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Can you haul dirt bike in double cab short bed?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by cycledrum, Jan 29, 2008.

  1. Jan 29, 2008 at 11:04 AM
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    cycledrum

    cycledrum [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hey folks, curious George here ...

    Is it feasible to haul 1 dirt bike (like CRF250) in a double cab short bed, or no?

    Anyone here doing that?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Jan 29, 2008 at 11:06 AM
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    cycledrum

    cycledrum [OP] Well-Known Member

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    btw, I toured the NUMMI plant in Fremont, CA this morning. I can tell you a few things about how the Tacomas are made, but only if you answer my question first ....

    Just kidding!
     
  3. Jan 29, 2008 at 11:47 AM
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    gdawg25

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    Just put the tail gate down and strap down your bike.
     
  4. Jan 29, 2008 at 12:15 PM
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    I couldn't see a problem with it. You may even get it in there without the tailgait down if you angle it, but that may be dangerous with wind, and possibly get you slightly worse gas mileage. I Would go with gdawgs idea. Just make sure you've got some decent ratchet straps.
     
  5. Jan 29, 2008 at 12:22 PM
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    Yes I carry a CF250 in my truck with the tailgate down. Tell us something interesting of the plant please, just a few tidbits or the whole kit if you can I know I myself am very interested!!
     
  6. Jan 29, 2008 at 5:56 PM
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    NUMMI Fremont builds hundreds of Tacomas every day (along with Corollas and Pontiac Vibes). I don't know if it is the only plant for Tacomas. It might be.

    NUMMI has been making Tacomas since 1995 and they made pickups since 1991. They've made others there also. They've produced over a million vehicles.

    Tour guide mentioned the Tacoma frames come from Stockton, CA. She didn't name the maker.

    The truck beds are made and painted in Mexico, Baja.

    The cabs, doors, etc... are stamped, welded & painted at NUMMI Fremont. Plastics are also fabbed here.

    We didn't get to see the paint area ... no perfume, deodorant, etc... is allowed in there. Visitors didn't qualify! :mad:

    We 24 visitors were on a tram watching the line workers guide motors, truck beds, bumpers, you name it onto the frames. They work under Toyota Production System (TPS) with Japanese mfr. concepts like Kaizen, Muda, Kanban, etc...

    NUMMI employs 4,700 UAW union workers and 800 salaried. Guide said she bought her Tacoma at dealer cost + delivery charge (I think that's what she said).

    Any rate, I walked around a small portion of the massive parking lot ... Tacomas everywhere, employee owned, every model and color, no surprise there.
     
  7. Jan 29, 2008 at 5:58 PM
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    you haul it in a Gen 2 DC?
     
  8. Jan 29, 2008 at 6:02 PM
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    The bulk of the engines are not made at NUMMI. I forgot where they are made. nummi does some assembly onto the motors though, like exhaust headers on, hoses, etc...

    Everything is like assemblyline clockwork, quite a sight to see. The body weld robots are a trip to see ... like something out of Star Wars.
     
  9. Jan 29, 2008 at 6:50 PM
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    yes
     
  10. Jan 29, 2008 at 7:01 PM
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    there is only one other plant that i know of that makes tacos. mine came from one in kentucky.

    i never would have known that the parts for the trucks came from so many different places...mexico was a surprise:wink:
     
  11. Jan 29, 2008 at 9:59 PM
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    Tour sheet says they build 660 Tacomas per day or one rolls off the line every 81 seconds.

    ... although they may be 'slowing the line' a bit these days
     
  12. Jan 29, 2008 at 10:01 PM
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    cool, thanks for the feedback, and everyone too.
     
  13. Jan 30, 2008 at 8:01 AM
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  14. Feb 10, 2009 at 12:11 AM
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    cycle drum any pics of your bike in your truck? i am about to do the same thing just got a new bike i need to haul it now
     
  15. Feb 10, 2009 at 8:12 AM
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    They fit...trust me...I put two in mine.....:D
     
  16. Feb 10, 2009 at 8:14 AM
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    I haul my WR426FP and my sons TTR90E with no problems
     
  17. Feb 10, 2009 at 8:15 AM
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    i havent tried the tacoma, but use to have a frontier cc sb and put my Buell motorcycle in the back no problem, just mount a wheel chock for added stability. Sorry to say the f-word on here.......but its gone....tacoma man now!!
     
  18. Feb 10, 2009 at 8:16 AM
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    I haul mine in my 08 dbl cab short bed. Ive got a DRZ400 i just put two of the cleates in the front and one on each side and use 4 tiedowns to distribute the load and throw one over the rear wheel between the metal drings its worked well so far but i do want to get some more metal drings for the front of the bed.

    mlcasey
     
  19. Feb 11, 2009 at 4:27 AM
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    Look at my pics...the "beautiful" one is with my R1 in the bed. I have also hauled my DRZ400sm as well.
     
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