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    Whats the easiest way to do this? I'm planning on bringing my bike up here to duluth so I want to put it in my truck. Once i'm up here i know i could have the help of a bunch of football guys but when i'm by myself I'm not sure how to do this. I've heard/read somewhere that parking the truck by a loading dock type thing then driving the bike onto the truck. If thats not possible what are some other options?

  • #2
    There are several threads here w/ recent activity that have plenty of pics and info about strapping it down in the bed of a truck, and the best ways to tie it down. I'll see if I can dig a couple of them up for ya.

    Here's one.. but there a couple more too Im sure..just search the forums on hauling or trailering

    http://www.katriders.com/forums/view...hlight=hauling

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    • #3
      Also consider investing in a set of ramps from here....

      www.discountramps.com

      I got a pair for $138 shipped. Light weight, strong, and they fold up together.

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      • #4
        Ramps are the way to go , then just throw 'em in the back of the truck.

        DO NOT ride your bike up the ramps, however tempting it may be.

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        • #5
          You could also do it the old school way, by using you tailgate for a ramp.
          TDA Racing/Motorsports
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          Please look at this build! http://katriders.com/vb/showthread.php?t=91192

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          • #6
            I hate loading my bike in my truck. Scares me to death every time I do it.
            AHF, which ramps did you get, I couldnt find anything that cheap on that site.
            I may try to find a little 4x8 trailer I can use.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by 1BlueKat
              I hate loading my bike in my truck. Scares me to death every time I do it.
              AHF, which ramps did you get, I couldnt find anything that cheap on that site.
              I may try to find a little 4x8 trailer I can use.
              http://www.denniskirk.com/jsp/produc...eafCatId=41812
              TDA Racing/Motorsports
              1982 Honda CB750 Nighthawk, 1978 Suzuki GS750 1986 Honda CBR600 Hurricane; 1978 Suzuki GS1100E; 1982 Honda CB750F supersport, 1993 Suzuki Katana GSX750FP. 1981 Suzuki GS1100E (heavily Modified) http://katriders.com/vb/showthread.php?t=94258
              Who knows what is next?
              Builder of the KOTM Mreedohio september winning chrome project. I consider this one to be one of my bikes also!
              Please look at this build! http://katriders.com/vb/showthread.php?t=91192

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              • #8
                this is a good price!! http://www.discountramps.com/motorcycle_lift.htm
                TDA Racing/Motorsports
                1982 Honda CB750 Nighthawk, 1978 Suzuki GS750 1986 Honda CBR600 Hurricane; 1978 Suzuki GS1100E; 1982 Honda CB750F supersport, 1993 Suzuki Katana GSX750FP. 1981 Suzuki GS1100E (heavily Modified) http://katriders.com/vb/showthread.php?t=94258
                Who knows what is next?
                Builder of the KOTM Mreedohio september winning chrome project. I consider this one to be one of my bikes also!
                Please look at this build! http://katriders.com/vb/showthread.php?t=91192

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by 1BlueKat
                  I hate loading my bike in my truck. Scares me to death every time I do it.
                  AHF, which ramps did you get, I couldnt find anything that cheap on that site.
                  I may try to find a little 4x8 trailer I can use.
                  http://www.atvramps.com/AF-9012-2.htm

                  They're labeled as "ATV" ramps, but don't worry...the design is virtually identical to the "Motorcycle" ramps, and they are even stronger. I used them for my Kat, and now use them for the KLX.

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                  • #10
                    I used a 2 x 12 -8' long board, cost about $10 us if not less.
                    TDA Racing/Motorsports
                    1982 Honda CB750 Nighthawk, 1978 Suzuki GS750 1986 Honda CBR600 Hurricane; 1978 Suzuki GS1100E; 1982 Honda CB750F supersport, 1993 Suzuki Katana GSX750FP. 1981 Suzuki GS1100E (heavily Modified) http://katriders.com/vb/showthread.php?t=94258
                    Who knows what is next?
                    Builder of the KOTM Mreedohio september winning chrome project. I consider this one to be one of my bikes also!
                    Please look at this build! http://katriders.com/vb/showthread.php?t=91192

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                    • #11
                      Thaz, once you use some aluminum ramps that weigh nothing, you'll never touch wood again.


                      That sooo didn't sound right!

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by AHF
                        Thaz, once you use some aluminum ramps that weigh nothing, you'll never touch wood again.


                        That sooo didn't sound right!

                        Too funny, I had to have the lumber because the aluminum wouldn't hold up with the snowmobile
                        TDA Racing/Motorsports
                        1982 Honda CB750 Nighthawk, 1978 Suzuki GS750 1986 Honda CBR600 Hurricane; 1978 Suzuki GS1100E; 1982 Honda CB750F supersport, 1993 Suzuki Katana GSX750FP. 1981 Suzuki GS1100E (heavily Modified) http://katriders.com/vb/showthread.php?t=94258
                        Who knows what is next?
                        Builder of the KOTM Mreedohio september winning chrome project. I consider this one to be one of my bikes also!
                        Please look at this build! http://katriders.com/vb/showthread.php?t=91192

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                        • #13
                          At 750lb per runner (1500 for the pair), you don't think so?

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                          • #14
                            Re: Bike into truck bed?

                            Originally posted by bonstrosity
                            Whats the easiest way to do this?
                            To answer your question directly...the EASIEST way to do it is to find an elevation change in a parking lot, or on a slope (like a driveway with a fairly steep hill) and back the truck up to it so that the ramp is essentially level, or just below level. Then you use two ramps to walk/drive your bike on the level surface into the truck bed.

                            I know you shouldn't ride it up/over, but I do every time, even though I use two ramps. I use the second ramp for my foot, if I need to push off.

                            The key here is to crank down your ramps! strap them to the trailer hitch or something, or they will shoot out from under you as you give power to the rear wheel.

                            Everyone else has pretty much covered it in this, and other, threads.


                            If we ever reach the point where we can't openly discuss riding bikes on acid without even a modicum of civility, then the terrorists have won.

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                            • #15
                              Okay, I'm guilty as well. I walk/throttle my bike under power up the ramp. But, like Bisq, I have the ramps cranked down...and also, like Bisq, I'm a big guy that can man-handle even a beast like the Kat.

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