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Pick up ramps.

Ok who is using what ramps. I want to pick up a set for my Tundra and I'm a little older and wiser now. no more 2x10's

I want some real ramps that are condusive to one man loading and unloading. any suggestions?




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I have a simple folding alumninum one I bought off Ernie after borrowing it about a dozen times and feeling bad about mooching.

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Ya I was thiking of that one, what do you walk up while rolling the bike up if you use that?




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Ya I was thiking of that one, what do you walk up while rolling the bike up if you use that?
just feather the clutch and hop up in the bed as the bike goes up.

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I actually bought a pair (2) aluminum ones from home depot. They are meant for loading lawn tractors and stuff but they work great. Having two allows you to simply walk up one, while powering the bike up the other. I have used them to load many of bikes into trucks, and the van. They do take up more room, and are probably heavier than most ramps but to me the trade off was worth it. I don't like pushing bikes up and this was one of the few ways I found to simply just stand beside it ease the clutch and walk the bike on in. I'm lazy.
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just feather the clutch and hop up in the bed as the bike goes up.

That works for a van with a low bumper height, there's no simple hopping up with my truck, as the tailgate is too high. I think I am going to get one of those ramps that fold into 3 sections lengh wise so its 4 feet wide.




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Tony...get the one that doubles as a gate extender and ramp.

I think Ernie has one.
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youll recall the ramps I have Tony

3 fold aluminum that I put no skid tape in the middle run to reduce slipping

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Well I must say, that thing is cool!!!




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youll recall the ramps I have Tony

3 fold aluminum that I put no skid tape in the middle run to reduce slipping
Yup thats kind of what I was thinking of originally. although I cant count how many times I have pinched my hand while handling your ramps




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I've got one of those. It is really nice. One bad thing about it is the fingers to hold the ramp to the bed are not that good. I tried to power my bike up that one and the ramp just slid. Now I use that to walk up and a non folding one for the bikes.

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I use a 2 x 10 with a ramp kit dealie on the end of it.

For the dirtbike I can just walk right into the bed of the truck, for the streetbike I use a cooler as a step.

For a Harley (why does it seem like I am hauling my dad's or my brothers Harley every weekend?) I call for help.
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This would probably work if you're really really lazy.

http://www.sportslift.com/cycletoylift3.html

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Cruiser Ramp system eliminates the use of boards and eliminates backing the vehicle into a ditch to load the motorcycle. Simply drive the motorcycle's front wheel into the locking wheel chock on the system platform assembly, tie the front wheel down at the axle position using the supplied ratchet tie-down straps, activate the hand held remote switch and the motorcycle is pulled into the pickup bed
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This would probably work if you're really really lazy.

http://www.sportslift.com/cycletoylift3.html
the guy I bought my wing from had one of those,
Have to admit it was pretty cool.

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