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B&W Biker Bar Motorcycle Tie-Down System for Trailers - Harley-Davidson Touring

B&W Biker Bar Motorcycle Tie-Down System for Trailers - Harley-Davidson Touring

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Secure your bike in your trailer quickly and easily with this clamping tie-down system. No straps or chocks needed. Just mount the clamping bar to your bike, drive over the trailer-mounted plate, and your motorcycle will automatically latch in place. Lowest Prices for the best tie down anchors from B and W. B&W Biker Bar Motorcycle Tie-Down System for Trailers - Harley-Davidson Touring part number BWMC2301 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Secure your bike in your trailer quickly and easily with this clamping tie-down system. No straps or chocks needed. Just mount the clamping bar to your bike, drive over the trailer-mounted plate, and your motorcycle will automatically latch in place.


Features:

  • Motorcycle tie-down system secures your bike to your trailer
    • No straps or wheel chocks needed
  • Automatic-latching device is fast and secure
    • Bolt latching base plate to trailer floor
    • Mount clamping bar to bike
    • Drive bike onto trailer, over plate, and latch automatically engages to clamp around bar, holding bike in place
  • Neoprene-lined clamps on bar won't scratch finish
  • Motorcycle becomes extension of trailer's suspension for smoother ride
    • When bike's secured, its suspension remains slightly compressed for rigid stability and minimal stress on suspension components
  • Mounting hardware for base plate included
    • Drilling required to bolt plate to trailer floor
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Application: Harley-Davidson Touring motorcycles
    • Frame tube diameter: 1-1/8" - 1-1/4"
    • Frame width: 10" - 14-1/2"
  • Mounting plate dimensions: 25" long x 6-3/4" wide
  • Distance between mounting holes center to center: 23-1/4"
  • 5-Year limited warranty


Note: The Biker Bar is designed to secure a motorcycle that is pointed in the direction of travel only.


Biker Bar in use

With B&W's Biker Bar, it's never been easier to secure your motorcycle for travel. Just bolt the latching plate to the floor of your trailer, and clamp the included bar to your bike's frame. Once both components are appropriately mounted, simply drive your motorcycle onto your trailer, over the latching base plate, and the bar will automatically latch into the base. No straps or wheel chocks are needed.


Not only does this motorcycle tie-down system make it fast and easy to connect your bike to your trailer, but it also makes it safer and more secure. Because there are no tie-down straps, there are no buckles or hooks to rub against your bike, potentially scratching your paint or trim. And because the bar attaches to your motorcycle's frame, this system provides more stability than tie-downs alone. In fact, the Biker Bar system is designed not only to secure your bike, but also to create a natural ride for it during trailering. Once hooked up to the latching plate in your trailer, your motorcycle's suspension is effectively linked with the suspension system of the trailer, eliminating undo stress on your bike.


Installation

Installation of the Biker Bar is simple. The bar itself clamps to your bike's tubed frame, just behind the transmission. Be sure to clear any potential obstacles, such as hydraulic lines or wiring harnesses, that could get caught between the clamps and the frame. The clamps on the bar are lined with neoprene to prevent scratches to your bike's frame.


Once you have the bar securely clamped to the frame of your bike, ride the bike onto the trailer to determine the location where you want the bike to attach. Mark that spot on the floor of your trailer so that you can bolt down the latching plate. You will have to drill into your trailer's floor to attach the plate.


The final setup step is to adjust the height of the latching base. Once the base is bolted to the trailer's floor, ride the bike over it until the bar is directly in front of the base. Measure the distance from the middle of the bar to the trailer's floor. Your bike's suspension must be slightly compressed while latched down to appropriately stabilize the bike during transport. So you must remain sitting on the motorcycle while taking this measurement. Once you have this measurement, remove the bar from the bike and place it in the latching base. Adjust the height of the base until the bar is the same distance from the floor as it was when on the motorcycle. The base adjusts in 1/4" increments, so the height may not be exact. As long as the bar is within 1/4" of your initial measurement, setup is complete.



