If enough kits are not sold, all sales will be refunded. Preorder date ends 8/31. Expect kits to ship around the end of september, early october.
If you don't want to read this, most of this information is covered in the product description video HERE.
For years I struggled with a good, quick way to hold motorcycles and dirtbikes in the bed of my truck safely. About two years ago I developed a prototype and have been using it ever since. When I’m loading bikes I often think to myself that it’s the most useful thing I’ve ever made. What's for sale represents 2 years of design improvements.
- No modifications to vehicle required
- Available in a variety of materials: mild steel, stainless steel, and aluminum.
- Tab and slot construction allows for no-measure assembly. Mostly plug welding. Assembly time approx 1 hour.
- Sold as a DIY you-weld kit. Complere welded assemblies available for an extra fee.
- Center chock can flip up maximizing bed space.
- 6 main tiedown points, auxillary tie down points on side rails.
- Extendable outriggers for stability.
- Built in wrench for easy adjustment.
- Bolt head retainers allow for easier adjustment
- Easily installs into bed stake pockets (modification of rack tabs may be required depending on vehicle models)
- Stainless steel hardware
- Brass nuts allow adjustment without galling or antisieze.
- Includes galvanized turnbuckle and quick link ring.
- Quick release pins (outrigger pins zinc plated, center chock pin stainless and aluminum pushbutton)
- Sheet metal parts
- All hardware -nuts/bolts/washers, quick release pins, turnbuckles, quick links
What ISN'T included:
The only thing that will need to be purchased is a ~6ft length of 2x2 square tube (.120 wall in steel/stainless or .1875 in aluminum). The tube only needs to be cut to length, no drilling/welding/other operations are required. For best pricing call your local steel supply house and ask if they have any drops. I personally paid $75 dollars for a 6ft 2 x 2 x .120 wall stainless drop from our local Alro Steel. Expect the price to be in the 75-160 dollar range for stainless, 30-80 dollars for mild steel and 40-100 dollars for aluminum. With some modification to the outrigger you could use 2 x 2 x .1875 wall aluminum tube with the steel/stainless kit. Even if you get the mild steel kit, I still would recomend against using a powdercoated mild steel unless you live in a very dry climate.
Notes about welding option:
Pre-welded kits will be welded by local Buffalo, NY metal fabrication house and shipped welded, Tube is not included. Welds will be structurally sound and accurate but I cannot guarantee they will be show-quality welds.
Some notes about the Aluminum kit:
Personally, I don't think the aluminum kit is going to be a big seller. While it is the lightest of the three kits available, it's more difficult and time consumining to weld, and while it won't rust, it will oxidize much more than the SS kit. The weight savings is about 25 lbs. If you order the aluminum kit, the stainless kit may be substituted if enough (ten) orders are not placed. By purchasing the aluminum kit, you agree to this potential change. The cost difference will be refunded.