Tie Down Methods for Trailering Bikes

I'm interested in hearing comments about tying down bikes on trailers or in the back of a truck. When I worked at a motorcycle dealer there were two schools of thought: One was to put the tie downs onto components "above" the suspension, such as on the handlebars, and compress the suspension with the ratcheting clips. The other method was to put the straps "below" the suspension, ie: on the lower forks or swingarms, and let the suspension work as the trailer or truck moved. Is there any real difference?

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George Obradovich
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