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Sun, 28 Jan 2007 20:29:41 +0000 quote
I did this as an exercise to see whether I could put together a cheap, effective wheel chock for use in the back of a pickup. The only materials required are a length of two-by-four (about 5 feet should do) and some 3" self-drilling screws.

The rounded edges on the front aren't really necessary, but since I already had the compound mitre saw set up, I went a little crazy. The only dimension that really matters much is the space between the side supports, and that's specific to the wheel being chocked. For a GT and a GTS, the wheel is about 4.5" wide, so I made the space between the side supports 4.75". The angled piece (which keeps the wheel and fender farther back from the wall it's being braced against) is raked at about 20 degrees. The long board that runs across the back is 18".

Total time: About 1/2 an hour.









Sun, 28 Jan 2007 20:40:38 +0000

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Sun, 28 Jan 2007 20:40:38 +0000 quote
When I hacked one together to bring the SS back from Michigan in a friend's truck, I made the front piece the full width of the bed. I knew the tie-downs would keep the scoot down, but having never trucked anything like this before, I wasn't sure if the wheels might not just shift sideways under the tie-downs and fall over.

Does that make sense? Are most purchased chocks fixed in place?
Sun, 28 Jan 2007 22:39:17 +0000

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Sun, 28 Jan 2007 22:39:17 +0000 quote
That looks good! Even I could manage to make something like that, minus the rounded edges, of course. One question. Doe is offer enough weight to not move around when the scooter is in place?
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Sun, 28 Jan 2007 23:44:02 +0000 quote
With the handlebars tied down and forward, the front wheel of the scooter will be pulled tight against the chock, wedging it in place and preventing the chock itself from moving around. As long as the handlebars don't turn (which they can't, with this particular chock) the scooter will be very stable. No center stand necessary, either.
Mon, 29 Jan 2007 01:57:13 +0000

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Mon, 29 Jan 2007 01:57:13 +0000 quote
Did you get your SCC4000 yet? I have 4 on order.
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Mon, 29 Jan 2007 02:35:44 +0000 quote
Yep. I got them. After I built the DIY wheel chock, I started the process of building a plywood "sled" for the massive steel Condor wheel shocks to mount to. I'll add a layer of diamond plate on top of that, and it should be a nice surface for mounting the chocks that I can remove completely from the truck.
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Wed, 31 Jan 2007 21:11:00 +0000 quote
Boy, that's nicer than the piece of firewood I use.
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Wed, 31 Jan 2007 22:49:44 +0000 quote
Hey Jerry I am like you. I use a old piece of plywood and a 4x4 stuck behind it, Beale.
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Tue, 06 Feb 2007 21:25:00 +0000 quote
This has all of the hallmarks of a great project:

- Simple
- Easy to understand
- no complicated tools required

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Mon, 03 Nov 2008 11:40:31 +0000 quote
Prolly a stupid question but ... If you had to stop really quickly, could the rear end of the scoot jack knife to one side? Did you tie the rear end as well?
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TrafficJammer wrote:
Prolly a stupid question but ... If you had to stop really quickly, could the rear end of the scoot jack knife to one side? Did you tie the rear end as well?
With the front wheel chocked and the suspension compressed as far down as it will go, the rear wheel can not come off the floor. The tire will thus hold it in place.
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thefuzzylogic wrote:
TrafficJammer wrote:
Prolly a stupid question but ... If you had to stop really quickly, could the rear end of the scoot jack knife to one side? Did you tie the rear end as well?
With the front wheel chocked and the suspension compressed as far down as it will go, the rear wheel can not come off the floor. The tire will thus hold it in place.
I beg to differ. In fact the tighter the front suspension is compressed, the lighter tthe rear of the scooter is and more prone to doing so. It's not necessary or recommended to fully compress the suspension, and I routinely secure the rear as well.
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Jess, Please show us a picture after your scoot is loaded. I have a Subaru Baja and have transported a single P200. I want to put 2 P's in the back but the rear tires will be on the edge of the tailgate which shouldn't be a problem weight wise. Thanks for your idea.
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Mon, 09 Sep 2013 18:26:33 +0000 quote
anyone know the width of an LX 150 front tire? I need to make one of these chocks quickly as I just bought a scooter online and am picking it up tomorrow!
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Winfield wrote:
anyone know the width of an LX 150 front tire? I need to make one of these chocks quickly as I just bought a scooter online and am picking it up tomorrow!
It's a little narrower than the GTS, but I don't have one handy to measure. It's not critical that the sides be snug against the wheel, but it would definitely be a problem if the wheel didn't fit between the sides. Based on that, I would err on the side of large and make it 4.5" or so.
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Wed, 11 Sep 2013 09:45:29 +0000 quote
perfect fit!
4.5" was perfect for my new LX 150. My trailer has a wood bed, so I mounted my chock to a small piece of plywood and then scewed the plywood right onto the trailer's bed. Many thanks!
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Excellent! And of course we would love to see a picture if you have one handy.
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Wed, 11 Sep 2013 15:26:00 +0000 quote
Here are some photos of the chock mounted in my horse trailer and one of my new ride.

Thanks again. Not sure i would have gotten it home safely without your postings.









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Awesome. Glad this thread helped, and thanks for the photos!
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Wed, 11 Sep 2013 15:31:22 +0000 quote
didn't have time for your fancy rounded edges!
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Oh, I was just having fun with my compound miter saw at that point.
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