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Old 09-23-2007, 06:32 PM   #21
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sams club has a set of 2 ramps, they fold up... for $54 bucks/pair...
the thing is, they can fold up and you can drive hte truck up on them as well.
so FTW drive the front wheels up on one of the folded up ones and use the other one chained to the back to get the bike up.
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Old 09-23-2007, 06:54 PM   #22
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if you have the bike on or try to ride it up make sure the ramp is chained to the truck otherwise it will, in all likelyhood, shoot out from under the bike and everything will end get ****ed up.
ramp should be fastened to the truck just like he said and give it more gas next time if it won't go.

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Old 09-23-2007, 06:58 PM   #23
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I mostly walk beside the bike let it pull me. However if it is a dirt bike and to slippery to stand then I will ride it up.
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Old 09-23-2007, 08:52 PM   #24
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sams club has a set of 2 ramps, they fold up... for $54 bucks/pair...
the thing is, they can fold up and you can drive hte truck up on them as well.
so FTW drive the front wheels up on one of the folded up ones and use the other one chained to the back to get the bike up.
Thats the set i have, hmmm I havent thought about that approach. Ok guys i'll have to give these methods a try next weekend. Thanks for all help guys.
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Old 09-23-2007, 09:05 PM   #25
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sams club has a set of 2 ramps, they fold up... for $54 bucks/pair...
the thing is, they can fold up and you can drive hte truck up on them as well.
so FTW drive the front wheels up on one of the folded up ones and use the other one chained to the back to get the bike up.
uh, i don't think this will work unless he has 3 ramps...

just raise the front of of your truck by driving onto a curn or up a drive ways, or lower the rear of the truck by parking in a gutter or ditch...

i also (being as vertically challenged as I am plus my tall 4x4 truck) use a cooler, or a milk crate stand as a step to help climb into the bed...
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just raise the front of of your truck by driving onto a curn or up a drive ways, or lower the rear of the truck by parking in a gutter or ditch...

use a cooler, or a milk crate stand as a step to help climb into the bed...
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DO NOT USE A COOLER!!! I've seen them flip too many times.

Get a friend to help.
Use the clutch if you are confident with it.
Or, get some momentum and roll it u with a friend on the other side or at least pushing from the back.

If you can smothly walk/step into the back of the truck then I think using the clutch/motor is the easiest way.

Make sure you are not bottoming out too. When the front wheel gets into the bed, the lower fairing might be hitting the tailgate and that will stop you.

Don't forget to secure the ramp so it doesn't fall off!
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who was it that launched a bike onto the top of dennis' truck back in the day? joe?
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DO NOT USE A COOLER!!! I've seen them flip too many times.
It works just fine for me.
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werd. i do it 5 times a week. (well 10 if you count loading unloading loading and unloading.)
Do you sit on the bike and roll it backwards down the ramp to unload?
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Old 09-24-2007, 11:51 AM   #31
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Do you sit on the bike and roll it backwards down the ramp to unload?
yeah with his eyes closed
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Old 09-24-2007, 12:47 PM   #32
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I always have someone else help me and let the bike do all the work. Leave it running and walk next to it and let the bike ride itself up the ramp, just make sure you are good with the clutch.
If you have someone else to help, forget the ramps and just lift it. Thats what we do with my 900. So much faster. Other than that, like they said, either put rear wheels at the curb on a sloped driveway, or put your front wheels up on a curb.
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Old 09-24-2007, 01:32 PM   #33
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Well you can ride it up, I've done it plenty of times until the time I launched the bike into the back of the track and severly dented the cab inwards.

The other option is to take advantage of curbs in your area to decrease the angle.

Or lift it up. Have a friend stand on the other side of the bike. Each of you places one hand under the fork and on hand on the grips to stabilize. Get the front wheel in. Then have one person stabilize and work the front brake and have the other lift the rear. Sometimes though the rear person can't do it. Then both have to lift the rear but both have to really pay attention to stability.
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As far as unloading goes, anymore suggestions? btw do i just put the kickstand down and just strap the front and back down? or do i need extra parts?
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As far as unloading goes, anymore suggestions? btw do i just put the kickstand down and just strap the front and back down? or do i need extra parts?
You can strap it with the kickstand up once the straps get taut from side to side.
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yeah with his eyes closed
When I bought my first bike, the guy delivered it. He had it in the back of his 3/4 ton 4X4 dodge pickup, and he just rolled it backwards, right off the ramp while sitting on it.

Too ballsy for me.
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