Aluminum Ramp 7 ft. – Motorcycles Onto Trailers – Ramps

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    Posted 11/09/2014 at 18:54 | Permalink
    9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Very sturdy ramp, October 31, 2011
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    This review is from: Aluminum Ramp 7 ft. – Motorcycles Onto Trailers – Ramps
    I bought this ramp to load (ride) my dirt bike onto my long-bed pickup. The bike plus my weight is approximately 850 pounds. Most ramps of a similar design often advertise a rating of 1000-1500 pounds. In reality, but, the rating assumes that the weight is evenly distributed across the entire ramp, mainly applicable to four-wheeled vehicles (ATVs, e.g.). Many well loved motorcycles (baggers, e.g.) with rider can approach 1000 pounds – and CANNOT utilize a ramp designed for weight distribution over a wide area.

    This seven-foot ramp is specifically designed for heavy motorcycles such that each section is reinforced to be able to withstand 1200 pounds, independently, distributed over two wheels, while allowing for plenty of additional width for foot support, as needed, while riding up the ramp. Although advertised to be able to be ridden up to a 26-inch high loading surface, that might verify daunting for some. My pickup is lowered such that the tail gate is 24 inches off the ground; any higher than that would give me pause to consider making out a will – but that’s just me.

    Notwithstanding its part and reinforcement, the ramp folds in half, widthwise to 22 inches, and weighs only nearly 40 pounds so it is simple for one person to load and unload; its folded thickness is narrow enough to fit between the bike and pickup wheel wells. Irrevocably, I shopped nearly for similar ramps, which are available, but at a substantially higher cost. For me, this ramp is a sturdy, safe, and very reasonably priced item worthy of consideration.

    Ed

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    Posted 11/09/2014 at 19:36 | Permalink
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    Does Exactly What It’s Supposed to Do, May 20, 2013
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    This review is from: Aluminum Ramp 7 ft. – Motorcycles Onto Trailers – Ramps
    The Synopsis:
    I bought this to solve the problem of loading my scooter onto my trailer by myself. I tried release ramps and it was challenging at best, terrifying at worst. With this ramp you can walk the bike up the ramp at any speed you want without having to rocket up the ramp. (search youtube for “loading dirt bike fail”) You can even stop halfway up.

    The ramp seems to be sturdily constructed. It weighs as much as one of those Small Giant step ladders but is simpler to carry. I loaded my scooter with it and also my ATV. Unlike release ramps when loading a 4 wheel vehicle there is no adjusting necessary. Just lay it on the end of the trailer, open it up like a book and drive up. Don’t forget the protection straps.

    The Details:
    Previous to purchasing make sure that you are buying the assess part of ramp based on your trailer height, the wheelbase of your bike and the ground clearance of your bike. There are calculators on the web to help you with this. My scooter has a low clearance so I got a 7 foot long ramp. This is a trailer loading ramp. There are much longer ramps available for loading onto a pickup.

    If your front wheel chock is dead center on your trailer deck then you might need to offset the ramp slightly since the hinges are in the center of the ramp and stick up at least half an inch. Not a huge deal. Also the ramp sticks up slightly where it hooks onto the trailer so you might have to shove it over the hump when backing down.

    Lastly, since the ramp is so wide it’s vital that it is on level ground across the entire width, otherwise it will rock and try to fold when you apply weight. a level parking lot should be no problem but if you are unloading the quad at a campground you might need to plot ahead for an unloading area; or result in a shovel to level the high spots.

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    Posted 11/09/2014 at 19:40 | Permalink
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    Dirt bike loading ramps., December 18, 2011
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    This review is from: Aluminum Ramp 7 ft. – Motorcycles Onto Trailers – Ramps
    These ramps are wide enough for a person to ride up the ramp onto the trailer or at least walk it up straddled and feathering the clutch. Fantastic Item and safe because of the extra width.

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