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How to Make Wood Ramps for Dirt Bikes

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Building your own wooden dirt bike ramp is one way to practice jumping and learn how to maintain control of the bike. When you're learning to master your dirt bike for the first time, the steep jumps and ramps on dirt bike trails might seem like a re

How to Make Wood Ramps for Dirt Bikes

Building your own wooden dirt bike ramp is one way to practice jumping and learn how to maintain control of the bike. When you're learning to master your dirt bike for the first time, the steep jumps and ramps on dirt bike trails might seem like a recipe for disaster. Making your own ramp means you can start small and work your way up. Once you're a more advanced rider, you can build your own ramp to give yourself more of a challenge.

Skill level:Moderate

Things you need

10 2-by-4-inch lumber planks, 96 inches long3/4-inch plywood, 18 inches by 66 inchesCircular sawMeasuring tapeScrewsDrill3/4-inch plywood, 48 inches by 74 inches1/4-inch masonite, 48 inches by 68 inches3/16-inch steel plate3/16-inch drill bit3/8-inch drill bit

Instructions

1 Measure and cut the lumber and the smaller sheet of plywood. Cut the 2-by-4 lumber into 10 equal pieces, each 46 1/2 inches long. Cut the smaller sheet of plywood in half diagonally to form two triangular pieces with a base of 66 inches and a height of 18 inches. Cut the tip off of one angle at the intersection of the base with the hypotenuse of the triangle to form a straight line parallel to the height, 1 1/2 inches long. These triangles will form the sides of the ramp.

2 Attach two 2-by-4 planks between the sides of the ramp. Lay one 2-by-4 facing down, aligned with the intersection of the base and the hypotenuse of each triangular side. Lay the second 2-by-4 upright on its edge at the corner of the base and the height of each triangular side. Secure with screws.

3 Attach the eight remaining 2-by-4s upright on edge, top edges aligned with the top of the hypotenuse of the triangle. Space the lumber 8 inches apart starting from the bottom. These planks should be parallel to the 2-by-4 at the lower back of the triangular ramp. Screw the lumber in place.

4 Lay the plywood across the top of the ramp so it covers the entire top area of the ramp. Trim any overhang. The plywood should just touch the ground at the bottom edge. Screw in place.

5 Lay the masonite on top of the plywood. Attach starting at the top edge of the ramp so that when masonite is secured, there is about 10 inches of space between the bottom of the masonite and the bottom of the ramp.

6 Lay down the metal sheet in the 10 inches of space between the masonite and the bottom of the ramp. Attach the metal by drilling a 3/16-inch hole 2 inches from either side of the ramp and one in the centre. Countersink each hole with the 3/8-inch drill bit, drilling far enough that the screw heads are flush with the edge of the ramp.

Tips and warnings

Performing jumps on your dirt bike poses a serious risk of injury. Use caution and your best judgment when practicing on your ramp. Always wear a helmet, safety goggles and gloves while riding. Safety equipment should be designed specifically for use with dirt bikes, as these are more protective than regular equipment.

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