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Motorcycle Loading Ramp

This is a discussion on Motorcycle Loading Ramp within the RAM 1500 Diesel Accessories forums, part of the RAM 1500 EcoDiesel Forum category; Have a 600lb steel hitch mount motorcycle transverse loaded ramp and mount. Put my XR-400 on it w/o issue. Can dig up a pic let ...

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    Have a 600lb steel hitch mount motorcycle transverse loaded ramp and mount. Put my XR-400 on it w/o issue. Can dig up a pic let me know. Not sure what your HD weight its however the handle bars would be the biggest issue.
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    Harleys are heavy. I used to own a BMW R1200RT. I rode with a local group here in Colorado that was brand-agnostic but most rode cruisers and most were HDs. I used to have friendly debates with the HD enthusiasts who complained that they couldn't hear my bike running. I reminded them that a comparable Harley Road King weighed 900+ pounds and made 89hp stock. The RT was 505 pounds and made over 100hp stock (the 2019 is 136hp). Different strokes. Anyway, as most have noted, the issue with getting a bike in the bed of a truck is, in off-road driving terms, an issue of approach angle. Rent a trailer. U-Haul has a vehicle hauling trailer that rents for about forty bucks a day. Be safe. Spend forty dollars.
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    And don't forget a good set of straps.
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    U-haul has a motorcycle trailer for hauling - check with local haul dealers to find one - much cheaper then trying to buy one !

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    I rented a U haul motorcycle trailer in June for my Harley and it was under $20 for 24 hours.

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    Why not rent a motorcycle trailer from Uhaul - cheaper then buying one !

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    thank you so much guys! this means a lot and is helpful

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    Best to use something to chock up the front wheel. Just tying the bike can cause that front wheel to move to the side and the bike to kind of "lie down' inside the ties. Been hauling motorcycles since the 1950's. Had a few fails. Actually, quite a few.

    On both of my trailers I have movable Condor Wheel chocks or plain chocks for the front wheel. Without chocking that front wheel you are doing to wrong. Then the rest of the tying is just to keep the front wheel forward into that chock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Captainmal View Post
    The biggest problem, even if you have the correct ramp, is the height above ground for the truck bed. Riding a Harley up a steep ramp is "shakey". You are not talking about a lightweight dirt bike. Then you have to deal with the clearance issue UNDER the motorcycle. Look under your bike. Just a few inches of clearance. Now run it up a steep ramp not contoured to go straight into the bed and you "roof" on the bottom.

    Falling off from that kind of height is not "high" on my list. Even riding a quad up into a pickup bed is shakey. You are trending where I don't want to go and I know, oh how I know.

    Get a small trailer.
    I totally agree there Capt.

    Uhaul rents trailers for cheap, go get one.
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