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Old 07-21-2014, 05:18 PM   #31
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The tailgate is cool in a Free Speech kinda way.
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Old 07-21-2014, 05:21 PM   #32
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Two ramps: push bike up on one while you walk up the other. I'm not a fan of riding up solo, but walking it up right beside on another ramp is the way to go for me.
You use anything so the second (walking) ramp doesn't slide out? Or is it locked in place?
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Old 07-21-2014, 05:24 PM   #33
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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.
wow, that's the attitude you have towards strangers who helped you unload that big ugly bike from your lifted truck?
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Old 07-21-2014, 05:52 PM   #34
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You use anything so the second (walking) ramp doesn't slide out? Or is it locked in place?
Tie-down on each ramp, secured to keep them from sliding around. (Fastened where you can to truck)
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Old 07-21-2014, 06:58 PM   #35
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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 07-21-2014, 07:03 PM   #36
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wow, that's the attitude you have towards strangers who helped you unload that big ugly bike from your lifted truck?
I'm just poking fun at them, I actually know one of them and he is a true dummy. Grunting and throwing the weights on the floor while wearing the tattered remnants of a schmedium t shirt. All he ever talks about is how his new comically large jug of protein made him even HUGER, or how drunk he got the night before.

They werent doing me a favor at all, they were just given another chance to pick up something heavy and put it down.
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Old 07-21-2014, 07:35 PM   #37
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Yeah, being swole sure sucks...loading bikes into trucks manually and such...
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Old 07-22-2014, 04:42 AM   #38
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Tie-down on each ramp, secured to keep them from sliding around. (Fastened where you can to truck)
Just to be more clear, because I'm going to be doing it without my usual "mound" for bike loading. Rear or tailgate area points? Or does it even matter?

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Old 07-22-2014, 09:55 AM   #39
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Just to be more clear, because I'm going to be doing it without my usual "mound" for bike loading. Rear or tailgate area points? Or does it even matter?

Thanks
I use a cinch strap from about a third of the way down the ramp to the bumper (or chain hooks) on the truck to keep the ramps from sliding off the tailgate. With my old wood ramps I just depended on the big lip at the top edge but that can be sketchy depending on what the bottom of the ramp is on.

Two ramps, one to walk on, one for the MC. MC engine running and in first gear, slipping the clutch to control speed. No need for muscle or a keen sense of balance. Both of which I'm a bit shy on. ;)
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Old 07-23-2014, 08:38 AM   #40
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1) Buy trials bike.

2) Pick up front wheel and set on tailgate.

3) Pick up rear wheel and slide bike forward so skid plate is resting on tailgate.

4) Push or pull bike forward, rolling rear wheel up onto tailgate.

Ramps and ropes? We don't need no stinking ramps and ropes.
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Old 07-23-2014, 01:00 PM   #41
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I can usually find a steep hillside. I just back the tailgate up to the slope until it touches, and then ride on or off. At my house, I have dug a bit of a slope just for this purpose.
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Old 07-24-2014, 12:09 PM   #42
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1) Buy trials bike.

2) Pick up front wheel and set on tailgate.

3) Pick up rear wheel and slide bike forward so skid plate is resting on tailgate.

4) Push or pull bike forward, rolling rear wheel up onto tailgate.

Ramps and ropes? We don't need no stinking ramps and ropes.
That's how I used to do my XL185 dual sport and ATC185 3 wheeler.
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Old 07-24-2014, 04:47 PM   #43
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That has to be the biggest 3/4 ton comealong I have ever seen
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Old 07-24-2014, 05:33 PM   #44
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1) Buy trials bike.

2) Pick up front wheel and set on tailgate.

3) Pick up rear wheel and slide bike forward so skid plate is resting on tailgate.

4) Push or pull bike forward, rolling rear wheel up onto tailgate.

Ramps and ropes? We don't need no stinking ramps and ropes.

I thought you guys just fired it up and hopped it in there? ;)
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Old 07-24-2014, 05:41 PM   #45
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I thought you guys just fired it up and hopped it in there? ;)
a buddy of mine actually did that. someone bet him he couldn't do it, so he did it just to prove he could. the truck was not lifted and not as high up as the OP's, and it took him a couple tries, but it was still pretty impressive.

it's amazing what a trials bike (aka pogo-stick with wheels) is capable of in the hands of someone who really knows how to ride them.
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