Reviews 5 Stars Usefull Omar from VA wrote (October 29, 2017): Really useful,it works perfectly and also works with a Mopeds. 2 Stars too narrow Gary Meyer from CA wrote (May 25, 2017): I really wanted to like this carrier. I even painted it with Rustolem before assembly, I think painting is a real good idea when you see the thin flat finish it comes with. It is a good buy at $100. My problem is my 120/80 18'' knobby tire is too big for the rack.
The tire can't settle in the rail and no way to off load going forward trying to pass the tire through the middle. I will pass it on to someone with a smaller motorcycle on Craig's List 5 Stars Nice Product Paul from MN wrote (September 15, 2016): Ordered on Tuesday and package arrived on Wednesday! Easy to assemble and well made. Thanks for the great service! 5 Stars Easy to assemble and use Chris from CA wrote (September 10, 2016): Great service - from purchase to delivery was five days.
Can't beat the price and is much more convenient than trailer. Took 90 minutes to assemble on my work bench. Here is a tip: Don't tighten anything until it is all together just to make sure everything is lined up. Its a little heavy for an old timer like me but once it is on the car, it is easy to use. 5 Stars Easy to Use and Sturdy JB from CO wrote (July 27, 2016): Assembly was easy. Carrier is stable and easy to get bike on it by myself.
Carrier fits perfectly on my 2006 Toyota 4Runner. No complaints. 5 Stars RV Trip Dana Park from NH wrote (July 26, 2016): This worked out well for taking a scooter along on a cross country RV trip. The ramp makes for easy on/off loading & unloading of the scooter/moped. 5 Stars Awesome Sebastian from FL wrote (March 30, 2016): This product works really well with m car. Saves me a lot of time than having to put the bike on top of the var.
Thank you so much for selling this. It's affordable and easy to install. 3 Stars Not for 50CC Scooters Preston from FL wrote (March 03, 2016): Loved the quick delivery, fast turnaround time on the order. The price was right. The instructions were horrible at best, picture was very deceiving wording very difficult to understand, tell you to do one step then redo it after it is all put together on the vehicle.
No idea how much to torque bolts, I tend to break bolts without torque specs. None of the parts were labeled: 4 bolts # 6, 4 bolts #15 no idea of size nor which one to use. I ended up laying all nuts and bolts out and pre fit each size before continuing. Once on the vehicle the anti tip ring did not fit over my hitch, installed it backwards and sorta worked. Could not line up any of the wheel holders so I had to make do with too large a drop in front and too small in rear.
None of the tire holding pins lined up with the tires. Ratchet strapped three points of contact, drove over some severe bumps and it held up fine. Original intent was to put scooter on the back of a towed camper, works fine on the van, but questionable on a camper. Will work for the little I will need it. 5 Stars Super Mary from IA wrote (February 24, 2016): Could not be happier. Great price and excellent product.
Delivery time was good also. Thanks 5 Stars Confusionless Lloyd from UT wrote (December 17, 2015): Bought it for the price and warranty. Took me right at two hours to put it together, but only because of its weight and I move slowly. Worked very well for the 2100 mile trip, so I will use it again. 5 Stars Very Impressed Robert from NY wrote (December 15, 2015): Easy to assemble and was way more stable then I thought it would be.
I was more nervous about the straps coming loose while trailering my KTM530 then the carrier itself. Instead of lugging around my 8x8 trailer, I just mount this carrier to the truck with a locking pin and can go anywhere. For the price, this is a very convenient purchase and would def recommend to all. 4 Stars Motorcycle Carrier Devon from CA wrote (October 21, 2015): I bought the carrier to transport my Vespa to get it repaired.
It was the cheapest one available. Made in China but overall good quality. Sturdy. Some paint missing on the carrier, probably came off during shipping. The hitch support to prevent the carrier from swaying back and forth doesn't fit the hitch on my car and I'm not sure how it would work even if it did fit as there were no instructions on how to mount it. Installation instruction to put the carrier together is just a drawing but easy to figure out.
