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GEN 2 Load a 450lb motorcycle - how

Discussion in 'Ford F-150 Raptor General Discussions [GEN 2]' started by hedonist222, Apr 10, 2020.

  1. GerryV

    GerryV Member

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    Depending upon the angle of your driveway, the easiest method is to park in the street w/ the ramps back in the driveway, thus reducing the angle. My driveway is flat, but the enpty lot next to my house allows me to back up and the ramps are almost parallel. You can almost always find a land feature nearby that you can use to reduce the ramp angle. Drainage ditches also work well. Work smarter, not harder.
     
  2. smurfslayer

    smurfslayer Be vewwy, vewwy quiet. We’re hunting sasquatch77

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    Seriously uncalled for. Nobody’s putting a gun to your head and forcing you to read the question and responses. Nobody put a gun to your head and forced you to respond, much less respond in the condescending, and insulting manner you did.

    I’m glad it’s simple for you, but complaining about thread and response quality in the same response that ridicule the original question and at least some of the responses, leads to exactly what you’re seemingly complaining about.
     
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  3. pastorwug

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    I have a Ducati Scrambler Italia and there is NO WAY I would try to get it in the truck bed. It wouldn't sit except diagonally, and even then troublesome. I use a trailer, borrow it from a friend, and have used it several times. Most recently to the World Super Bike races at Laguna Seca. Great fun, and I didn't have to worry about the bike at all.
     
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    I do the exact same approach and haul 2 - 300lb bikes. 06 KX250R and 18 500 EXCF. However I just use cheap aluminum straight at ramps and lay them between the bikes once they’re loaded. I use the box link and bottom hooks for tie downs.


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    [​IMG]You can do it!


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  6. hedonist222

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    simmer down, sister

    I know I could hook a ramp and just go over it

    I'm looking for:

    best practices
    technology/gizmos I don't know about
    sundries

    welcome to the benefit of online forums :)
    ohh, and good use of the word bastion
    haven't had the pleasure of chancing upon it in a while
     
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  7. Michael Farmer

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    If you are going to leave your tailgate down, buy some "Tailgate EX Suport" bars from DG Manufacturing. dgmtailgatesupport.com
    I carry a golf cart in the bed of my Raptor when we go south for the winter. You don't want the stress on the tailgate cables.
     
  8. Christopher Manns

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    I use a hitch carrier for my 1190 Adv.
    Easy to load by myself, keep the bed empty for my other crap (you have to go over the sides as the gate is blocked by the bike)
    Always hitch height so I can keep my feet on the ground.

    To be fair, it is a lot of weight to hang off the back of the raptor....
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  9. Curt Kautsch

    Curt Kautsch FRF Supporting Member Supporting Member

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    My 1290 SAR fits in my gen 1 with tail gate down just fine. I have an atv ramp that I walk along side bike(running) to get it up. 790 would fit all day. I would suggest a chalk of some kind to prevent front wheel from turning loose. I made a bracket that bolts to bed that serves as a permanent chalk for the front tire. It hold two bikes.

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  10. Curt Kautsch

    Curt Kautsch FRF Supporting Member Supporting Member

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    If you don’t have spare in the way like I do you can buy the same bracket on amazon. I had to make mine custom because my spare sits back there and the span is different than off the shelf brackets. Good luck
     
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