Anybody Haul Bikes In A Honda Ridgeline?

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by jambie, Jul 21, 2007.

  1. Ttuck93

    Ttuck93 n00b

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    Im curious to know how you put those XD rims on that ridgeline? All ridgelines are 5 lugs and I thought XD only made a 6 lug? I want those same rims for mine so let me know! Thanks
    Trevor Tucker
  2. BHW

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    It's a pic I found while searching online, not my Ridgeline.
  3. darmahman

    darmahman "Illogically Deluded"

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    I have 166,000 + miles on my 06 Ridgeline I bought new. I have hauled an Airstream Bambi(3500 lbs.) with a 300 lb. bike into the mountains of Colorado - also a motorcycle trailer with 3 bikes on it and 2 in the bed of the truck. Never broke down, 75,000 miles per set of tires and $300 worth of non maintenance repair bills in it's 166,000 miles. Great all round vehicle. Typical Honda quality and reliability.
  4. Edelweys

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    Reviving the thread...
    I was set on a Tacoma/Baja, but I find myself old (and maybe smart) enough to know that what I want is not what I need. I'd love to use a rugged Tacoma for what it's built for, but I simply know that the Ridgeline would only be out its element in MAYBE 1% of all of my probable future uses.
    After seeing a Ridgeline on the road today, I started researching it: except for the outdated (5 speed) tranny, this looks like a smart choice for the occasional hauling of a couple of dirt bikes, or my 1200GSA, and still have the comfort and ride characteristics of a regular car.
    BTW, it's built in the USA, and most of its components are US native.

    Unless something VERY shiny and sparkling comes around, this is my most likely choice for my next car/truck/van/transportation

    Thx for all the feedback:clap
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    I got mine specifically to drag bikes around. The tailgate is rated for 300 lbs dynamic (as in bouncing up and down offroad) load. No comment on the other misinformation in this thread except there's a whole lot of it. :)

    KeS
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  11. Only

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    Really a neat truck. Handles great. Lots of storage room. Tough as hell too. I really like the traction control. You can lock all 4 wheels in 1st or 2nd gear. Only 82k miles. MPG is averaging 18,,,yea I know.
    I saw one last year with 270k. He said it was 100% trouble free and the man had no reason to lie.

    The only thing I don't like is how the transmission downshifts too early. You'll never lug the engine.

    Made by Honda.
  12. Joseph Favela

    Joseph Favela n00b

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    Images are awesome, especially the view in the second one. I have never did such thing of hauling a bike in a car. but I am really curious to know about how you did that? I always haul my vehicle using a reliable auto transportation company.