Condor PSTK 6400 Wheel Chock

Motorcycle Wheel Chock Reviews – Part II

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 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

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

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.

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Motorcycle Trailer Wheel Chock

Motorcycle Wheel Chock Review – Part I

Motorcycle Wheel Chock Reviews – Part I

Owning a motorcycle trailer or carrier is only one part of what you need to safely transport a motorcycle. Wheel chocks, tie-downs, bike locks and similar security measures are necessary if the bike being moved is important and it needs to avoid being damaged or stolen. The humble wheel chock – or ‘wheel stop’ or ‘wheel holder’, whatever you call it – will probably be the most expensive trailer\carrier addition of these, and it is important that the correct model for the application be acquired or it might be essentially useless. Below are some of the better rated models of chock, with an important eye on each specification, so that you can be sure you get what you need.

Smi Self-Locking Motorcycle Wheel Chock for 17 to 21” Wheels

Smi Self-Locking Motorcycle Wheel Chock

Starting out with one of the best values out there we have the Smi Self-Locking Motorcycle Wheel Chock, which is made to fit wheels between 17 and 21 inches in diameter and weighs in at 20 pounds (9 kg). It is made with a frame of strong, black powdercoated steel and uses aluminum for the construction of the tire cradles. Rubberized plastic feet are at all four feet and it comes pre-drilled for mounting either temporarily or permanently in a truck bed or trailer with the complete and included hardware. It is designed to wrap around the front wheel as the bike is pushed forward and lock it in place once it reaches the front upright. Easy to use, simple to install and built to last, the Smi self-locking motorcycle wheel chock is a phenomenal buy at a suggested retail of only US$75.

Superior Steel Self-Locking Removable Wheel Chock

Superior Steel Self-Locking Removable Wheel Chock Review

When speaking of saving some money on a good product, the Superior Steel Self-Locking Removable Wheel Chock has to come to mind. After all, it sells for US$79, and has some features others in this area lack. One of those is the removable nature of the chock; the weight of the bike holds it in place and all one must do to pull out the wheel holder is remove the bike and slide the unit backwards – off it comes. Of course, this indicates that this device is built to be installed on a trailer or in the back of a truck bed – it will not stand alone. Made of high-carbon steel for strength and powdercoated black for improved durability, this Superior chock is five-position adjustable so that it can fit a wide variety of motorcycle wheels. All of that adds up to the chock and hardware weighing in at 28 pounds (13 kg) total; it can be used in a truck bed, a trailer or the floor, and it is a one-person operation to install, load or remove the unit. The Superior steel self-locking removable wheel chock is a very flexible stability device with few true competitors.

 

T-Motorsports Heavy Duty Adjustable Self-Locking Wheel Chock

T-Motorsports Heavy Duty Adjustable Self-Locking Wheel Chock

T-Motorsports is a well-known entity in the motorcycle transportation market – their hitch-carriers are seemingly ubiquitous. Thus, when looking for a wheel chock, one needs to look no further than their Heavy Duty Adjustable Self-Locking version. Made from steel and powdercoated black for protection from the elements, this wheel stop automatically locks the bike in place as the front wheel is pushed into place. This model is meant to be installed in the back of a truck, on a trailer or on a garage floor, so all-steel hardware is included for this purpose. It is also four-way adjustable to give it the ability to fit a wide array of motorcycle models. Loading and unloading is a one-person job with this unit, and mounting it is made very simple with four pre-drilled holes. The 19 pound (9 kg) T-Motorsports heavy duty adjustable and self-locking wheel chock retails for US$45, but it is easy to find it for less.

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