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I'm looking into buying new ramps for loakding and unloading the bike on the truck. Anyone have suggestions of which ones they like.


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whatever truck you have, just make sure you have a long enough ramp so that the angle isnt too steep or else you will have a lot of trouble.....my pop's chevy 2500hd duramax is like way tall, and the ramp i have is too short for that tall of a truck, and we had to lift the back of my bike in as to not scrape the fairings and exhaust.

i dont know what brands they are, but i really like the ones that are wide enough to walk up on with the bike, i think you can get them in aluminum and i looked at rockys in flint for them and they were like $150, so not too bad.
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I'm looking into buying new ramps for loakding and unloading the bike on the truck. Anyone have suggestions of which ones they like.
I actually have a second one that you could purchase off of me if you want.. I bought a set for $200 last december when I bought my bike...
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I recently bought a nice ramp that folds in the middle and is wide enough to extend from one side of my trailer to the other so riding it up and down is easier $ 79 bought off the internet and got them 2 days later ... If interested can look up the papers for it to get the website addy...

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That's a nice one, but your not buying that for $79
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ok here is the website.. wasnt' so hard afterall to find the site again LOL..

http://www.atvramps.com/bifold_ramps.htm

mine is the 71" Long Bi-fold Ramp for $ 77.99

they have longer ones and I would suggest a longer one if a truck is a high one... I wouldn't trust loading my bike alone in the back of a truck.. but with help it's doable...

here's the 82" long... for $ 135

http://www.atvramps.com/82inch_folding_ramp.htm

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That's a nice one, but your not buying that for $79
No I paid 3 times that, it was expensive. But heavier duty, and curved so you don't drag the bottom...I can also use the wings for ATV loading. Straight ramps are cheaper..and all you need for loading into a low trailer or loading an ATV.
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I would definately not go cheap... is saving $100 worth the risk of dropping your $10K bike? Not really...

On the flip side... your bike weights less than 500# EASY! So even with you on it, for example and not recomending, say 700#. Take that into consideration. Although you need to pay attention to the work rating of the ramp vs the max rating.

http://www.motorcycleramps.com/

They seem to have the most selection.

I had one of these, bed extender ramps, prior to selling it. it worked really well and of coarse had a double use, that I liked sense my crew cab truck had a short bed and the tailgate remained down.

I also recomend a second ramp if you are going with a single track style. I always loaded my bikes with 2 ramps. 1 really good one for the bike and another one for me.

Then, Start the bike, get it warm, line it up... then simply put it in gear and idle the bike up the ramp while you follow it. You can do this by yourself. Why not let all that horsepower do the work for you. You're not going to go anywhere but to the front of the truck bed. I have done this dozens of times and even on trailers.

Do it at work with the backhoes, excavators, bobcats, ATVs, ect... you don't think we push a 10 ton piece of equipment up onto a trailer do you?

However, I must stress, that unless you have one of those big 4 foot wide ramps, don't try to ride it up! I know some that have and dropped the bike from about 2-3 foot off the ground! NOT GOOD!

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well for my lil ol cheap price .. mine handles 1200 lbs

and it's light weight enough that even I can carry it

as for riden them up... that's why I got the wide ramp.. have two of the narrow ones that are long and curved to use on the back of tail gates for bikes and 4 wheelers... love them but wouldn't trust ridin one up even with the extra one next to it for footing...

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