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Any pics of a motorcycle loaded into a double cab short bed?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by cycledrum, Feb 6, 2008.

  1. Feb 6, 2008 at 5:43 PM
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    Title says it all. I looked through most first pages in photo section, nada.

    I figure a moto back tire would end up about 3 inches from end of tailgate with back half of wheel hanging off end of tailgate. Just wondered what that would look like.

    or, would you recommend against a 5ft bed for hauling a motorcycle?
     
  2. Feb 6, 2008 at 5:59 PM
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    I hauled my GSXR 1000 in the bed the other day... The rear tire was about 5inches on the the tailgate... It did just fine...

    I was actually surpised on how good it did...
     
  3. Feb 6, 2008 at 6:57 PM
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    Cool.

    I guess if it's tied down well enough, no need for a bed extender gate.
     
  4. Feb 6, 2008 at 7:10 PM
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    Can anyone confirm that hauling a normal size dirt bike in DC short bed, cannot use bed extender gate?
     
  5. Feb 7, 2008 at 11:48 AM
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    Measure from wheel to wheel at the longest point. The bed is about 60" long and the height is about 18". So that would make your total length about 78" with the gate down if you went straight back. Subtract about 3-4" for where the bed extender will sit plus the diameter of the bed extender bars. The bed width is 56". You have about 80" if you put it in on a diagonal with the tail gate up. About 98" on a diagonal with the tailgate down.
     
  6. Feb 7, 2008 at 12:17 PM
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    Appreciate the feedback.

    Safest to go with 6ft bed for moto hauling.
     
  7. Mar 3, 2011 at 10:05 PM
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    I'll post some in just a second
     
  8. Mar 3, 2011 at 10:07 PM
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    I'd agree. I wish I had a 7 or 8 foot bed when loading motos.
    But I don't sport bike.
     
  9. Mar 3, 2011 at 10:08 PM
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    Ramps I use
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    I had a blue bike then got a red one after some 16 yr old d-bag texting on his phone ran me off the road and totaled the blue bike.
     
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    ok so its not a 2nd gen or a dc or motorcycle but it still makes me laugh i cant believe i got that bitch in there
    its my buddies 2010 polaris RMK:D to bad the guy blew it before i got to go do any BC riding

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    you should be fine
     
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    I bent the front of the bed on my 94 Toy pickup from hauling motorcycles...I guess tied them down just a little too snugly:)

    Now I cheat and use a purpose built lowboy Big Tex bike trailer.

    Howard
     
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    Tactical, where'd you get that ramp?
     
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    That poor bike is begging for an undertail
     
  17. Mar 4, 2011 at 2:03 PM
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    :)
    Nice looking bikes you fellas got!
     
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    Nothing its tooo new!
    Anyone have one with a GSXR on it---I know the R6 look smaller but not sure about the wheelbase.
     
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    I can't imagine your GSXR has a longer wheelbase than my Katana shown above. If you want to compare wheel bases, google the R6 and the GSXR. I'll bet they're within a couple inches of each other and not enough to make it so it can't be hauled in a short bed.

    I just googled the specs for a 2011 R6 vs. GSXR 600 and the R6 is .4" shorter than the GSXR.
     
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