Took only 15 minutes to put together. Overall, for the money, you get a nice carrier, with good capacity to hold a motorcycle. Would have preferred to buy American for great quality (better stabilizer design and paint quality) but I got exactly all I needed. 5 Stars Great product at a good price. Brad from KS wrote (July 22, 2015): Just getting into dirt bikes with my son and needed a carrier for our KDX.
I researched many options and found this carrier at a significantly discounted price from the others I was considering. Called customer service for some detailed product info on the carrier and recommendations on strapping systems. Very helpful and knowledgeable. Ordered this unit and straps and they arrived quickly. Assembly is simple, good quality welds, solid design for my needs. I would recommend this carrier and Discount Ramps.
Great buying experience! 5 Stars Great Product & company! Ed Anthony from OH wrote (July 13, 2015): This was a wonderful experience. Looked and called everywhere locally to find this product. No luck. Found this on internet. Called late Monday afternoon. Wednesday morning I was putting it together. Customer service is excellent. Product is great...good quality and tremendous price!!! 5 Stars Great Product! Ed Anthony from OH wrote (July 09, 2015): My lucky day when I found discount ramps.
com. I called everywhere for a hitch carrier. No one had them at any price. Discounts Ramps was wonderful. Helpful staff, very fast delivery and very very good price. This ramp exactly as advertised. I can not say enough how pleased I am with the product and Discount Ramps!!!! 4 Stars Seems to work...but be careful! Andrew from IL wrote (June 25, 2015): Fits good and was easy to put together, seems to be strong steel.
However, when loading/unloading you should be cautious. If you are on a slope or pressure is applied on the handle bars, the bike will easily slip off the carrier. Otherwise, its good!! 5 Stars Very solid and good price Peter from DC wrote (June 13, 2015): Very easy assembly.Nice product. Thanks for fast delivery. 5 Stars Great price awesome product Jennifer from OR wrote (June 09, 2015): Easy to assemble not too heavy.
Husband loved it. 4 Stars Great price and reliability Justin from KS wrote (May 27, 2015): Installation was easy, if your handy with a toolset. I gave the carrier four stars, because the anti tilt bracket cannot be installed the proper way on my 2010 Equinox. Part of the bumper comes in contact with the bracket, so I just turned the bracket upside down. Works just fine. I just finished up a 600 mile trip this last weekend no problems.
Honda cr and I also strapped down my gas can to the unit plenty of room. 4 Stars Good Buy for Price Steph from NY wrote (April 19, 2015): Works well. Easy to assemble. 4 Stars Great Price for s great convenience Andrew T. from GA wrote (April 03, 2015): I love the fact that motorcycle transport can be so cheap! what a sturdy product and the PRICE! You simply cannot beat it. my only concerns are: 1.
The "powder coat" is applied very conservatively. I highlight powder coat because I do not believe this is true powder coat, my carrier has already started rusting and I haven't even transported my bike anywhere lengthy yet. If you do not have a heavier bike, I recommend the aluminum product that DR sells. 2. Hardware, this is a concern of mine as the entire operation hinges upon the strength and durability of the hardware included.
My hardware was defective, on a good not, DR sent out a replacement set upon request. I hope this one works. Consider putting a light coating of oil on the bolts before attaching the hardware, or you might have the same problem All in all a great price for such a helpful commodity. Second-to-none customer service, and a useful tool for all bike owners. That said, this is kind of a "get what you pay for" product.
5 Stars Works for my scooter Kevin Dover from MN wrote (March 30, 2015): Easy assembly. Missing bolt quickly shipped. Holds my Kymco super 8 150 nicely, but don't count on the wheel pins. I'm not sure how these would ever work... Redundant ratchet straps with suspension compressed works well. Great price! 4 Stars Solid Hauler Dustin K from WA wrote (March 27, 2015): I decided to try one of these carriers out.
I like to be able to keep the canopy of my truck on and still be able to haul a bike. I didn't want to spend the money on a trailer so I figured I'd give this one a shot. Assembly was easy and didn't take long. Comes with an anti sway device which is nice. The carrier did make the rear of my truck sag a bit with my DRZ400 on it. This is to be expected with that much weight behind the rear axle. Hauling my bike on freeways and around corners made me a bit uneasy at first because it's weird seeing the bike swaying in the rearview.
