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Stabalizing a motorcycle in the bed

Discussion in 'Motorcycles' started by obanion63, Nov 12, 2010.

  1. Sep 21, 2012 at 2:19 PM
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    PAlittlematty

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    What kind of bike?
     
  2. Sep 21, 2012 at 2:29 PM
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  3. Sep 21, 2012 at 3:06 PM
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    Just to get it home? How far of a drive?
     
  4. Sep 21, 2012 at 3:12 PM
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    I didnt read the whole thread but your better strapping the bike out than you are down. The more horizontal the straps are the better it will hold the bike. When they point down the bike has more leverage to sway back and forth
     
  5. Sep 21, 2012 at 3:26 PM
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    Or just tie under the tripples to the tie downs on the side and tie swingarm to the bed anchors. drive slow it will be fine, if my cbr1000 never went down on these hawaii roads urs should be good
     
  7. Sep 21, 2012 at 3:34 PM
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    40 miles, through city and highway
     
  8. Sep 21, 2012 at 3:36 PM
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    Drive slOw and be gentle. I hauled my gsxr 4 hours for track days and used the bed rail cleats
     
  9. Sep 21, 2012 at 3:37 PM
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    Holy crap haha okay that gives me hope
     
  10. Sep 21, 2012 at 4:47 PM
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    those bed cleats are prety strong, ive really sinched down on those bastards and theyre always good
     
  11. Sep 26, 2012 at 9:41 PM
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    The tracks are very strong! I used to haul my 1507 CC Victory (dry weight of 650 lbs) all over the place using just those... until...

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    The rails never budged, but the tailgate crunched under the weight of the bike after going over a speed hump that i kinda did not see in the road.

    I went right over to the dealership and talked to the service manager... Thank god that i voiced my concern of buying a short bed with the salesmen before i bought it because i let him know i haul bikes all the time, and he said that it would be no problem and he admitted to telling me that, after it happened. After everything was said and done, They bought me a new painted tailgate!

    Now i have a 4 foot piece of 2" angle iron running the width of the tailgate welded to a 1/4" sheet of steel that the rear tire of the bike sits on to distribute the weight. Have not had a problem since!
     
  12. Sep 27, 2012 at 3:06 PM
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    Dayum! Thats why i dont like.shortbed :/
     
  13. Nov 20, 2012 at 7:42 AM
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    Know this is an old thread, but I'm on the fence with purchasing a double cab short bed or an access cab with 6ft bed. I won't be hauling my bike very often, but I would like to have the ability to in those rare instances.

    @SGT_Taco
    I have a Shadow Spirit 750 that's much lighter than your Victory, but I was curious to know more about your reinforcement solution.

    Do you have any pictures of what you did to distribute the weight? Thanks for posting your experience.
     
  14. Dec 8, 2012 at 6:28 PM
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    I might be mistaken but I believe Toyota fixed the tailgate issue, there tailgate TSB was for the 2008 and earlier models.

    Relentless Fab makes metal tailgate liner and lip. If you can fab, the drawing (specs) are posted on TW.
     
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