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Old 12-24-2015, 08:22 PM   #15
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I,would wait until the 2017's are released and see what they are rated for

Ima, sure you could look up what a 16 can hold and it should be similar

But dam.... 1300 lbs.... Owned a dozen or so Harley ultra classics and non of them were over 1,000 lbs.... Present buell 115 cr weighs under 400 lbs or were you referring to motorcycle plus rider?

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Old 12-28-2015, 06:06 AM   #16
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I am 63.. and have a Honda VTX1800... 800 pounds...

I have an F 250 long bed... and have a 10 foot RIDE UP ramp.. 42 inches wide.. folding aluminum. 1500 pound capacity .

bike in bed.. and tailgate closes.

and a 30 foot Coachmen behind..

doing it NOW... departed 11/30/15 .... 16,800 total pounds and doing just fine Thank You.

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as for the 1300 pounds.. No way.. unless it is a 3 wheeler and loaded with lots of STUFF..

More likely 900 to 1000... MAX.

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Old 12-28-2015, 09:51 AM   #17
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Not an Indian but I haul my RZR in the bed of our truck. The RZR's rear tires sit on the tailgate and I have yet to bend or damage the tailgate. My biggest concern was trusting the tailgate cables. Look into something like the DG tailgate supports and you won't be relying on the cables.

A motorcycle lift would be ideal but a good set of ramps will be a whole lot less expensive assuming you never tip the bike over.
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Old 12-28-2015, 09:55 PM   #18
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Tks all for the info... Bike is 900 lbs with GVWR of 1300...sorry for any confusion
Will consider the 10 ft ramp if I go this way
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Old 12-29-2015, 08:31 PM   #19
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I am 71 and load my Harley in my pickup by myself with a Rampage. Piece of cake.
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Old 02-26-2016, 06:51 AM   #20
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loading a HD Trike

Anyone had any experience with loading a HD Trike in bed of truck. Trike weight is 1300 lbs. Looking for options vs. enclosed trailer.
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Old 02-29-2016, 11:22 AM   #21
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I don't trust the folding metal ramps with anything heavier than a dirt bike. For my crotch rocket and my cruisers, I built my own wood ramp. Essentially a 4 X 8 piece of plywood cut into two halves with 2 X 4's underneath arranged like joists. Two halves go together with a couple of bolts and wingnuts through the joists. This gives plenty of rigidity in the middle, where the weight of the bike is when loading/unloading and gives me plenty of room to place my feet if necessary to provide stability. When I get where I'm going, the bike comes out and the ramp lies flat on the bed floor and keeps stuff from sliding around. Took a couple of hours to make and less than $70. Mixed some sand and paint and painted the whole mess. Works perfect...ride the bike right into the bed. Mounted a chock to a 2X12, two straps on the front and two on the back to keep the back wheel from walking around and the bike ain't going anywhere until I want it to. To unload, use the compression of the motor and the clutch to slow the bike...the front brake is pretty useless. I found the idea on the interweb and modified it to work for me.
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Old 03-01-2016, 10:11 AM   #22
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If anyone is interested, this is the web write up that I used as a starting point for my ramp. I made some modifications to satisfy my mechanical engineer brain, but the ramps work great. Sometimes simple is best...


My modifications:

-No sideboards...didn't see the need for them.
-I placed a 2X4 across the top and bolted through them, the plywood, and the tailgate "horns"...didn't like the idea of putting that much weight on them only going through the plywood.
-I drilled one side undersized and drove a 3/8" bolt through and drilled the other side slightly oversized and used wing nuts for quick assembly/disassembly.
-I added a simple barn door handle to each half for easier handling.

I think the author makes too big a deal about the position of the truck and pulling into a ditch to load/unload...never had a need to do that...the ramps are 8 feet long, so breakover angle is manageable, even with a truck with fairly high bed height.
I also have a long bed truck, so I am able to lay the ramps down and close the tailgate.
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Old 03-01-2016, 10:53 AM   #23
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When I use to travel to Daytona I would put my Ultra Classic on my hoist here at home. Raise it up and ride into the bed of my F350. We had a 5'er at the time so I made a bike rack out of some channel that I pinned into the hitch bars that are attached to the truck when the hitch is out. In Daytona I have used the ramp at the U-haul on Speedway blvd and loading docks in the industrial part of town. I really dont trust those aluminum ramps for anything more than a dirt bike
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Old 03-19-2016, 06:06 PM   #24
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with the correct ramp's loading & unloading my Harley Ultra in a pickup truck is no problem at all

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