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Ramp loading the trophy into a pu truck bed
« on: August 11, 2021, 12:03:05 am »
     Hi everyone, have been away.I'm travelling the USA  coast to coast campsite to campsite. I have a 6' bed in my Toyota Tundra which tows my 32' camper.I stay 2-3 weeks and move further South to the next site. Its an awesome experience particularly because my 2015 Trophy SE sits in the bed of my truck. This is the issue, getting the bilke up the 6' ramp is a harrowing experience even when I'm lucky enough to have help.I have the beautiful Tralex crash bars to protect the bike if she tips,but nothing to protect me. I have to load and unload by myself every 2-3 weeks for a potentially 2 year + long trip. I need to find a way to get my beast up the ramp and into the bolted on chalk stand without tipping or over throttling. I almost broke my leg once .This has to stop. If there were some type of temporary bolt on training wheels I think I'd be fine as my ramp is almost 3' wide. It doesn't help that I'm disadvantaged with a 28" inseam. I am getting ready to stick a 5/8" steel rod through the center stand and attaching 12" pneumatic tires. Has anyone already done this?? I do not want to reinvent the wheel so if anyone has a solution under $500 US please let me know, I've looked at the jib option (too heavy I'm pushing it now towing an 8,000 lb camper and the 700+lb bike) Same with the lifts, The only other option is $3,200 conveyor type lift which also presents a weight issue. Is it really that uncommon for people to load their bikes in their pickup trucks  In any case if you go to Youtube the sales team for this renegade conveyor lift has a video of actual fails of people riding their bikes up ramps into pick up trucks and I'm still recovering from watching it, these are bone-crushing, people flipping accidents of the worst kind.
    Alright, you get the picture. If this bolt-on training-wheels (heavy duty) doesn't exist I believe there is a huge market for it along with a huge disclaimer which is why I think I'm stuck building it myself rather than having a doctor build me a leg cast and tell me my cycling days are over. Any useful information will be greatly appreciated as always Dinty (Maine, Ma, Pa and heading to Va. Thursday 600+ truck miles,900 miles motorcycle in 40 days so far. On to NC and Fla for the winter.Thanks for reading and safe riding to you all!! This may be a Tralex challenge hint,hint...

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Re: Ramp loading the trophy into a pu truck bed
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2021, 12:48:08 am »
I think your idea about going through the center stand is the best, quickest, and easiest solution.  A shaft with a couple of shaft collars, one of which could be removed for installation/removal, a couple more to secure each wheel in place and remove, and off you go, not literally.  Since there really isn't a lot of strain on anything as long as it is truly vertical it shouldn't be difficult to keep it that way while it climbs up into the truck.  With trainers I would personally walk it up in low gear and into place.  Others may chime in with better options.
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Re: Ramp loading the trophy into a pu truck bed
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2021, 01:26:12 pm »
There is a system similar to that used by cranes to tow the vehicle.

The idea is: For little money to install a ternal that has a small motor and that ternal, they carry a remote control. With which, on the motorcycle, you activate the remote control and little by little the motorcycle goes up and you only have to take control of your motorcycle until you climb the ramp.
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Re: Ramp loading the trophy into a pu truck bed
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2021, 12:36:44 pm »
As Digital suggested, this is a solution.  I bought one of these for my trailer to pull a three-wheel Lister Autotruck on to the trailer.  It has a remote control and costs around GBP70.

You would need a side ramp for you to walk up, wide enough to give you stability on your feet.  Let the winch do the work and you do the balancing. 



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Re: Ramp loading the trophy into a pu truck bed
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2021, 12:48:39 pm »
Thanks Novocastrian.

Indeed that is what I was referring to.
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Re: Ramp loading the trophy into a pu truck bed
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2021, 02:45:47 pm »
   Pull a single motorcycle trailer behind your camper... https://www.irv2.com/forums/f44/pulling-a-trailer-behind-5th-wheel-414002.html

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Re: Ramp loading the trophy into a pu truck bed
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2021, 03:23:48 pm »
I am an old guy who enjoys riding throughout our beautiful country, however, I do not have a wife that will ride with me, the solution is to tow the bike and I get to enjoy rides at various points.  Given my senior years, and the fact that I have no help, I use a Klinger Trailer.  I have owned and used this trailer regularly since early 2015.  Here is their website so you can see how they work.  No ramps and no danger.  The only change I made to it was replacing the chock with a Wheel Dock.

Good Luck  and Ride and Load safely.
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https://www.klingertrailer.com/ramp-less-drop-bed-easy-load-motorcycle-trailer/ 

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Re: Ramp loading the trophy into a pu truck bed
« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2021, 08:16:08 pm »
The shoe system of the front wheel of a motorcycle as shown in the second video, is very good and safe.
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