Im possibly buying a bike this weekend. Its a 2004 DRZ 650. Will this bike fit in my bed with the tailgate down? It will be about a 60mile trip back home. I do have some extra D rings in my truck, they are mounted through the bed with metal plating behind them, but not to the frame.
Also, will the weight approx 350lbs resting on tailgate bend it? Should I put a peice of plywood over the gate?
I measured with gate down i have 78 inches. The bike is around 90 inches but I really only need the rear tire on gate.
Overall Length:2255mm (88.8 in.), low seat setting 2235mm (88.0 in.)Overall Width:865mm (34.1 in.)Overall Height:1195mm (47.0 in.), low seat setting 1155mm (45.5 in.)Seat Height:885mm (34.8 in.), low seat setting 845mm (33.0 in.)Ground Clearance:265mm (10.4 in.), low seat setting 225mm (8.9 in.)Wheelbase:1490mm (58.7 in.), low seat setting 1475mm (58.1 in.)Dry Weight:147kg (324 lbs.)