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Old 05-07-2013, 02:19 AM   #391
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As promised, here is the link to the new thread:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=885157

I'll be posting there with anything and everything that has to do with the new trip (including the routes and preparations). See you there
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Old 05-08-2013, 05:47 AM   #392
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Great ride report! looking forward to part two!
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Old 05-08-2013, 08:00 AM   #393
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Yyyyeeehhhhaaa!!!

Hey Gus, we are excited about this new ride, I hope all goes well, we'll wait your reports and photographs. Greetings from Costa Rica.

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Old 05-09-2013, 01:15 AM   #394
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Awesome ride report!

Stumbled upon your ride report and really enjoyed it. Great combination of writing and photography. Looking forward to the next one.

Are you going to load the bikes in the back of the truck, or tow them in a trailer behind the truck? I have an F250 (probably about the same tailgate height as your raptor) and I've never found a great way to load a street bike in or out of it. I've tried ramps, but I've never really found a easy and reliable method of doing it. Just curious if you have found a good way to load/unload them.

Thanks
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Old 05-09-2013, 01:26 AM   #395
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Hey Gus, we are excited about this new ride, I hope all goes well, we'll wait your reports and photographs. Greetings from Costa Rica.

Thanks Richer. Good to hear from you
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Old 05-09-2013, 01:35 AM   #396
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Stumbled upon your ride report and really enjoyed it. Great combination of writing and photography. Looking forward to the next one.

Are you going to load the bikes in the back of the truck, or tow them in a trailer behind the truck? I have an F250 (probably about the same tailgate height as your raptor) and I've never found a great way to load a street bike in or out of it. I've tried ramps, but I've never really found a easy and reliable method of doing it. Just curious if you have found a good way to load/unload them.

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We bought a few 9' ramps. Three actually. One is 17" wide and the other two are 11" wide. I'm with you as far as finding a reliable way to load the bikes. I know they sell some really wide ramps, but storing them in and out of the truck would be a huge pain in the ass. with these I can put the three ramps side-by-side and ride the bikes up (the 9' ramps makes a huge difference). I have yet to load the streetfighters, but I've loaded and unloaded the dual-sports with no problem. And although the dual-sports are lighter, my Husqvarna is a lot taller than the SF and doesn't have as much torque. So getting the SF's on there will be no problem.

If you want more info on the ramps I bought just send me a PM.
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Old 05-09-2013, 12:29 PM   #397
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We bought a few 9' ramps. Three actually. One is 17" wide and the other two are 11" wide. I'm with you as far as finding a reliable way to load the bikes. I know they sell some really wide ramps, but storing them in and out of the truck would be a huge pain in the ass. with these I can put the three ramps side-by-side and ride the bikes up (the 9' ramps makes a huge difference). I have yet to load the streetfighters, but I've loaded and unloaded the dual-sports with no problem. And although the dual-sports are lighter, my Husqvarna is a lot taller than the SF and doesn't have as much torque. So getting the SF's on there will be no problem.

If you want more info on the ramps I bought just send me a PM.
Thanks for the info. I think I might need to invest in more/better ramps, Im using a much narrower and shorter ramp.

The last time I had to load my r1150r into my truck I snuck over and used the K-Mart loading dock after they were closed. They had ramp/blocks to back my truck up on, and a hydraulic lift-gate to lower into the bed. It made the process really easy.

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Old 05-09-2013, 12:46 PM   #398
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Thanks for the info. I think I might need to invest in more/better ramps, Im using a much narrower and shorter ramp.

The last time I had to load my r1150r into my truck I snuck over and used the K-Mart loading dock after they were closed. They had ramp/blocks to back my truck up on, and a hydraulic lift-gate to lower into the bed. It made the process really easy.

Cheers!
That's funny. We drove past a loading dock down the street the other night and backed the truck up to see if that would work. It was too high, so ramps it is.
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Old 05-09-2013, 06:48 PM   #399
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That's funny. We drove past a loading dock down the street the other night and backed the truck up to see if that would work. It was too high, so ramps it is.
A ramp down is easier than a ramp up from the ground.
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Old 05-10-2013, 11:16 PM   #400
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I did video (in 4 parts) of our trip last year and never posted it because youtube was being such a PITA about the music. Because of it, I had to set it to private. If anyone is interested in seeing it just send me a PM with your email address and I'll add you so you can view it.
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Old 05-27-2013, 09:22 AM   #401
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Hey Gus, its everithing ok??

Hi Gus, how are you? what has happened to you guys? have spent many days without knowing travel plans or travel. is everything okay?

greetings!

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