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    Best way to haul my Scalpel in my truck

    I'm new to Lefty's and wondered what the best way to carry it around in the back of my pick-up is other than just tossing it in there? I don't want to toss my new baby in there.

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    Hitch rack or tie downs

    Motorcross tie downs. That's what I use and only costs $27 at your local motorcycle shop. I'm in the process of get something in my bed to just hold the wheel down nice and tight. Maybe a hitch rack. I thought of that too. Hitch racks are very cool.

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    Check out the Sportworks Instagater, do it soon though, Sportworks products were such a threat to Thule's world domination plans, that they bought them out. So we will have a watered down version available with a different label sometime soon. The product is out there, under their name in the '05 season, so find someone with them in stock, and you are good to go.I have sold a ton of them, and pick up folks just love them, Lefty, and otherwise. Good luck!

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    Rec Rac

    I've been using a rec rac, it's cheap and simple. Here's a link:

    http://www.recrac.com/bikeRack.html


    I also have a Hurricane Fork Up when I go with friends that have fork mounted carriers, that way I can car pool I see these pop up on Ebay all the time...

    http://www.hurricanecomponents.com/forkupmain.html
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    For about ten to twenty bucks, you can buy four nylon tie down straps. You only need two but they also come in real handly when hauling other items in the back of your truck. You want the pull to tighten, not the ratchet ones. Anything light duty will work just fine. The hooks on the end fit around your handlebars with grips. Tie down each end of your handlebar to each front corner of your truck bed. Pull tight enough to just compress the fork. Most trucks now have tie down hooks in the bed at all four corners. You can also buy hold downs that fit the stake holes on the top of the bed side.

    With this simple setup, I can load my bike faster than anyone fiddling with taking off their front tire or fiddling with rack attachments. I don't have any hardware left over in the back of the truck that gets in the way of other truckly hauling duties. It's fast, simple, cheap. What else do you want.


    Quote Originally Posted by fairyweatherider
    I'm new to Lefty's and wondered what the best way to carry it around in the back of my pick-up is other than just tossing it in there? I don't want to toss my new baby in there.

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    my leftys go on my Thule rack with the "594 - Sidearm" love it!!! like 2 seconds to put it on and off.
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    Ha, put it in the bed.

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    oh, didnt read you have a truck.... haha. yeah, just toss them in the bed.

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    I use my parent's sierra every so often. Use bungee cords to secure it in the bed.

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    I am using the rec-rac bike rack tie-downs for my Rush. Sure makes is very easy and quick to haul bike. I get a lot of questions about them when people see how easily it is to mount bike to side of bed. The tie-downs may only be packaged in pairs but my son is able to use one. I did buy a couple of cheap cable locks to secure the tie-downs so they don't get stolen, but they are easy to remove also.

    Check w/mfr and see if they can send out just one. A pair cost me $55.00 including shipping from supplier I used. Retail is apprx $65.

    I didn't have any success posting photo from their site: http://recrac.com/bikeRack.html

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