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Motorcycle ramps

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by DdayIsNear, Jun 15, 2009.

  1. Jun 15, 2009 at 4:02 PM
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    DdayIsNear

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    I have a motorcycle i would like to trailer a round in the bed, but i need a ramp to get it in there, obviously, but what works and is better than others. What do youguys use and what shoudl i stay away from.

    I am looking for a ramp that is foldable, and portable. because loading it in there is one thing, but at my destination i need to get it off, so portability is essenttial.

    please assist
     
  2. Jun 15, 2009 at 4:08 PM
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    petersharp

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    Haven't got any suggestions, but have a few reccomendations - make sure you strap the ramp to the back of the truck so if the truck moves, the ramp moves with it. And make the ramp as flat as possible (by, if possible, having the ramp sit on higher ground than the truck).

    Many a bad accident has happened loading bikes into trucks.
     
  3. Jun 15, 2009 at 4:11 PM
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    I have a metal folding one. It works great
     
  5. Jun 15, 2009 at 4:14 PM
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    harbor freight is your best friend....get on their email list and they will send you 20% off coupons every week.
     
  6. Jun 15, 2009 at 4:19 PM
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    Thanks. I live on a hill but always loaded stuff like snowblower and bike in the driveway.

     
  7. Jun 15, 2009 at 4:46 PM
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    Try sams club got foldable ones with a chain just in case it moves for 79.99 or try sams.com
     
  8. Jun 15, 2009 at 4:58 PM
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    I have a ATV ramp,makes it easy to load and unload because you can walk along side the bike.
     
  10. Jun 15, 2009 at 7:24 PM
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    thank you all so far for the info, where are good place s to find such products and what is the cost i should be expected to pay.
     
  11. Jun 15, 2009 at 7:25 PM
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    My folding ramp was like $50 from my local dirt bike store.
     
  12. Jun 15, 2009 at 8:09 PM
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    Here's what I use. Bike goes up one, I walk up the other using the bikes own power to help. Do it by myself all the time.
    Go back down with it IN gear using the clutch and front brake to keep it under control (motor off).
    [​IMG]
     
  13. Jun 15, 2009 at 8:15 PM
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    foldable, do you bring them with you, where do you get the tie down straps for the bike as well.

    thanks
     
  14. Jun 15, 2009 at 8:32 PM
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    sorry, not foldable. But no problem hauling them. Here's a couple of other pics of how the bike is secured along with the ramps.
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    [​IMG]

    Only way the bike is coming out is if I am in a full blown roll over.:eek:
     
  15. Jun 15, 2009 at 8:36 PM
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    oops, forgot about the tie down straps. I've always gotten them from Harbor Freight Tools. I travel a lot and use the crap out of the straps and have never had an issue.
     
  16. Jun 16, 2009 at 6:53 AM
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    I'm kinda cheap. I bought a $20 kit from auto zone and 2 2x10's. The kit had metal ends and bolts. They don't fold, but they work.

    Tip: whatever you get, make sure they're long enough to lessen the angle. If you have a prerunner or 4x4 the gate sits up pretty high.
     
  17. Jun 16, 2009 at 7:16 AM
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    word. i've got a 4x4 W/3" lift and I have a crappy folding ramp from canadian tire. I'm too cheap to buy a new one, plus mine is small and easy to carry. I have found that strategically placing the truck in even a small dip in the makes a huge difference in the height of the tailgate from the ground.

    another tip. not really necissary, but you *should* secure the ramp to the truck while unloading especially, cuz if you are going down an squeeze the brakes, ramps have a bad habit of sliding backwards.
     
  18. Jun 16, 2009 at 7:17 AM
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  19. Jun 16, 2009 at 7:46 AM
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    Great reminder. I've always done this. I've seen it happen once...outcome was not so good.:(
     
  20. Jun 16, 2009 at 10:00 AM
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    i was thinking i would attach the ramps to the two blackrings at the end of thebed where the tailgate closes...know what i mean?
     
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