A ramp for a van.
I bought a van and got my engineer to make a ramp to put the bike in. The engineer was next door to my brothers bakery, my brother has a Honda CBR600F (1998 model) so when the ramp was finished we tried his bike as a test.
CBR600F did not fit!!! **** I just spent $4K AU for nothing. Pissed off with my self for not checking before I bought the van, I got a tape measure and checked the height (the width was not an issue) and the measurement stated that it shout fit but the bike just won't make it through.
I asked the engineer to make the ramp longer, as long as the van so the ramp fit's in the van and a Walla the bike made it through without touching any where. The problem was the ramp was too short and made it steep into the van; the longer ramp was the way to go.
The van had tie down points but I can only use the back tie down points as the front tie down points are in a terrible position and once tied pushes the bike backwards out of the van. Using the back two points pushes the bike forward and is OK.
So I am off in 4 hours to a ride day at Broadford (Australia) and for the first time I will be driving the van there with the bike in it. I will tell you if any thing goes wrong.