Originally Posted by GordoS
Risk management as the Air Force calls it. The consequences of having my 1200 GS,or even my 450 XCW, fall if I were riding it up a ramp trumps any convenience of riding it up.
I have both a single skinny ramp I bought as my first ramp because it was all the store had, and later got a ramp that is full width of the truck bed. There is room to walk beside the bike with the large ramp. Even then, I have ended up with a trailer because it is just easier to maneuver bikes around when you can step on and off the trailer.
by risk management standards you shouldn't even be riding the motorcycles at all.