Loading a bike on this truck?

Related:
Create New Tag

12/1/2017 1:18 PM
Edited Date/Time: 12/1/2017 1:19 PM

|

12/1/2017 1:26 PM

Sorry I couldn't get the embed to work...My internetting skills aren't what they used to be.

|

12/1/2017 1:54 PM

Photo

This should work.
|

12/1/2017 2:00 PM

Photo

|

12/1/2017 2:29 PM

amp
|

12/1/2017 2:34 PM

Get something with a long bed.

|

12/1/2017 2:36 PM

Buy Ford long bed, load bike, close gate, pull mad babes, bro.

|

12/1/2017 2:58 PM

Are you set on the short bed? Tacoma with 6.5' bed is so much more practical for dirt bikes.

|

12/1/2017 3:07 PM

Tailgate down, and bed extender. Ccr bed buddy for the tie downs.

|

12/1/2017 3:16 PM

Squitlege wrote:

Buy Ford long bed, load bike, close gate, pull mad babes, bro.

Or a Ford short bed

Photo

|

12/1/2017 3:18 PM
Edited Date/Time: 12/1/2017 3:25 PM

Mine. And I bought the factory Toyota bed extender when I orderd this truck but it won't work. Tire sticks out past the end of the tailgate.

Photo

|

12/1/2017 3:27 PM
Edited Date/Time: 12/1/2017 3:59 PM

Squitlege wrote:

Buy Ford long bed, load bike, close gate, pull mad babes, bro.

Kennyfreemoney wrote:

Or a Ford short bed

Photo

True true... I never wanted a long bed truck but after having one, the ability to have a tool box and still fit bikes is primo. To the OP, def get the 6.5' bed if you can. As mentioned, it's so much nicer day to day. I've had the small tiny bed trucks in the past and it blows for daily use. Just my $.02

|

12/1/2017 3:52 PM

My ram crew can with the 5’7 bed can fit my 250 diagonal with the tailgate up, gear bag, boots, stand and gas cans. And the tailgate locks with the key fob.

|

12/1/2017 3:52 PM

Buy a van

|

"Nothing happens until something moves"

12/1/2017 4:13 PM

tempura wrote:

Buy a van

This is the only time in history this makes sense.

Just turn use tie downs then kick the back tire over.

This is dirt bikes in a truck, not launching rockets.

|

12/1/2017 4:44 PM

Not sure if my bed ('94 standard bed) was the same size but if so, bike fits at an angle with the tailgate up.
Toyotas frigging rule.

|

12/1/2017 5:08 PM

Just leave the tailgate down.

|

12/1/2017 5:20 PM

FWYT wrote:

Not sure if my bed ('94 standard bed) was the same size but if so, bike fits at an angle with the tailgate up.
Toyotas frigging rule.

The new short bed will not fit the bike sideways with the tailgate up.

|

12/1/2017 5:25 PM

I have an 01 4 door short bed. It will hold to bikes fines you do have to use the tailgate down and a folding ramp. Works just fine.

|

12/1/2017 5:25 PM

Here is a better pic of a bike loaded.
Photo

|

12/1/2017 5:44 PM

Nothing will stop a motivated thief but a van does deter the light fingered opportunistic shit bags. Unless you are lucky enough to live very near your riding/racing spot with no restaurant/piss stops, motel stays, and have someone staying with the vehicle while you're getting your ride on...a van is the answer....or a small enclosed trailer. Hey, it sucks but that's reality.

|

If it ain't yer's don't take it, If it ain't the truth dont say it, If it ain't right don't do it...Marcus Aurelius

12/1/2017 7:34 PM

Thanks for the info guys. I'd like the 6.5 bed but I definitely need the crew can to haul the kiddos and you rarely see the longer bed on the crew.

A van is a viable option and if I came across the right deal it could happen. I just really miss having a truck, had to trade my frontier in on a crossover when the baby came and I'm tired of hauling my bike on a hitch hauler.

Thanks again guys, especially for not referencing sprocket bolt torque or factory ECUs.

|

12/1/2017 7:43 PM

Just get a standard bed crew cab Canyon/Colorado. My bike fits corner to corner with the gate closed and it was a lot cheaper than the Tacoma.

|

12/1/2017 8:26 PM



Photo

Corner to corner didn't work for me
|

12/1/2017 8:35 PM
Edited Date/Time: 12/1/2017 8:37 PM

Get a ReadyRamp, I'm on tacoma number 6, just picked up a fully loaded 17 OR in Jun and don't have a bike right now, but here are some pics of my last taco with the ready ramp. Photo

Photo

|

"Asking this question here is analogous to going to a KrispyKreme store and asking the patrons if you should have a doughnut."-NotCore

12/1/2017 9:17 PM

Today, ML512 & I loaded...
2 bikes
2 stands
2 gas cans
A ramp
2 gear bags
2 camera bags
4 neck devices in their boxes
3 sets of boots
A tool box and other crap in one of those shorty-short-box Crew Cab ZR2 Diesel trucks...
Photo

|

I ripped a start from Egypt and I was happy about that.

12/1/2017 9:25 PM

tempura wrote:

Buy a van

That's what I was thinking.

|

12/1/2017 11:26 PM

Short bed Taco. Bags/tools usually go in the truck. I have a long bungee I run in the back to prevent stands and gas can from escaping. An ez-up fits too if we jam everything in.

Photo

|

12/2/2017 5:09 AM

Short bed (5’) Tacoma. You dont have to angle anything; loading or hauling. I’ve had 2 full size bikes as well many times. naturally, the 6’ allows for more equipment storage but the 5’ is certainly serviceable for MX. Photo

|

'20 CRF250R
'20 KTM SX-E5
'18 CRF50
'15 PW 50
(2) STACYC 16eDrives

12/2/2017 5:15 AM

Yea tailgate stays open or bike needs angled on any bed less than 7’.

|

2009 Kawasaki KX450F
2009 Kawasaki KX250F
2002 Suzuki GSXR 600