I pulled over to assure everything was locked down and solid. This is a nice carrier for the price. I like that the ramp can go on either end. It's nice to be able to fire up the bike when you're by yourself and just ease it off the carrier. The wheel drops a ways down to nest in the tray so it's difficult to get it out sometimes. 5 Stars Motorcycle carrier Wade from WI wrote (January 14, 2015): I bought this carrier to transport my DRZ400.
It worked great. Easy to assemble ( yes there is a bit of assemby) and easy to load bike on. This is a great product for the price. I was also lucky enough to be local that they allowed me to pick it up at there warehouse. Saved me the shipping cost and received great customer service. Would not hesitate to buy from them again. Read All 24 Reviews...See Also: Motorcycle Vest Womens
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Reviews 5 Stars Suzuki R GXS 1000 vs MC-600 Black Widow M Cycle Carrier Anthony j Harris from GA wrote (August 28, 2017): I recently purchased the Black Widow MCC-600 Steel Motorcycle Carrier Ramp as an early birthday present for my son's 25th birthday. My son recently came home on leave and purchased a bike. The assembly was simple and easy to put together. Loading the bike was also easy. The bike made it safe from Atlanta, GA to Abilene, Texas, which is about 1300 miles, with no problems.
I am thinking about purchasing another one. If you are thinking about purchasing something to transport a lightweight bike; this is. 5 Stars Ducati behind a Jeep Liberty Andrea from FL wrote (July 27, 2017): This carrier worked great. I hauled my Ducati Scrambler (about 420lb) behind my Liberty. A few things to note: Make certain that the anti-tilt bracket is VERY tight & secure. After 100 miles, I noticed that the carrier was tilting lower (about 3").
Scary! I had the Ducati boys Really tighten the bolts & on the 6 hour drive home, the bike didn't lower a centimeter. Also, be careful with smaller SUV's like my Liberty. The weight on the back can lead to the rear end getting a bit squirrelly if you have to swerve side to side. I didn't go over 60mph...anything faster & in an emergency & I can easily see loosing control. Other than these things, the bike was easily loaded/unloaded.
For anyone who doesn't want to pull a trailer, I highly recommend this carrier. 5 Stars Great Investment Rick from TX wrote (July 24, 2017): Bought the for a trip I was taking, about 450 miles one way. I wanted to take my sport bike to ride during vacation. Placed the order late Friday evening and by Wednesday the next week it was already at my door. Absolutely great shipping service. The box was a little banged up and had some holes in it, by the time it got to me but the product was undamaged.
Instructions were simple and straight forward. Assembly was super easy. This was my only concern with the product, all of the screws and bolts were in the product, I wish they had been in a bag. Some of the bolts had fallen out, I was lucky they didn't fall out of the box, with all the holes in box from the shipper. At a 100 lbs for the hauler it's not too bad to load up into the hitch by yourself.
I was able to load and strap the bike down by my self which is a huge plus. I did this several times during the trip and I got the whole process down to about 20 minutes. I used 4 straps to strap the bike down to the hauler and another two, to strap the bike down to the tow hitch to make it a little more stable. I had very little movement from the bike during transport. Over all, I love this product and would recommend it to anyone looking for an easy way to haul your motorcycle.
Now I just have to find a place to store it, where it's out of the way of every day traffic. Two thumbs up from this rider. 5 Stars Motorhome Carrier Larry from ID wrote (March 03, 2017): I recently purchased a 2015 Genuine Hooligan scooter to put behind our motor home for retirement traveling. After searching the internet for days and talking to local dealers pushing the Versahaul carrier(almost $500.
00), I selected this carrier which is overkill by 300 pounds carrying weight but I wanted to be better off safe than sorry. The carrier arrived as advertised, the box was in great shape, all the parts and pieces were there, nothing was left out. I assembled the carrier on the top of my trash can in about 30 minutes. Adjusted the wheel chock as explained in the instructions and test loaded the Hooligan on the ground, works as advertised and I think this will be the perfect solution for our motor home.
