Bolt It On Dirt Bike and Motorcycle Tie Down System Review
I was first introduced to the Bolt It On brand while searching online for a nice way to secure my dirt bikes in my new trailer. I hated the idea of drilling, mounting something permanent, or getting something that takes too much time and effort to install. It’s really important in any trailer (especially a toy hauler situation) to have the ability to use it in many different ways or be able to clear the space. Wheel chocks are only good when the bikes are loaded and as soon as you take the bikes out they are awkward and in the way. Sure they make removeable ones- but you still have to drill and mount brackets for them to be useful. The worst part of this is having a fixed location of the support which doesn’t leave much versatility.
After learning my lesson in previous trailers I wanted to go with something that will leave more availability of the floor space. I needed a setup that left my trailer a modular space. There’s really only one solution that I’ve been able to find that really meets all of criteria. It blows any other option completely out of the water. The sheer amount of options you have available with the Bolt It On tie down system is almost overwhelming. I love the idea of using the existing d-rings and leaving my trailer floor clear and empty when not being used.
After checking out the website of products available, I was able to do a little bit of measuring and come up with an idea of what would work best. You can order the main components of the system in several different varieties and lengths which really makes the whole product experience exceptional. It shipped in a couple different packages and was wrapped, tapped, stuffed, sealed, stapled to the point of I felt like I was being pranked. Literally zero chances taken in the product getting scratched or dented during shipping phase.
Once I got everything unwrapped and sorted, I started to take in the level of quality control and care that was taken into consideration when developing the tie down system. The materials used are high quality, high grade and exceeds my expectations. I imagine this will outlast my ability to actually load a motorcycle. Setup was easy and being able to secure it to the d-rings in the floor was very satisfying. Again, this product really exceeded my expectations. The wheel chocks I chose during the ordering process (there are several options) have a quick release style pin to easily adjust where the chock should sit in relation to the main bar. This is great if you bounce around between the amount of bikes you bring. I also immediately noticed they can be flipped around and used on the opposing side, doubling the amount of bikes you can load.
Loaded up the bikes are rock solid. The bases were really well thought out and nothing works loose once loaded and cinched down. I’m very happy with the product and believe it to be the best option if you are looking for a good setup that leaves your trailer, van or toy hauler floor free and clear when not in use.
Here’s a product description from one of their pre-configured setups:
Pre-configured wheel chock & tie-down points for three MX or Off-Road bikes
This motorcycle tie-down rack system comes preconfigured to securely fasten three dirt bike motorcycles to your Bolt It On system. Make sure to select a crossbar length that is appropriate for your vehicle. It’s quick and easy to figure out. See our tips below.
Crossbar for motorcycle rack
2 Support legs
2 Regular dirt bike wheel chocks
1 Extended dirt bike wheel chock
Proudly made in the U.S.A.
What to consider when selecting the correct crossbar (measure).
What is the distance between the inside of my walls?
Do I have wells? If so they must be below 10″ if you plan on extended the bar over them.
From the floor to the bottom of the crossbar is 10″
If your wheel wells are over 10″ then measure between your wheel wells to determine the correct crossbar length.