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  1. #71
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    Re: Loading a bike into a tuck or trailer

    The internet has taught me...
    - always video record...could be highly entertaining later
    - avoid riding the bike into van. variables such as speed, momentum, BAC, throttle control, balance, etc may be working against you
    - have a buddy help you
    - the ramp often will be the death of you and or bike. Especially if not attached to van. make sure your ramp is sturdy, more then 8in wide, and if possible attach the end to the van
    - load with an empty tank to reduce center of gravity

  2. #72
    2007 FZ6 TownsendsFJR1300's Avatar
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    Cape Coral, Florida, USA
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    Re: Loading a bike into a tuck or trailer

    I prefer doing the trailer as I can easily get two bikes on it (shown is an FJR and Goldwing).

    The suspension is from Northern, the rest is homemade/designed with 3/16" box steel (extremely strong).

    For the loading ramp is a channel bent and then the center DRILLED so the tires won't slip going up or down.
    The rack stores under the frame, slides in over rollers, then LOCKS into place.

    The actual racks, besdies being bent and welded at the end(one piece), also have a heavy chain welded on the
    rack so the front wheel can be locked to the trailer easily.

    The front cross member has 5/8" holes every two inches for tie downs.

    And as noted above, the loading ramp has two 1/2" hooks (welded to each end that slip into the rack-it's not going anywhere)

    One ramp can be removed and the other centered if only pulling one bike as well....

    Last edited by TownsendsFJR1300; 11-17-2016 at 05:55 PM.
    2007 Yamaha FZ6- BD43 headlight mod, PIAA bulbs, Stebal air horn, Scorpion SS pipes-(no DB killers), Speedohealer, HEL SS brake lines, Fenda Extenda, K&P SS re-usable oil filter, custom mounted BMW style electrical outlet(L.S.), Techmount GPS mount with handlebar bar risers/set backs, additional helmet lock, custom mod'ed seat(Spencers), Hyper light-rear running/brake light, custom radiator/fan protector, Techspec tank pads, Grip Puppies, Yamaha rear rack with custom aluminum flat rack.


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