I am 68, mechanically inclined so assembly was a piece of cake, a little heavy about 90 pounds I am guessing but I can pick it up and move it around by myself, and sticking it in the receiver will be easy. Sturdy as all get out, love the ramp, and the storage place for it, the welded tie down rings will be great to secure the scooter, and the anti wobble device should solve all the sway and wiggle problems.
I also ordered the tie down straps to hook my ratchet straps to, same quality and they will be the perfect addition to the ramp. I am a little anal when it comes to putting things together, and I didn't like the bolts that connected the ramp to the receiver arm, I thought they were 1/4 inch to short since the threads didn't fully reach the nylon lock. So I went to Lowe's and bought 6 grade 5 1 1/4 inch bolts and lock washers and secured it very nicely, more than likely wasn't required and nothing against the ramp, just my personal preference.
Trust me I looked for DAYS on the internet comparing styles, prices, material, shipping cost and by far Discount Ramps has the best product on the market. I don't think you can find a better carrier, for the price. LK Boise, Idaho 4 Stars Good but bikes shift on long hauls John from GA wrote (February 01, 2017): I got this to move my four bikes around - I upgrade the bolts and nut to a higher level after some bolt were missing.
My only issue is the bikes shift. Be sure to get the soft loops and high quality nylon straps. Do not take the bikes off when you are tired. My tail gate has mars from the shifting bike. 5 Stars Very good ramp if no trailer needed Bryan St Clair from CA wrote (September 01, 2016): I purchased this ramp as I sold my normal trailer when I upgraded to a toy hauler. Normally the bikes are in the toy hauler, but for short trips or maybe a bike move, I wanted a good option other than loading into the truck bed.
I have a Silverado 2500 HD and the gate is a bit high, for a single person to load a bike. This ramp was my solution. Now, the ramp is great, holds the bike well, however does show serious sway while driving at slower speeds. I would expect the bike to stay on, but I wanted a bit more stability. I ran 2 extra straps crossing each other from the inner ramp mounts and back into the bed of the truck to the inside tie spots.
Bed was up and locked. This gave the ramp more support to side-to-side movement that the clamp didn't fully provide. I have made 2 round trips of about 400 miles each trip with my 2008 CBR1000RR on the back. For anyone who lives in the SF Bay Area knows how crappy 680 is. I did it 4 times. Scary, even with a trailer's cargo. Bike moved around a bit but made it home safe. As a safety addon, I ran a strap around the front tire, to the ramp, to prevent a possible bouncing effect the bike could get on a large bump.
Strap config: 4 Running down from handlebars and rear sets to the 4 mount points. 2 running from inner (right side) mount points, crossed, back to the inner mount points of the truck bed. (For stability of ramp side-to-side action) 1 strap wrapped around front tire to ramp, to ensure tire doesn't have a chance to bounce out of ramp channel. Maybe too many straps, but hey.... no such thing really. Rather be over cautious.
The loading ramp is very stable and I can load my 400+ lb bike alone, without assistance. You can't beat the value and quality of this ramp for the price. Never been a fan of this style of ramp, but this one changed my opinion. Recommended. 5 Stars Good To Go Robert from TX wrote (August 22, 2016): For the Price, it is a very good deal. Like a number of other reviews I read, I had to turn the stabilizer collar upside down from the directions and seems to be just fine that way.
Everything was in the box and only had to wait the weekend for the tie down straps which were shipped separately. 4 Stars Economical if Somewhat Unstable Jonathan from NM wrote (July 05, 2016): +Relatively Inexpensive +Easy/Safe to Use/Set-up +Uses a small amount of space when in storage +Reflective tape is a nice touch -Unstable without extra tie down points -Poorly Packaged I bought this ramp as an economical and space conscious alternative to a trailer.
I didn't like loading it in the truck because it took up a ton of bed space and seemed unsafe when it was just me and my wife. Overall, this hitch carrier works really well in that capacity. Very easy to setup and load with just the two of us and it only takes a small amount of space in the garage (at least compared to a trailer). However, I do have two complaints: 1. The packaging for the nuts and bolts in the shipped box was terrible.
