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I own a couple bikes including a 2005 wing motorcycle, I'm not also sure if I am in the right thread. Newbie here but just shopping around for a ramp and this is where I ended up with. Any of you guys ever tried this out?
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that steep angle would preclude me from using it.

Also, a Goldwing is too big to just drive up into a pickup like that.

My opinion, but I won't do it. IMO unsafe.

I like the way it folds up, we have a dog ramp that works like that.

But, my 1500 + 275lb frame is heavier than that ramp is rated for.




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http://www.harborfreight.com/2-piece...mps-44649.html

I purchased two pair of these when they were on sale for $29.95. I bolted a pair together side by side, to make a wide main ramp. I use the two other ramps for outriggers to keep my feet planted as I drive up the main ramp. BTW I haul my wing on a trailer & not in my truck.

With the 20% off coupon, it makes these even a better deal...-Rich
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Just be aware that many a 1800 owner has ruptured their plastic coolant overflow tank when it grounds out on the edge of the tailgate, when loading their bike into the back of a pickup, due to the long wheelbase of the wings.!!

A trailer is much more easier/safer to load bikes onto.

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Yes, a trailer is the best way to go. I have the harbor freight 1200 lb 2-piece aluminum ramp and it works great. I've used it to load up my very large roller tool cabinet and top tool box loaded with tools. The ramp groaned a bit but took the weight and my gl1200 weighs less than my tools.

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I have used my ramps to load autos onto my trailer. Just place a jackstand about 1/2 way under the ramp to support the added weight....-Rich
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Dat is why I bought the second pair of ramps, something to put my feet on.....-Rich
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Dat is why I bought the second pair of ramps, something to put my feet on.....-Rich
What ramps is safe then? Shall I just go ahead and get an ATV ramps so I can use it on loading bike and ATV? Something like this maybe but shop around for a cheaper price?
http://www.onsaleramps.com/loading-r...aluminum-ramp/
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Marco, if you have the dough, sure. Don't wanna be unsafe, besides you'll have a spare if one gets damaged.

ALWAYS try to either raise the trucks front wheels or drop the rears, makes less ramp angles.
Have 2 people at the ready WITH hands off the bike going up the ramp. Don't need one person pushing harder than the other side. You need to feel the balance going up the ramp.

If you start to go unbalanced your helpers will see it in your face. It'll be like thisor like this




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