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Old 02-01-2009, 02:41 PM   #76
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bikes in pickup beds

I'm just an old guy but I haul my GS in my F250 4x4. Maybe I'm not doing something right but I ride it up the three-piece ramp and unload it by riding it down backwards. Not a problem except for the transition from the ramp to to the ground. It can get a little dicey if you turn your head around to see where you are going. And don't use the front break going down the ramp. I learned that the hard way.
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Old 02-06-2009, 10:45 PM   #77
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Holds one bige fat pig (GS Adventure) in the center or a dirtbike on each side.
Got a pic w/ all three in the bed??

I bought the three piece alum Harbor Freight ramp when we bought my wifes KLR and it works great.. Ride it in and ride it out.. No big deal..
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Old 02-07-2009, 06:09 AM   #78
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1200GS In 98 Dodge Ram Sport

When I lost my job in May of 08 I had to move all my junk within four days or risk another month of wasted rent. I have a short bed 98 Ram (love that truck) and I backed it up to a hill. Drove the GS up the hill and right onto the bed. It wasn't gentle, but I'm a believer that a pickup is designed to work and being gentle on the bed of a truck is for posers. When I got to the STL I stopped by the new BMW dealership and asked if they had ramps. They graciously removed the GS from my truck bed for me. Shameless props for the BMW dealership in STL, they are awesome.

The 98 Ram Sport towed U-Hauls biggest trailer and the GS in the bed from Columbus to STL with no problems. I had my fingers crossed the entire way!
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Old 02-09-2009, 08:21 PM   #79
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Just another load of bikes heading to the woods:
( now thats a happy KTM rider )
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Old 02-10-2009, 06:51 AM   #80
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I use the center stand.


(The bike is a turbo 650 four. The truck is a 550 twin. )



Ooh, found some more pictures... might as well post them, since I have nothing of value to contribute to the discussion at hand.


Bent forks.


The Ruckus has sweet holes in the seat frame for threading a ratchet strap.
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Old 02-10-2009, 08:31 AM   #81
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I use the center stand.


Bad form. Why put the stress on points that are not designed to be stressed? Plus, it dents the shit outta your truck bed.
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Old 02-11-2009, 06:50 AM   #82
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i think i paid $8.00 a day to rent the u-haul,and it's lower to the ground than my monster truck!
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Old 02-11-2009, 07:02 AM   #83
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I have a light weight trailer myself. It is so much easier to load than a pick-up and the built-in tailgate is a serviceable ramp.

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Old 02-11-2009, 10:08 AM   #84
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Why put the stress on points that are not designed to be stressed? Plus, it dents the shit outta your truck bed.
That Seca has a beefy centerstand attachment, and the box was all beat to shit anyway - I use my trucks.
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Old 02-11-2009, 01:01 PM   #85
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That Seca has a beefy centerstand attachment, and the box was all beat to shit anyway - I use my trucks.
I sabe (see page one), but then you're pivoting about that point in the ground, and one of the wheels is off the ground... etc etc. The suspension is designed to hold the bike, you, gear, passenger, etc. Strapping it down for a couple hours (day/etc) won't hurt a damn thing. Plus the metal/metal will slide around, compressed and supported suspension will move up and down a bit, but not around.
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Old 02-12-2009, 09:45 PM   #86
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a simple old git's way.......

Perhaps I do it too simple:

1.) get yourself a $2500 4X4 pick up.....
2.) build yourself a $50 ramp (3ea 2X10X8' pressure treated timbers; 8' of 2X4 pressure treated board, cut into 2' lengths; handful of nuts and bolts)....
3.) buy yourself $40 worth of ratcheting straps.....
4.) chain new ramp to old truck's bumper.........
5.) ride son's $4500 bike into $2500 truck....(ride it carefully!).....
6.) strap her in any old way, front wheel mashed against front of bed......
7.) deliver bike to delighted son in Seattle, 2.5 hours away!

Easy-Peasy! Ain't rocket science, kids!

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Old 02-12-2009, 10:02 PM   #87
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u-haul + $8.00 and you don't have the pile of wood when you're done.
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Old 02-12-2009, 10:07 PM   #88
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I use the center stand.


(The bike is a turbo 650 four. The truck is a 550 twin. )



Ooh, found some more pictures... might as well post them, since I have nothing of value to contribute to the discussion at hand.


Bent forks.


The Ruckus has sweet holes in the seat frame for threading a ratchet strap.
1100 miles from DC to Indiana and back in 18 hours:






Rare bike, only 1500 imported to the US, and mine is the 4th I have owned. It has 9000 miles on it, and is in great shape!



Jim

PS I have a bunch of spare parts if anyone needs them.
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Old 02-13-2009, 06:47 AM   #89
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And talking of pick ups...

I've been thinking of getting myself something with a long bed- the local Uhaul depot gets more and more depressing. I saw an older Silverado the other day which appeared to fit the bill, but wasn't for sale. Looking at other long bed Silverados, the bed length appears to vary enormously. Was there any particular year or model of these that had a specially long bed, or is there a site anywhere that would have that info? As you can tell, I don't know much about pick up trucks, and that bargain Sprinter is a long time coming....
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Old 02-13-2009, 02:17 PM   #90
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Originally Posted by Cousin Jack Goudger
Perhaps I do it too simple:

1.) get yourself a $2500 4X4 pick up.....
2.) build yourself a $50 ramp (3ea 2X10X8' pressure treated timbers; 8' of 2X4 pressure treated board, cut into 2' lengths; handful of nuts and bolts)....
3.) buy yourself $40 worth of ratcheting straps.....
4.) chain new ramp to old truck's bumper.........
5.) ride son's $4500 bike into $2500 truck....(ride it carefully!).....
6.) strap her in any old way, front wheel mashed against front of bed......
7.) deliver bike to delighted son in Seattle, 2.5 hours away!

Easy-Peasy! Ain't rocket science, kids!

They let that old truck into seattle?

I am suprised the greenies didnt try to stop you.
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