Motorcycle transport in the bed

Discussion in '2016 + Toyota Tacoma' started by chadley, Aug 4, 2018.

  1. chadley

    chadley Well-Known Member

    Hello everyone. I want to haul my Triumph Tiger in the bed of my truck. Obviously won’t fit in the short bed. Any creative options you have seen to modify the bed with the tailgate down to keep it sturdy and safe? Pics are welcome. Thanks IMG_4911.jpg IMG_5472.jpg
     
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  3. bumpedmyhead

    bumpedmyhead Well-Known Member

    Nice Tiger...here is mine...I have a trailer if I need to tow it, so I cant help you there 20180630_161033.jpeg
     
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  4. dravnx

    dravnx Member

    I'm sure the tail gate is sturdy enough to handle the weight of the rear wheel of your bike. Remember, you're only putting approximately 1/2 the weight on the tailgate. That's less then a couple of your bro's sitting there. I've done it with bikes on other trucks and never gave it a thought.
     
  5. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    The third gen tailgate is suppose to handle a little more weight than previous gens.
     
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    chadley

    chadley Well-Known Member

    Thanks guys
     
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    chadley

    chadley Well-Known Member

    That’s a good look. Nothing like camping out on your bike.
     
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  8. geekyadam

    geekyadam Well-Known Member

  9. geekyadam

    geekyadam Well-Known Member

    Although that is a full-sized truck in the pics...unsure if maybe a Tacoma would be narrower than the bike length so it would stick out on the ends, which would be bad...if so I'd go with the bed+tailgate option mentioned above.
     
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    chadley

    chadley Well-Known Member

    Thx geekyadam. Those hitch carriers always have made me skeptical. I have a 400lb Dual sport and with all my gear on it, 430+.
     

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