Good thread with lots of tips. I've always towed a trailer, which is the easiest solution (particularly with a ramp door). But recently I bought a F150 and hauled a couple bikes to my place in AZ. I was wondering how I was going to get the Ducati out by myself. I have an 8 foot aluminum folding ramp that is 18 inches wide. It's a long step off the tailgate too, so I would need something for a step.
It turned out no biggie using the slope of the driveway with the rear wheels in the gutter. Probably would need help re-loading, though. I have a 300lb dual sport that I'd like to try riding it up, but I could probably roll it up myself if I can find a slope to use.
I'd buy another trailer, but then I'd have to store it somewhere. Hopefully the ramp will suffice.
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