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So i want to know if anybody has had any bad experiences with hauling a bike on a pick up bed? I will be buying a brand new R6 and hauling it 6 hours to home.... ANY suggestions? DOs and DON'Ts? Recommendations?
 

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if you have a ramp obviously use it! but what i did was drive my truck down into the street (i have a curb in my driveway so that will help) put the ramp on the drive way, so it wasnt very steep. and loaded it with the help of my father. use tie downs on the bars and rear wheel. hope that helps
 

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Yea, Park the rear wheels as low as possible. The bike isn't heavy. I had four guys load it into the back of a full size pickup when I got caught riding no license. You will love your six!
 

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I just posted a thread about the same thing :secret;)

I drove 4 hours to Tulsa to pick my new 07 up. Used tie downs and then a simple aluminum motorcycle ramp. My dad and I walked it down the ramp. Piece of cake. You should'nt have a problem. I just bought a truck so it was my first time loading and hauling a bike.

All went well... I'm sure it'll be the same for you
 

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Just let one of the experienced guys at the dealership load it in your truck and tie it off good. I only used bar ties and when I got home two hours later my dad told me he was amazed the bike made it home. They work...
 

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i was thinking of using a 2by6 or so instead of the aluminum ramp. I mean i was looking up ramps and they seem to be $300 and up. u guys think that with a 2by6 or so that it will work just fine?
 

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I had the dealership load it on the truck with their ramps. We tied it down with two straps on the handlebars. It fit perfect in my 07 Silverado with the tailgate up. Then picked up an aluminum ramp on the way home. Easy as pie... I scratched a little bit off the bottom of the bike cuz the damn ramp started bending and turning but it's all gravy!

PS. aluminum ramps run $25-$50
 

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-The ranger will hold it alright, 4 banger or not (mines an 01 v6).
-you might need to leave the tailgate down though, unless you park it diagonally.
-strap it down by the handle bars and compress the forks evenly.
-if your worried about the back end bouncing around you can strap that to the tie down points in the back.
-leave it in gear.
-your ranger is going to feel heavy in corners and breaking.

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oops. wrong thread still applies though. marshall: read this
 

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ill be hauling my bike in a F250 but the length of the bed is only 6'5 and the bike is 6'8... my only option is to leave the tail gate down, so should i get more tie downs than the usual?
 

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park the bike to one side (i usually use the left) strap the front down straight and then move the rear to the opposite corner. youll be able to close the gate that way. and you wont have to worry about the rear sliding as much anymore should you hit a bump.

on another note thats a short bed for an f250
 

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i made a pic. curse my sleep dep
Whole "Bike" (imagination= exclamation points) straight in like so and strapped down securely
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then pick up the back end and make like so. try to keep front tire straight
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ohh i see.. wow thanks for making that much more clear....i see ur in iraq, well guess where i am... same place, it sucks but i got a month left
 

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dude get a ramp from lowes about 50 bucks and get a canyon dancer it goes over the handle bars and you attach tie downs to it have the front tire against the bed of the truck pull tie downs to compress the forks a little and your all set wont go anywhere but if you want more assurance you could get a couple more tie downs to the passenger pegs.
 
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