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Old 09-12-2010, 09:42 PM   #1
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Parking in the house.

I'm going to start parking the bikes in the house. I have a 4" lip at the threshold of the door. I'm about to try one of these wheelchair ramps. But most have a cap of 300lbs (and when they say 600 they mean 300 at each axle). Just wondering if anyone else has used a ramp to park their bike in their house and what did you use? Things to look for? Etc.. Every motorcycle ramp I've seen is for loading in to the back of a pick up or something like that. Any suggestions are welcomed.
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Old 09-12-2010, 09:47 PM   #2
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fab u up a lil ramp from wood... or if u get lazy a 2x4 then a 4x4...lol
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Old 09-12-2010, 09:47 PM   #3
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can't you just ride over the 4" bump?
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Old 09-12-2010, 09:55 PM   #4
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Yea, I could just ride over the 4" hump if I want to tear off the bottom of my bike.. Sure... Plus there's two bikes. Mine and my roommates. Both bikes are heavy.. She's in no way in no need to try to fight her bike up that big step. It'd be different if it was an incline or something, but we're talking 4" straight up.

mx6er... I was thinking about doing that but figured I really don't have the tools needed to do it right, and by the time I bought the right tools and wood, it'd be quicker and cheaper to get a wheelchair ramp.

Plus my roommate's best friend uses a wheelchair. So if it was just my place, the 2x4 may just work.. But you know women want it to look pretty and such.
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Old 09-12-2010, 09:59 PM   #5
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get the wheel chair ramp to fit/look good. then get it reinforced with more bracing etc. then get a busa stencil and paint that ho lol
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LMAO!!! Well the one I think I've finally settled on holds 850lbs.. vs the normal 600. And worse case, I'll reinforce, but don't think even I and the bike will ever make it to 850lbs... (I hope not) (Don't plan on gaining over 100 lbs with in this lifetime.)
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Yea I'da used the 2x4.
If your bike is 475# and you are 175# combined is 650#= 325# per wheel, if your ramp is under 4' you'll never have both wheels on the ramp at the same time.
Just don't gas it!
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Yea.. gassing it would be bad.. Very bad.. Especially for the couch... I'll probably always have to put both bikes in.. I'll get home and her's will be parked in the driveway and might as well have a sticky saying "Please park. thanks.." haha.
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If you spend 20.00 in materials I can hook you up. I have a saw and a hammer. I think 2, 8 foot 2x4's and a small piece of 3/4 pywood and you will be way ahead, , I have the plywood piece just bring the 2x4's.

A piece of 3/4" plywood will hold the weight no problem, just need to make sure the ramp is long enough so there's not a sharp break over at the top.

What's the longest you can make the ramp? , bring me 20.00 and I'll make it for you. I have the to do it sitting in my shop.
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How much does your bike weigh?


Offhand consider you've probably got a slightly larger contact patch than a wheelchair and neither wheel of your bike is carrying 100% of the weight load..

a 2x4 or a 2x6 should do, and you can tack on a 2x2 at one end to raise it near the level of the floor. I've got plenty of scrap wood over here if you want a piece.
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dude.... your bike doesn't weight 600 pounds. it weighs around 450 max. that is about 225 per axle roughly. the ramp will live.
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dude.... your bike doesn't weight 600 pounds. it weighs around 450 max. that is about 225 per axle roughly. the ramp will live.
forgetting about the rider??
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forgetting about the rider??
i seriously doubt he'll be feet up riding through the door way, so most of the rider weight will be off the bike.
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. She's in no way in no need to try to fight her bike up that big step. It'd be different if it was an incline or something, but we're talking 4" straight up.

But you know women want it to look pretty and such.
I am shocked no one has posted..."Pix of room mate"...LOL
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I am shocked no one has posted..."Pix of room mate"...LOL
I was just thinking that. You have a female room mate??

AND SHE RIDES?

I would date her.

(Dependant upon her rating on the Hot-O-Meter)
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Is this a house or an apt? Sounds like wood is gonna be the cheaper alternative...especially since I saw an offer for scrap and another for a ramp for $20
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, lot of though process given for 4". Just get 2X4 and lay in down in front of the step...Done and done.
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u said your house.... y not use your garage? or did u mean apartment?
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