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Old 08-08-2011, 10:25 AM   #1
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how do you tote your bike for track days?

I have a trailer, but I leave it at my farm for use with my dirt bikes...
my drive way at home is too congested to store a trailer...
I have been considering a hitch tote or a fold up trailer...
I like the hitch tote concept and I found one that is built specifically for sport bikes.. my problem is that I drive a 3/4 ton 4 wheel drive pickup with a lift kit in it and I am concerned about the sharp angle that will cause with the ramp and loading the bike by myself...
what do you use?
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Old 08-08-2011, 10:33 AM   #2
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I have looked at those but was concerned about them being sturdy enough for my bike. What kind of bike are you going to carry with it?
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Old 08-08-2011, 12:03 PM   #4
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Old 08-08-2011, 12:07 PM   #5
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When I used my truck I would always find a ditch at the track and unload, I do the same thing at home, or you can use 2 ramps or 1 ramp with the arch built in it.
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Old 08-08-2011, 12:17 PM   #6
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the problem I have with a ramp in my truck is the lift kit... most ramps are really not long enough... the angle is way too steep... at least for a single ramp... maybe a trifold ramp would work out ok...if I were to use my wifes truck that would not be too bad, I use a regular ramp on the rare occasion we take a dirt bike in her truck..hers is a ford ranger 4 wheel drive but it is nice and short (no lift kit)
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what size lift you have ? and tire ?
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i dont understand lift kits. they just make the truck more unuseable.
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When I used my truck I would always find a ditch at the track and unload, I do the same thing at home, or you can use 2 ramps or 1 ramp with the arch built in it.
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uhaul rents motorcycle trailers on the cheap.

I have a home-built trailer that once was an old jet ski trailer
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i dont understand lift kits. they just make the truck more unuseable.
really...

i also have a homemade one out of a ski trailer
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Old 08-11-2011, 11:18 PM   #14
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Like this lol

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Old 08-12-2011, 10:41 AM   #16
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like this.. that tailgate extender is also the ramp.

2 bikes and the ruckus.

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Old 08-12-2011, 07:12 PM   #17
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How big of a truck do you need to carry two bikes? Would I need like an F150 size truck or a Ranger size truck? What about for one bike?

I may need to replace my jeep and I don't really want to mess with trailer rentals anymore if I can avoid it, but I'd prefer the fuel economy of a small truck vs a big truck.
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Old 08-12-2011, 08:23 PM   #18
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Skid's truck is a deisel.. He says mileage does not drop as much when loaded down.
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Old 08-12-2011, 10:33 PM   #19
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like this: ?ui2&ampik06e19d3197&ampviewatt&ampth131c12efe41738a2&ampattid01&ampdispthd&amprealattid1376996379632599040 1&ampzw

4x8 folding trailer folds up and fits snugky next to the bike in the garage.
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Old 08-12-2011, 10:34 PM   #20
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the trailer doesnt take up much space. about as much as a bike or less than a bike. if you really want to see it i can snap a pic folded up
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