MC2301 B and W Biker Bar Motorcycle to Trailer Mount for Harley-Davidson Touring Bikes

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Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for B&W Biker Bar Motorcycle Tie Down System for Trailers Installation

Today on our Harley Davidson touring bike, we're going to be taking a look at and installing the B and W Biker Bar Motorcycle Tie Down System for trailers. Part number BWMC2301. You can see that our bike has no additional straps any place on the bike holding it down. It's only secured by the frame at the bottom and it's in there nice and tight, not going to go anywhere, ready for years and miles of safe travel. Here's what it looks like once it's installed. As you can see, our bike is nice and secure. This bracket is completely removable by taking out these two 5/8ths bolts and you'll have a nice flat floor to use again to continue to ready to haul your bike.

It's going to be a simple design, it's going to attach in two points to your motorcycle, two clamps around the frame that are neoprene coated to protect your frame. It's going to tighten up on this handle right here and that's what's going to tighten up your bracket. If you're hauling this on an open trailer it does have a point where you can attach a padlock through here to secure the plant to the bike, but there's also a position for a padlock on this side that's going to go through and it will secure your bar into the bracket. The idea behind the clamp to the bracket and mounting it securely to the floor, this is going to become an extension of the suspension of your trailer. Your motorcycle is going to have a slightly compressed suspension so you're going to use your trailer suspension to make your motorcycle stay secure in your trailer as you go down the road. Our mounting plate dimensions are going to be 25" long and 6.75" wide with the distance between the mounting holes on the center at 23.25". These clamps are designed to work on a 1/8" or 1/4" tube on your frame rail.

This is a custom fit bracket, it will only fit the Harley Davidson touring motorcycle. It's a fairly easy install, it's going to require to you drill two large 5/8ths diameter holes and then whether you're mounting it through the floor or screwing it to the bottom side of it, you either have four holes on the outside or you'll have four lag screws on the bottom holding the plate that's on the other side of the floor. In the parts that attaches to your motorcycle is strictly a clamp on design. It does not require any drilling or permanent mounting. Once special note, you do not want to ride your bike with the bar installed just to put it on the trailer because it could interfere with your feet when they come in contact on the ground possibly causing an issue. You're not going to have any tie down straps attached to our handlebars or a wheel chock 00:02:54 we're going to have to drive our front tire into. You're simply going to drive your bike into the bracket, it's going to lock it securely, you're going to get off it and you're ready to roll. Now we have our brackets mounted to the floor, we're only going to have access to these two large 5/8ths holes.

We'll take our plate when we're ready to put our bike in, we can place our bolts through the holes in the floor. You would just run them down and we'll be ready to tow. After you're done hauling your bike and you want to use your trailer for something else, you can just loosen up those two bolts, remove the plate, and now you have a nice flat floor to work with. Now let's go ahead and show you how to install it. This is what your kit is going to consist of. This is our locking base. The clamp on bar that's going to attach to the frame of your motorcycle.

