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Old 09-10-2014, 04:00 PM   #15
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thank you all for the great info. many things to consider for sure. one thing I didn't mention is I hope to be able to take the Harley in the bed of the truck sometimes as well. how would that additional weight affect towing/handling pro/con? it's a heritage softail close to 700lbs I believe.

I have a road king and have been trying to figure out how to load/unload from my F350 4x4 bed.


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Old 09-10-2014, 05:31 PM   #16
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A bit off topic and a great question. The rise will be something like 2 1/2 to 3 feet. With 700#'s (I have a Goldwing that tips in at 900) of rolling weight keeping the bike from getting scratched or damaged would be interesting.

In my mind one would want to have a long and wide ramp so two people on either side of the bike could guide that heft to the bed. One would need the skill set of ramping a crusier. Not necessarily like Evil K and yet something like that.

In addition that bike will take every bit of the foot print of the bed.

As for my ride, I will be keeping it on terra firma.


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I know they make electric/hydraulic lifts but they run $3000-$4000. I have an 8 foot bed and they have some nice tri-fold ramps so you can keep both feet down but I don't know about the angle.
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Old 09-10-2014, 09:13 PM   #18
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Loved my bikes. Would ride them as wife drove truck with kids and follow me.

For your situation, taking bike necessary? If so, you have a challenge especially if your bike rides low. Most "ramps" will have you dragging the bike frame.

You will need to take the ramps with you...

In the "good ole days" we backed truck I to a ditch then used 2x12 and under board blocking to get a smoother angle.

I suppose you could dig a trench wherever you go to simulate a ditch. Or let air out of rear tires. ..... Just kidding.

It might be better to have a trailer built to carry the bike, with a ramp door, interior tie downs and "camping" setup up front. You can trim with aluminum inside to give Airstream appearance.
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In the "good ole days" we backed truck I to a ditch then used 2x12 and under board blocking to get a smoother angle.
In the good ole days the bike weighed less and so did I.

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Road King in a pickup bed…. wow, that sounds like a big project. With the bulk/weight of the Road King, unless one can back up to a loading dock or ditch as suggested, I would think this will require some very sophisticated equipment.

This will be interesting to see if someone has a solution…… I have a bike I would like to cary along as well, 370 lbs of Suzuki and even this is a handful.
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I don't think the 1000 pounds of weight would be an issue for the truck once loaded into the F350. The size is an issue as it may just barley fit. Loading and unloading would concern me unless a dropped bike is a non-issue.

Transittions can produce anxiety in many situations. This would be another.

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I carry a CanAm Outlander Max 2 seater in my F350 and load it with 11ft ramps from

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Interesting with a heavy load in the truck. I would worry about the trailer holding up the Harly. I would do what I could to get the truck level with just the Harley and then add a little load distribution to get the truck almost back to how it is with just the Harley.
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I have used loooong ramps. You better be ready to ride that bike up all the way. But if too fast can't brake to stop by front bed wall. You MUST secure the ramp to vehicle or you will pull it off truck as you ride up.

Finally, check the weight limit on your gate.
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