The best way to load a bike solo

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by craftsmanracer, Jul 20, 2014.

  1. craftsmanracer

    craftsmanracer Been here awhile

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    Being that I'm ripped like a true skinny-boy, I had to use my brain to figure out how to load my dr up into my lifted truck.

    Here is what I came up with.

    1500lb comalong, sturdy oak tree.

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    And here is a video of the advanced weight-transfer transition technique that was implemented.
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    Anyone else use a similar technique? An even scarier one?
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  2. Grreatdog

    Grreatdog Long timer

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    So how do you get it out when you get where you are going?
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  3. henshao

    henshao Bained

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    I hear science is going to be coming out with the inclined plane soon.
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  4. Mr_Gone

    Mr_Gone Innocent culprit

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    That's a rumor. Don't believe everything you read on the internet. :D
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  5. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    Actually you could do away with the the come-along if you tied the loose end of the strap to your truck provided the strap went over a second branch spaced towards your truck.
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  6. RVDan

    RVDan Long timer

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    How do you load the oak tree?
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  7. craftsmanracer

    craftsmanracer Been here awhile

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    I got it out with the help of some muscle dummies at the gym in my apartment complex.
    Parked it out in front of the building, went in and asked for some strong guys to come and help me out. Three of them lifted it out of my bed while I supervised.

    I made sure to complement them a bunch and call them "hella strong" and all that jazz that they need to validate themselves.
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  8. craftsmanracer

    craftsmanracer Been here awhile

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    I've heard good things about that inclined plane you are talking about, but from my understanding it is considered risky business to drive up one into the back of a truck alone.:lol3

    This might have turned into a "4 foot drop from the back of a truck broke my leg" type of thread.
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  9. gmk999

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  10. henshao

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    When I load a bike up a ramp solo, I can push it most of the way; I then manually turn the rear wheel spoke by spoke to get it the rest of the way. The pushing part is easy, the hard part for me is not dropping the bike when it gets up there, because eventually it has to roll forward without any guidance on the bars. This will knock my sidestand back up if I'm not careful.
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  11. dustin2

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    I wonder if those nice guys who unloaded the bike for you know you're talking shit about them behind their backs. Poor guys
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  12. Offcamber

    Offcamber Long timer

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    Why not find a hill you could back the truck up to and ride or walk it right in?? Just a small elevation change should do it...

    Kinda like this

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  13. D R

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  14. bk brkr baker

    bk brkr baker Long timer

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    He's in Florida, no hills.
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  15. Ginger Beard

    Ginger Beard I have no soul

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    that's similar to my method but rather than go in somewhere and ask for help I lay behind my truck and cry. usually draws a crowd of helpful on lookers
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  16. Albie

    Albie Kool Aid poisoner

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    Easy, disconnect the straps, drop the tailgate, start truck, put in gear, STOMP on it. :lol3
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  17. H96669

    H96669 A proud pragmatist.

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    Then he could dig a couple holes and back the rear wheels of the truck into them. Posi rear end??? No need to shovel then.....:rofl
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  19. ZiaThunder

    ZiaThunder Go big or go home

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    That's pretty funny.

    I just use two ramps and power the bike up. I'm not quite strong enough or tall enough to load it myself otherwise. :toney
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  20. Tim_Tom

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    Have you considered a shorter truck? :rofl

    Or just gang three 2x12's together to make a nice extra wide ramp you could ride up on. Not at all ramps need to be skinny little things.
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