I haul a motor cycle on a trailer fairly often and I always worry that I will screw something up. On of the things I worry about is unloading the bike. I will not even handle a bike that has no front brake, without the front brake I feel like I do not have control of the bike. Being a dummy, I washed a bike while it was on the trailer and then delivered it to the owner. The tires were wet, the trailer was wet so guess how the unloading went. Not a total wreck but scary for sure. I did not think of it until much later but I could have put the bike in gear, manipulated the clutch and had a rear brake also. Am I the first one to use engine braking to control a bike coming off a trailer?? Maybe I am just a little slow to pick up on such easy tricks. If you haul a bike and tie it down with ratchet straps, do not put the side stand or center stand down. You can bend the frame and possibly do other damage to the bike. Comments any one???