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A wheel chock is a vital tool for keeping your motorcycle stable and secure when not in use. Whether used for standing in your garage space or for trailering, you will need a sturdy, well-built wheel chock with the correct specifications for your bike.
However, with the wide range of motorcycle chocks available it can be difficult knowing which one to buy.
In this review roundup, we have selected 7 top-rated models covering different price points and sizes. There are some designed specifically for trailering, others that are more universal in function.
For our findings at a glance, just head to the table below. For a comprehensive review of each of our picks, plus a detailed buyer’s guide, keep on reading.
Our top pick motorcycle wheel chock for 2020 is this excellent offering from Condor. Much like the Condor Dolly, (reviewed here), the build quality is what sets this chock apart.
Although lightweight at only 32lbs the aluminum-framed chock is able to support large bikes either as a floor stand or in transport.
You see, the Condor PSTK6400 is exactly the same as the very popular PS1500; however here a quick release trailer mounting kit has been added.
This enables you to use the chock as a simple floor stand, or on your trailer with a simple flick of the release mechanism.
The chock is able to take wheels (front or rear) that are 14 – 22 inches in diameter. The tire width range is a versatile 80 – 220mm.
In short, most bike sizes can be safely secured in the upright position using the Condor 6400 wheel chock.
Pros of the Condor - PSTK #6400 Motorcycle Wheel Chock
Trailer quick release mounting kit means you can easily use as a ground chock or for trailer transportation
Sturdy Aluminum frame with steel hardware and components.
Large range of wheel diameters and tire sizes can be accommodated
Made in the USA
The most expensive chock in our top 7 line up (you get what you pay for, however)
Motorcycle wheel chocks vary widely in price. Some models retail for just $50 while others such as those from Condor often come in at over $200.
The reason is quality and versatility. The 6400 has both in spades. The quick-release kit enabling you to use the chock securely in both your garage space or trailer is excellent. The range of motorcycle sizes you can accommodate is also market-leading.
In other words, by paying more for the chock in the first place you will have a device that you can hold on to for years.
Designed to secure bikes with wheels from 17-21 inches, this unit can accommodate a number of bike sizes.
Tire width can range between 3-5/32″ – 7-3/32″ wide so it is a good idea to check your motorcycle tire specifications before you buy.
Extra stability is provided by the front crossbar and boot. The high strength steel combined with the semi-gloss black powder coat finish, not only looks good but will give you the peace of mind that your bike is in safe ‘chocks’
The unit also features a rear-wheel cradle adjustment system meaning the wheel is held tight once in place.
Pros of the Extreme Max 5001.5010 Standard Motorcycle Wheel Chock
Very affordable – one of the cheapest in our review round up
Sturdy steel and powder coat finish build quality
Adequate range of wheel sizes accommodated
Rear-wheel cradle adjustment feature to hold the wheel fast
Not suitable for bikes with very low fenders as they can catch
Not as versatile regarding wheel & tire size accommodation as the Condor
It is hard to fault the Extreme Max motorcycle wheel chock at the current price point. Affordable, well built and able to accommodate a range of wheel sizes it really is a no brainer.
If you’re on a budget, this is the wheel chock to buy.
If however you have slightly deeper pockets and need greater versatility, the top pick from Condor is the one to go for.
The MaxxHaul 70075 Motorcycle wheel chock is a no frills affair that does exactly what it says on the tin.
In other words, it’s a great chock that can be mounted to a truck or trailer or fixed to your garage floor. (a mounting kit is supplied in the package).
The real selling point here, however, is the price, the MaxxHaul is the cheapest wheel chock in our review round-up by quite a large margin.
The 3-position adjustable holes on the wheelbase are designed to make the chock as versatile as possible. Most standard size motorcycles can be accommodated by the Maxxhaul.
A nice feature of the chock is that it locks around your tire as you roll it into position.
The all steel construction with powder coat finish will ensure that the chock has the strength and corrosion resistance to last.
Overall Dimensions: 24″ L x 9-3/4″ W x 12-7/8″ H;
Base Dimensions: 15-5/8″ L x 10-5/8″ W
Pros of the MaxxHaul 70075 Motorcycle Wheel Chock
Extremely cheap, the lowest priced chock in our top 7
3-position adjustable holes to accommodate different motorcycle sizes
Locks your tire as you roll it into position
Bikes with thin tires will not stand on their own with strap support
Some customers have complained that it can be tough to pull the bike from the chock
Overall the MaxxHaul 70075 is a great wheel chock for the money.
The kit provided means you can mount the chock on your truck, trailer or garage floor and the range of bikes it can accommodate make it an great choice for those that want a simple solution at a rock bottom price.
What to look for when buying a motorcycle wheel chock
Step number one is to check the wheel diameter and tire width of your motorcycle.
Not all wheel chocks are made to the same dimensions so it is important that the one you buy will comfortably accommodate your bike wheels.
Generally speaking, most chocks will be suitable for wheel sizes between 17 and 21 inches.
If your bike size is either smaller or larger than this you will need to double-check the specifications of the chock to ensure it will be compatible with your bike.
For instance, it is possible to buy chocks specifically designed for large cruisers and sports bikes because of the wider tire widths that these types of motorcycles have.
Conversely, a thin motorbike tire will not fit securely into a larger chock; the bike will likely tip over.
Purpose of the Chock
You should also consider where and how you plan to use the chock. Will it be a permanent fixed feature in your garage space or will you mainly be using it for trailering?
You might need an option that will conveniently cater to both ground and trailer use, meaning a quick release mounting system would be worthwhile.
You can also buy wheel chocks specific to trailering that come with additional ratchets and straps as well as a high load capacity to accommodate transportation.
Being aware of how and where you will mainly use the chock will help you buy the correct one to suit your needs.
Weight capacity is another important specification to be aware of when buying a wheel chock, especially if you own a heavy motorcycle.
A small chock with a large and heavy bike will cause stability issues and certainly shouldn’t be used for trailering.
Match the specs of the chock to those of your motorcycle in order to maximise safety.
A wheel chock that has the ability to adjust around the size of your wheel is a feature worth looking out for. This will increase stability as the chock can essentially be customized to your specific needs.
Build quality is very often linked to a price point. A more expensive wheel chock will hopefully be made from stronger materials and will have components built to a standard that will last you a long time.
Specs to look at here are high-grade steel or alloy frames, and powder-coated finishing to prevent corrosion.
User reviews can also help here as you will be able to read first hand the experiences of other customers. Brand reputation is clearly linked to the build quality of their products too.