To transport your motorcycle in a pickup you will need a minimum of one ramp, an incline to back the truck into and enough straps to ensure four points of contact to hold the motorcycle securely in position.
Can you fit a motorcycle in a truck bed?
A dedicated motorcycle trailer is the easiest way to move a bike. They are designed to be low and strong and hold the bikes securely. The low height of most trailers relative to a pickup bed makes them the easier choice for just about all situations. For long and low bikes, this is often the only option for transport.
How do you put a motorcycle in a truck without ramp?
First, turn your handlebars to the left so that the bike does not roll out. Grab the right handle with one hand and the axle with the other, and lift the front of the bike onto the truck bed. Lift the bike up again until the engine plate is also resting in the truck bed.
Where do you strap down a motorcycle?
When using straps, conventional wisdom says to snug the left front tie-down (attached high on the bike) first, just enough to get the slack out. Repeat with the right front tie-down; at this point, the kickstand should be off the floor, with the bike upright.
How do you tie down a motorcycle on a trailer without chock?
Use soft straps on the bike itself, then loop each of those to a ratchet strap. Compress your shocks a little, so the straps won’t disengage if you hit a bump in the road. Choose your anchor points carefully; two at the front, two at the back, one to a side. Don’t leave any slack in the straps.