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07-05-2010 11:29 PM
tizen Im jealous.
07-04-2010 03:16 PM
wib714 I couldnt live without my truck, problem is now I am outgrowing my ranger! looking at the silverado z71's
07-03-2010 01:24 PM
slimvulcanrider cool... sounds like the same ramp I have... even though I don't use it much any more (sold the truck to buy a Jeep.. man I miss my truck).
07-03-2010 01:04 PM
KIMMERLING Cool. Thanks! The ramp comes with straps to tie into the bumper...which keeps everything together.
07-03-2010 12:57 PM
slimvulcanrider i don't think you would have to worry about the cable snapping on the Tailgate. My dad and I used to put Big Block Chevy Engines onto his tail gait on his Ranger while getting them ready to crate up. I used to use a Ford Curier to haul my bikes around, I loaded a a GL1100 fully dressed into the back of it once for my aunt... We drove it right up the ramp and parked it diagonal with out any problems...
The thing I would be worried about is the ramp kicking back. make sure you get a ramp that can anchor to the bed of the truck while loading... having a ramp kick out when you are half way up is no fun.
If in the event your tailgate does fail, if the ramp is secured you will; only have a 6" drop... the tail gate won't fall all the way to the ground.
07-03-2010 12:23 PM
KIMMERLING Ok. I figured out and option. Buy the expensive hog ramp(aluminum light wt). My big worry was if the tailgate cables would snap at 750lbs plus wt ..when i was riding up the ramp. So , i wanted to reinforce them some how...I believe I will be using a 1000lb cargo strap or two...wrapped around the tailgate and hooked on the inside hole of the corner of the bed. This, in the event of the cable snapping or would assist the wt load and allow me to drive up without worry. I will take pictures of what i am talking about and see if i can post them.
07-03-2010 10:15 AM
Originally Posted by gcextreme View Post
That would give a whole new meaning to "riding the wife" or whatever, lol. But then again, the bike won't nag nag and nag.
I don't know man, sounds like we got some here that just won't budge.
07-03-2010 02:01 AM
bradcas45 When I bought my first VN750 I borrowed my sisters 93 Ranger and the bike fit in straight with the tailgate up. There was about 1/2" left over.
07-02-2010 11:33 PM
Originally Posted by niterider View Post
Fix a roll up door to the bedroom.
That would give a whole new meaning to "riding the wife" or whatever, lol. But then again, the bike won't nag nag and nag.
07-02-2010 11:08 PM
99vulcan750 i had a 94 ranger with a 7 foot bed... hauled the ranger FINE~
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