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    Re: Loading a bike in a pick-up

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    Going to have to buy one of these in the future. looks good.

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    Gotcha, guess i was thinking that in my situation i dont want the tire up against the bed because the truck is a rental..
    It's a truck not a show vehicle. Go fer it dude!

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    Re: Loading a bike in a pick-up

    Only the ones I bought from Advance Auto stretch, so no problems for anyone else on this forum then I guess.


    Quote Originally Posted by RandyO View Post
    tie downs that stretch when wet ? none that I have ever seen

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    Re: Loading a bike in a pick-up

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    dude...this chock discussion is epic

    this is the epitome of what it means to have a forum discussion
    And this is the epitomy of a side conversation. (this comment included)

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    dude...this chock discussion is epic

    this is the epitome of what it means to have a forum discussion
    And this is the epitomy of a side conversation. (this comment included)

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    Re: Loading a bike in a pick-up

    Quote Originally Posted by csmutty View Post
    It's a truck not a show vehicle. Go fer it dude!
    I see your logic, and raise you unnecessary concern.

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    Re: Loading a bike in a pick-up

    Can you throw an old towel or rag between the tire and the truck bed? Would that work?

    I use a stake side utility trailer now and then. I usually lash the front wheel to the front wall of the trailer. Bringing the V-Strom home I went so far as to lash a 2x4 vertically to the front of the trailer and lash to that.. effectively the same thing as a wheel chock. I'd use deck screws to do that semi permanently, but the trailer isn't mine.

    I also used a total of 6 straps on the bike like a paranoid fool. Finding points to lash to on an 'adventure' bike with crash bars is trivial.



    Bike didn't move an inch though.

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    Re: Loading a bike in a pick-up

    I'm bringing up 6 tie downs. Will I use them all? Who knows. I was planning to cover some of the plastics anyway with towel.. Ill bring a few and see how well I can secure one between bike and truck.

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    Re: Loading a bike in a pick-up

    On a similar note, is the rear seat handle a good tie down point? Will it be strong enough?

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    Re: Loading a bike in a pick-up

    Quote Originally Posted by Manik View Post
    On a similar note, is the rear seat handle a good tie down point? Will it be strong enough?
    i use the passenger peg brackets on mine, which you may or may not be able to use (or even have).

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    Re: Loading a bike in a pick-up

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    i use the passenger peg brackets on mine, which you may or may not be able to use (or even have).
    Yea, peg brackets are better if you have them. Passenger grab handles could rub finish off depending on the material of them (most are some sort of "grainy" plastic). Metal frame like bits are the best if you can get to them. Grab handles should be strong enough if you can't get to anything else, but I'd wrap them with a towel or something first.

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    Re: Loading a bike in a pick-up

    Canynon Dancer handelbar strap and 2 more on the rear passenger pegs is all you need for straps.

    Like I said Ive loaded and unloaded many many bikes and I have ramps. Im heading to CT sat morning but if you want I canhelp you unload sat night or sunday morning. Send a pm if you need me.

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    Re: Loading a bike in a pick-up

    Careful with Canyon Dancers, especially on Ducs... the like to strip the throttle off the bar, breaking the locating pin in the housing.

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    Re: Loading a bike in a pick-up

    The passenger grab handle on my bike is part of the rear parcel shelf, which is all bolted to the rear frame in several places. Not to the body. Although I thought most bike's grab handles were bolted to the frame.

    On a sport bike I might put a loop through the rear wheel to keep the rear from moving around instead. I've seen that done successfully.

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    Re: Loading a bike in a pick-up

    Quote Originally Posted by jwm2k3 View Post
    Canynon Dancer handelbar strap and 2 more on the rear passenger pegs is all you need for straps.

    Like I said Ive loaded and unloaded many many bikes and I have ramps. Im heading to CT sat morning but if you want I canhelp you unload sat night or sunday morning. Send a pm if you need me.
    Dont have a canyon dancer strap, but ill look into them for the future. I'm going to go with one strap outer clipon and then two more at the rear pegs.
    Appreciate the offer jwm2k3.
    I have a concrete pad in my back yard which should be the same hight as the truck bed, ill use two 3/4 inch plywood boards to walk on roll the bike right off.
    Again my pickup was delayed by a week and is next friday now.