When you're going to load it, you're just going to clamp this onto your bike and you're going to ride your bike into here. Once you get all the way to the end it's going to snap and lock into position. This is completely adjustable for your frame of your motorcycle. We're going to have these plates, they're going to be on the bottom side of the floor of your trailer where the base plate will sit on the top. It will be secured by these large bolts that will go through the floor. The only thing not supplied with your kit is going to be the two carriage bolts or lag bolts depending on the style of your trailer that you're going to attach this plate to make this plate permanent so you can remove the base plate out of your trailer if you want a flat surface for another reason you're going to use your trailer. Here we're at a motorcycle. We're going to go ahead and attach our bracket to the frame so we can get a measurement from the center point of our bracket to the front of our tire so we can determine the location in our trailer to mount our bracket. Now our instructions are going to tell you that we want to mount this in the center line between the transmission and the engine so we can get this to the center of our motorcycle. We're going to put it in about this area here. This has neoprene liners that's going to attach around your frame but when it attaches to your frame you want to make sure that you're not going to pinch any wiring or brake lines that might be in the way. Now we can go ahead and attach it to the bottom center of our bike. You can see this is fully adjustable. By taking this and just backing out this bolt that's going to let you run in our out the clamp around your frame. Once you've got your point picked out as we have, go ahead and put a little bit of paint mark on there so when next time you're going to hitch up your bike make the process a little quicker and easier. We'll take it and we'll grab it around the other side, I've already checked the other side, there's nothing that's going to be interfering with us on that side. We're going to bring it up to this side, we'll slide it in. Once we have it slid in, then we'll take this and we can adjust it. We're going to run this up. You want to make sure that you're not pushing on anything that you shouldn't be. We're going to tighten this down. We want to make sure it's nice and tight because this is the only support that you're going to have by clamping it that's going to clamp onto your motorcycle before it goes into your base plate. We're going to measure from the center of our bar to the front of our bike, which is about 50.5". It's going to let us know how far back we can set the base plate in our trailer. You want to keep in mind that the measurements might be different on your bike depending on which style bike you have and which set of tires and wheels setup that you have. Just going to give you a good starting point so you can have an idea where you want to mount your base plate. You want to leave a little bit of room between the front tire and the front of your trailer. If you're going to be hauling just one bike, you're going to want to make sure you put it in the middle of your trailer, that way you can keep the load set centered on your trailer. We'll center our bracket into the middle of our trailer. Once we have our location picked out where we're going to mount it, we can go ahead and drill a couple of pilot holes before we have to drill the hole for our 5/8ths bolt to go through the floor of our trailer. You want to take into account that you want to have room to mount this plate without any interference of the frame rails that are going to be running underneath the bottom side of the trailer. On this trailer we're going to go ahead and put a couple of carriage bolts that are not supplied that we're going to pick up at the hardware store down through the floor. It's going to keep this plate intact when you take out this large 5/8ths bolt and you can remove this bracket all you'll have on the floor is going to be that small hole for this bolt to go through and the trailer will be useful for other things. We're going to go ahead and drill a couple of small pilot holes just to make sure that we're not going to come into any contact under the floor. We're just going to double check on the bottom side to make sure we're not going to come into contact with the frame rail on the bottom side of our trailer. We've determined that our plate is going to fit just fine where we have it. I'm going to take a 7/8ths hole saw, it's going to be a little bit of extra room for our bolt to slip in and out of there without making it hard to move the bolt out of the floor. We'll just drill a little hole and we'll do the same thing for the other hole, and then we can go ahead and set our bracket into place. Now we'll take our base plate. You'll make sure that the openings are facing to the rear so you can drive into them. We'll drop our bolts through the holes, our 5/8ths bolts, and then we'll go ahead and attach our plates to the floor. From here you can see from the bottom side where we have our plate mounted. We're going to go ahead and run these up until it sets up against the floor. Do that on both sides. It's going to take two people to do this particular part of the operation with your trailer. Once we have it started in the position we'll run them down. We're going to take our drill bit, depending on what size hardware you used, we're going to use some 3/8ths, we're going to put some carriage bolts to hold the plate to the bottom of our trailer. We're going to go ahead and drill up from the bottom side. Now when you're doing this, you want to make sure you have this to the outside of the frame rail because we won't want to have our carriage bolt underneath our base plate. Then we'll drop our bolt through, put some flat washers and lock washers on and we can tighten them up and go on to the other side. We've gone ahead and dropped our bolts through. We're going to take a large flat washer and a little smaller one and a lock washer and a nut that we picked up at our local hardware store. inaudible 00:10:14 Put that on this one. We'll go ahead and run those down to attach our plate to the bottom of the trailer. Repeat this process on the other side. We're going to want to go ahead and stand our bike up straight. You're going to want to measure from the center of the bar to the ground to see if our adjustment on our bracket is going to be proper for your particular bike. Ours is going to be about 4.5". We'll go ahead and check our bracket and see if that's going to be about in the same area. Once we've determined the height that our bar needs to be be on our bike, we've gone ahead and set our adjusting point which are going to be on the sides here. You can just loosen up these two bolts and you can adjust your clamp up or down depending on your application. We'll tighten those back down and we're ready to test fit our motorcycle. Now you've seen us lock it into position. When you've reached your location after you've trailered your bike and you're ready to go, you can either have a friend help you or you can do it by yourself by simply pushing down on the small tab here and then stepping down on the left one that's going to release. You do the same thing on both sides and you can just slide your bike back out of it. Once you get it outside you can put your kickstand down. Loosen up on this connector here, back it off, take off your bracket and you're ready to ride. When you're ready to go back in and put your bike away in your trailer, you're going to replace this bar, tighten it up, and you're just going to drive it in or you can push it in until both sides lock and you're secure, ready to tow your bike. That's going to do it for the look and the install of the B and W Biker Bar Motorcycle Tie Down System for trailers. Part number BWMC2301 on our Harley Davidson touring motorcycle.


