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Re: Riding with a pickup tailgate open?

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You on crack?

The truck may be a little more un stable, and may wobble at high speeds, but whats this about killing people?
I think it's called "sarcasm." And no, it won't even be more unstable or wobble at high speed.
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Re: Riding with a pickup tailgate open?

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I think it's called "sarcasm." And no, it won't even be more unstable or wobble at high speed.
I beg to differ. I find sarcasm to be quite unstable at high speed!


Sorry, couldnt' resist!

I haul my bike with a baxley chock and tiedowns with the tailgate open all the time. I used to tie everything up securely though until I got a readyramp for a tailgate extender. Never had a problem with tickets, etc. this way either. (both in Minnesota and California)

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LOL are you seriously asking me?
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Nah im just kidding - crack is for naughty people

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I beg to differ. I find sarcasm to be quite unstable at high speed!


Sorry, couldnt' resist!

I haul my bike with a baxley chock and tiedowns with the tailgate open all the time. I used to tie everything up securely though until I got a readyramp for a tailgate extender. Never had a problem with tickets, etc. this way either. (both in Minnesota and California)

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that will be the exact set up I'll be using this year. just ordered a baxley sport chock the other day and ordered a ready ramp today. I liked the ramp so much that even though they have the absolute worst customer service I have ever had the pleasure of dealing with I ended up buying one. although I got it on ebay from another company.

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Re: Riding with a pickup tailgate open?

One of the easiest solutions I have used (in addition to the sport chock). Used to use a tailgate extender, but this is too cool: Vehicle Systems Introduces the Tailgate Latch Bar Motocross News, Race Reports, Videos, Photos, Interviews, How-Tos

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One of the easiest solutions I have used (in addition to the sport chock). Used to use a tailgate extender, but this is too cool: Vehicle Systems Introduces the Tailgate Latch Bar Motocross News, Race Reports, Videos, Photos, Interviews, How-Tos

No affiliatio, blah blah. Just a really satisfied user

those are pretty sweet but I know they won't work for newer Tacomas and a sportbike. my bike's rear wheel sits on the tailgate. so I use a readyramp which folds into a bed extender.

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Re: Riding with a pickup tailgate open?

I put my 600RR on my Tacoma PreRunner regular cab, with the tail gate down. If you want to make sure, use 6 tie downs instead of just 2 or 4. Of course, you also need to make sure that the weight rating for those tie downs exceed your bike's weight (2x is good).
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Re: Riding with a pickup tailgate open?

And also check the straps within the first 5 miles or so (they may work loose as the bike shifts into position..

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Re: Riding with a pickup tailgate open?

id tie a red flag as f1 hurricane said, you should be alright, ive trucked mine many places with the gate down and its a full size dodge, the gate down will give you a few more mpg (less drag) you will def see a big difference in mpg on a 500 mile trip (have all the bikes papers on hand in case johnny law checks you out), drive safe! ride hard!
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Re: Riding with a pickup tailgate open?

I bought an older chevy astro van on e-bay--stripped out the interior and made a fold out bed--now I can haul my bike covered and safe in the van and have a little bed to sleep on at the track or where ever I end up. Very nice and gets about 24 miles to the gallon.
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Re: Riding with a pickup tailgate open?

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Impossible! Having your tailgate down with a bike sticking up in back will effect the trucks aerodynamics causing an uncontrolable instability. The truck will go into a wiffle ball spin at anything over 30mph and kill anyone with in 30 feet.
I am by myself at home laughing out loud. I think I scared my dog.

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Re: Riding with a pickup tailgate open?

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Impossible! Having your tailgate down with a bike sticking up in back will effect the trucks aerodynamics causing an uncontrolable instability. The truck will go into a wiffle ball spin at anything over 30mph and kill anyone with in 30 feet.
yeah thats why you need the tractor trailer air-foil/spoiler on the roof of the truck......oh yeah and a good fart can exhaust on the truck too, this will help reverse the direction of spinning when you rev the gas good.

and be sure to drill plenty of holes in the truck so it whistles and warns others once the spin cycle has begun

sorry to bring this back from the dead, but that is some hilarious stuff
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Re: Riding with a pickup tailgate open?

I also have a Dodge Ram 1500 and leave the tailgate down everytime the bike is being transported, never had any problems.
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Re: Riding with a pickup tailgate open?

shoulda bought a gmc 2500 and you wouldn't have this problem....when you buy a real truck you can close the tailgate with a bike in the back

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Re: Riding with a pickup tailgate open?

How short of closing the gate is it? Maybe you can let the air out of the tires and squeeze it closed.
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