Motorcycle Wheel Chock Reviews – Part II
Wheel chocks have become more popular in recent years as more manufacturers enter the fray to sell their wares; not too long ago there were only a handful of companies and the prices were more than twice what they are today. In fact, they are so widely available that even the popular online retailer Amazon sells a number of them at deep discounts. Here are a few more options for those in desperate need of a stabilizing wheel chock for either transporting or storing a motorcycle.
Rage Powersports Black Widow Self-Locking Motorcycle Wheel Chock
Rage Powersports has a large line of motorcycle transport solutions and accessories for your tow vehicle, and their Black Widow Self-Locking Motorcycle Wheel Chock (BW-CH-DX1) fills their requirement for a solid, stabilizing device. This wheel stop is constructed from heavy-duty black powdercoated steel with aluminum wheel guides for exceptional strength and durability. It has a three-way adjustable pivoting arm and a two position wheel cradle to accommodate motorcycle wheel sizes from 16 to 21 inches so that it can handle anything from sportbikes to cruisers. And, it only weighs in at 18 pounds (8 kg). It is very easy to use, but it can be difficult when it is not bolted down as it tends to slide on its rubber feet a bit; that’s easy to do as it has two pre-drilled holes and all the necessary hardware so that it can be mounted to a truck bed, trailer or on the floor. Rage Powersports sells the Black Widow self-locking motorcycle wheel chock for US$125, though it is easy to find one for less than $50.
Condor PSTK 6400 Motorcycle Wheel Chock
Now we will look at what many consider the top-of-the-line in motorcycle transport and storage – the Condor PSTK 6400 Motorcycle Wheel Chock. Made with the highest quality aluminum – to keep it light, strong and rust free – with all-steel mounting hardware, the PSTK 6400 is very well-made and should last longer than even you will. In fact, with the included quick-release kit, it is possible to have this chock mounted on your floor, in your truck and on your trailer by simply switching it from place to place when you need it. It is fully adjustable and the design is such that it can hold wheels from 14 to 22 inches, tires between 80 and 220 mm, and up to 3000 pounds (1361 kg) – and yet it only weighs 31 pounds (14 kg) itself. What is also interesting here is that the unit itself will fold down when installed to only six inches in height. Using the PSTK 6400 is very simple and its super-high quality construction really shows in how smooth it is to operate and even adjust; it will hold up any bike if the wheel fits. You do pay for the high-end nature as the suggested retail price for the Condor PSTK 6400 motorcycle wheel chock is US$272, but it is often on sale for less than $220. Once you buy the Condor, you will only need to buy another chock should you buy another motorcycle.
Superior Stainless Removable Motorcycle Wheel Chock
On the opposite side of the expense chart, as motorcycle wheel chocks go, there exist the very basic units which are designed to be mounted and have virtually no free-standing capabilities whatsoever. Superior Supply has the perfect product if that is what is needed – the simple Stainless Removable Motorcycle Wheel Chock. As you can see from its name, this wheel stop is made from stainless steel, in tubular form here, and it comes equipped with steel bolts which are designed to let the chock slide into or out of its mounted position so that it may be relocated easily. It should fit most motorcycles due to its eight inch wide opening, but it is neither fancy nor self-locking so tie-downs should always be used when employing this chock, just to be sure of safety. Though basic, the Superior wheel holder is a good addition to any motorcycle transport, be it truck bed or trailer. Suggested retail for the Superior Stainless removable motorcycle wheel chock is US$29.50, so it is a minor expense for a major solution to stability.