SOTP Vintage Series
Main Motorcycle: '98 T595 Daytona
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Northern NJ US
Other Motorcycle: 2014 Ninja 1000ABS
I've transported bikes many times in pickups without a chock. I just had the front tire up against the front of the bed. Your trailer is similar. If you want to use a chock and don't want to drill into the bed, then pickup a piece of plywood, 3/4"(19mm), cut to the same size of your trailer floor and recess the bolt heads from the underside of the ply and attach the chock to the ply. If you mount the straps correctly at the 4 corners of the bike and have them orientated so they are pulling forward, you should not have an issue. Another consideration when driving a long distance is to stop periodically to check the straps' tension. They can loosen just from the movement of the bike's suspension. Don't compress the front forks more than 1/3 of the travel. You do want them compressed to keep the forks from bouncing around but not too much to damage a fork seal.
You should patent that tennis ball trick.
If you lined the trailer with ply, you could make your own chock by nailing down two 2x4, one on either side of the front tire once the bike is settled. That would keep the front wheel from being able to rotate. Push the bike to the front with the tire up against the front wall.
Last edited by Felony; 07-19-2019 at 08:34 AM.