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One variation of your original idea that might have worked: Move the pivot point way toward the back as before, and make the ramp longer. Build it so the extended part of the ramp can be removed or swung out of the way to allow your garage door to close behind it.Wanted a hydraulic table but here they are $500 + so instead spent half a day with left over treated pine and a pile of decking screws from a recent deck build and built a table and wheel chock heading towards this on a smaller scale.
Made it so its 500mm off the ground but could not get the balance point right, could drive the bike up into the wheel chock, hold rear brake on and pull on hand brake by myself and it would happily stay there securely at the ramp angle but even if I sat on the front of the table I could not get it down.
Tried several positions of the pivot point leg, but unless I moved it way towards the back, which would then make the angle to steep to drive up, it wasn't going to happen.