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TWinOKC

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Bike Loading 101
« on: January 09, 2013, 11:00:07 AM »
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Re: Bike Loading 101
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2013, 12:39:37 PM »
That is so funny, never realized that happened so much.    ERC
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Re: Bike Loading 101
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2013, 12:56:21 PM »
i've never tried to ride up the ramp.....and after that i won't.
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Re: Bike Loading 101
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2013, 01:12:12 PM »
Best arguments for low trailer AND long ramps!

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Re: Bike Loading 101
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2013, 04:23:55 PM »
The guy at 2.30 is not really a fail, the quad bike ends up successfully on the truck.

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Re: Bike Loading 101
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2013, 05:29:39 PM »
at 1:30, loading into the Penske truck looked familiar
for some reason....   thank god there weren't any cameras around...
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Re: Bike Loading 101
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2013, 11:09:07 AM »
happened to me on the way up the ramp ,i mostly saved the bike by having it fall on top of me. except for the clutch   lever
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Re: Bike Loading 101
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2013, 08:27:45 AM »
I always walk it up the ramp, me on one side on the ground and my wife on the other on the ground, hand at the rasy on the front brake lever.  Slow and steady up the ramp into the truck side stand down.  Strap it up and away we go.

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Re: Bike Loading 101
« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2013, 01:19:42 PM »
I dumped a john deere garden tractor on myself once. Forgot to raise the mower deck and spit the ramp out from under me when it caught the edge of the truck bed. Not a pleasant thing.
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Re: Bike Loading 101
« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2013, 03:26:05 PM »
I learned a long time ago that a low trailer is the best way to go. However, if you have to put it in a truck, have a lot of help, or drop  the rear tires into a low spot in the ground where the tailgate is. at most, two feet off the ground.
The slope down my driveway combined with the upslope in the street is a perfect spot for loading my bike in the back of the truck. Getting high centered as you go from the ramp to the truck bed is not a fun deal!
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Re: Bike Loading 101
« Reply #10 on: June 18, 2013, 04:29:41 PM »
I've ramped my cruiser in my truck bed probably 20 times in 3 years.  I was using a two ramp system.  One for the bike and one for me to walk next to it while the bike was running.  Put in first gear and let the bike pull itself up the ramp, clutching and braking while I walked next to it.  Took some practice but never had any incidents to show on video.  Then I was able to buy a tailgate wide ramp system and now i ride it up.  I also lower the ramp angle by backing into the driveway slope and the street.  Its imperative to strap a ramp down to the ruck or trailer or tailgate.  While the bike is running, the torque on the back tire will throw the ramp off the tailgate.  Very dangerous and potentially deadly occurance.  I then hitch up our travel trailer and off on another moto vacation...
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Re: Bike Loading 101
« Reply #11 on: June 18, 2013, 11:18:55 PM »
I have two 6' 2x8's that I layed down on the edge of the tailgate of my truck, 1 centered and then 1 to the left.  Drilled 2 holes in each board through the top layer of sheet metal in the tailgate and then I ran carriage bolts thru the boards with nuts and washers.  Viola!  $20 ramps that lock into place and are impossible fall out from under you.  They do get slick when its wet, or when you're loading a dirt bike with 3" of mud dripping off of it.    ;D   I was going to slap some grip tape on them it honestly it doesn't rain enough for me to bother.

THERE WAS THIS ONE TIME that after a really long hard day of riding at the motocross track, I knew I didn't have enough energy to push the bike in so I rode it like I had several times before.  Well, half way up the ramp my arm pumped and snapped the throttle open!  Not enough to stand the bike up, but by the time I pulled the clutch and front brake my momentum caused me to skid into the front of my truck box and folded it into the back of the cab.  LOL  Needless to say I had to lay the bike down on the side of the box and pull the front panel back.   8)  Good times.

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