Big Boy Aluminum Folding Motorcycle Ramp - 10' Long


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Big Boy Aluminum Folding Motorcycle Ramp - 10' Long

Postby waituntilthebeep » Sun Jun 08, 2014 11:14 pm



I decided to book a ride from Washington to Idaho so I could go on a cruise with some rider friends there. Figured I'd ride the bike but the wife wants to go too and she is NOT a rider. Thought about renting a trailer but sheesk...at that price for a week, I could "buy a ramp!" And the search was on!. I finally settled on Discountramps.com and purchased the "Big Boy Aluminum Folding Motorcycle Ramp - 10' Long". I give it a thumbs up. Paid just over $400 when all was said and done but they were easy to work with and the ramp is great. Held my 800# wing and my 300# butt without an issue. I use it with my 94 Ford F250 4x4 and had zero issue with the setup. The ramp could use a little better lip on the truck end of the ramp but it did not slip or cause an issue. Highly suggest it. If you want to see why buying a single wide ramp is a bad idea, search Youtube for motorcycle load fails. That is some hilarious stuff right there!. This ramp won't get you posted on the net, so go for it.



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Re: Big Boy Aluminum Folding Motorcycle Ramp - 10' Long

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Jun 09, 2014 9:00 am

Interesting - it definitely looks like a heavy-duty piece of equipment. How heavy is it to get up to the tailgate? I would also worry that the tailgate itself could handle the load - perhaps you might want to remove the tailgate and load directly into the truck bed?

I found some pictures online from the Amazon listing for the product:

Big Boy Ramp
Big Boy Ramp

Big Boy Ramp Folded
Big Boy Ramp Folded

Big Boy Ramp Separated
Big Boy Ramp Separated

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Re: Big Boy Aluminum Folding Motorcycle Ramp - 10' Long

Postby waituntilthebeep » Mon Jun 09, 2014 10:25 am

It is actually the Big Boy "1" not the "2" that is pictured. The ramp I have is a 3 piece system.I did some quick research knowing the actual manufacturer (tags on the side of the ramp) and it is a Rage Powersport ramp that was actually $70 cheaper on their site. Drat. Oh well, it is still worth the money.
http://www.discountramps.com/motorcycle_ramps/p/MF-12038
not sure how to link in a pic from their site so I put in the link to it. It is lightweight and super easy to mount. I do suggest removing the tailgate and rolling it directly on the truck if you are doing a wing sized bike but my tailgate held it just fine. You put each of the 3 pieces up on the bed and slide a rod through the pockets on it locking the whole ramp together, strap it to yur bumper so it doesn't slide off and giver ;er heck. Really, it is a cinch to use.


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