I bought this to bring my Yamaha FZ6R on an extended cross-country trip on the back of my Chevy Silverado. I just received it and put it together, loading my bike on it a few times to determine how to adjust the wheel chock.
Pros: It seems to be very sturdy, and having the wheel chock and 4 tie-down points will give me a lot of confidence that my bike won't move around while I'm driving. (And the wheel chock does hold the bike up well enough to allow me to get the tie-downs into place.) Assembly was easy enough with the instructions and online video. And the final thing I was happy about was that the bike sits just far enough back that I can open the window on my camper shell to get into the back of the truck, only needing to move the mirror on the bike.
Cons: The only issue was that I noticed that a couple pieces were bent when I pulled them out of the box. (The two tabs on one of the wheel chock pieces were bent at different angles when they should have been flat and the end of the ramp was bent - sort of folded in a little - so that the peg wasn't straight.) But with a little bending and hammering the pieces straightened out just fine and I don't think the pieces are compromised at all. So despite the bent pieces, I still give the rack 5 stars - I think it is a very good rack at a very reasonable price.
Considerations: It does take 2 people to assemble the rack and load & unload a bike. In addition, the tie-down points are not as far out as you find on a trailer or truck bed, so tie-down extensions will be helpful (I'm glad I got 18 inch ones not 12 inch) and the straps will be pushing on my fairing. I haven't yet put the tie-downs on it or driven with the bike on the rack but I think it will do just fine.
Great price and FAST shipping. Easy assembly and installation. Quality materials and just what I needed to carry my 2007 Honda Shadow VT600VLX CD (467 lbs.) for servicing. Even looks strong enough to load my mother-in-law on.
Great product carries 525lb Shadow for $200 you cant build your own
I did alter it a bit was much wider than needed so I cut 5" off the stinger and drilled new pin hole
Amazing how much more stable it became, not that it needed to be,
I was approaching its limit and concluded shortening the stinger would simply add to its strength
If your thinking about it STOP just get it ordered you will be pleased
and no I don't work for discount ramps
Thanks Discount Ramps
It also came with a stabilizer at no extra charge, others want $30-$60 extra for it
Note to discount ramps tell folks it comes with the stabilizer I was surprised when it was there didn't see it in the description
The connection still is a little loose, even with special clamp around receiver hitch. Maybe make an additional adjustable clamp to vehicle bumper or frame. Overall, good quality.
look very nice. and very handy when you are doing it by yourself. it a great product, but the only thing i wonder, there are no trailer light..just in case your motorcycle is blocking your back light of your car. watching the video, the motorcycle is blocking the lights of the truck. To improve this, might have to put some trailer light on.
I have not hauled super long distances with this yet, but on first impression it works really well.
It is heavy duty and weights about 100lbs, it fits the hitch well and the ramp seems to work without problems or risk of bending, so far at least. Much easier option than trailering if you ask me.
I was somewhat dubious about how good this carrier would be when it was so inexpensive. I have to say I was amazed at how simple and quickly it was to put together. The tutorial video online was most helpful and I have to say this is an excellent product and works perfectly with my Dodge Ram and my Harley.
Nice ramp, exactly what I hoped for. Easy to assemble, particularly after watching the assembly video. High quality construction. With a little help from my wife we mounted it on our motorhome with no difficulty.
This is about the 5th item I bought from discount ramps and always very pleased. This ramp was very inexpensive compared to competitors. I was afraid at first that quality would be below average. I am happy to say the product quality is AWESOME, the price cant be beat and they always ship immediately. 5 stars all the way !!!!
I was skeptical because the price was so cheap. I almost bought the versa haul for that very reason. Anyway i got it in the mail in 3 days and the quality was much better than i expected. Very heavy duty. Put my brand new 2015 yamaha fj-09 on it with no problems. Plus its great having the front wheel chock. Makes life so much easier. For the price it cant be beat.
I bought it to carry a Suzuki Burgman 400 on our RV. It is fairly well made, not too hard to assemble, except that I had to use a round file to make one of the bolt holes in the track line up with the frame. It was hard to load the scooter due to the height of the hitch (a longer ramp might have helped), so I also purchased a hitch drop (Item # DRH-3), which also extends the carrier far enough back for the scooter to clear the RV's spare tire. I also purchased the tie-down kit (Item # MCR-Strap), which has good solid hooks and ratchets. I like the wheel chock, although it took some trial and error to adjust it to fit the scooter tire.
Another problem I had was that the scooter blocked the RV tail lights, so I installed a trailer light kit. There was no good place on the carrier to mount the lights, so I bought some 6-inch corner brackets at the hardware store and rigged the lights to the tie-down bars.
solid ramp that doesn't flex. heavy but of quality build. easy to put together.
This carrier is exactly what I needed for our RV- Mini-Winnebago motor home. The carrier was easy to assemble and I even had my ten year old grandson assist with putting it together. He was able to follow the instructions and watch the online video for an easy assembly, mounting and loading . Excellent carrier for our cycle. We use the cycle for short trips while we are camping.
This is exactly what I need to mount and carry my 400 cc Yamaha Majesty. I have seen other carriers and they don't look as stable as the SMC-660R. With my back injury it makes loading and unloading very simple.
I was referred to this site by a friend who also purchased one of these hitch carriers, the online purchase was quick, informative and easy and the shipment was very quick. I just finished putting it all together today and it looks pretty good and the quality of the parts seem very good as well. Can't wait to go try it out now.
I bought this for transporting my Honda CMX 250 Rebel. No problems what so ever!