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Back to a Taco after 4 years

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by delscorcho, Aug 27, 2009.

  1. Aug 27, 2009 at 12:48 PM
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    delscorcho

    delscorcho [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Back to a Tacoma after a 4 year hiatus. Picked this one up recently and got to enjoy it this weekend.

    I've been lurking on here for a while and got some valuable tips. Thanks everyone :thumbsup:

    I've already got the D rings from Army Surplus. Awesome deal for 5 at $10 shipped. It held the bike in really well and I felt much better than using the rails. Also did the hose clamp mod on the tailgate.

    I was concerned with the rear springs but it wasn't a bad ride with the bike in the back. The rear squatted about 1" although it looked more. Curious to see how it would ride with 2 bikes in the back.

    Its got the 245's so I want to get some bigger tires. Might have to wait for a while (wife vetoed the idea :smack:).

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  2. Aug 27, 2009 at 12:50 PM
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    Incognito

    Incognito μολὼν λαβέ

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    Welcome to TW!

    Nice Tacoma!
     
  3. Aug 27, 2009 at 12:50 PM
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    jdkeller How many words can be fit in this s

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    Very nice CRF!



    Oh yea....nice Tacoma of course :)
     
  4. Aug 27, 2009 at 12:51 PM
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    Jester243

    Jester243 mod status????

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  5. Aug 27, 2009 at 12:54 PM
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    Demoncleaner

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    Welcome, a studious lurker indeed... D rings and the hose clamp already installed.

    You'll probably want the Leaf springs in due time, esp w/ 2 bikes in the bed. With gear, and my much heavier 350 lb Dual sport, was a welcome improvement.
     
  6. Aug 27, 2009 at 12:54 PM
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    SLOH

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    i've loaded up 3 bikes in the back before, well actually, thats apples and oranges cause i have aftermarket suspension in back but i WAS going to say it doesn't squat that bad, the rides a little rougher in back for me though when i have weight in back...where did you get those extra d rings, i've been wanting to get them, i'm assuming you mounted them in the front of the bed? I've had 3 of the rail mounts break at 3 different times and each time, almost lost all the bikes, shit was bad, got 2 tundra rail mounts now and those are better but i want d-rings so if you can tell me where you got them that would be great

    and welcome to TW! :thumbsup:
     
  7. Aug 27, 2009 at 1:01 PM
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    jdkeller

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    http://www.armysurpluswarehouse.com/product/rope-ring-with-clip-b21-5-for-500-3752.cfm
     
  8. Aug 27, 2009 at 1:08 PM
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  9. Aug 27, 2009 at 1:11 PM
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    delscorcho

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    I mounted 4 of them using the bed bolts in the front and middle. I transport the bike sideways when I'm going solo so having rings in the middle of the bed helped for the tie downs.

    I got the d rings from here - http://www.armysurpluswarehouse.com/...r-500-3752.cfm
     
  10. Aug 27, 2009 at 1:14 PM
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    Thanks. Good to have a truck again. I got tired of trailering the bike everywhere.
     
  11. Aug 27, 2009 at 1:15 PM
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    I recently sold my 05 cr250 :( But ill be back in action soon with a crf450! :D
     
  12. Aug 27, 2009 at 1:19 PM
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    Nice. :headbang:
     
  13. Aug 27, 2009 at 1:33 PM
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    moto932 What's the matter, Colonel Sandurz? CHICKEN?

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    welcome to tw! nice truck delscorcho.

    how about a clean 03 YZ450f? Having ACL surgery next friday and it needs to go!
     
  14. Aug 27, 2009 at 2:08 PM
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    MotoXdoer taco?

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    d rings help. my friend used the bed rails in his taco and he took a turn hard with a bump and it ripped the cleat rite out and the bike slammed against the bed. i only use d rings and will never trust the rails. you cant even tie down a street bike all the way down with the bed cleats. the are too high up

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  15. Aug 27, 2009 at 2:40 PM
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    Ah, 03 YZ450. That was my last bike. That thing was awesome.



    Yeah, I've read a few stories about that happening. The whole rail system flexes when I pull on the cleat by hand so I wasn't comfortable using it for my bike.

    The cleats are nice since they can be repositioned but I've found that when I need to tie down something small that the cleats are too high to be useful. D rings at the bed bolts are definitely more useful to me. The composite bed is nice but I still prefer the metal bed of old.
     
  16. Aug 27, 2009 at 3:58 PM
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    moto932

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    i love this bike. i hate to get rid of it but i need to take some time off for my second ACL surgery and dont want to let it just sit. im going to miss it thats for sure(if somebody ever buys it) :( anyway, sorry to thread jack.
     
  17. Aug 27, 2009 at 5:11 PM
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    Not to be mean but im a honda guy. I had a yz125 and it gave me hell. All the hondas I have owned have been solid! So I will be sticking to a Honda more than likely.
     
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