So, you’ve developed a love for big bikes and you’ve even gone as far as buying your own bike. Now, you plan to ride your in areas other than your neighborhood. The problem is how you get it there. One option, of course, would be to ride the motorcycle itself to the location where you plan to go riding with other bikers or perhaps participate in a bike-related event. But what if that’s not really a feasible option? What if you need your bike fresh when you get there or you need to bring other things besides your motorcycle?
You can load you bike onto the back of a pickup truck, of course. The process of getting a bike loaded onto a truck, however, is something many bikers dread, particularly those who are relatively new to the biking world. There are several loading ramps out there but you might want to check out the Shark Kage. You can easily load your motorcyles, ATV, UTVs and a whole of stuff. We want to help make loading less stressful for you, so here is a quick guide on how you can get your bike onto truck ramps and then finally onto the back of your truck.
The first thing to do is to get everything you need ready. Prepare two arched folding truck ramps with security straps, a sturdy wheel stand, soft-loop tie-downs, and a truck bed extender (if necessary, you’ll have to take the truck bed and bike’s measurements to determine this). Once you have everything prepared, you need to position your truck on an incline such as the point where your driveway meets the street. Now set up your ramps and make sure they’re securely fixed to the truck.
Next, set up the wheel stand and tie-downs on the back of the truck. It’s best to get a stand that’s heavy enough to hold a bike on its own and has the capacity to lock the bike’s wheel into place. Once everything’s set up, you can start the actual loading process. If your bike is easy enough to push, then it may be safer to just guide it up one ramp and then walk up the other. With the Shark Kage, you can just walk up on the ramp while pushing your bike and load it securely without worrying about the ramp or your bike falling.
As soon as your bike is properly positioned on the back of the truck and the wheel is locked in place, secure the bike with the tie-downs as an added precaution against mishaps. Before you hit the road, check everything and make sure nothing on the truck can move around and possibly fall out or damage your bike.