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Guys with BLs and Motorcycles

I might be going on a little ride with the Ranger and want to throw the bike in the back... My question is do any of yall have a problem getting the bike in your truck... Perferably people that are running 33s and a body lift.. Suggestions on ramps or any info is helpful!
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there is a kit you can buy. it's a ramp bracket. you screw it to a 2x6 and voila instant ramp. mind you i'm not lifted or have 33's but they do come in handy and they can just be thrown into the bed next to what ever you are hauling.

there are two types, one is a flat peice of metal that looks like a bent F. the wood goes between the two paralelle peices of metal. the other one is a S or 5 shaped piece of metal and the wood screws to one side of it.

i don't have pics, but the kit for 2, 6' ramps cost me under $50.
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I have these and they aren't bad. Use them for the lawnmower

2 Piece Steel Loading Ramps

Got it for 40 bucks on sale.
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i'd go with his, his height is more closer to yours then my stock 08 is.
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Ive got one of those folding ramps. works great. Its always a good idea to strap the ramp to your bumper or hitch while using it, so i doesnt fall off the gate and leave you with a bike half hanging out of your truck.
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Ive got one of those folding ramps. works great. Its always a good idea to strap the ramp to your bumper or hitch while using it, so i doesnt fall off the gate and leave you with a bike half hanging out of your truck.
yea i have one thats a tri fold aluminum ramp and its no nice... you can walk it up or attach it to the bumper or latches on the bed for the tailgate and ride it up... even for guys with a 2/3 lowering kit lol id reccomend there so nice
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Super-Wide Tri-Fold Loading Ramp


this is what i have and i love it
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Use your ***** and pick it up!
Oh well it's a street bike, not dirt bike...

In all seriousness, whenever I wanted to take my streetbike somewhere, I rode it. haha

The cheap option would be the little aluminum "bracket" (for lack of a better word) that you attach to the end of a 2x6 or similar.
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lmao

but seriously, i just used a wooden ramp to get mine in the bed of the truck and it worked great
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check out that sweet bleach blonde undercut mullet!
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aside from the ramps and driving into the tailgate of that vid, i've seen someone just lift the front end of the quad into the back of the bed, then lift the back end of the quad up and push the quad into the bed. mind you this was a 2wd ranger and seemed to work just fine.
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hope you DO have the BL crushblocks installed.
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I bought some dirt cheap ramps from Harbor Freight. For the price they work great for this, just remember to check your tailgate cables. Last time I loaded a quad with ramps it snapped one of my tailgate cables...
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Get a buddy, pick it up and stick it in there...that's how we load snowmobiles, that or find a ditch and back into it. I usually find a ditch with my 4wd atv, it will clear a good sized gap and drive right in.
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My next door neighbour loads his much larger ATV into his Ram like the guy in the vid... I can't watch when he does it because I know sooner or later that's what'll happen!
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Use your ***** and pick it up!
Oh well it's a street bike, not dirt bike...

In all seriousness, whenever I wanted to take my streetbike somewhere, I rode it. haha

The cheap option would be the little aluminum "bracket" (for lack of a better word) that you attach to the end of a 2x6 or similar.
I would but its a good 3 hours and I dont feel like riding three hours somewhere then riding all day then having to ride back... Thats a sheet load of riding
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I would but its a good 3 hours and I dont feel like riding three hours somewhere then riding all day then having to ride back... Thats a sheet load of riding
Whaaaa! just giving you a hard time. I use to see a a bunch of douches around Portland load their trendy sportbikes in their trucks and park in front of Starbucks for hours trying to look cool, tires on the bikes not even scrubbed in. lol
Yeah the most I liked to put up with was 5-6 hours a day on the sv. I bought a bigger tankbag and a bag that strapped on the back seat. It made trips more tolerable as I would just stay overnight.
I preferred this rather than the idea of hauling the bike. I would take longer routes through the mountains and enjoy myself.
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We ride sleds from 8am to 8pm or later when on vacation for 3 or 4 day...Maybe an hour lunch and a few breaks, but mainly riding. I guess we do a sheet load of riding.
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Rent a motorcycle trailer from U Haul...
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I need to transport my bike on occasion and rather than load it on the back of the Ranger, I bought a used utility trailer with a ramp on the back. Since the bike is so heavy (at least to me), I bought a 2000 lb 12 volt winch from Harbor Freight which I connect to a web sling and then pull the bike up onto the trailer nice and easy. Works great. The bike gets pulled into a locking chock and then I strap it down. One man job.
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A winch for a bike? I don't understand, especially on a trailer. Why don't you just ride it up?
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My bike's an older top heavy street bike. I've had a hip replacement and worry about dropping it. I'm just not that stout anymore.

When I was younger, a running start would get it onto a trailer. But Jay don't run any more.
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