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Old 09-04-2019, 06:27 PM   #1
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Letís see your motorcycle ramp

Iíd like to build a ramp that can go on both sides so I can drive up than down. Or do you think thatís too much weight. My bike weighs around 650 lbs
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Old 09-04-2019, 11:00 PM   #2
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What type of wheel chock are you planning on using?
Depending on your choice, might be difficult to maneuver the bike around the chock on that deck to ride off the other side?
Also, your Sportster shouldn't weigh 650#'s. More like 450, if its stock...
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Old 09-05-2019, 01:32 AM   #3
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You did a great job of integrating the deck. Looks like it is part of the chassis! Do you know what the design specs of the deck are? Such as weight limit?
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Old 09-05-2019, 01:38 AM   #4
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Looks like a good reuse opportunity for a wheelchair lift
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Old 09-05-2019, 01:43 AM   #5
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Oh man, I just looked at the prices for bumper carriers. Ouch

The rise looks like 20Ē and the run could be 80Ē, so thatís about 15 degrees. 3x the max ADA ramp angle. Think you could get it up a ramp that steep without mishap?
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Old 09-05-2019, 04:37 AM   #6
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structurally its sound I'm thinking at least 8' long on the ramp that will work on both sides. as far as the 20" plus elevation I can find a hill when loading and unloading that will reduce by at least half. I like the wheelchair lift idea but I'm trying to keep the weight down as much as possible I would store the ramp under the bus in the middle of the bus
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Old 09-08-2019, 09:25 PM   #7
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I did use a uhaul ramp, mine is 30" wide and 12' long and is for sale for $300 if you need it, I cut the center out of my frame crossmembers and slid it inside the frame rails, i now use a 3000# lift gate. even at 30" your feet are on outside rails when riding a bike up the ramp, nothing to catch your feet on if you slip
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Old 09-08-2019, 09:35 PM   #8
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Double doors, 4' wide ramp. All tucks in behind the plate.
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Old 09-08-2019, 10:02 PM   #9
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I opened up the back with twin doors, because the bigger bikers wouldn't fit through the Handicap lift because of the narrowness of the lift arms.


I am not sure if my bus is a bit higher than normal at 45-46" but when you start plugging in that height and the specs for a 2015 road glide (WB 64", 5.3" clearance), you end up with 12' ramps. https://www.discountramps.com/motorc...culator/a/b68/


And considering I was planning on riding the bike up into the bus, then you need to take the weight of the bike and me and then have a long ramp, you end up with a fairly expensive ramp that is bulky and a pain to deal with. I plan on putting the ramps under the bus eventually, but sort of ran out of time this summer.
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Old 09-08-2019, 10:06 PM   #10
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For a rear deck approach, you should check out Rebecca Cunningham's bus. I'm not sure if she is on here, but she is easy to find since she is a professional photographer that is associated with alot of classic motorcycle events. She has an older FXR on the back of her bus, and has a built in ramp. Very clever approach, although I am not sure it would work on some of the longer bike like mine, since I don't think you would have room for both the bike and the built in ramp without being significantly wider than the bus.
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