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high-centered

Postby hap2 » Sun Jun 26, 2016 12:01 pm



I had put the bike from a truck onto a friends driveway to make it easier to very slowly put it from his very slopped (steep, instant angle) back onto the street. It was definitely easier than trying to unload it from the truck. I just backed the truck up so that the box would be perfectly even with the flat "upper" part of his driveway. It unloaded perfect. However, guiding the bike over this sharp (I'd say about a 50 degree decline)was scary. My buddy told me I cleared getting high-centered by about 1". My question is: IF I need to do that again, would adding air in the rear shock help? Or what else can I do?

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Re: high-centered

Postby Old Wing Man » Sun Jun 26, 2016 12:20 pm

I think adding air to the rear shocks is only going to raise the body up, not the frame which will be the item that will "high center".

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Re: high-centered

Postby hap2 » Sun Jun 26, 2016 3:02 pm

Ya, that's true. Gotta search around for a higher place to rest the trailer tail gate / ramp on so it'll be easier to unload. A curb (with a built in wheel chair access) would be not bad but sometime not a lotta room on a curb to maneuver a 1500. (Loading it up from where I was, the guy jacked up the hitch part of the trailer which helped it go a little flatter. I gotta go do some investigating!

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Re: high-centered

Postby Old Wing Man » Tue Jun 28, 2016 7:45 am

That is how they loaded my zero turn mower on my trailer when I bought it. The deck would hit so they just jacked up the trailer (left it hitched to the truck and raised the whole caboodle. It worked at the dealer and when I got it home, I just backed up to a steep slope in my yard, pulled out the ramps and pretty much drove it level off the trailer

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Re: high-centered

Postby hap2 » Tue Jun 28, 2016 10:42 am

Yes, & as I mentioned, that's how the mechanic unloaded it as well, so that's how I unloaded it; by jacking up the front (tongue part) of the trailer The situation was / is tho that once I got it off the trailer, I had to drive it down the very sudden steep grade of the driveway onto the street. I'd say it was a good 50% angle. Kinda scary. I really had to hold the front brakes tight & just inch it down. My buddy mentioned that I just cleared it from getting high centered by only about 2" if that. I didn't really wanna ride (at a very gradual decline) down his lawn. I could send u a pic or 2 if ya want of the decline I'm talking about. Heck, even just putting something down to take away the sharp angle of that concrete wud help, but I'm not sure if or how to do that.

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Re: high-centered

Postby deanbw » Tue Jun 28, 2016 10:59 am

you need long arced ramps, I have a set and they work for bikes or lawn tractors without high centering, something like thishttp://www.discountramps.com/8-foot ... AF-RK-8-2/
I like two one for the bike one for you

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Re: high-centered

Postby hap2 » Tue Jun 28, 2016 11:08 am

Thanks, but I just got the general home page when I typed that url in.
All I got was this: 404: Our intern couldn't find that page.

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Re: high-centered

Postby deanbw » Tue Jun 28, 2016 11:55 am

hap2 wrote:Thanks, but I just got the general home page when I typed that url in.
All I got was this: 404: Our intern couldn't find that page.

lets try this.....just once ...

discount ramps is the website, they have everything ramp....

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Re: high-centered

Postby hap2 » Tue Jun 28, 2016 2:55 pm

I'll check further, but I'd feel ALOT more safe on a wider ramp with a lot lesser incline. I don't care how long it is. It shud b able to fold up or I can modify it to fold. I might have to just phone & ask them. Thanks.




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