I recently had to bring the Ducati Multistrada to the shop for a major service interval including new tires and a gearing change. I would love to do things myself, but the new bikes are controlled by lots of computers, require proprietary tools and software, and even the experts were going to take a couple of days to complete the work. Dropping the bike off on Thursday night and picking it back up on Saturday afternoon was the best way to get back on the road quickly. Since the dealer is also 70 miles from my house, it makes more sense to transport the bike back and forth rather than ask someone to do a 140 mile round trip just so you can ride the bike one way.
I have a quality Load Rite utility trailer for transporting things around and have tried different options over the years for tying down motorcycles. The Ducati Multistrada is a bit more challenging than other bikes since it is taller and a bit top heavy. The latest solution was the Baxley Sport Chock and it works perfectly.
You can use the Baxley Sport Chock in many ways. Just in the garage or driveway to hold the bike up while working on it, or on a trailer or truck bed to anchor the bike for transport.
You drive right in to the Sport Chock and the front wheel is fully locked in. The bike will stay there on its own until you pull it backwards out of the Sport Chock.
Here is the unit on the trailer waiting to receive the motorcycle and with the front wheel engaged.
The front wheel stop has two positions. The second mounting position will have the front wheel sit deeper in the chock and make it even more stable, but the regular position is good enough for me. The bike is not going anywhere.
A few tie down straps to keep the bike from bouncing or backing out of the Sport Chock and you are ready to go.
If you need to transport your bike by trailer or truck, the Baxley Sport Chock is well worth the cost for the peace of mind during transport. It is rock solid.