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Bike to pickup assistance?
« on: January 11, 2014, 10:03:38 AM »
Not sure if this applies to sport-touring, but...
Two of my daughters and 3 of my granddaughters are 1,000 miles away.  So I go there quite often.
I'd luv to take my 650 ninja there (esp when it's warmer there in OK than here in WI).
Easy enough to do with a pickup, but... I'm thinking of trading in the ninja on a FZ-09, which is bigger.
Is there a device that helps load and unload a bike?? 
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Re: Bike to pickup assistance?
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2014, 10:11:38 AM »
Ramp with a small winch? Go up and down nice and slow...  :headscratch:
Maybe one of those trailer hitch bike haulers?
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Re: Bike to pickup assistance?
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2014, 10:16:53 AM »
Can't answer your question but...

Just curious, what part of OK?

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Re: Bike to pickup assistance?
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2014, 10:39:38 AM »
You'd probably pay as much for a 'device' as you would for a used one-bike tow behind trailer.   Any small hills/mounds/loading docks nearby that can get you near-level with your truck bed?

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Re: Bike to pickup assistance?
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2014, 10:58:32 AM »
Ramps have always worked for me.     :shrug:
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Re: Bike to pickup assistance?
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2014, 11:01:28 AM »
Cue the 'bike loading' blooper reel.  8)

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Re: Bike to pickup assistance?
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2014, 11:02:07 AM »
Isn't the FZ9 lighter?

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Re: Bike to pickup assistance?
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2014, 11:04:13 AM »

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Of course for the price of this thing I'd buy a cheap second bike and leave it there.

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Re: Bike to pickup assistance?
« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2014, 11:09:09 AM »
I'd probably steal a little trailer and just use that.  You'd likely find 50 other things you can use it for as well.  Load height of the trailer is about 16" and that's quite doable with about any bike.  Though we have, on occasion, used some pretty interesting and inconvenient landscape features to help load the bike or bikes into the truck with just a regular trifold ramp.  Necessity and all that. 
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Re: Bike to pickup assistance?
« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2014, 11:14:25 AM »
I'd probably steal a little trailer and just use that.

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Re: Bike to pickup assistance?
« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2014, 01:38:00 PM »
You should've come this weekend, upper 60's.
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Re: Bike to pickup assistance?
« Reply #11 on: January 11, 2014, 01:39:41 PM »
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Of course for the price of this thing I'd buy a cheap second bike and leave it there.

Hmmm.. how hard would it be to make a light-duty version of that??
I'm thinking garage door rail and rollers...  a bolt down chock and a winch.  Right??
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Re: Bike to pickup assistance?
« Reply #12 on: January 20, 2014, 09:16:37 PM »
Not sure if this applies to sport-touring, but...
Two of my daughters and 3 of my granddaughters are 1,000 miles away.  So I go there quite often.
I'd luv to take my 650 ninja there (esp when it's warmer there in OK than here in WI).
Easy enough to do with a pickup, but... I'm thinking of trading in the ninja on a FZ-09, which is bigger.
Is there a device that helps load and unload a bike??

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Re: Bike to pickup assistance?
« Reply #13 on: January 20, 2014, 09:29:46 PM »
Find a small hill or ditch for loading/unloading. Problem solved
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Re: Bike to pickup assistance?
« Reply #14 on: January 20, 2014, 09:45:15 PM »
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