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How NOT to Load a Motorcycle Into a Tacoma

Discussion in 'Tacoma Videos' started by RMAN808, May 4, 2012.

  1. May 15, 2012 at 1:48 AM
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    stewartx

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    Saw something much worse while managing a truck rental company years ago. Guy reserved a truck without a lift or ramp and then rode a brand new street bike with the idea of putting it in back of the truck for the drive home. He asked if we had a ramp he could use. We didn't. Our yard guy (rather stupidly - he never rode a bike) offered a 2x8" wood plank instead, which the guy happily accepted. His bike was clearly too heavy for that wood plank. Regardless, he leaned that plank into the bed of the truck and got ready to ride his bike up.

    I walked into the office (right beside the truck) from the other side of the building just as he started up the makeshift ramp. He got about two thirds of the way up before he hesitated (stopped) as the plank started bouncing up and down. He had no place to put his feet down. As he fell over, the plank actually acted like a trampoline, flipping the bike's tires into the air. The bike (and him) landed nearly upside down on the curb (windshield, handlebar, mirrors, instrument display, tail-piece, & tank), bounced, and then flipped hard on it's side (fairing, muffler & foot peg). He jumped free of the bike as it was falling, so only had a few scratches and scrapes from the pavement.

    It was a very nice bike, but now looked like it had been in an accident with another vehicle. Afterwards, used another truck with a hoist to load the bike into the truck. Don't know how he got the bike out of the truck once he arrived home.
     
  2. May 15, 2012 at 3:10 AM
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    hogeyphenogey

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    After that mess, he could've pulled into his driveway and just pushed the bike out. It's not like the additional damage would matter!
     
  3. May 15, 2012 at 3:53 AM
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    stewartx

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    LOL. You've got a point there. Perhaps I should have said don't know how he originally planned (prior to botched Evel Knievel stunt) to get that bike out of the truck.

    Man, that bike was really messed up. Bits and pieces all over the place. I rode a bike at that time as well, so will never forget it.
     
  4. May 19, 2012 at 10:36 AM
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    Woooooooooooooooooowwwwwwwwwwww, thats a first....
     
  5. May 19, 2012 at 10:37 AM
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    what a fucking retard :/
     
  6. May 19, 2012 at 10:45 AM
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    Agree that was pretty stupid--But the bitch LAUGHING--give her a fucking SMACK.
     
  7. May 19, 2012 at 10:51 AM
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    herp derp, I can only imagine that after they stopped filming he did it again with similar results.

    :popcorn:
     
  8. May 19, 2012 at 10:58 AM
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    He put a shame to all the taco owners out there by failing at putting his bike in the back...
     
  9. May 19, 2012 at 11:34 AM
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    Hey, she was just doing what many of us were doing while watching the video.
     
  10. May 19, 2012 at 11:39 AM
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    so true
     
  11. Jun 11, 2012 at 4:15 PM
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    Lol Coming from a guy who spend 12k on a street bike at 18 years old, i'd never risk driving it up the ramp when it could easily fall, let alone into a 2ft bed!!! If you plan on loading a bunch of bikes and shit into your truck why even lift it...
    Either way that kids a moron!!! Just the first 2 seconds of him pushing the bike freaked me out!
     
  12. Jun 11, 2012 at 7:20 PM
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    He was destined to fail. Either way the end result would have been just as retarded.
     
  13. Jun 11, 2012 at 7:24 PM
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    id like to point out the lack of damage to the tailgate... and DERP
     
  14. Jun 11, 2012 at 7:44 PM
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    re-do!!! haha was he really about to try the SAME thing?!!? wtf is wrong with people?!?
     
  15. Jun 11, 2012 at 7:49 PM
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    Exactly
     
  17. Jun 12, 2012 at 8:53 AM
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    This is definitely not a PROPER way to do it! If people try this many will fail and they will fall with the bike on top of them...The best way is to either be a beef cake and push it up the ramp (Engine off), or use a nearby stopwall for a flat or close to flat entrance.
     
  18. Jun 12, 2012 at 2:10 PM
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    I've done it, pretty stupid, but it works. you need enough speed to get up the ramp, then you can't stop.

    This is how i do it all the time. No issues, load it by myself all the time.

    This works well.


    The best way is not to "beef cake" it up the ramp. you have more of a chance to screwing it up just like the DA in the OP. With the engine and some decent throttle/clutch control, it's easy to do this way. I do it the same way all the time and even without the steps to get into the bed. (i'm 6'5 so i can just step up into the bed.)
     
  19. Jun 12, 2012 at 2:52 PM
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    Well i def aint 6'5 im only 6'2. But when it comes to pushing my street/dirt bike iv'e always used muscle and if the trick is lifted i had a sturdy motocross stand to step on.......i couldn't afford to drop my bike :eek::eek:
    I've even done it without a ramp - i had someone hold the rear while i dead lifted the front wheel onto the tailgate, then i had a friend hold the front wheel while i squatted the rear end up and walked forward until the tire could push onto the tailgate = that shit was hard!
     
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