Although Kawasaki Mule tire bonnets are secure, simple, and effective, some riders argue that they allow for too much unnecessary wear and tear on the suspension -- especially being that most trailers don't have shocks. And because most UTV trailers without suspension are left in a state of continual light bouncing, your side-by-side's suspension will be constantly activated and engaged when using wheel tie-downs. Your Mule's shocks, ball joints, and a-arm bushings will be cycling for that many more miles than the actual usage of the machine, and for this reason, most shock manufacturers recommend to tie down using four points from the frame. They also suggest that you shouldn't cross your straps in an X shape, because if one strap comes loose or breaks, they'll all become loose. At the end of the day, so long as what you do is effective at keeping your Kawasaki Mule on the trailer for normal transport and unfortunate situations, then it's essentially fine. But, if you want to take better care of your equipment, some trailering methods are better than others!
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