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Folks, please look over my motorcycle mounting points

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by xxaarraa, Jul 23, 2010.

  1. Jul 23, 2010 at 6:43 AM
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    xxaarraa

    xxaarraa [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Going on a long trip today, just want a second set of eyes on my mount points.

    Two for the back using the D-rings:

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    One through the frame (this will be the one that is cinched down the most to bear most of the tension). Using the bed rail cleat:

    [​IMG]

    Two for the front forks, again using the bed rail cleats:

    [​IMG]


    I have the front wheel resting in a wheel chock. It does nothing more than provide balance. I am really hoping these flimsy looking plastic bed rail cleats are good enough for the job.

    Please let me know from experience if this is good enough, thanks in advance guys,
     
  2. Jul 23, 2010 at 6:49 AM
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    mxpilot

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    I believe I read that the bed cleats are good for 200# (the little optional hook loops only 110#). I'd be inclined to cinch harder on the d-rings and only snug the bed cleats. Also, might want to move 2 cleats to the front rail at the corners. That way, if a rail fails, you have some going to a good one. Not concerned for the cleats themselves, but the rail. I know I see mine flex quite a bit with my CRF250 in back.

    IMHO
     
  3. Jul 23, 2010 at 6:54 AM
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  4. Jul 23, 2010 at 7:01 AM
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    Overkill. Seriously you can get away with two on the handle bars to the front corners of the bed, the wheel chock is a huge help to as it wont let the wheel turn. A third is optional for when the back end bounces around. There is no way this thing is moving the way you have it. Going dune racing? JK safe journey.
     
  5. Jul 23, 2010 at 7:04 AM
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    floridaoccifer

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    You may want to looking into a CANYON DANCER strap. It is all I have every needed for the front end. Also stop by your local cycle shop and ask about power strap tie downs. They are tension set straps and will not slip or stretch.

    Nice bike ;)
     
  6. Jul 23, 2010 at 7:07 AM
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    macgyver

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    Should be fine. I would definitely add some d-rings to the front of the bed. Those cleats really aren't that strong.

    Whats the point of the bungee cord on the tailgate?
     
  7. Jul 23, 2010 at 7:13 AM
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    xxaarraa

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    Habit mostly, but intent is to to keep the tailgate down. My old Ford Ranger tailgate used to bounce up and down so I had to tie that thing down when I was riding with it open.
     
  8. Jul 23, 2010 at 7:13 AM
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    Excellent idea. I didn't think of that, thank you.
     
  9. Jul 23, 2010 at 7:22 AM
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    CRfofiddyF

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    your bike is shorter than my dirt bike, did you try to put it sideways and close the tailgate?
     
  10. Jul 23, 2010 at 7:24 AM
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    Danosabre

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    I wouldn't trust the bed cleats at all. Add d-rings to the bed,for your bike sake!! :goingcrazy::goingcrazy:
     
  11. Jul 23, 2010 at 7:46 AM
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    stangkeip10

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    add the d rings to the front and pick up a canyon dancer II and you will be so much better off. that setup scares me, do not rely on those bed cleats.
     
  12. Jul 23, 2010 at 7:50 AM
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    m0nster986

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    Looks fine, not like it is a Ducati. :lalala:
     
  13. Jul 23, 2010 at 11:10 AM
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    Pugga

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    I agree, I wouldn't trust those plastic cleats with my bike. I added D-rings in the front of the bed for a more secure tie down and use the sport bike handlebar strap to keep the front tire straight (I don't use a wheel chock when I haul mine).
     
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