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    Re: Loading a bike in a pick-up

    Picking up this bike tomorrow. Should 6ft bed, 6'8" bike.
    Should i leave the tailgate open, or kiddie corner the bike?

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    Re: Loading a bike in a pick-up

    I would not worry about leaving the gate down... IMO.

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    Re: Loading a bike in a pick-up

    Yeah, you can leave the gate open.

    Just remember to bring your straps! Or else this'll happen to ya.


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    Re: Loading a bike in a pick-up

    Is the wheelbase 6'8" or the bike? Bike, you're prolly ok.
    Wheelbase, buy an 8' 2"x10" and put under it to be safe.
    You'll prolly be fine without the 2x, but technically the gate isn't rated for this.

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    Re: Loading a bike in a pick-up

    Quote Originally Posted by jasnmar View Post
    Is the wheelbase 6'8" or the bike? Bike, you're prolly ok.
    Wheelbase, buy an 8' 2"x10" and put under it to be safe.
    You'll prolly be fine without the 2x, but technically the gate isn't rated for this.
    Length. Wheel base is 58 inches

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    Re: Loading a bike in a pick-up

    You'll be fine. Leave the gate down and roll.

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    Re: Loading a bike in a pick-up

    The tailgate is rated for at least 500 Lbs.


    Quote Originally Posted by jasnmar View Post
    Is the wheelbase 6'8" or the bike? Bike, you're prolly ok.
    Wheelbase, buy an 8' 2"x10" and put under it to be safe.
    You'll prolly be fine without the 2x, but technically the gate isn't rated for this.

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    Re: Loading a bike in a pick-up

    Technically the tailgate isn't rated at all. What will it hold is a different question and depends on how adverse you are to risk .

    http://www.discountramps.com/article...ate-cables.htm

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    Re: Loading a bike in a pick-up

    Quote Originally Posted by Rossco View Post
    Yeah, you can leave the gate open.

    Just remember to bring your straps! Or else this'll happen to ya.

    That bike looks better on it's side. .

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    Re: Loading a bike in a pick-up

    okay, so I want to make loading a 1995 FZR600 into a lifted 2001 F150...

    and I saw this: winch assisted motorcycle loading:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znM7ZPONGow

    cliff notes: buy a 2000lb winch from harbor freight for $60, a soft loop strap from harbor freight for $10, let the winch pull your bike as you slowly guide it

    I want to do this, except I would put the winch on the floor of the bed so I can still use my bed cover...any problem with a winch cable dragging against a tailgate?

    would the cable fray and break?

    edit: I also don't see a $60 winch....cheapest is $80 for the 2000lb winch, and a separate wireless control is around $25 bucks on newegg

    good? bad? genius?

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    Re: Loading a bike in a pick-up

    I've got a wide folding arched aluminum ramp and just ride the bike into the truck. I have loaded my Daytona into my 2500 Ram and never bottomed it out. The ramp gets used for a lot of other things also.

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    Re: Loading a bike in a pick-up

    Quote Originally Posted by breakdirt916 View Post
    okay, so I want to make loading a 1995 FZR600 into a lifted 2001 F150...

    and I saw this: winch assisted motorcycle loading:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znM7ZPONGow

    cliff notes: buy a 2000lb winch from harbor freight for $60, a soft loop strap from harbor freight for $10, let the winch pull your bike as you slowly guide it

    I want to do this, except I would put the winch on the floor of the bed so I can still use my bed cover...any problem with a winch cable dragging against a tailgate?

    would the cable fray and break?

    edit: I also don't see a $60 winch....cheapest is $80 for the 2000lb winch, and a separate wireless control is around $25 bucks on newegg

    good? bad? genius?
    No need to worry about a metal rope. Use a synthetic line.
    http://www.amazon.com/WARN-73599-Syn...tic+winch+rope

    But seriously, just put the bike in gear and ride the clutch as you walk next to the bike.

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