I know what you’re thinking: seen one motorcycle wheel chock, seen ’em all. Not true! While there are several models available, some have better features, which is the case with the all-new Titan Bulldog ($239). Made of steel, it weighs in at a hefty
33 pounds. The extra weight — plus the four large rubberized feet — keeps the Bulldog in place when rolling your bike up into the cradle and gives it a 1,500-pound load rating.
The spring-loaded chock cradle always returns to the entry position when not in use, an enhancement over other, similar chocks on the market. Combine that feature with the squeezing action of the cradle sideplates, and it makes for one smart chock. As you push the motorcycle wheel into the rocking cradle and over-center, a cam action, combined with the return spring, draws the sideplates toward each other. There’s nothing to adjust or activate. It’s ingenious. Once the wheel comes to a stop against the front V-plate, you can lock the cradle in place with a small metal latch: make this a mandatory action. To be on the safe side, it’s a good idea to use some tie-downs to secure the bike, especially if using the Bulldog in the back of a truck or on a trailer. The only downside is that it’s not easy to adjust the cradle to one of its three positions for different wheel sizes.
The Bulldog, which has a two-year warranty, is available in black, blue, red, orange, and an orange/black combo.
Guess which one is for H-D owners? AIM
–Steve Lita as published in American Iron Magazine, the world’s best selling Harley magazine.