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Motorcycle Ramp Type/Length Question

Discussion in 'Towing' started by gov875, Dec 15, 2010.

  1. Dec 15, 2010 at 12:42 PM
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    gov875

    gov875 [OP] WahooTaco

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    so i have a 2008 Yamaha R6s and i'm looking to load it up into the bed of my 2010 DCLB TRD Sport and wanted to know if anyone had used this ramp for it: http://store.rampconnection.com/product.php?xProd=7048

    if anyone can recommend a better ramp that works with this truck i'd appreciate it. thanks.
     
  2. Dec 15, 2010 at 1:02 PM
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    That looks like a really good ramp to me. I haul a dirt bike in my truck and use a cheap Harbor Freight ramp, however I would defiantly use a different ramp if I were going to load a R6. You may have already done this but If you are going to be hauling a bike I definitely recommend adding some D-Rings to your truck bed. I don't trust the rails to take 100% of the tie down weight.

    I added these to mine and use them all the time. Definitely one of the best cheap mods you can do.
    http://www.armysurpluswarehouse.com/...-down-4962.cfm

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/90069-new-d-rings-available.html

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  3. Dec 16, 2010 at 4:08 AM
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    had the same thought on the d-rings and installed them a while back so that i could finally get a ramp for the bike to actually take it with me places. now i just gotta get a side car so i can take the dog with me on that instead of having to take the truck everywhere haha.

    thanks for the ramp input man much appreciated.
     
  4. Dec 16, 2010 at 5:28 AM
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    they look pretty good. i have 2 8ft ramps that fold in half.they fit right under the quad or bike perfect.i say go for it.not a bad price either.i paid $260 for mine 10 years ago
     
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    That ramp will work fine. Something with a slight arch will be perfect. 6 1/2 - 7ft long will work fine. Longer the better, but any shorter and it will be steep and you may risk rubbing the bottom of the fairing.

    I use 2 ramps, one centered on the gate to drive the bike up, one to the side to walk up next to the bike. I don't suggest riding up like in the picture... the bed isn't that grippy and you don't want to skid into the front of the bed!
     
  7. Dec 16, 2010 at 5:51 AM
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  8. Dec 17, 2010 at 4:49 AM
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  9. Dec 17, 2010 at 5:52 AM
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    I use them with a '02 Katana. I try to use a ditch or curb so it's not that steep getting into the truck. Obviously a curb or ditch won't always be available but it makes it a lot easier. I've got a short bed so the shorter folding ramps were a huge plus.
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/motorcycles/120955-loading-motorcycle-dcsb-pics.html

    As far as being short and supporting the bike, once you get the hang of it you're really just there to guide the bike and it shouldn't be trying to muscle the bike around.
     
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