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Old 07-12-2012, 08:01 PM   #20461
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Funny you asking about for your Strom Vic.

Watching you and Ricky this morning, I was thinking a receiver-type would be easier for you to load your 500 when you're alone vs the ramp.
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Old 07-13-2012, 06:32 AM   #20462
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Yea, I have concerns about adding another 500lbs to the very rear end of my RV, but I have seen it on other rigs.

I also want to have a hydraulic lift etc since I dont want to load the V up a four foot high ramp...I want to drive it on, tie it down and then jack it up.

Well will see.

Thanks for the offer of help Wayne...

Right now I am planning on joining you guys Sunday Morning at Karick for a ride if that's ok.

Vic, I bought one of these ramps to do exactly what your talking about. I also called the Manufacture and 500lbs should not be a problem with your camper. I actually purchased this dual bike ramp on ebay for $189.00.
http://www.discountramps.com/
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Old 07-13-2012, 06:35 AM   #20463
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Funny you asking about for your Strom Vic.

Watching you and Ricky this morning, I was thinking a receiver-type would be easier for you to load your 500 when you're alone vs the ramp.
The 500 seems much lighter than the 530 but that not the issue. My truck is so damn high it hard for me to push it up there, and I have given up on riding up since I have had too many bad things happen loading this way. I know you do it all the time but no me. So yes the ramp may serve as KTM hauler also, but that seem more trouble than it worth, and I never go riding alone so there is always someone to help load... thanks guys for that....

Similarly, I cannot load/unload the Vstom in the truck by my self or with others without yet another ramp (low clearance on street bikes). So I need a way to haul V - which puts in in rear of RV.

Open to suggestions on hydraulic lifter. Again I am not comportable running a 500lb Vstrom up a long ramp three feet off the ground.

Well see how this works out...
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Old 07-13-2012, 07:04 AM   #20464
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Vic, they make a reciever hauler that "pivots". It tilts down, as you roll on it it returns to horizontal, then insert a pin & its locked. Maybe that would help.....
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Old 07-13-2012, 07:22 AM   #20465
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Confirming what looks like the only off-road ride this weekend is Blackwater on Sunday?
Or is it a beastie/mostly paved? Trying to decide what bike to pull out to play on what day...preferring dirt...
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Old 07-13-2012, 07:31 AM   #20466
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Confirming what looks like the only off-road ride this weekend is Blackwater on Sunday?
Or is it a beastie/mostly paved? Trying to decide what bike to pull out to play on what day...preferring dirt...
Bring the 450... very little pavement, lots of bad ass twisties.

Dont know who all is going just yet. May want to break up in small groups if dusty...and it can get dusty...

Last couple of rides out there have been awesome...
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Old 07-13-2012, 07:58 AM   #20467
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I've carried my 525 all over Hell's kitchen with this rig, and $100 to your doorstep is hard to beat. It requires, of course, a 2" receiver. I got concerned about the 0.150" walls of the main square tube recently, as I'm planning to take my bike to the yoop. I'm gonna strengthen it some by cramming smaller square tube inside the main hunk you see there. As it originally leaves the factory, however, it's rated at 400# (by whom and with what set of incentives I can't say) Incdentally the chain idea came from our local mechanical genius, Buzztail. Chains were not included with the original item.





Do you compress the suspension to put the chains on? I have a similar setup on my hauler but I use these and still have trouble pulling the bike down far enough to get them hooked over the pegs.

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Old 07-13-2012, 08:06 AM   #20468
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Yes sir. Lean the bike inward and hook up the inner chain, then pull it towards you to compress and hook up outter chain.
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Old 07-13-2012, 08:18 AM   #20469
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got it, I don't have near that much space to lean the bike toward the vehicle on my Jeep or motorhome. I also throw an extra cable around the bars for good luck.
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Old 07-13-2012, 08:24 AM   #20470
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Old 07-13-2012, 08:25 AM   #20471
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I don't reckon it cares if you start on the outside peg first, it's just easier if the second chain is right there in front of you and not on the inside.
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Old 07-13-2012, 09:41 AM   #20472
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Yes sir. Lean the bike inward and hook up the inner chain, then pull it towards you to compress and hook up outter chain.
Yup. Buzz,as the inventor, is right. It takes very little space to lean the bike forward, since the chains are nearly vertical. I use the links with the nut on 'em so as to ensure that they don't turn a-loose when bouncing around,

Oddly enough, I had a deputy sheriff stop me this am, I thought so as to lecture me on an obsucred tag, but it was to look at the rack and see would one support his KLR. I discussed with him my plan to strenththen it some and he seemed happy.

Made me feel old. I remember the days when interaction with deputies was not pleasant. Now the more of 'em I see in my 'hood, the happier I get.

Don't scorn, kids: same thing's gonna happen to you.

BTW, I'm crapped out with tits-up wheel bearing on my 525, waiting on my buds here at the bradenton branch of the Leon County Library, farting about on the 'net.

I've had less hospitable surroundings while waiting to be rescued. Sunsabitches have been over an hour and a half tho, and I've finished the internet completely.
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Old 07-13-2012, 11:22 AM   #20473
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The other problem is that it is hard as a bastard to reach the back peg. I think your carrier sticks out further than mine (that's what she said). I have to hook the back first or it would fall over because I cant get behind it to pull.

I have the Harbour Freight version of the rack. I also use those magnet trailer lights you can get for $10 with a super coupon. I had to put steel plates on it for the magnets to attach.

I would post pics but my pic hoster got tired of me freeloading.
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Old 07-13-2012, 03:26 PM   #20474
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Assuming of course your last ride was the time 9 of us rode out of Karick lake then YES. I have ridden it three times since then and added more bad stuff and removed some boring stuff. Everytime I go out it gets cobby-er.

BTW JDturner is great. But Im thinking I need to play with low end some...maybe just a tad leaner...

I am beginning to hate my seat! Are you having a bottoming problem?
The stock seat is crap, I bottom out of the seat rails quite a bit. I'm looking into either a seat concepts or gutz racing saddle... What time on Sunday is the meet up happening?
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Old 07-13-2012, 03:30 PM   #20475
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No one has posted up for tomorrow so I guess its Sunday from Karick Lake to join two old dirt dogs but ADV n00bs for early morning Slow to Medium burn through Blackwater.

Figure a 70 mile ride. No gas. No food (bring trail food). Very little pavement. Water crossing stops to cool off.

This is not a big bike ride. I know James and Skid could ride their 650s but they are the exception. Several areas are pretty bad ass...

Wheels out at 8:AM.

PLEASE respect the calm and quiet of the area. WAIT until we are ready to leave and then start you bike... and limp out of campground, plenty of time to clear out bikes and adjust once we get away from camp. This aint Brox or Spec or even Hutton. Trust me these campers will (and did) blow the wistle just seeing MCs.

For those who want to join us - Karick Lake is 8 miles north of Baker (traffic light) on 189. Go to SECOND enterance (big red forrest sign to campgrounds NORTH) and follow it to Day Use Area. You will cross two narrow bridges before you get there. Remember - NORTH enterance.

MAD MAX got that!
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