We have produced a pre drilled mounting kit that you fix to the floor and then the mount bolts onto that. The front and rear section of mount can then individually be removed, handy if you need your van to sleep in track side. The wood we have used is specially treated (designed for horse box floors and ramps) so not only is it very strong but it is also liquid resistant.
Will it fit different diameter wheels?
The mount is made to fit 17 inch but will accept 16 and 18 inch.
We are also currently working on an adapter kit to allow motocross style bikes to fit into our mounts
How much do I tighten the handles and will the mount not damage my wheels?
Absolutely not, the mount grips on to the tyres and not the wheels. The tyre should very slightly deform but the clamps should not touch the rims, also see gallery images
Will using the mount damage my suspension?
Absolutely not the mount allows the bike to move on its suspension, absorbing road bumps, as it was designed to do so actually it is the kindest way to carry your bike.
Can I put a strap on my bike just in case?
We recommend that you don’t use straps as it could overload the mounts causing them to fail.
How close can I mount the bike next to an object such as side of van?
You should leave a minimum of 100mm between bikes or the sides of your van, this should be ample under normal use, however, if you are to use over very rough ground then 150mm is recommended.
What do I need to do to look after my mount?
We coat all the pre assembled threads with Copper Slip when we dispatch your mount and recommend you keep all joints lubricated, especially if mounted to a trailer or exposed to the elements.
When fitting your mount use the sachet of copper slip provided to lubricate threads and do not use a 'buzz' gun, all bolts are stainless steel to give prolonged life but therefore need copper slip to avoid dry seizure.
When tightening the rear arm push the rear arm forward and onto the tyre as you tighten the turnbuckle to avoid over stressing it.
Will my bike fit?
Front tyre size needs to be between 90 – 125mm 16 to 18 inch. Rear tyre size needs to be between 140 and 200mm wide and 16 to 17 inch diameter. Some adventure style bikes have an additional rear wheel splash guard added, the mount will not fit with a splash guard still fitted.
Can I just buy a back mount section and use my existing front mount?
No, the No More Straps front mount is the only mount we know of that stops the front wheel jumping up out of the mount, and is also the only mount with enough lateral strength to cope with the forces imposed on them. No More Straps are designed to work as a pair, securely spreading weight and load between the front and rear section, so we would not recommend either section to be used without the other.
Can I use the front mount section on its own with or without straps?
No More Straps is designed to work as a pair, securely spreading weight and load between the front and rear section, so we would not recommend either section to be used without the other.
How heavy can my bike be?
We recommended no more than 225KG.
Do I have to bolt the mount down?
Yes, the mount requires strong mounting points to transfer the weight from the bike to the chassis of the van or trailer.