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How To Load Dirt Bike In Truck (with Video)
June 30, 2020
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Often, you don’t go wrong when you move your dirt bikes. However, good and bad tools and methods exist.
There are a couple of ways to load a bike into a truck, but some are better than others.
Whether you have help available or you have decided to load your dirt bike alone, this article aims to put you through how to get your dirt bike into the bed of your truck without going around in circles.
Having the right ramps on hand is crucial.
You might want to watch this video for some visual ideas:
Below are steps to take in load a dirt bike into a truck:
Get the relevant tools ready.
Back up to a hill, if possible.
Do away with the tailgate to avoid being injured.
If you want to move your dirt bike solo, make sure there is a ramp – wide enough to walk up – or a step to climb up onto the bed.
Should you have a helper around, divide the tasks of moving and positioning the dirt bike.
Secure your dirt bike tying it down safely.
Reassess your effort down the line.
When you load a bike,’ it’s supposed to go up and stay there until you’re taking it out again.
Both bikers and the helper should stand next to each side of the bike.
Lift on both sides of the fork and handlebars in order to get the front wheel on the tailgate of the truck. Then lift up the rear of the bike together by the swing-arm.
Once both wheels of the dirt bike are in the bed of the truck, the biker should hop up in it to hold the bike before it tips over.
Also, before loading the bike, set the tie-straps out and put the hooks on the loops in the front of the bed so they are ready when you get the bike up.
We then put a tie-strap on one side of the handlebars, then lean the bike over and put the other strap on.
Then it’s just tightening it down far enough so that the dirt bike won’t move.
Equipment Needed to Load Dirt Bike onto Truck
The primary and most essential equipment is the truck that will haul the dirt bike. A dedicated bike truck is the simplest way to load a dirt bike.
If you always have to make use of the bed of a truck, you will notice that even the truck itself makes a variation — the lighter the bike and the longer the bed, the better.