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|04-19-2014 10:22 AM|
|Catiken||humm.. any wide folding ramps?|
|04-18-2014 05:22 AM|
The truck I have is a 2500 Ram 4x4. I'm guessing the tailgate is at least as high up as the one on your Raptor.
I use one of these: Ready Ramp Bed Extender. It's a much older version, and is 8 ft long with an arch in it that helps with the break-over angle. I've decided that the bed extender function doesn't really suit me, but it might work for you. I just use it as a ramp these days, so it's a pretty expensive solution. This may be a somewhat cheaper option that meets your needs - Aluminum Single Motorcycle Ramp Systems
|04-17-2014 09:50 PM|
@rybo : How tall is your truck? I have a raptor.. and its taller then the regular trucks.. also bouncy cuz of my suspension.. what size ramp do you use?
guys.. Ive seen those "FAIL motor cycle loading to a truck".. I just dont want to be that guy..LOL
|04-17-2014 04:43 PM|
|draggin||get a good ramp and just ride on in. it sure helps having people to help|
|04-17-2014 11:22 AM|
Originally Posted by Catiken View Post
Once an a while I might have to span a short gap with a piece of wood or something.
It's not bad; just get creative.
|04-17-2014 09:45 AM|
|Rowan||RideApart have a video on YouTube on this very thing. Good video. Watch it.|
|04-17-2014 12:38 AM|
I use a long arched ramp and load and unload by myself. The truck is really pretty tall, so if you have a shorter truck a shorter ramp will work OK.
Finding a dip or a small hill helps tons. Get the tailgate as close (vertically) to the ground as possible. I use the crown of the road and the curb at my house to make loading and unloading pretty easy.
Another trick I use is to put the bike in gear. To unload I put the bike in gear and pull in the clutch. When I'm at the edge of the tailgate I let the clutch out so the bike stays in place, then I hop off the tailgate. Once I'm firmly on the ground I pull the clutch back in and guide the bike the rest of the way down. It takes some practice, but I don't have any trouble doing it.
In the truck I use soft ties girth hitched around the handle bars and some non-ratcheting tie down straps for the front of the bike. The bed of my truck is shorter than the bike, so I turn the bike to the side so that the tailgate can go up, then I pull the bike back so the rear tire wedges against the tailgate. This has proven a very sturdy way of transporting motorcycles. Between racing, working on bikes, helping out friends and whatnot I probably load a motorcycle into the back of my truck 50-60 times a year, and I use these methods every time.
|04-16-2014 11:53 PM|
I've got a ramp like this from harbor freight. I use short tie down straps to secure it to the truck bed and drive right up.
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|04-16-2014 11:50 PM|
|Chrisj||Ramp and drive it on|
|04-16-2014 11:36 PM|
How do you guys load a bike on a truck?
Is there any easy way to do it by my self?
Ive seen ramps.. but that looks scary doing by my self.. also seen that electric one... but I dont want to have it in the truck all the time..
Any other solutions?