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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-15-2008, 08:07 PM Thread Starter
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2 for 1 :)

So Dug2 was having a problem with transportation...not having a transportation vehicle it was becoming a hassle to rent a uhaul for 2-3 days for the bike...not to mention the $$$ so we tried to put both our bikes on a GMC Canyon DOUBLE CAB haha yep. wish i took more angle shots but here we go. We hope to make many safe trips this way...until either of us invest in a nice enclosed trailer.
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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-15-2008, 08:12 PM
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it'll do in a pinch.

but that poor tailgate. I can see it bowing already...
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I think the wind may do some damage to the backward bike's shield when driving up to speed on the roads/highways??? I may be wrong though. I have never hauled one that way after some stories I've heard.

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I think the wind may do some damage to the backward bike's shield when driving up to speed on the roads/highways??? I may be wrong though. I have never hauled one that way after some stories I've heard.
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am not too sure about hauling a bike backward like that.

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I've done worse. Maybe a sheet of plywood and a tarp would cure potential problems.

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i guess we'll see. ill let you know after aug 2nd

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If possible, Pull the windscreen out for the trip, "Bob's your uncle".


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How'd you get the bike in backwards anyway? Don't you have to ride them up the steep ramp?
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Two things you should do like the others said Enes:

One, remove the backward facing windscreen; that is asking for nothing but problems.
Second either invest in better tailgate straps or put a piece of 1/2 to 3/4 plywood from the bed over the tailgate. You want the front wheels of the bike to sit on the plywood as well - not just the back.

Trust me and the others on this one; it may save you in the long run. It is worth the $30.00 it might cost to do either or.

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How'd you get the bike in backwards anyway? Don't you have to ride them up the steep ramp?

Those newer GSXRs come with a reverse option

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Two things you should do like the others said Enes:

One, remove the backward facing windscreen; that is asking for nothing but problems.
Second either invest in better tailgate straps or put a piece of 1/2 to 3/4 plywood from the bed over the tailgate. You want the front wheels of the bike to sit on the plywood as well - not just the back.

Trust me and the others on this one; it may save you in the long run. It is worth the $30.00 it might cost to do either or.
so basically just a long sheet of plywood cut to fit into the flatbed...and lay it down before loading the bike?

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How'd you get the bike in backwards anyway? Don't you have to ride them up the steep ramp?
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enes, looks like sat were're makin a trip to home depot for
plywood. that pic looks pimp, "i liiike"

thanks for the info everyone
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enes, looks like sat were're makin a trip to home depot for
plywood. that pic looks pimp, "i liiike"

thanks for the info everyone
lol yep...i dont have a saw at home i guess we'll have to rent one as well

or have them cut it for us? lol

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so basically just a long sheet of plywood cut to fit into the flatbed...and lay it down before loading the bike?
It needs to be as long as the bed and tailgate. It will help relieve the load on the tailgate. Those little straps are not meant to hold that much weight.
If I rolled up behind you on the road like that, I'd pass.

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so basically just a long sheet of plywood cut to fit into the flatbed...and lay it down before loading the bike?
Yep, go with 3/4". It's just one less thing to worry about. Most truck beds will fit a standard sheet without being cut.

edit, wait a second. That is a little truck isn't it? You may need to cut it down.

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lol yep...i dont have a saw at home i guess we'll have to rent one as well

or have them cut it for us? lol

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Other places may cut it as well - just have your measurements ready.

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