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what to use as a ramp

Discussion in 'Towing' started by MurphyZ, Jan 3, 2010.

  1. Jan 3, 2010 at 4:22 PM
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    MurphyZ

    MurphyZ [OP] Well-Known Member

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    i just got a drz 400 and now need a ramp. dont want to buy one if i can make one. or if there is an easy fix i dont know about thanks.
     
  2. Jan 3, 2010 at 4:37 PM
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    steve o 77

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  3. Jan 3, 2010 at 4:38 PM
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    will it hold 400lbs? just lag bolts? and bend a piece of 1/4in or thicker-lighter?
     
  4. Jan 3, 2010 at 4:50 PM
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    paulm09tacoma

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    home depot sells ramp ends. then you also buy the 2x8. its about 40 bucks. or go online to harbor frieght and look up the ramps. that what i got for about $60. just keep in mind that wet 2x8 are very slick. thats why i went with the metal ones. the have raised holes for traction. they are light and hold 500lbs each.
     
  5. Jan 3, 2010 at 5:30 PM
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    thanks will do
     
  6. Jan 3, 2010 at 5:45 PM
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    Afwrestler1986

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    X2 on the slick 2x8's. If you got this route, grip tape them.
     
  7. Jan 4, 2010 at 1:43 PM
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    i think i bought my alum bike ramp for $80. several years ago.

    i see them on craigslist all the time.
     
  8. Jan 4, 2010 at 1:46 PM
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    Yeah....You can find all sorts of options. The ramp ends with a 2x8 and some grip tape is the way to go for cheap.
     
  10. Jan 4, 2010 at 1:57 PM
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    mlcasey

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    I was going to say a pile of dirt but now I see that you want to load it in a truck lol. Ive got a tri-fold I use to load my DRZ it was about $110 from a local farm supply store. Have fun with that DRZ they are a blast:thumbsup:
     
  11. Jan 4, 2010 at 2:04 PM
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    actually the current wife let me buy it as we were leaving Oregon for my first duty location, Barksdale LA. we were finishing packing up the u haul when my uncle-in-law??? said that he had the bike for me. sold me a 2001 (enduro) Suzuki drz400 with 1004 miles on it. for 2g's
    he bought it new to ride with my grandpa-in-law??? anyways, he did the start and idle run for 8 years and the once in a blue moon ride around town. never riding with my grandpa-in-law???-is that how you say it. they would ride his fleet of honda goldwings (seriously 7,7 goldwings in his garage, 1100 to 1500-80s to 90's models)

    now i have it. well my storage unit has it. i need to get it to my house because i am changing the battery from a stock 72cca to a monster 200cca one that is an upgrade for the r1 i think or the Kawasaki knockoff of the r1. now the battery wont die from 4 starts.

    mlcassey they are for sure, did you change your battery? i heard on the drz forums that a lot of people have. what battery maintainer do you use name brand or generic?
     
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