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What brand and model of ramps for loading bike onto a pick-up?
How about choke/stands?
Back protectors?

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post #2 of 28 Old 05-31-2008, 11:26 AM
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What brand and model of ramps for loading bike onto a pick-up?
How about choke/stands?
Back protectors?
A-Stars has a good back protector that you strap onto yourself. There are a number of stands you can use, of course Pit-Bull is always a favorite.

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I have a Bohn Back protector and a Teknic back protector I am willing to sell.
The bohn is better as far as comfort goes, but funtionally, I believe both are great.

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Thanks WIM for all the information.
I'll stop by Eli's shop tomorrow.

Glad that we finally worked out the sizes for the Primus suit and gloves.

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I'm curious about pickup ramps too, have been wanting to get some.

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I saw one at Willow that was an arched, tri-fold model made out of 1.5" tubes. Don't know what brand it was, though.
The arch helps for clearance of belly area (engine case, header pipes, etc.).
The guy using it just rode his bike up and locked it into the choke in the bed of the truck. He made it look too easy.

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I have a Bohn Back protector and a Teknic back protector I am willing to sell.
The bohn is better as far as comfort goes, but funtionally, I believe both are great.
Which one of these protectors and what size?

http://www.kneedraggers.com/details/...5-BOHN-14.html

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No worries mate, I'm still going by Eli's shop tomorrow.
Just trying to help others find the right "stuff".

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My brother bought this ramp from some retailer (not sure which).
http://www.globalindustrial.com/gcs/...emKey=30115726
It has worked great for us. Light weight and compact when in closed position.

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Not wide enough to be used without someone helping.
I'll post up the brand/model and details tomorrow.

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Which one of these protectors and what size?

http://www.kneedraggers.com/details/...5-BOHN-14.html
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Looks like this one, but white.

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Size and price?

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I will have to look at the size when i get home, but I am 6'2" and it fits me well.

Price... I will get back to you on it.

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I like the looks of both, ramp is big enough to stand beside the bike, big plus in my book.

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You just throw the chock in the bed of the truck and ride the bike right into it and jump off.

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You just throw the chock in the bed of the truck and ride the bike right into it and jump off.
have the Baxley myself, worth its weight in gold for loading and storage! as for ramps, i personally bought a trailer (tho didn't have a pickup to begin with).

I have the same Back protector that F4iGuy is offering you. it is a great BP. probably has the most back coverage of any on the market, plus they make a matching chest protector for like $50. i like that it covers your shoulder blades and kidneys.

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I have a ready ramp/that doubles as a bed extender, though it's not wide like the one you are looking at...

I have 2 different alpinestars back protectors, I've crash tested both, Both did their job very well, and both suffered no damage. I bought a Alpinestars Tech Back Protector before my 1 trackday and then I got a Alpinestars Tech "Race" Back Protector when it came free with my MX1 leather suit.

I have a Condor wheel chock, I personally think it sucks, the surface is a slick rubber and the tire get stuck/wedged in it and is a pain to get out, I've
been sticking old towels over it so my tire doesn't get stuck. The Baxley Chock is way better!!!

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I have a ready ramp/that doubles as a bed extender, though it's not wide like the one you are looking at...
a trick for thin ramps that i learned from the asshat that got me hooked on this track riding thing... put a cooler or similar size/shape stable object to the side of the ramp so you can use it to step up to the bed and walk your bike up.

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I have a ready ramp/that doubles as a bed extender, though it's not wide like the one you are looking at...
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The guys in garage 3 or 4 had the ramp I'm looking for. It's a full size arched ramp made of 1.5" tubes and folds up for storage. I watched one of them ride his bike up and lock it in the Baxley and done. They said to look for it on atvramps.com; no luck.

I need one that I can use by myself with no help.

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Mike I bought mine from DiscountRamps.com, they sell a lot of different ramps... check them out

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Whatever ramp you choose you should avoid riding the bike up\down the ramp. It's much better to walk it so if you slip or lose control you can just let go and get the hell out of the way.

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That's the way I load my dirt bike but that's only half the weight. Didn't know you could do the same with a street bike with no one helping.

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That's the way I load my dirt bike but that's only half the weight. Didn't know you could do the same with a street bike with no one helping.
depends on how high your truck is... with my mid size 2WD pickup a small running start (about 20feet) is all i need to load the track bike without a 2nd person.

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F150 with 4" lift and 33s.

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F150 with 4" lift and 33s.

Uuugh. Guess its time to go the other direction and slam that thing!

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I will have to look at the size when i get home, but I am 6'2" and it fits me well.
The short size is for 5' 8" and under, long is for 5' 9" and over.
You probably have the large; I'm 5' 9" so it should work.

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