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Old 06-08-2010, 05:20 PM   #41
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Nice Santana...I was curious how tight a tandem would fit with a rear topper.

So far I have gone the easy route, but don't deal with the topper. Two Bike Tights fastened to the front rail. Carries our singles easily, and works ok for the road and one of our mountain tandems with the tailgate down and bed extender.

The second mountain tandem with the 20mm front axle gets tied down into the corner like a dirt bike.

Luckily we have a full size long Ford Van setup to carry motocross bikes with a partition/wall behind the second row of seats. This works best for all of our tandem adventures with any traveling.

Nice setup you built though. Good solution to one of the issues we all contend with owning a tandem.

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Before I bought the truck I measured dozens of times to see if I could just back it in at an angle and everything said yes.
When I got the shell I did not take into account the sloping angle of the back hatch.
Could make it fit by turning the bars to full lock but did not like that method so my slider idea was born using the material I'm most used to wood.
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Whitetaco2 yes. Thats I mean. go to my site and I have pics of bike mounted. lucky for you Im going riding tonight so Its mounted. If I didnt have the tonneau cover I would use the tail gate pad as suggested by Physiodude, Its the easiest of them all. Thats if you prefer not having to remove front wheel.

p.s. how do you post pic on this?
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p.s. how do you post pic on this?

http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/new...rum-posts.html
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Old 06-08-2010, 09:29 PM   #44
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Thanks whitey..I kept trying the icon on the top. will remember for next time. what you think> gonna try this?.

BTW where in GA you live. I used to live in Marrieta and Columbus.
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Old 06-09-2010, 07:33 AM   #45
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Thanks whitey..I kept trying the icon on the top. will remember for next time. what you think> gonna try this?.

BTW where in GA you live. I used to live in Marrieta and Columbus.

I like it but don't have a topper.

I live in Warner Robins GA.
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idk what brand they are, but I got them from a local bike store for $10 ea



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Anything w/o a motor, I stay away from.

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mostly, I ride a Kona dirt jumper when I don't have time for the Dirt Scoot though...
I strap her down MX style, front wheel on the bulkhead, two straps to the corners.
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http://www.softopper.com/Toyota_Bike...m-details.aspx

This looks pretty cool. I like the fact that it sits low so your bike is protected by the cab and bugs don't get splattered all over the front of your bike.
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I designed/made this rack and fork mounts to fit 4 bikes in my DC Short bed WITH a truck box...
To access the truck box, I pull a pin from each side and rotate the crossbar upward, can even do it with 1 or 2 bikes still attached just have to drop the tailgate so they can back up. VERY sturdy and it was free minus a few hours of build time. Not the prettiest thing, still need to paint and make some adjustments but VERY functional




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I use a trailer hitch mount. Similar to this one:
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Wheel on, secured with tie-downs in the bed like a dirt bike.
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Just got my Rocky Mounts Clutch SD's...

Holy frickin' hell! I could mount a motorcycle onto these things if it would fit.

I thought they must have sent the wrong items when I picked up the box. Calling these things beefy doesn't do them justice. Between their mass and the built in locks, I'm real glad I didn't use my old Delta mounts with washers and screws.

Thanks to all on the forum that recommended these mounts.
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Holy frickin' hell! I could mount a motorcycle onto these things if it would fit.

I thought they must have sent the wrong items when I picked up the box. Calling these things beefy doesn't do them justice. Between their mass and the built in locks, I'm real glad I didn't use my old Delta mounts with washers and screws.

Thanks to all on the forum that recommended these mounts.
If its not to late, before you install can you take a pic of all the pieces? Mounting brackets, screws, and the mounts them selves?
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If its not to late, before you install can you take a pic of all the pieces? Mounting brackets, screws, and the mounts them selves?

This video shows all the parts and their use quite well, although I found these cheaper than from the company that posted the video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvXxnBgWOnE
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Has anybody ever mounted their bikes sideways (Using side rails)? Is that a bad thing to do? I have a toolbox so may need to mount it sideways....
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I get my Rockymounts tomorrow. I wanted them for the beefy lock. I don't plan to be away from my bike for a long time, but definitely want the security for when we stop to eat at a restaurant or something. But after seeing the video above, I'm disappointed. It looks like they are attached with standard allen bolts. What's to stop a thief from undoing the bolts and taking the bike and the mount? It would only take a couple minutes.
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In the locked position the thief SHOULDN'T be able to access the bolts, otherwise the locking feature would be useless. It's hard to tell in the video though. Interested to see your results.
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This video shows all the parts and their use quite well, although I found these cheaper than from the company that posted the video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvXxnBgWOnE

Thanks for posting that! I have had my eyes on the RM Clutch SD for a while. A few posts up, you can see i got Delta ones that work, but are not as "user friendly", and i had to make my own mounting hardware for the bedrail.....

If you don't mind; how much did you pay for the mounts?
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you have to remove the entire skewer to get to the bolts. In the locked position the thief wouldn't be able to access the bolts, otherwise the locking feature would be useless.
I initially thought that, but wouldn't a cut down allen wrench easily get in there?
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