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Old 07-27-2013, 11:00 PM   #1
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Alloy loading ramp

What are the folding ones like,any problems with them around pivot area if not overloaded?,what brands are recommended?,thanks
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Old 07-27-2013, 11:05 PM   #2
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I bought one of the eBay ones for around $80 that fold and have drop down legs to help support. I think they are rated to over 300kg. Problem was that the first time I used it I was loading a Tenere on my own and it got on a slight angle and bent the legs to one side. Very soft fittings. Still use it without the legs and it seems to cope. Lighter bikes are a breeze on them.
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Old 07-27-2013, 11:14 PM   #3
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SuperCheap had these for $120 a couple of weeks ago:
http://www.supercheapauto.com.au/onl...om=70503#Cross



I grabbed a set, damn good for the money, a lot sturdier than I expected... They seem like they could handle the rated 220kg load without any issues....

I've only used them once with a light bike, so I cant say too much about them, ...
(me + bike riding up would be over the rated load)

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Old 07-27-2013, 11:39 PM   #4
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Whipp's Ramps

http://whipps.com.au/motorcycle-ramps

Ive got the 3 metre folding , it's a beauty .
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Old 07-28-2013, 12:04 AM   #5
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scaff plank

Aluminium scaffold plank.
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Old 07-28-2013, 12:16 AM   #6
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Aluminium scaffold plank.[/QUOTE]
I have had that for 20 odd years, worked great until I went from a box trailer to a slightly higher ute. Went to unload the scrambler and the side stand snagged on it.
Bought 1 of these on sale for $170 - http://www.torpedo7.com.au/products/...o-carrier-ramp
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Old 07-28-2013, 12:34 AM   #7
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good price

When I had my 50th I decided the ute was too high! so I built a trailer with 13" rims. Thinking of changing then to 10"

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Aluminium scaffold plank.
I have had that for 20 odd years, worked great until I went from a box trailer to a slightly higher ute. Went to unload the scrambler and the side stand snagged on it.
Bought 1 of these on sale for $170 - http://www.torpedo7.com.au/products/...o-carrier-ramp[/QUOTE]
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Old 07-28-2013, 04:07 AM   #8
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ive got this set,nice and strong,and every now and again they do free shipping
http://www.torpedo7.com.au/products/...y-folding-ramp
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Old 07-28-2013, 04:20 AM   #9
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Thanks for info/feedback gents,the whips single 3mtr folding looks the goods.
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Old 07-28-2013, 04:24 AM   #10
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Proabably a bit more than what your after,
But looks like the goods for loading supertankers on flat tray utes:

http://www.bikeloader.com.au/Main.htm
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Old 07-28-2013, 04:53 PM   #11
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I bought one of the eBay ones for around $80 that fold and have drop down legs to help support. I think they are rated to over 300kg. Problem was that the first time I used it I was loading a Tenere on my own and it got on a slight angle and bent the legs to one side. Very soft fittings. Still use it without the legs and it seems to cope. Lighter bikes are a breeze on them.
I got 2 of these, 1 to take the 1200gsa & one for me to walk up. Trailer is a flat top so is fairly high. I always try to load on a slope and haven't had a problem but they do seem soft. Main problem I've had is if the legs take too much weight they pivot off the edge of the trailer. Trying to work out a way to attach them to the trailer when loading.
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Old 07-29-2013, 03:02 AM   #12
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Might be a bit late to this but we use the whipps folding ramps at work and they are the only ones we'll use.
Just as an example, today I used them for 3 CB500's, a fireblade, a 450 quad, two 450 trail bikes, and the real mothership, a goldwing.
That's a pretty average day for them.
These ramps are 3 years old and still perfect.
They would last as home use literally for ever.
We've accidentally run them over, we've dropped the things, we've abused them far beyond the possibility of any level of home use.
Money well spent and they will never let you down.

As a side note, we always use 2 ramps. One for the bike and one for us to walk up. Much safer and easier to use.
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Old 07-29-2013, 04:12 PM   #13
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How's the new job going lupine, are you enjoying the change?
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