Customer Reviews

B&W Biker Bar Motorcycle Tie-Down System for Trailers - Harley-Davidson Touring - BWMC2301

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (70 Customer Reviews)

Secure your bike in your trailer quickly and easily with this clamping tie-down system. No straps or chocks needed. Just mount the clamping bar to your bike, drive over the trailer-mounted plate, and your motorcycle will automatically latch in place.

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These are the best! No straps, no mess, and ultimate security for transporting your bikes. No more problems with anything bouncing or coming loose and they are easy to use. 683827



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Absolutely love you it, I don’t need to use tie down straps anymore, just mount the bar under the bike drive it in and lock it in and on my way. I driven back and forth to Florida twice for bike October fest and last March for bike week, the bike didn’t move an inch. I would recommend this to anyone that wants to buy best thing ever 683207



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I was a little leery a first. I held my 2017 ultra with no problems on a 1600 mile trip. it is an amazing system. 572405



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The product came with clear instructions and it is made of quality material. The install took about 30 minutes and the bike rolled in and locked just as advertised. My 2006 Street glide is in the trailer and test tow showed no movement. Other systems allow your rear wheel to bounce and move side to side, this will not. I like it. 500238



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I bought this for my 2015 street glide. Its simple to install and works perfectly. I have made 2 seperate 1000 mile round trips and no issues. Rugged and sturdy. Beats using straps for sure. Saves your paint from strap flappin or any other issues. People see it and think its the coolest thing ever when i stop for gas. 604583



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I have a brand new Harley CVO and bought a new trailer to haul it to the mountains on the West Coast. I needed to install "D" rings for tie-downs, or get the Biker Bar. I opted for the Biker Bar and it has proven to be a fantastic decision. The ease of loading and unloading the bike makes it a joy to trailer. It is stable and secure (my bike weighs 960lbs). I have been recommending it to my friends ever since the 1st 5000 mile road trip. I am a research scientist for 3M, so you can believe that I had reservations, but they have all evaporated with use. Outstanding product. Well designed, produced and executed. 611051



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I wish I had known about this awesome product years ago! Easy to install and use. 203098


Comments
Fantastic protect!! Have over 1500 miles trailering my bike and not a move after stopping each time!
-- comment by: Jim - 10/29/2015

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Still like this Bike transport device very much, works great and very easy to load and load. I always recommend the Biker Bar to everyone with a motorcycle.
Mike S - 06/12/2016

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We had to modify our trailer because we haul 2 bikes. Once that was done it was just a matter of driving onto trailer and it latches and your ready to go! We trailer our bikes to the mountains going around curves not once did the bike lean. In the past we've had straps to break. Wish we had found out this before. Would definitely recommend......We were unsure about the installation and called eTrailer, they were more than happy to answer our question. And told us to call back if we had any more concerns. 391885



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Let me keep this short, I installed the BWMC2301 hitch in my 2014, 16 foot trailer. this is where it get's good. I rear ended a line of stopped cars on Interstate I - 10 East leaving Pensacola FL. I was driving a 2003 Chevy dually towing the trailer with my 2016 H-D Street Glide inside. Traveling at 45 miles an hour and coming to a dead stop was not on my list of things to do that day. I totaled the first car, The second car had a smashed in rear end as so did the car in front of it. I am here to tell you that my bike did not move an inch. If I had been using my bike tie downs that bike would have launched it's self into the back of my truck, This product is top notch and easy to use. Highly recommended! Stitch 527632



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Great Product. I did a lot of research before I bought this biker bar and I have to say it's even better than I expected it to be. Very strong and very well build. 315815



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Bike rode in the trailer for 3200 miles, Maine to Florida and back, barely moved. Fantastic product, worth every penny. 602639



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Best way to secure your bike out there I love the design it's quick and easy to load and unload. I've had it a year trailered my bike several times and I no longer worry as I know it's secure. 605818



