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Ultra-Fab Motorcycle Carrier with Ramp Review

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Review of the Ultra-Fab Motorcycle Carrier with Ramp


Today we're going to be doing a review and installation of the Ultra-Fab Motorcycle Carrier for 2-inch hitches. Part Number UF48-979033. This is what your Ultra-Fab Motorcycle Carrier will look like once you have it fully installed with a motorcycle in place and strapped down properly. Now, this rack is capable of carrying 1 bike, not to exceed 500 pounds of weight. It's going to be perfect for your dirt bikes and scooters. This bike rack is going to include a ramp that attaches to the back that can be placed at either side.

Simply remove the clip and pin that retains it. Lift it up, giving you the ability to position it on either side. Here's what your ramp will look like placed on the back. It'll make it easy for unloading and loading the bike from either side. Now, we're going over to and see what it looks like on the front. You can see there's going to be a very gradual and slight incline to get the bike unloaded.

Now, you could see that we have the large safety pin positioned through our wheel. You'll see that our tire is completely down in the cradle on both sides making contact with the front and back. This is going to be your safety pin. In case that the straps decide to come off, you have that safety mechanism in place to help the bike stay on your rack. Simply remove the clip, and slide the pin out of the way.

Place it back in when you're ready to hit the road. Then, you'll know that all the safety precautions have been taken. There'll be 2 large diameter safety pins here at the front. 1 to position as the cradle, and 1 to be as a safety pin. You could see that they could be positioned in different places to fit different wheel bases and size tires. You could see that it's going to have that nice, durable steel construction to put up with the elements of the road.

You could see that you're going to have the nice tied up points on either side of your shank to help provide that nice, sturdy tie down point that's going to be fully welded in construction. Just note that the straps and tie downs are going to be sold separately. You see it's going to have that nice black powder coat finish. That's going to have that real nice look. It's going to resist any kind of rust or corrosion. Now with this back from the track, we're ready to go ahead and load up our motorcycle. First thing we'll do is get it straightened and lined up on the ramp. Start in into place. Go ahead and dismount. Roll it up on. Once the tire drops from that front cradle, we're going to be all set to start anchoring it down and securing it with our tie down straps. Go ahead and place your safety pin through the wheel, and secure it. Now, let's go ahead and tie it on our safety straps. The first safety strap we'll place on is the one nearest to the vehicle. Place your hook around the handle bar. Bring it down. Make sure that your strap is not twisted. Hook it up to the nearest hole. Pull up. Give it a couple cranks, but don't tighten it down. This is going to be our safety strap, so when we put down the other side, it won't fall off the vehicle. Go and hook up your other strap. Bring it down into position. Once you have it in position, go ahead and start wrenching down that one and work them down together. Once you have your straps tied down, let's go ahead and place that ramp back in the center here. You can also slide on the ramp if you've already placed on your safety straps from the side inaudible 00:03:36 it rest in the middle, just like so. Then, take the safety pin and clip over the top. Now, we're going to go ahead and tie down our excess slack on our straps. We'll be ready to hit the track. Here, we have our Ultra-fab Motorcycle Carrier completely put together. Now, we're ready to go ahead and put it into our 2-inch receiver, via the 2-inch shank here. Simply lift it up into place and slide it into the back of the receiver. Next, line up the pin holes and place in your 5-inch cinch pin. Once you have your pin through, go ahead and slide in the safety clip, and you're ready to hit the road. All right. Now, we're going to go ahead and get a couple of measurements. For the center of our pin hole, to the outer most point of the rack is going to be about 31 and 1/4 inches. Our closest distance will be up here from the front tie down point at about 5 inches. Our width of the rack is going to be about 77 inches. Then, you also have the nice little ramp that comes off the side which is going to give you about an extra 35 inches off to the side to get your bike off. Our ground clearance from the back side is going to be about 16 and 5/8 inches. Now, we're going to go ahead and see what it looks like with our motorcycle in place. That will do it for our review and installation of the Ultra-Fab Motorcycle Carrier. Part number UF48-979033.


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