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I came across this ramp at harbor freight and wondered what your thoughts were on it.

From the website..... http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?Itemnumber=46862
"No more struggle to position individual ramps. This ramp is wide enough to handle your ATV or lawn tactor with ease. Sturdy enough for the heaviest motorcycle. Folds in half for easy storage.

1250 lb. load capacity
Safety chains keep ramp secure while loading
Rugged 14 gauge steel construction
Weather and scratch-resistant powder coat finish "



At the end of the day, would you trust this to load and unload your bike from a truck bed??? I got a 20% coupon from harbor freight, so it would only cost me $47.99+tax
 

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1250 lb. loading capacity....haha....I think you will be fine considering your 600RR only weighs a little over 350 lbs. Harbor Freight makes pretty sturdy equipment. I say go for it !
 

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i would think the strength would be fine. What i dont like is the spacing between the tubing. It looks like it would be hard to walk your bike up. your foot could easily fall thru. It is a little short if you are gonna load in a pickup too!
 

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The length is good if your truck is lowered and you installed some plywood or something over it. :)
 

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no way lol that looks dangerous 1 false step and ur going thru the ramp and ur bikes coming with u
I was thinking of fashioning some plywood on the sides as footing, that or weld some scrap metal sheets. I'd ride the bike up the middle, and kinda crab walk for stability.
 

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Those types of ramps are popular in moto, but I'd never try to wheel my CBR on that thing. The gaps alone would allow the wheels to drop into them and be that much more of a hassle to have to push/lift them out each time while loading.

I have something very similar to this http://www.sportutilitytrailers.com/OXLITE/motorcycle-ramp-ox14482.htm for moto and when I picked up my CBR at the seller's house, it just took myself and my father to load it up pretty easily. And if you go this route, remember to use a tie down to secure the ramp between it and the truck. I usually hook one end about a 1/3 way down from the top of the ramp (part that rests on the tailgate) and the other on the trailer hitch.
 

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1250 lb. loading capacity....haha....I think you will be fine considering your 600RR only weighs a little over 350 lbs. Harbor Freight makes pretty sturdy equipment. I say go for it !
Can you hook me up with one of these 350lb CBRs?:five:
 

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Can you hook me up with one of these 350lb CBRs?:five:
From all the Spec. Pages:
http://www.motorsports-network.com/HONDA/2003mc/cbrr600.htm
Dry Weight: 370 pounds (F4i Dry Weight: 372 pounds)

Shave a couple lbs off from mods, and what do you have, A little over 350 !
I realize the actual weight may be a little more, but I was going from what the specs. say. You knew what I was getting at. This ramp has been tested and successful to hold the weight of at least three of our bikes.
 

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From all the Spec. Pages:
http://www.motorsports-network.com/HONDA/2003mc/cbrr600.htm
Dry Weight: 370 pounds (F4i Dry Weight: 372 pounds)

Shave a couple lbs off from mods, and what do you have, A little over 350 !
I realize the actual weight may be a little more, but I was going from what the specs. say. You knew what I was getting at. This ramp has been tested and successful to hold the weight of at least three of our bikes.
So the newer technology has gotten heavier? http://powersports.honda.com/2009/cbr600rr/specifications.aspx
 

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According to spec. sites.

Also this says 410 pounds (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and a full tank of fuel—ready to ride, The other was dry weight. Point Being...Even at this weight, the ramp would hold up to 3 of our bikes.
 

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From all the Spec. Pages:
http://www.motorsports-network.com/HONDA/2003mc/cbrr600.htm
Dry Weight: 370 pounds (F4i Dry Weight: 372 pounds)

Shave a couple lbs off from mods, and what do you have, A little over 350 !
I realize the actual weight may be a little more, but I was going from what the specs. say. You knew what I was getting at. This ramp has been tested and successful to hold the weight of at least three of our bikes.
According to spec. sites.

Also this says 410 pounds (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and a full tank of fuel—ready to ride, The other was dry weight. Point Being...Even at this weight, the ramp would hold up to 3 of our bikes.
lol, that's what I was getting at. :p Wet weight aint 350. My 250 is probably 350 something pounds wet. Maybe a little more. My CBR is still pretty light though for what it is!


As far as ramps, as long as you're careful, go ahead and have at it. I loaded my CBR last night with a long plank made of the hardest wood I've ever seen.:tard: Other than getting my lowers caught because I had the damn thing turned around wrong, it served it's purpose.

Sure would be nice to have a nice spiffy ramp but this was just a last minute loaner for today.
 

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that will probably work fine, except I'd expect it to flex a bit and looks like you'll catch the lower fairing trying to get past the break at the top.
Might look dangerous to walk on but consider most other ramps dont have anything, leaving you to step up yourself onto the tailgate, lol.

having said that, if I were you I'd spend $20 or so more and get a 7ft folding arched ramp off ebay. thats what I ended up with and love it.
 
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