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Old 01-30-2013, 11:17 PM   #1
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Exclamation Best way to transport a bike?

So I am picking up a new bike Sunday and I want to know a good way to take it back. I am picking it up in San antonio, I was think about getting a 4x8 trailer? Would just borrow ramps and put it in the tundra but after seeing all of motorcycle ramp fails I am a little freaked. So how do yall normally get the bike around?
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uhaul does motorcycle trailers for like 25 all day, if you need to borrow some tie downs let me know I have some in the garage you can borrow, of buy yourself some for 20 bucks.
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If traveling I go in the bed of the truck. Or mulitupal bikes a trailer is alwas nice.

But a new bike? Id ride that thing home!
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Best way to transport a bike?

The Tundra is fine. It's easy to load, unless your truck is lifted. Just have someone, or couple people, help you. One on each side.

Or yes, borrow/rent a trailer. Since you're new, 4 straps, top triple by forks and each rear set. There are YouTube videos to show how to properly tie them down. Do NOT over compress!
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Best way to transport a bike?

I'm for riding it home. Get a friend to drive with you, or better yet a group and make a road trip out of it so they have company on the way home
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I have straps an I keep telling my parents to let me ride it home but there firm on no and I rather not push my luck.
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I probably wouldnt suggest riding it. It sounds like a used bike, not registered, not 100 percent on mechanical and stuff. wouldnt suggest taking the chance if you have options.
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When I say new I mean new to me lol.
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Find a low spot to lessen the angle on the ramp to the back of the truck. Get a canyon dancer or triple tree straps


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If you can get whilst of a 4 wheeler ramp it makes things easy. It's the width of the tailgate almost and you can walk up right next to it. Also find an angle or curb to lessen the angle of the ramp like mentioned
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If you can get whilst of a 4 wheeler ramp it makes things easy. It's the width of the tailgate almost and you can walk up right next to it. Also find an angle or curb to lessen the angle of the ramp like mentioned
^ pretty much....
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I pulled my cbr with one of the uhaul trailers. It was pretty cheap and like the others mentioned above, u got it all day. The only thing they didnt have was the trailer connection to make the lights work so I dont know if thats a norm or they're supposed to have it.
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^Uhaul normally sells them... but they don't come with the rental

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If you can get whilst of a 4 wheeler ramp it makes things easy. It's the width of the tailgate almost and you can walk up right next to it. Also find an angle or curb to lessen the angle of the ramp like mentioned
This. We just have 2 motorcycle ramps and walk up one. If you back up to a driveway, ditch, hill, curb... it makes it a LOT easier. Motorcycles Unlimited normally asks that we pop the front tires up onto their curb... it leaves the bed slanted, but at least the ramp angles aren't at bad.

You may slip the out of the clutch, and have someone on the other side to steady the bike and generally watch to make sure you stay on the ramps.
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If you can get whilst of a 4 wheeler ramp it makes things easy. It's the width of the tailgate almost and you can walk up right next to it. Also find an angle or curb to lessen the angle of the ramp like mentioned
Definitely. I dont mess with the skinny bike ramps. I only use ones wide enough that I can walk up and down next to the bike.
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I've done it with a chair and skinny ramp as well as the wide ramps to load it on the back of my 08 Tundra. Park it on the kickstand and strapped it down.
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I think I was just going to get the uhaul just because its only 20 bucks and I have the straps. Thanks for all the help peeps.
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