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Motorcycle Ramps?

Anyone have an experience with motorcycle ramps?
If so, which one?

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I purchased mine from this outfit =>

https://www.discountramps.com/motorc...p_page/c/2110/
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I purchased mine from this outfit =>

https://www.discountramps.com/motorc...p_page/c/2110/

Yes, they seem to have the best deals and some good reviews.

Looking at this one.
https://www.discountramps.com/motorc...ps/p/MF-12038/

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Harbor freight had some motorcycle ramps, bought two of them loads my zero turn into my truck also my 1200 GS. Light weight strong durable and didn't break the bank.
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I got a set of steel ramps from HF years ago and I think you could drive a tank onto a truck and not bend them. Unfortunately they are HEAVY. While I don't regret the small sum of money I spent on them a decade ago looking back I should have gotten aluminum.
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Anyone have an experience with motorcycle ramps?
If so, which one?
Check out this site for tips on hauling a bike in the back of a truck. I bought a folding arched ramp and built the plywood base with wheel chock like he shows and it works great. I've hauled several bikes this way. The only issue I had was hauling a BMW K1600GTL with a standard wheel chock. The low profile tires allowed the brake rotors to contact the wheel chock. I just placed 1/2" thick boards in front of and under the front tire to give it some clearance.

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Check out this site for tips on hauling a bike in the back of a truck. I bought a folding arched ramp and built the plywood base with wheel chock like he shows and it works great. I've hauled several bikes this way. The only issue I had was hauling a BMW K1600GTL with a standard wheel chock. The low profile tires allowed the brake rotors to contact the wheel chock. I just placed 1/2" thick boards in front of and under the front tire to give it some clearance.

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Great and easy enough idea and not to expensive.

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I would recommend 10' long ramps that are arched. I use the Big Boy II ramps from Discount Ramps. Mine are 18" wide by 10' long and I use two of them together so that I have a 36" ramp. That allows me to walk along side my bike up into the truck bed and back down again. These 10' ramps fold in half and fit neatly in the 5.5' bed of my F-150 and are long enough so that the loading and unloading operation is pretty low drama doing it by my lonesome. Used them many times over the past 3+ years.

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Ford makes a great set if you drive a Ford
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I would recommend 10' long ramps that are arched. I use the Big Boy II ramps from Discount Ramps. Mine are 18" wide by 10' long and I use two of them together so that I have a 36" ramp. That allows me to walk along side my bike up into the truck bed and back down again. These 10' ramps fold in half and fit neatly in the 5.5' bed of my F-150 and are long enough so that the loading and unloading operation is pretty low drama doing it by my lonesome. Used them many times over the past 3+ years.
Went with the Black Widow 10' by 38" ramp that folds in half and breaks down into three pieces.
It was about $50.00 cheaper on Amazon then direct from Discount Ramps.
Should be delivered today.
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