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Dirt bike in short bed?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 03f5sp, May 18, 2012.

  1. May 18, 2012 at 12:14 AM
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    03f5sp

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    Will a dirt bike comfortabley fit in a short bed with the tailgate down? Thanks.
     
  2. May 18, 2012 at 12:16 AM
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    LAoffroadin

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    yes i put mine in caddy cornered and the gate closes... or just leave the tail gate down like most people. fits just fine..
     
  3. May 18, 2012 at 12:29 AM
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    With the tailgate down, how close is the rear tire to the end of the tailgate?
     
  4. May 18, 2012 at 12:33 AM
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    4 inches or so. just caddy corner it and tie down the front... also depends on the bike legnth they arent all the same haha i have a 2009 crf250r so anyways i strap down the front and it fits nicely
     
  5. May 18, 2012 at 12:47 AM
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    Awesome. Thanks man!
     
  6. May 18, 2012 at 5:01 AM
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    You won't have any problems with a dirt bike. This motorcycle is significantly longer than a dirt bike and isn't even 1/2 way back on the tailgate.
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  7. May 18, 2012 at 5:26 AM
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    I think you'll be ok :) Heres two more to keep your confidence from Pugga

    This one is of my old bike.

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    Heres the new beauty :)

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  8. Dec 11, 2012 at 4:59 PM
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  9. Dec 11, 2012 at 5:08 PM
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    That's about how mine fits. If you throw your gear bag and stuff in the bed a Moto-Gate is a good investment.
     
  10. Dec 11, 2012 at 5:25 PM
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    I disagree that your street bike is significantly longer than a dirt bike. This guys dirt bike is longer than yours. My 140 ( trail bike ) fits in my long bed with the tail gate up but its really close. So close that I have to put it at an angle if I have new tires on it.


    I would say the extra length is due to the large tires on the dirt bikes.


    Either way, yes a dirt bike will fit in a short bed, but it's nicer to have a long bed if thats possible.
     
  11. Dec 11, 2012 at 5:53 PM
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    Yea, I stuff my 05 Banshee in the back of mine all the time. Not exactly a bike but you get the point. There is room back there.
     
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