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I bought three of these to use on a open car hauler type trailer I had made to trailer my three Harleys, two Wide Glides & a Road Glide Ultra. The trailer is 20' long which includes a 30" dovetail. It has two 3500 lb axels and is 82" wide inside fender to fender. The Biker Bar performs as advertised. No need for tie down straps. I trailered these bikes 900 miles from Missouri to Colorado and back, along I-70. I-70 in spots, especially going through Denver can be pretty rough. Lots of dips and bumps across all the overpasses. The Biker Bar held the bikes great with no problems. I used some cheap wheel chocks from Harbor Freight on the front wheels to keep the front wheel from flopping, but found out they were not really necessary when the Biker Bar is adjusted properly. Will not use them on the next trip. The Biker Bar is easy to install, just read the instructions and watch the video etrailer provides. B&W you could make the install a one man job if you provided a 3/16" dia hole in the plates that mount under the trailer. This would allow you to use a temporary screw to hold the plate in place while you drill the holes for two permanent bolts. I used a drywall screw and a fender washer to hold the plate in place. Also the two 5/8" dia bolts that hold the Main plate, are not long enough to go through a 1-1/2" board. I had to buy new bolts an inch longer. Other than that, I really am pleased with the "Biker Bar". 428072


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Love them!
Tom F - 09/04/2018

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Best invention since the light bulb. Installed in 20 mins and loaded the bike in 2 mins. I have seen this product at a bike rally and had to have one. No more straps.... I have experienced $5,500 in damage when my buddies bike fell over onto mine in my trailer that was secured by straps, if I owned a biker bar then I never would have needed to file a claim on my insurance. 255131


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Love it. Best invention since the paperclip. Greatest item ever to transport you bike. I tell everyone about it.
Kevin - 01/23/2018

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Love this thing. It took some tweaking to get it right but it works great. Thanks for getting it here quickly. 503030



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Easy to install, both in trailer & on bike (1984 Tour Glide). Secured bike for 2,700 km trip from Ontario to PEI (friend towed it there in my cargo trailer). No shifting of bike during trip, regardless of road conditions. Haven't used since then but keeping nearby, just in case. Very well made product that works as advertised. 617190



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Excellent product. Easy to install and performed as stated. Easy to use. 598890



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I want to thank you so much. You saved us since we are leaving next week for a vacation. We love the Biker Bar " so easy to use" Thanks Again, 397262



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This is an excellent way to dock your motorcycle on a trailer. The seller ship the package I received it within a couple days of ordering it it was well packaged and complete great company great service excellent product highly recommended 740376



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just finished installing the B & w motorcycle clamp down bar in the back of my sooner horse trailer getting ready to go south for some bike riding man this thing is going to be the berrys if it holds the bike like it looks like WOW a big thumbs up an shipping was fast price was the best on the net 735599



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I ordered a biker bar a few weeks back. Somehow it never made it to my house although it said it was delivered. I was immediately contacted by etrailer and was pleasantly surprised with the kindness and willingness to help me figure out what happened. I now have my biker bar and couldn’t be happier. Will definitely be doing more business with etrailer! 725387



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Finally can write review after 600ml trip. Rock solid! Bike becomes part of trailer. Front wheel dosen't even budge.Had to have underside plates replaced because supplied one's too small for my trailer,(wielding shop fixed that). Pat at etrailer was great! Would and have recommended. 721986



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I just bought my second set for a few friends . Been using biker barz for 3 years now and done multiple 2000 mile trips and they dont skip a beat. I recently just trailered my bike to the dealership and the whole service staff came out to see such a great device and were gonna switch there whole trailer fleet over to them after they have had multiple instances of damaged bikes cause of loose or broken straps or bikes just secured wrong. i also bolt mine down to my shop floor in the winter and gaurentees that it doesnt fall over during winter storage . A MUST if you value your bike and piece of mind. 718580



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The only reason I didn't give it a 5 star rating. is because I havent had a chance to install it yet. But I will say this, it is built a lot better than I thought from watching the videos. 715929



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Great, solid product! Trailered my road king to Fla, last October and the bike was secure the whole way down. The front wheel was in the same position at trips end. 711996


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