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Hitch mounted motorcycle carrier for a CBR600RR?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by SkinnyP2, May 22, 2019.

  1. May 22, 2019 at 7:19 AM
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    SkinnyP2

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    Hey guys,

    I’m looking to make a 400 mile trip up north for a Memorial Day ride, I am trying to avoid renting a trailer and have come across a motorcycle hitch carrier and am wondering if any of you have experience with them and recommend or would dissuade me from buying one

    https://www.harborfreight.com/400-Lbs-Receiver-Mount-Motorcycle-Carrier-62837.html

    I have a short bed and didn’t really want to put all that stress on the tailgate for that long of a period of time
     
  2. May 22, 2019 at 7:22 AM
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    Bannerman

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    Honda says that bike weighs 410 lbs. Seems like you are pushing the limit of that rack. Plus your max tongue weight is 350#. Something I'm missing here?
     
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  3. May 22, 2019 at 7:26 AM
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    Ah I didn’t even think to look up the max tongue rate.

    The bed it is!
     
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  4. May 22, 2019 at 7:28 AM
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    That's too much bike for a hitch hauler. The haulers are only any good for dirt bikes, scooters, small dual sports, etc.

    The heaviest I've ever had on a hauler like that was a cb250 nighthawk, but that's still under 300lbs. I used my trailer for anything bigger.

    You are best off putting it in the bed of the truck. It's not that much stress on the tailgate, it will be fine.
     
  5. May 22, 2019 at 7:28 AM
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    You'll want a steel one not aluminum. I've had both and the aluminum ones are okay for dirtbikes but I wouldn't use it for a street bike. I'd check around on Amazon, I have the black widow brand carrier.

    I found this regarding tongue weight but I'd check your manual:
    "When equipped for towing duties, the 3.5-liter Toyota Tacoma will tow 6,800 pounds with a maximum tongue weight of 680 pounds."
    https://www.downeasttoyota.com/blog/how-much-can-the-2019-toyota-tacoma-tow/
     
  6. May 22, 2019 at 7:28 AM
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    There are some companys who make tailgate reinforcement plates. You may also consider some bed stiffeners. I've got the Total Chaos ones and they are great.
     
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  7. May 22, 2019 at 7:30 AM
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    You’re fine. I’ve done multiple trips from SoCal to norcal in the past with my gsxr and cbr in my old single cab mt short bed; tailgate open.
     
  8. May 22, 2019 at 7:30 AM
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    I stand corrected, but looks like it's 640, from Toyota.

    upload_2019-5-22_10-30-32.jpg
     
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  9. May 22, 2019 at 8:04 AM
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    600cc street bike sounds sketchy. Sounds like the upper limits of heavy? Max Powell Tacoma guy just had his Husky dirt bike fall out of one.
     
  10. May 22, 2019 at 8:07 AM
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    Yeah, I'd definitely put it in your bed. By the way, I have an 04', any pics of the bike? I love my Honda street bikes!
     
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    I’d put it in the bed. Remote secure and the truck will ride a lot better without all that weight so far back
     
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    We need bike pics to make accurate assessment.
     
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    I hauled a CBR1000RR from central PA to Lexington KY 7 or so years ago on a steel carrier with no problems, I did run straps from the carrier over the tailgate and hooked to the bed to keep the carrier more stable. This was with a Dodge Dakota though.
     
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    Thanks for all the help amigos. I’ll see what I can find. Pics of cbr lol

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    More pics of dog too. Maybe pics of dog riding cbr? Just throwing ideas out there.
     
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    Long bed or short bed?
     
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    Thanks!
     
  20. May 22, 2019 at 9:21 AM
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    Haha how about ktm?

    And it’s the short.

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