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Transporting Harley

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by skydogg88, Mar 9, 2008.

  1. Mar 9, 2008 at 8:12 AM
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    skydogg88

    skydogg88 [OP] New Member

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    Hey folks,
    I have to go down to Alabama to pick up my 883 Harley Sportster and am wondering if anyone know if it will fit in the bed of a 2000 Tacoma. Also, I have heard there may be an issue with the tailgate not supporting the weight when I ramp it up, any truth to that?
    Thanks,
     
  2. Mar 9, 2008 at 9:34 AM
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    concrete jedi

    concrete jedi Well-Known Member

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    You should be pretty safe, the issues mainly concern 2005+ models with the composite beds, none the less, a piece of plywood or better yet a 2x6 running from the front of the bed to the end of the tailgate would be prudent, Harleys are crazy heavy. :thumbsup:
     
  3. Mar 9, 2008 at 10:24 AM
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    DefyInertia

    DefyInertia Saratogian

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    I've done over 10K with my 400lb. bike in the back of my 2001 and another 2K or so with two 400+lb bikes in the back with no tailgate problems while loading or otherwise. YMMV.

    Anyone know the max weight you can put in the back of a 2001 TRD V6? IIRC it's around 900lbs.
     
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