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Loading Multi into Truck Bed

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For those that load your Multi's into the back of your trucks how do you do it? For times where I would like to haul my '17 I have to rent a trailer and am looking for other options. Buying a trailer isn't a logical option as I wold then have to pay for storage somewhere. Backing up to a small hill isn't an option either. So, what ramps do you guys use?
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Hey All,

For those that load your Multi's into the back of your trucks how do you do it? For times where I would like to haul my '17 I have to rent a trailer and am looking for other options. Buying a trailer isn't a logical option as I wold then have to pay for storage somewhere. Backing up to a small hill isn't an option either. So, what ramps do you guys use?
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post #3 of 26 (permalink) Old Jul 20th, 2019, 10:28 am
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I use two ramps, one for me and one for the bike, but it's sketchy at best.
The very best set-up I've ever seen in use is these full width ramps:

https://www.discountramps.com/motorc...-ramps/c/2111/
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I use a pair of aluminum folding ramps. I walk beside the bike as I use engine power, very carefully. Been doing this for years with my Honda as well.
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Used an aluminum ramp for the bike and step stool for me. Walked it up with someone pushing from behind.
If I was going it again I might get one wider than 1 foot.
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Thanks for the replies so far. One other thing, looking to safely be able to do this with one person. Thanks again
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Depending on how you define safe, and maybe how big and confident you are, you could probably walk it up a 1 foot wide ramp with engine power and clutch just fine.

But a wider ramp would be safer. Of course, bigger and heavier, and more expensive.

I found backing down to unload was trickier. Gotta look behind yourself, stay on line, on ramp. It's tough to go forward again if you get off line and to the edge of the ramp.
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If you have a steep driveway, back the truck to where it settle between the road and your driveway. If I was traveling out of town with the bike on the truck bed, I would search for a steep hill to unload it.

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I use a pair of aluminum folding ramps. I walk beside the bike as I use engine power, very carefully. Been doing this for years with my Honda as well.
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Mine look like these and are arched.
Been doing it this same way for almost 20 years, no issues. Use two ramps, mine have a lip left and right, helps keep from accidentally going off one side.
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I used this to load onto a trailer: https://www.amazon.com/Black-Widow-P...motive&sr=1-23

The ramp is great. But I personally would not be comfortable loading into the back of my truck. Maybe possible if you can find a good hill..but understand that is not an option for you. Look up some videos on youtube of how to do it..and there is also plenty of failed attempts to see as well. One of the best tips I got from youtube was to secure the ramp with a tie down to my trailer so that it could not shift as I was going up it.

Also, my dealer convinced me to get a wheel chock.. awesome investment, and I highly recommend using one.
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