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Old 07-20-2014, 04:41 PM   #1
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The best way to load a bike solo

Being that I'm ripped like a true skinny-boy, I had to use my brain to figure out how to load my dr up into my lifted truck.

Here is what I came up with.

1500lb comalong, sturdy oak tree.









And here is a video of the advanced weight-transfer transition technique that was implemented.



Anyone else use a similar technique? An even scarier one?
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Old 07-20-2014, 05:22 PM   #2
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So how do you get it out when you get where you are going?
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Old 07-20-2014, 05:45 PM   #3
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I hear science is going to be coming out with the inclined plane soon.
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Old 07-20-2014, 06:04 PM   #4
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I hear science is going to be coming out with the inclined plane soon.
That's a rumor. Don't believe everything you read on the internet.
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Old 07-21-2014, 05:26 AM   #5
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I hear science is going to be coming out with the inclined plane soon.
That's a rumor. Don't believe everything you read on the internet.
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Old 07-20-2014, 08:32 PM   #6
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I hear science is going to be coming out with the inclined plane soon.
I've heard good things about that inclined plane you are talking about, but from my understanding it is considered risky business to drive up one into the back of a truck alone.

This might have turned into a "4 foot drop from the back of a truck broke my leg" type of thread.
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Old 07-21-2014, 07:07 AM   #7
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So how do you get it out when you get where you are going?
Easy, disconnect the straps, drop the tailgate, start truck, put in gear, STOMP on it.
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Old 07-21-2014, 07:44 AM   #8
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Well he could just do this...




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Old 07-21-2014, 04:10 PM   #10
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I'm in the "use varied terrain to your advantage" camp. When I'm loading a bike, the ramp is always horizontal.

I did see a guy load his XR600 by himself in a flat parking lot. He had it in first gear, let out the clutch, and walked beside the truck as the bike went up. It stalled just as it touched the back of the cab. This guy was a logger (chain saw still strapped to the rear rack), and obviously did this every day.
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The tailgate is cool in a Free Speech kinda way.
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Old 07-21-2014, 05:58 PM   #12
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The tailgate is cool in a Free Speech kinda way.
Yeah I'm on the fence as to whether it is offensive or not, I cant see it being too bad unless an older chinese/korean/japanese/american ww2 vet sees it.
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Old 07-20-2014, 06:07 PM   #13
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Actually you could do away with the the come-along if you tied the loose end of the strap to your truck provided the strap went over a second branch spaced towards your truck.
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Old 07-20-2014, 07:15 PM   #14
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How do you load the oak tree?
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Old 07-20-2014, 08:30 PM   #15
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I got it out with the help of some muscle dummies at the gym in my apartment complex.
Parked it out in front of the building, went in and asked for some strong guys to come and help me out. Three of them lifted it out of my bed while I supervised.

I made sure to complement them a bunch and call them "hella strong" and all that jazz that they need to validate themselves.
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