Originally Posted by NumNutz
I wouldn't be apposed to getting a ramp but just nervous about falling with it. Spotter isn't a bad idea.
I'd want a really easy to use I guess. Like this one is pretty cool and seems easy but expensive as hell.
That looks like it'd be a pain to haul around with the motorcycle in the bed. I like the folding ones because they're light weight and fold down small so you can put them in the bed of the truck along with the motorcycle.
As far as getting a bike on the back of a pick-up with ramps, take your time, let the bike do the work, this takes an even hand on the clutch and make sure you warm up the engine because you don't want it to stall on the ramps. Line it up, I usually run it up the ramp a foot or two to make sure the line I'm on is correct, then back it down and go for it. Keep the RPM's constant (about 1/3-1/2 throttle depending on the bike, about 1/2 for your sport bike) and vary the power and speed with the clutch. If you find a ditch, hill or curb to back up to, you can cut down the angle so it's almost no incline for a ramp at all.
When you take it off the truck, use the front brake while you back it off. You don't want the tire to lose traction and skid so use the brake to slow it down, don't attempt to stop it on the ramp. Make sure you have plenty of room behind the truck so you can roll it off the ramp and still have 5 - 6 foot for it to roll without hitting anything.
I make a chock for the front tire for my truck out of random 2x4's I had sitting around. The front wall on the composite box isn't very stiff and allows the bike tire to turn. I transport the bike straight in the box, I don't angle it like some people here. I have a short bed so angling still will not allow me to close the tail gate, and angling makes it harder to load/unload vs straight in, straight out.