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.
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Things you 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
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.