And by terrible I mean non-existent; they were just free floating in the box without any sort of bag. When I got the box, it had a small hole in the box and found that one nut and bolt was missing. 2. Even with carrier and motorcycle (Suzuki SV 650, ~400 lbs) tightened and strapped down as recommended by Discount Ramps, the carrier is very unstable. When you hit any sort of bumps on the road, the whole motorcycle and carrier wobbles back and forth (to and from the vehicle) for several seconds.
I didn't think it was going to break off or anything, but it was very disconcerting and I doubt it was good for the long term wear on the carrier. Thankfully, attaching two more tie downs from the top of my motorcycle to some hooks in the bed of the truck virtually eliminated the instability. Probably not a big deal to most truck users, but it may be problematic if you are using an SUV or a bed cover.
Just a heads up. 4 Stars good purchase 72sporty from FL wrote (May 30, 2016): This works as well as the $600 'JoeHauler' that many of my friends have, and is sturdier (solid metal as opposed to ladder-type ramp and carrier), also heavier. It's going to take some modifications to get it more user friendly: IMO the ramp should mount on the outside of the carrier away from the back of the vehicle so that you can utilize it for other purposes and that would help stop you from walking into the 8" bars that stick out (you can see a solid ramp a lot better than two pieces of metal).
The only problem is the stabilizer block. Very difficult to get on, and upon arriving home it was missing one bolt and the other was hanging by one thread. There's no nuts on them, and to get under to tighten them you need to lay down, not the best thing at the gas station. Not sure what I'll do yet. That said, 1000+ miles this weekend and the bike rode very steady at highway speed. 5 Stars Perfect on my LX470 to Carry TW200 Tread from TX wrote (May 03, 2016): The Discount Ramps team advised me over the phone to go with this unit and I am happy I listened.
The unit has been easy to build and attach to my 2001 Lexus LX470. It carries my Yamaha TW200 well. This allows me to do ADV riding in places across the US with my little TW and the comfort of my SUV. Pros include - Being able to mount the unit to the hitch solo-- but with caution as it is heavy (~70lbs?) and awkward, but doable if you are smart about it. - Being able to mount and remove the bike by myself.
I simply put the bike in gear and use the clutch to run it up into the track (note the left side with the clutch is the far side of the mount, which makes this possible). - Simple design and spares availability. I have extra bolts from the local ACE HW in case any fall out... for example the bolts on the anti-wobble cuff that makes the mount secure in the hitch receiver on your truck. These need to be checked for tightness during any trip.
- Customer service at Discount Ramps. Some parts had been separated or damaged during shipping and they were very quick to replace. - I have not tested it, but I believe gear could be stored on the removable ramp (like gas cans) and would only need to be removed at your destination. Cons - For the price, there are none to mention at this point Suggestions - Get some reflective tape and add to the outside edges of the mount.
I put tape all over the unit so that people don't walk into the unit in the dark. 3 Stars Service could have been better John from CA wrote (March 13, 2016): I bought this ramp as an experiment. My butt was never made of iron and as I get older I don't want to ride the boring parts, just the fun parts. My wife does not like to ride, but she wants to see the great places in this country. I chose the least expensive hauler and it met my expectations.
It looks like it will do the job. The disappointment came when I inspected the parts. It was obvious that it was a returned item, scratched paint and a dent in the rail. Whoever inspects the returns should have done a better job. I didn't return it because it wasn't worth the cost. 5 Stars Wonderful product Terry from SD wrote (January 09, 2016): Bought this for my Ducati and have told all my friends about it.
easier to load than a trailer and safer to load than the back of my pick up. Thank you. 5 Stars Heavy duty for sure Benjamin Kim from FL wrote (December 17, 2015): This thing is solid. I was a bit weary of buying something like this, but it's the real deal and heavy duty. Much more convenient than buying a trailer. 4 Stars 600 lb motorcycle ramp Bill from TN wrote (October 15, 2015): The ramp is very strong, well built and a great price.
