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    Thank you

    Thanks guys,
    Its been very useful, I will have to hire a van (Transit) the rear is about 2 1/2 foot from the floor. Walking next to the bike is not an option for me with one ramp. I like the idea of two ramps. I am to short to hold the bars straight and use the clutch and brake.
    Will the engine have enough power in it just to idle up the ramp?
    I would not wish to ride up into the back as there is also minimal headroom clearence from the floor to the top of the door.
    The advice about tying down was useful to.
    Genrally is it easier to get the bike in the back or, out of the back?

    Neil
    Last edited by Nelly; 11-27-2011 at 05:00 AM.



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    Neil another option is to hire a van with a tail lift.

    Gary

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    this is the only way to load a bike in a van!!!

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8XiUuN-0v8&NR=1"]YouTube - Loading a bike[/ame]

    in all seriousness it can be done.

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DRKN2iTUsCk"]YouTube - LOADING IT UP[/ame]
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    Quote Originally Posted by Numpty View Post
    Neil another option is to hire a van with a tail lift.

    Gary
    Now wouldn't that be just to bloody simple lol.

    Neil
    Are you up for a track day mate? Castle combe is just down the road?



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    Quote Originally Posted by sportrider_fz6 View Post
    this is the only way to load a bike in a van!!!

    YouTube - Loading a bike

    in all seriousness it can be done.

    YouTube - LOADING IT UP
    Thanks Danny,
    I have seen the dirtbike one before, is the landing for real?
    The guy who road on was certainly a bit hesitant lol, defo got balls.



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    It won't idle up. Just grab a 1/4 throttle and use the clutch to lay on the power.

    Nice videos, Sportrider. I just see too much of a potential down side...not worth it to me.

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkQYYBOrRNk&feature=related"]YouTube - How Not To Load A Motorcycle[/ame]

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_j7CVgeTo0&feature=related"]YouTube - KTM Crashes into back of 93 Dodge[/ame]
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    I have loaded many bikes in the back of my truck (slightly lifted F250). I put my ramp up and put a step on one side. Just go nice and slow and you'll be fine. When you tie it down, don't do anything difficult or tricky. Just tie to the lower tripple clamps (right to right, left to left) and add a little pressure. If you crank them down for all your worth, you most likely will be replacing fork seals real soon. On my dirtbikes I use a fork saver, goes in between the tire and triple clamp and stops the forks from bottoming. DO NOT RIDE YOUR BIKE UP THE RAMP! It is unsafe and stupid.

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    I use a small 5x8 trailer with a fold down ramp. I used to think it would be less trouble using my truck and not having to mess with a trailer, but after loading ATV's and bikes in both, I would never go back to using my truck unless I just had to. The trailer is much easier.

    Regardless of what you use, be careful tightening your tie downs, especially if you tie to the handlebars. I have bent two handlebars by tying to the grips and cinching them down too tight with ratcheting tie downs. I would not fully compress the front suspension.

    I also recommend a front tire chock if you are going to be loading by yourself. I built one for my trailer. I just drive the bike into it and get off. The bike stays upright and stable with no kick stand. Tie downs can then be put on and symmetrically tightened without any difficulty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by perryn View Post
    Now wouldn't that be just to bloody simple lol.

    Neil
    Are you up for a track day mate? Castle combe is just down the road?
    Mate pm me with some more info and we can go fron there

 

 
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