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Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by black 8, Jul 12, 2017.

  1. black 8

    black 8 motographer

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    I’m gonna keep it fairly stock...

    I used to do all that stuff when I owned Jeeps and earlier trucks with the cold air intake, lift kits, bigger tires, and even an Edge Juice when I had a Powerstroke in the early 2000s...

    I just wanted something to haul the bike around and have something for the occasional overlanding...
  2. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    im not a fan of making large HP with small motors and turbos from a longevity standpoint. I'm sure ford has that power package figured out to be at the most power/longest life delta. id leave well enough alone unless its strictly a spare car/fun car.
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    staticPort Meditrider Supporter

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    That's a beauty, Rudy! Pickup's are just so handy but have gotten huge--the new Ranger looks to be just right. Enjoy!
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  4. The Virginian

    The Virginian YouTube n00b Supporter

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    Congratulations Rudy! It sounds like a perfect fit for your lifestyle and I'm looking forward to seeing how you set up your base camp on the Ranger.
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    Nicely done, congrats!!
  6. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    thats how i ended up in my colorado. which has been a bit of a nightmare with the electronics, but i love the truck otherwise.
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  7. black 8

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    I'm leaving well enough alone... it's been around the block in overseas markets but recently released here... so I'm thinkin' it's pretty much sorted out before coming back stateside.
  8. black 8

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    Thanks.

    Mrs. B8 has been pressing that we need a pickup to haul stuff... I think it was her way of saying the Mustang was not a family oriented car...
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  9. black 8

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    Thanks Eric, I'm only adding a rubber bed mat and a bed extender for now so I can control the load in the bed...

    It's pretty much triple digits inland and in the deserts so any glamping adventures will have to wait until the fall... that gives me some time to do some research and prep a trip...
  10. black 8

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    Thanks dano...
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  11. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    readyramp.

    moto ramp/bed extender combo

    https://readyramp.com/
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  12. black 8

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    Looks great Colby... for a ramp/extender combo...

    I just wish that it was hard mounted to the bed and could pivot to control a small load next to the tailgate when closed...

    What's your thoughts on a hitch motorcycle carrier? I don't have any experience on these and is an alternative to getting the bike in the bed... seems much easier to load from ground level...

    these guys are SoCal Based...


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  13. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    you got some "mad skills" Colby from the few pages I scrolled through...

    now I gotta read that thread from the start...
  15. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    i mean, its what i do. i have had a lot of irons in many fires.
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    KICKNBACK Old enough to know better young enough not to care

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    Hello
    hahaha I made mine too for that exact reason but only really use it for the back of the motorhome going solo. No matter how you tie the bike they just wiggle unless you make some long leg catchers for the tie downs then there is the whole undoing the tie downs in the right sequence so you don’t put the bike into the back of the car or have to do some sort of contorted move while supporting the bike to get the forward tie downs loose
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  17. klaviator

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    Congrats on the new truck Rudy. Maybe not as fun to drive as the Mustang but way more useful and it will open up all kinds of moto possibilities.

    I've thought about a hitch carrier but most of them don't seem to have good tie down points. It would really be nice to have the truck bed available for stuff....

    I'm still thinking about so I'm interested in what you decide on.
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    Metal work is a skill that I wish I had to build from scratch... I'm always in awe when I read/see fellow inmates fabricate farkles for their bikes...
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    Thanks Win...

    I'd always thought the Mustang was a keeper but it occupies such a limited niche as compared to a truck. You're right about more moto possibilities down the road in owning a truck and that was the main reason I got rid of the Mustang...

    The thing about hitch carriers, it just seems easier to load/unload the bike at ground level than trying to roll it up to the bed of the truck with a height of three feet...
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    I'm with @villageidiot on his approach. I built a triple receiver one because I have a huge camper for the truck that hangs over. So I built the receiver into it too so I can haul car trailer. I would find a hitch shop or fabricator and copy what he did. Super super sturdy. Good luck and I love the truck. Had been eyeballing them too and thought they where sweet!! BTW.. sure wish you where around for a few days at our MOTOFEST. Would have been grand! Cheers!