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    Motorcycle loading ramps

    I am looking for info from anyone who has experience with motorized motorcycle ramps, for loading your bike to the bed of a pickup. Rampage Ramp and one from Mountain Masters are two I know of. Recommendations?

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    I have never heard of a "motorized ramp" to get a bike into a pickup bed, perhaps you could post a link?
    That said, loading a bike, especially a large bike, into a P/U bed has it's challenges. Real hairy during the unload as well
    All made better by backing up to a hill or loading dock- if you can.
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    Rampage

    My brother bought a duel system, I think from Rampage to load two Harleys on to his Ford F150. It worked very well. He could load and unload even a Road King on the truck by himself.
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    I don't have any experience with them, but Discount Ramps www.discountramps.com have a couple of options.
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    While at a campsite I got a demonstration by a guy loading a Vulcan on his pickup truck. Looked VERY easy and secure!

    It was from www.rampagelift.com and by the look it seems the guy had used it a lot for years and still likes it. And he pulls his truck with the motorcycle loaded behind his RV.

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    Maybe its just me, but I would no more trust my 10s of thousands of dollars' worth of motorcycle(s) to
    "discount ramps dot com"
    than I would fly to the freakin moon!



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    Quote Originally Posted by ricochetrider View Post
    Maybe its just me, but I would no more trust my 10s of thousands of dollars' worth of motorcycle(s) to
    "discount ramps dot com"
    than I would fly to the freakin moon!




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    Quote Originally Posted by Omega Man View Post
    I have never heard of a "motorized ramp" to get a bike into a pickup bed, perhaps you could post a link?
    That said, loading a bike, especially a large bike, into a P/U bed has it's challenges. Real hairy during the unload as well
    All made better by backing up to a hill or loading dock- if you can.
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    Here ae the links to the motorized
    ramps I am considering.
    http://motorcycletrailer.com/rampage/
    http://www.mountainmaster.net/motorc...ingsystem.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guenther View Post
    While at a campsite I got a demonstration by a guy loading a Vulcan on his pickup truck. Looked VERY easy and secure!

    It was from www.rampagelift.com and by the look it seems the guy had used it a lot for years and still likes it. And he pulls his truck with the motorcycle loaded behind his RV.



    /Guenther
    That is my plan exactly. I'm trying to do my due diligence before buying a ramp. Thanks for the info

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    Quote Originally Posted by junkjohn View Post
    Are you using a Mountain Master ramp?

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    Have you made a descision? I'm very curious about these as well, looking at the Rampage lift specifically.....

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    Overbilt Lifts

    Does anyone have any experience with Overbilt Lifts? I have been trying to reach them for the last two weeks via their web site and answering machine, but have not gotten a response. Apparently the lift they make used to be manufactured by Blue Ox.

    I am looking for a lift that would allow me to carry my GS in the back of a pickup and also tow a travel trailer.

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    On the back of your truck or in the bed?

    Those seem to be parallel to the vehicle. I read the info, have seen them on the road, and still shake my head seeing a Goldwing or big H-D supported that way. Seems to be a lot of vertical weight right at the receiver mount. Didn't think some Class A's had much structural support that far back...but I am not an engineer.
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