How Do You Secure a Motorcycle in a Truck Bed Without Chock?

Motorcycles can be a great way to get around town, but when you need to transport your bike, you may be stuck trying to figure out the best way to do it. One option is to put it in the bed of a truck.

Securing your motorcycle in the truck bed is not as difficult as it may seem, but there are a few important steps you must take in order to make sure your bike stays safe and secure during transport.

Step 1: Use proper tie-down straps. Make sure that you have high-quality tie-down straps that are designed specifically for securing motorcycle on vehicles and that they are rated for the weight of your bike.

Step 2: Secure the motorcycle itself. Before you can secure the bike in place, it must be secured itself. You can do this by using a front stand and rear stand or tie-down straps connected directly to the frame of the bike.

Step 3: Secure each wheel. Each wheel should be secured with two straps, one on either side of the wheel and attached directly to the frame or axle.

Step 4: Attach a stabilizer bar. A stabilizer bar should be used between two tie-down straps on each side of the truck bed so that if one strap fails, there will still be some stability due to the other strap.

Step 5: Tighten all straps. Make sure all straps are tight enough so that they won’t come loose during transport, but not so tight that they will damage your bike’s frame or components.


Securing a motorcycle in a truck bed without chock requires careful consideration and preparation beforehand; however, following these five steps will ensure that your bike stays safe and secure while being transported over long distances.

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Stephen Dunn