INSTRUCTIONS

FITTING INSTRUCTIONS

Fitting A: These instructions are for the standard tow bracket assembly that has a Tow ball bolted to a flat plate that forms part of the tow bracket assembly fitted to the vehicle.

Step1: Unbolt the existing Tow Ball fitting and electrical outlet from the flat plate (two bolts, washers and nyloc nuts)

Step2: Place the EasiRyder Tow Bracket against the flat plate of the vehicle tow bracket assembly and select the most suitable towing height, to accommodate for your tow bracket height and the vehicles ground clearance, by aligning the holes in the flat plate with either the upper or lower holes in the EasiRyde Tow Bracket. Be sure to include the electrical Tow Socket bracket in the re-assembly process.

Step3: Insert the high tensile bolts supplied through the holes in the tow bracket, the electrical socket bracket and the tow plate and screw on the Nyloc nuts supplied. Tighten to a torque of at least XX. Note1: Only use high tensile bolts with a minimum rating of 10.8. Note2: Use the Nyloc Nut only once. If the Nyloc Nut is removed for any reason, replace it with a new Nyloc Nut. This will ensure that the plastic "locking" insert in the Nyloc Nut will retain its integrity and do what it has been designed to do.

Step3: Lift your EasiRyder into the Tow Bracket and align the holes in the Tow Bracket with the Tow Pin Shaft of the EasiRyder. Insert the Tow Pin through (i) the top hole on the Tow Bracket, (ii) the EasiRyder Tow Pin Shaft and (iii) out the lower hole of the Tow Bracket. Insert the Safety Clip (Lynch Pin) through the hole at the lower end of the Tow Pin. This is a safety measure to ensure that the Tow Pin cannot come out of the Tow Bracket during use.

"Your bike is now safely attached to the flat plate type Tow Bracket of your tow vehicle."

Fitting B: "Banana Type" tow bracket  (to follow)

We are currently designing and testing an adaptor that will enable EasiRyder to be safely attached to the "banana type" tow bracket that is becoming popular. Once we are completely satisfied regarding issues of safety and the new adaptor/s have been cleared by the relevant safety authorities, we will release the new adaptor.

LOADING YOUR BIKE INTO EASIRYDER 

Step1: With the EasiRyder at right angles to the tow vehicle, in the lowered position and the cradle touching the ground, reverse your motorbike carefully into the cradle until the tyre of the rear wheel is between the wheel support tubes.

Step2. Carefully get off your bike, ensuring that it remains in the upright position. Place the Cradle Safety Straps over the top of the rear tyre and connect the two ratchets to the corresponding straps attached to the cradle. Pass the centre strap with the third ratchet down and under the wheel rim, through the spokes and back up over the top of the tyre. Attach the third ratchet to the single strap attached to the Cradle assembly. Adjust the ratchets on both sides of the rear wheel to pull the rear wheel firmly and evenly down into the CradleConnect the Wheel Retaining Straps attached to the Wheel Support Tubes by passing the loose end of one of the Wheel Retaining Straps over the rear wheel rim, between the spokes, and through the Cambuckle attached to the end of the other Wheel Retaining Strap. Ensure that the Wheel Retaining Strap is tight against the inner rim of the rear wheel. 

Step3. Using the Lifting Handle, raise the bike until the springloaded safety latchpin locks into the hole in the lifting mechanism. Place the supplied safety clip (lynch pin) through the hole in the end of the latchpin. The bike is now safely "locked in" to the towing height position. Once again, check the adjustment on the 3 turnbuckles to ensure that the Cradle Safety Straps are tight and that the rear wheel is firmly in place in the Cradle.

Step4. Check that the centre strap, attached to the Cradle Safety Strap, has been looped down and under the rim of the rear wheel, over the top of the tyre and attached, using the ratchet, to corresponding strap on the cradle. Using the ratchet, tighten the centre strap as tight as possible. This will prevent side-to-side lateral movement of the bike whilst towing and cornering.

Your Bike is now safely secured into the EasiRyder!  One last procedure and off you go, brother!

Step5. Insert the Left and Right handgrips on the motorcycle handlebar into the corresponding loops on the Handlebar Straps. Attach the carribinier clips on each of the Calibrated black Straps into the hole of the EasiRyder "B" bracket at the ends of both sides of the EasiRyder frame. Insert the loose ends of the Calibrated Straps through the slot in the Ratchet mechanism of the Handlebar Straps and operate the Ratchets equally to ensure that the tension on both straps is even. The markings on each black strap on either side of the motorcycle are there to guide you. The straps must be tight.

Step6. Take a position behind the motorcycle and the tow vehicle. Do a visual check to see if the front wheel looks aligned and straight. A brief test-tow will deposit dust onto the top of the front tyre. This will enable you to determine if the front wheel is straight. If you are not satisfied, a slight adjustment of the Ratchets will correct the alignment. Practice will quickly perfect your alignment procedure.

Step7. Safety Check: 

The Tow Bracket is securely attached to the tow vehicle and the electrical outlet is in place (and working!)

The EasiRyder is safely attached to the Tow Bracket and the Safety Clip is in place at the bottom of the Ball Pin.

The Bike is securely in the Cradle and the Cradle Straps are tight, pulling the rear wheel firmly into the Cradle.

The Wheel Restraining Straps are connected and tight.

The Bike is in the air and the latch pin is "locked in" with the safety pin in place

The Handlebar Straps are in place on the handle grips and the Calibrated Straps are attched to the EasiRyder and tight.

The front wheel is aligned.

Step8. Enjoy the new found freedom and family togetherness that the EasiRyder will provide.

 

Thank you for purchasing a EasiRyder trailer!

 

 

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