How Do You Put a Motorcycle in a Truck Bed Without a Ramp?

Putting a motorcycle in the back of a truck is often the safest and most efficient way to transport it, but it can be tricky when there isn’t a ramp available. Fortunately, there are several ways to safely get your motorcycle in the bed of your truck without a ramp.

Using Blocks and Straps

One of the easiest ways to load a motorcycle into a truck bed without a ramp is to use blocks and straps. The first step is to place two blocks on their sides at the back of the truck bed, with enough space between them for the bike to fit.

Make sure each block is securely in place so that it won’t move around when you’re loading or unloading. Once the blocks are in place, you can then attach two straps to each side of the bike and loop them around each block.

Using Ratchet Straps

Another option is to use ratchet straps instead of blocks. Here, you’ll need to make sure that you have four ratchet straps that are long enough to reach from one side of the bike to the other. Place two straps on either side of the bike, making sure they’re securely fastened before you start ratcheting them tight.

Using Dolly Carts

If you don’t have access to blocks or ratchet straps, then using a dolly cart might be an option. You’ll need someone else to help you with this one as it requires two people – one person will need to slowly push or pull the bike onto the dolly cart while another person guides it into position and secures it with tie-down straps.


Loading a motorcycle into a truck bed without using a ramp doesn’t have to be difficult or dangerous – by using blocks and straps, ratchet straps or even a dolly cart, you can get your bike safely loaded up in no time at all.

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Karen Watkins