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Fight the streets Fmd

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Or even better get two.
I place them side by side, the bike goes on one, I walk up the other.
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Apatchy

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Get a foldable long full size ramp, much safer, all the bike couriers have one.
that's what i have..... but being short it's still a stretch to push the bike, balance it and step up into the van - i have a step to assist but it still gets a bit dodgy - maybe another ramp to walk up - their cheap enough... or maybe one of these...;)

 

Exige

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that's what i have..... but being short it's still a stretch to push the bike, balance it and step up into the van - i have a step to assist but it still gets a bit dodgy - maybe another ramp to walk up - their cheap enough... or maybe one of these...;)

Looks like it would be difficult to get it reversed up to the loading position - I would rather use my curved ramp, it's an easy and safe one man method, but I am tall with no belly in the way πŸ˜‡
 

Fight the streets Fmd

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that's what i have..... but being short it's still a stretch to push the bike, balance it and step up into the van - i have a step to assist but it still gets a bit dodgy - maybe another ramp to walk up - their cheap enough... or maybe one of these...;)

This one is the full width of the van door opening and is attached to the van, it’s folds out and is very long and therefore not to steep, you just walk in next to your bike? Easy peasyπŸ‘
 

Chizel - Founding Father

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My bro just bought this. Been looking for ages and despite them being 20 plus years old the go for a fortune for a shit one.
We were looking at one a few weeks back $7k kiwi and it was junk.
This one needs work but his mate had it as a project and has now too many other things happening.
He got it for $1600!!!
Has a top end rattle but for that money he can afford to put a reconditioned long block in it ,do it up as a camper and still be quids in.
The lifting kit and racks on it are around 4k for a start!!!
Its a manual 4x4 and it will go most places with ease...
 

Chizel - Founding Father

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My bro just bought this. Been looking for ages and despite them being 20 plus years old the go for a fortune for a shit one.
We were looking at one a few weeks back $7k kiwi and it was junk.
This one needs work but his mate had it as a project and has now too many other things happening.
He got it for $1600!!!
Has a top end rattle but for that money he can afford to put a reconditioned long block in it ,do it up as a camper and still be quids in.
The lifting kit and racks on it are around 4k for a start!!!
Its a manual 4x4 and it will go most places with ease...
When I say camper, it is small so basically a bed , side table and everything else like cooker and stuff will be pull out and under an awning.
 

Chizel - Founding Father

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They are very "tippy overish" those feckin things, saw one after getting clipped by a Mini as it was turning, it rolled 3 times....
They are pretty fucken bad alright and the lifting kit does it no favours at all!! But if driven with the respect it deserves, its a handy bit of kit.
My bro has had a few years back and regrets selling em as he loves to get out and about fishing and camping in spots you need a 4x4 to get to.
We are gunna do a fishing trip next week to christen it... Ill be taking my lil crv and sleeping in a tent. I can see the merits of his van..
 
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