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DIY Motorcycle Wheel Chock

Updated April 07, 2017

If you intend to transport a motorcycle in the back of a pickup truck, you should have a front wheel chock. Dirt bike riders who transport their motorcycles every weekend should probably invest in a manufactured chock. Touring riders who just need a way to get their motorcycle home might want to consider another option. You can assemble a motorcycle wheel chock, by the side of the road, if necessary, out of five pieces of easily obtained lumber and some screws.

Arrange the five pieces of wood so they form the letter "T." The two 34-inch sections of 2 x 4 will be connected by the 12-inch long sections to form the vertical element of the letter. The 4 x 4 timber is the horizontal element.

Drill two pilot holes near one end of each 34-inch long section of 2 x 4 with an electric drill chucked with a pilot hole bit. Arrange the long boards so there is about one inch of space at the end of each 12 inch board.

Screw the two 34-inch sections to the top ends of one 12-inch piece of wood using four 3-inch long deck screws and an electric drill chucked with a screwdriver bit.

Arrange the loose ends of the long 2 x 4s on top of and approximately in the middle of the 4 x 4 timber. Measure the distance between the long 2 x 4s that have already been screwed to a base. Arrange the loose ends so the boards remain approximately parallel.

Drill two pilots holes in each loose end of the long 2 x 4s with an electric drill and a pilot hole bit. Screw the long sections to the 4 x 4 timber using four 3-inch long deck screws and an electric drill chucked with a screwdriver bit.

Arrange the remaining board on top of the 4 x 4 and 2 x 4 stack. Drill pilot holes in the ends of this piece and screw it to the tops of the long 2 x 4s in the same way and using the same hardware and tool used with all other joints.

Things You'll Need

  • 4-foot long 4 x 4 timber
  • 2 34-inch long sections of 2 x 4
  • 2 12-inch long sections of 2 x 4
  • Steel tape for rough measurements
  • Electric drill
  • Pilot hole bit
  • 12 3-inch deck screws
  • Screwdriver bit
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About the Author

Don Davis has been a professional writer since 1977. He has had numerous writing jobs, including writing news and features for the "Metrowest Daily News" and "Los Angeles Herald-Examiner." Davis has a Bachelor of Arts in English and history from Indiana State University.