with a powder-coated finish

Features:

  • Secure all of your stuff at the same time
  • Set your own three-number security code and change it any time you like
  • Weighs 3 pounds
  • large 3 mm stainless steel cable inside the strap

Features:

  • Optional tie bar kicker for hauling 3 motorcycles
  • Easy mount hardware included
 

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Written By: AndrewT