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    Quote Originally Posted by OldMan View Post
    ... Is there anything wrong or dangerous about just laying a TW over on its side in the truck bed ( with some protection for the down side ) rather than upright on the wheels and tied off like I see most people do ? ......
    Make SURE you turn the gas off! If you don't the gas will leak out of the carb all over the truck bed.The real problem is that depending on how long you transport it that way the oil will leak up through the rings and pool in the cylinder and other places it isn't supposed to be.

    Maybe 1/2 hour tops.
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    what's wrong with shoving the front wheel into the corner of the box and using a couple of straps on the bars? no damage to the bike or the truck box
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    Nothing wrong with that.
    I'd secure the rear wheel though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grewen View Post
    what's wrong with shoving the front wheel into the corner of the box and using a couple of straps on the bars? no damage to the bike or the truck box
    Nothing at all. Have done that since first bike / first truck.
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    I would think that laying it on it's side would spill gas, flood the engine and oil may go into the cylinder and head.
    I have hauled moto's of all sizes upright with 2 tie down straps attached from the handlebars (low and towards the bar clamps) to the stake bed pockets all my life without drama.
    This includes rough dirt road travel at reasonable speed.

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    I have read this thread several times now. I think OldMan was trying to be funny. This should be moved to the joke section. Nobody hauls a motorcycle laying on its side. Unless it is a piece of crap that they are fixing up or hauling to the scrap yard.
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    Well, if he was he sure got us going!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Apolloha View Post
    I have read this thread several times now. I think OldMan was trying to be funny. This should be moved to the joke section. Nobody hauls a motorcycle laying on its side. Unless it is a piece of crap that they are fixing up or hauling to the scrap yard.
    Nope. Just a dumb question from a newbie. I warned you in my first post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldMan View Post
    Nope. Just a dumb question from a newbie. I warned you in my first post.
    Haha! Yeah, I was trying to be funny. I was just trying to see if you were even reading this thread. No dumb questions here. (Maybe some dumb answers though.)
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    No mentioned the battery. If it is a regular battery all the acid will lead out all over your bike. I bought a strong D ring from Harbor freight and installed it at the front of the bed and on the floor in the middle.The corner of the bed works like a great chock you turn the wheel into the corner and then use two tie downs on the handle bars one to the front bed tie. down and one to the side tie down. I could put two TWs in my 6.5 ft bed. I also used a third strap on my rack to the back bed tie down. I also use a folding ATV ramp with 3/16” plywood on it to load safely.
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