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#1012626 - 06/07/18 11:14 AM Pitull Trailer Restraint Systems  
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Anyone have experience with the Pitbull trailer restraint system? I have one of the rear stands and the quality is great.


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#1022106 - 11/06/18 06:34 AM Re: Pitull Trailer Restraint Systems [Re: LittleBriar]  
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Late ... but I use one. It’s good. I like that it doesn’t compress the suspension. A little fiddly but I like that even if the tire goes flat it still works. This has happened to me. Easier than a chock+straps overall but only a little since I still lightly strap the front end, overkill or no.



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#1022111 - 11/06/18 12:59 PM Re: Pitull Trailer Restraint Systems [Re: LittleBriar]  
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Sebastian,
Do you also strap rear wheel?
I've seen them migrate.
Best wishes.


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#1022195 - 11/08/18 03:32 AM Re: Pitull Trailer Restraint Systems [Re: LittleBriar]  
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I would still strap down the front end to keep it from bouncing.


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#1022207 - 11/08/18 01:58 PM Re: Pitull Trailer Restraint Systems [Re: LittleBriar]  
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I use one all the time to transport my motorcycles to track days. I've hit some seriously big bumps and had no issues. Anecdotally, two local club racers were using a similar system and had the goose neck snap on their trailer. The truck turned, and the trailer went straight and buried itself in the bank of an off-ramp. Both bikes were fully intact and undamaged. If you hit a bump big enough to actually make a bike hit the ceiling of a trailer or come loose, it would probably rip the hitch off whatever vehicle you were hauling with.

#1022210 - 11/08/18 02:08 PM Re: Pitull Trailer Restraint Systems [Re: LittleBriar]  
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Most likely.

But, IMO, doesn't hurt to tie down bike, and wheels.

I've seen every description of trailer, pick up bed, carrying a motorcycle when brought to dealership.
Some amazing people. Walking a BMW out the back of a truck and down boards for example.

I've also seen the big fails.
The damage co$t$ outweigh the minor time it takes to securely and properly tie down and secure.
Best wishes.

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#1022212 - 11/08/18 02:35 PM Re: Pitull Trailer Restraint Systems [Re: LittleBriar]  
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I imagine one big win of this system is that when you're hauling two bikes, you don't have to navigate a maze of crossed rear straps to get into the trailer.

The downside is that it's bike-specific, which means you might not be able to haul your buddy's broken-down bike. Though you could always have tie-down points and straps as well.

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Northern San Diego County ("North County" to locals)
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'12 Kawasaki KLX250S
'04 R1150RT (gone)
'02 Suzuki V-Strom (gone)
#1022222 - 11/08/18 08:20 PM Re: Pitull Trailer Restraint Systems [Re: LittleBriar]  
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it is by FAR the most popular track day bike restraint system used. Most full time riders, i.e. riders who come say at least 3 weekends a month, have converted from straps to the pit bull restraint system. as noted above, assuming you do all the install correctly the bike does not move. I did see a picture of a track bike in an upside down trailer. bike was there still fully attached, with gas dripping from the upside down tank :-)

As noted the PINS are bike specific. So the restraint system is ubiquitous, but the PINS that go into the restraint "arms" are changed for each bike. The system costs about 300.00 an includes one set of pins. I think each additional set of pins is 50.00 - 75.00


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#1022254 - 11/09/18 02:48 PM Re: Pitull Trailer Restraint Systems [Re: Bill_Walker]  
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Originally Posted by Bill_Walker
I imagine one big win of this system is that when you're hauling two bikes, you don't have to navigate a maze of crossed rear straps to get into the trailer.

The downside is that it's bike-specific, which means you might not be able to haul your buddy's broken-down bike. Though you could always have tie-down points and straps as well.


I use a Pitbull system for one bike, and a Condor wheel chock for the other. If I'm hauling only one bike, I use the Pitbull but keep the wheel chock in my trailer in case someone who rode to the track day crashes, and needs a ride home. If anyone is thinking about buying one, I recommend it with a few caveats. First, you need to get the bike lined up with the receiving end of the system pretty closely, so it helps to have something to aim at. I use a couple blobs of paint on the ramp of my trailer that are the center line for the receiver so when I'm rolling the bike up the ramp I know where to put the front wheel. Also, having a small piece of cardboard that the rear wheel can slide on can give you a little wiggle room once you're almost ready to hook the bike in. Otherwise, it's the best system for hauling a motorcycle provided you can get a set of pins for your particular motorcycle. I've never been a huge fan of ratcheting straps as I've seen a lot of bent handlebars, blown fork seals, and messed up throttle tubes from people who were worried about their bike moving on their trailer and insisted on fully cranking down the strap tension. As Randy mentioned, if you go to the track you will see this is the default set-up for most racers and track day junkies.

BTW, the guy who started Pitbull also designed the copola for the ISS. You can see about it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KSzuiqVjJg4&t=220s

#1022267 - 11/09/18 08:21 PM Re: Pitull Trailer Restraint Systems [Re: LittleBriar]  
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The Motorcycle Relief Project folks used this system for 4 bikes in a longer trailer. It seemed to work out well.


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