Somewhere in the shipping process from the manufacturer to my doorstep was problematic and resulted in package being delivered broken open, HOWEVER, due to the efficient customer service at Discount Ramps, this was immediately corrected and a replacement was sent out and received in perfect condition. We will recommend Discount Ramps and this product to anyone needing it!!! Great Job!!! 5 Stars Black widow motorcycle carrier Wayne from CA wrote (August 30, 2015): The New Black widow motorcycle carrier shipment was delivered right on schedule, the directions to put together were easy to follow, all the hardware was there, the heavy dutyness and quality is there.
I needed a carrier to carry my KLR with the pop up bed camper I have. 5 Stars excellent product Casey from MI wrote (August 07, 2015): super easy to install. works Great! 5 Stars Best 4 the money Tim from CA wrote (July 30, 2015): Assembled on the back of the motor home, 45 minutes, easy. Loaded the bike, tied it down, took a test drive...all perfect. Bike is under 300 lbs., but have many so I needed a carrier for other reasons too.
Very satisfied. 5 Stars GOOD PRODUCT AND GREAT PRICE FELIX TRAHAN from LA wrote (July 29, 2015): T he product arrived on time and was easy to order, only problem I was short 2 bolts, I had 12 nuts but only had 10 bolts , nice people II called and was assuredI wouldreceive them next day ship, Thanks Felix 5 Stars The right price Rory from OR wrote (July 24, 2015): For the price it will definitely get the job done.
Would have been nice to have instructions in the box as I had to call discount ramps & have them send me an email. I then had to read the instructions off my cell phone. Not ideal for that situation. Kristine was very nice & sent the link very quickly. 5 Stars motorcycle carrier Richard Forbes from NH wrote (June 24, 2015): My motorcycle carrier arrived quicker than I expected, assembly was very easy, test loaded the bike everything went very good, a very good value for the money 5 Stars impressed with all aspects Rondall from TX wrote (June 22, 2015): the unit shipped sooner than I expected .
I had it assembled, on my motor home, motorcycle loaded and on the road in about an hour. I watched it on the rear monitor the first twenty mile then stopped to check everything. first trip was over 200 miles with no problems. I was surprised with the ride. very little shake, rattle and roll. My bike is a kawasaki 650 versys at 450 lbs. The motorcycle balances pretty well on the carrier without tie downs.
A big strong person might load and unload by himself but I recommend having a helper to be safe. My wife is a great pusher. overall a good product. construction is very good. I will repaint with a more durable product 5 Stars Excellent Value for the Money Ted from TX wrote (May 27, 2015): I got this and it was easy to assemble and I was able to mount it by myself. I gave it 5 Stars but I have some recommendations.
I bought a can of aerosol spray-on bedliner. I sanded down the inner surface of the ramps and sprayed the bedliner on to give it more of a gripped surface. The first time I put the bike on it slid down the ramp while taking if off rendering the brake ineffective. This gives you more control by having a gripped surface. But I will tell you that the additional $9 was not an issue for me and makes the ramp that much better.
You won't find a better value for the money! 5 Stars Impressive Product Howard from AZ wrote (May 22, 2015): I received my carrier in a timely manner. It was packed well and was in great condition. This is not a difficult item to assemble, but the directions are still very clear, so it was easy to assemble. Be advised, it is heavy (about 100#), so be prepared to have a little bit of help to get the box where you want it and to position the parts for assembly.
Once I had it together, I put it on the back of my Dodge Caravan and gave it a try. i had a Genuie Stella scooter that I needed to get to the shop. The loading ramp is a great length so the loading angle is low enough that it was easy to get the bike up it. I was working alone (not recommended) and was able get the bike loaded and tied down with no difficulties. It is important to note that I have loaded and tied down bikes in the past.
The ramp has pins that insert into the base to keep it from sliding or falling. Excellent! When I got to the shop, then mechanics came out to help and were immediately impressed with the carrier, saying that it looked every bit as good as other brands which are considerably more expensive. The Good: Easy to assemble, nice wide loading ramp, I love that the ramp has pins that insert into the platform, keeping it from sliding or falling off, simple and straight forward to tie bikes down.
the price. The bad: On scooter with small front wheels, the cradle does not move far enough forward AND still rock back and forth. It catches on the wheel chock. Read All 23 Reviews...