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Old 07-02-2011, 04:13 PM
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Here is my attempt at building my own ramp saved a lot of money.Now I need to get my bike.Leaving for Colorado next week to pick it up can't wait, will post pics when I get back.
I used a couple of 2x8x10 and joined them together,eye bolts underneath to secure to trailer hitch with ratched straps,and braces underneath to strengthen it, anti skid strips for traction and 1x6 on the outside for my feet.
 
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Old 07-02-2011, 04:24 PM
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cool..the main thing is she will support the weight..you have the traction part down..good job..
 
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Old 07-02-2011, 04:31 PM
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It feels pretty solid with those 2x8 in the middle and the braces underneath.
I'm hoping it is.
Thanks
 
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Old 07-02-2011, 04:37 PM
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Your bike seems a little small...is that a Sporster? (lol)
 
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Old 07-02-2011, 04:49 PM
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Scared to ride it home?
 
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Old 07-02-2011, 06:35 PM
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Your bike seems a little small...is that a Sporster? (lol)
Yeah, that was a dry run...
 
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Old 07-02-2011, 06:40 PM
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Scared to ride it home?
Not at all.Making a vacation out of it with the family.Well maybe a little... like 1,020 plus miles.....
 
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Are you planning on riding it up???? If not you better have a second ramp to walk up on. If you are planning on riding it up, check youtube for the possible disasters that can happen so you can try to stay away from those issues. Uhaul rents a good motorcycle trailer if you change your mind.
 
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Originally Posted by kevmic28 View Post
Are you planning on riding it up???? If not you better have a second ramp to walk up on. If you are planning on riding it up, check youtube for the possible disasters that can happen so you can try to stay away from those issues. Uhaul rents a good motorcycle trailer if you change your mind.
For unloading.The two boards on the side are for my feet and will be screwed down when I walk the bike down.We'll loaded it with another ramp.
 
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Just one request...video tape the loading and unloading.
 

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