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Old 01-22-2016, 01:27 PM   #1
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I am wondering will a cbr 1000rr fit in a 6-1/2ft truck bed with tailgate shut? From the honda website it says theyre 2.077m in length and the f150 bed is supposed to be 78.9inchs i believe the meters ends up being 81? So if it fits could i fit 2 cbrs safely in the truck bed just slightly angled with the tailgate shut? And any opinions on the best way to properly tie down the bikes?
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I would leave the bed open, as long as they are properly tied down, should be no issues...I have a small trailer if you need to borrow it..
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Any particular need to shut the tailgate? As far as tie downs, I made the mistake of ratcheting mine down tight enough that I rotated the one piece bars. What I do now is sit on the tank and take all the slack out of the straps, the give it a few more clicks. I also ratchet down the back but it's more of peace of mind than anything. You may want to pick up a canyon dancer for the clipons. Nowadays I just put soft ties around the triple tree.
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I prefer to believe op is the chick in the avatar, and bevo suggested an excellent option for those that need other items contained in the bed.
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Both will not fit with the tailgate up. Leave the tailgate down and strap them down really good. I go a little overboard with the straps, but there's no amount too much for piece-of-mind.
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Any particular need to shut the tailgate? As far as tie downs, I made the mistake of ratcheting mine down tight enough that I rotated the one piece bars. What I do now is sit on the tank and take all the slack out of the straps, the give it a few more clicks. I also ratchet down the back but it's more of peace of mind than anything. You may want to pick up a canyon dancer for the clipons. Nowadays I just put soft ties around the triple tree.
Lower triple is best. Handlebar is a bad idea.
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Good read: http://www.quickcrate.com/myimages/2...own_straps.jpg

I may have been doing it wrong for years. Here's a good picture of a proper secured bike. Looks like they used the bottom portion of the triple to secure the front.

2strap the motorcycle down to the base with soft ties and tie down straps
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My cbr1000 fit in my 5.5 foot bed with the tailgate down. Canyon dancer and a couple straps. Never had a problem
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Canyon dancer is the easiest and safest way I've seen with sport bikes
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I have a Baxley wheel chock in the front of my truck bed. Coupled with a Canyon Dancer and some turnbuckle straps, that thing hasn't moved a bit in the last 5 years. I've taken it across multiple states to countless track days. Just recently I had to load a second bike plus my pit bike. That was interesting. Canyon Dancer FTW!
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Good read: http://www.quickcrate.com/myimages/2...own_straps.jpg

I may have been doing it wrong for years. Here's a good picture of a proper secured bike. Looks like they used the bottom portion of the triple to secure the front.

2strap the motorcycle down to the base with soft ties and tie down straps
That is proper for shipping , but not for in the back of a truck
All straps go forward . Why ? if a front strap brakes or gets lose the rear tight straps help pull it out of your bed
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Also FYI all make passenger peg mounts are cast , and break easily ( ratchet straps are a no ) as you can over tighten with out knowing it . Also dont leave the bike on side stand ( seen it = punched hole in truck bed sometimes )
Bike also does not have to be centered in bed if you need room for gear .
You may also do Diagonal . In these pictures I had all the OEM parts/wheels to this mint ZX12 in the bed around the bike . Came back from Oakland Ca . Notice the rear straps are forward not to the back .

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I have had good luck with the Canyon Dancers though companies like Helibars specifically warn against it. Mostly I use a regular old chock, not locking like the Baxley. Soft ties and the lower triple clamp and soft ties and a strap through the rear wheel. Footpeg brackets do break and the ratchet straps end up being too tight. If the front is done right the bike will not tip so the back just keeps the rear end from moving around on bumpy roads. And put the bike in gear!
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That is proper for shipping , but not for in the back of a truck
All straps go forward . Why ? if a front strap brakes or gets lose the rear tight straps help pull it out of your bed
That's great information. I really enjoy how informative you are.
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