Looking for a dealer that may carry a ramp that is ktm 990 loadable

Discussion in 'Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet.' started by grinns, Aug 19, 2011.

  1. grinns

    grinns Semper Fi

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  2. Flashmo

    Flashmo Whatever...

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    Probably gonna havta use the ditch to help.
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  3. chris91182

    chris91182 Bike whore

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    Time for a crane
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  4. tkent02

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    Do they still make big fat boards?
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  5. grinns

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    I know I can get it up a ramp, just want like a 12" er so I am not as scared. I got rid of the fj, mostly cause I had to carry it on a hitch hauler once. :eek1
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  6. kaptenken

    kaptenken Been here awhile

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    Lumberyard, 8 ft 4x12, probly $40. Alot heavier than aluminum but alot more affordable.Don't forget to nail on some grip strips, I saw one that had bottle caps tacked on.
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  7. grinns

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    ya that one is way nice, but I already got a bed extender. If i didn't have one already i would definatly get that one.
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  8. Konflict Motorsports

    Konflict Motorsports KM TUNER

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    I have a 7 foot arched ramp from quad boss. The best ramp I have had, and I have had it for 2 years. I have loaded many different bikes from GS1200s, KTM 990's to PW50's without having any issue's. I would not trust a folding aluminum ramp with anything. The arch really helps alot getting the bikes in the back, making a longer ramp not needed IMO.
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  9. Aquanout

    Aquanout Hooliganantic

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    Ummm, want my chunk of board? I think it would hold a 990, it holds the 200 thingy that I haul around shadowing my 950. Need it for keeps? Or just a tick?
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  10. Idarider

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    That ramp listed in the first post looks scary with the words "imported" 13lbs weight , and 600 lb max capacity for a bike that is over 500 wet weight.
    The bed extender one looks well made.

    A an interesting alternative is the use of I joists. I used one for several years for dirt bikes but left it outside too much. You cut the web back a few inches on the top and the rails self center the bike. Buy it any length you want.
    Never tried them with a heavy bike though and you can't beat a piece of VG fir .

    The BMW only rode home when I bought it and the DR350 just uses a 6' 2x6 ramp and a little forethought in loading spots when it goes with me in the pickup.
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  11. FLYING EYEBALL

    FLYING EYEBALL out of step

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    The harbor freight cheap ramps work great...I've loaded a 950 and a few Harley's and been just fine.
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  12. Dawg_enD

    Dawg_enD Been here awhile

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    I'll chime in with support of the Ready Ramp. I've had one for a few years and I absolutely love it.

    They make a 1000 pound version, which is the one I have. I don't ride my bikes up it (yet) but I enjoy knowing it'll take the weight.

    Hell, sell your old bed extender on Craigslist and just use this one.
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  13. grinns

    grinns Semper Fi

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    Long time at least 3 years and the 250 is gone :evil
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  14. Beerslayer

    Beerslayer Journeyman Bike Knocker

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    When I load my 950 Adventure on the rack on the back of the deuce I use a 2x10 with a clip on the end of it for a hook. Works fine.
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  15. what broke now

    what broke now Petroleum Brother

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    A 2 x10 with some chicken wire tacked on with roof nails makes a fine ramp. I put a light safety chain on mine to keep it in the truck bed when the gate is down. The price is right. Nobody will steal it for the metal, either. :D
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  16. gs'n

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    +1 for the ramp...-1 for the bike!


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