51/2 foot truck bed and 2 TWs won't fit...
Close
    
    
Results 1 to 10 of 10
  1. #1
    Senior Member Old goat 11's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Tucson, AZ
    Posts
    101
    I now own two TWs an '06 and a '12. One fits nicely in the bed of the truck with the tailgate up, not the case with two. I have laid out a truck bed in masking tape on the garage floor and cannot seem to figure a way to fit them both. Because I tow a travel trailer leaving the gate down is not an option. I could remove the gate but I still have the issue of securing the bikes.



    Anybody out there figured this one out yet? Love to hear suggestions.



    Old Goat

  2. #2
    Senior Member TW-Brian's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Pleasanton, CA
    Posts
    5,720
    Do you have to load the single TW diagonally to get it to fit?

  3. #3
    Senior Member Toyanvil's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Bakersfield CA
    Posts
    234
    I built a longer hitch so I can leave my tail gate down and still tow.
    09 TW200

    04 BMW 1150GS

    61 Sunbeam Alpine

  4. Remove Advertisements
    TW200Forum.com
    Advertisements
     

  5. #4
    Senior Member Old goat 11's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Tucson, AZ
    Posts
    101
    Quote Originally Posted by TW-Brian View Post
    Do you have to load the single TW diagonally to get it to fit?
    To fit one I put it in diagonally.

  6. #5
    Junior Member mas_fina's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Tucson, AZ
    Posts
    10
    You might try letting the air out of the tires, I've had to do that to a quad that wouldn't fit in my truck.

  7. #6
    Senior Member plumbstraight's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Montesano, Washington
    Posts
    2,718
    What I did for my quad as it wouldn't fit in the back of my dakota is build a cradle. I go up the ramps and have a stop bar in the front so the winch can't hit the back window and the rears drop down in front of the rear bar. There is an angle bar that goes in behind the bed in front of the bumper. I just slide it in and drop it, it can't slide out. To remove, just pick up and pull out.



    I can see where this would work for the tw's too. Just two rails going forward crosstied to one another to keep them in place. Then tie them down. I may do this for myself as I have two tw's also.

  8. #7
    Senior Member old mad max's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Gobles, michigan
    Posts
    1,824
    On my dakota quad cab I could load both but I had to leave the tailgate ajar...On my F-150 with the 6 1/2' box I can load both and close the gate......... OMM.

  9. #8
    Senior Member admiral's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Frosty Hollow
    Posts
    13,046
    Quote Originally Posted by Toyanvil View Post
    I built a longer hitch so I can leave my tail gate down and still tow.


    Oldgoat, depending on the weight of your trailer, receiver hitch extensions of various lengths are available, similar to this. I originally got an extension to clear my pickup tailgate as you mention. Then we bought a camper that overhangs the rear and we use the extension all the time. Depending on the length of an extension, you may need to make an electrical "pigtail" extension. I had too as I bought an 18" extension, though there are much shorter ones available.



    Just a thought!
    Hidden Content A ride in the woods helps me relax and release tension. The fact I'm dragging a body should be entirely irrelevant?

  10. #9
    Senior Member arbolmano's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Arroyo Grande, Ca
    Posts
    782
    Depending on how handy you are, I have seen folks with a rack for the front wheels that straddles the bed. Lifting the front wheels enough such that

    you can shut the tailgate. Hitch extension is probably your less hassle option.
    Tonto on the "Left Coast"
    1987 TW200 (2) 2015 BMW F700GS
    More Wagging and less Barking
    "Enjoy yourself, it's later than you think"
    Make Love not War

  11. #10
    Senior Member ZXtasy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Moses Lake, WA
    Posts
    264
    put first one in straght, turn front wheel at cab. load second one in backwards, turn front wheel at tail gate. Get creative with tiedowns and padding, they wont go anywhere.

Sponosred Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. Rack for my truck to hold my TW
    By Toyanvil in forum Performance and Customization
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 03-13-2013, 11:00 PM
  2. Truck pics per Operose's suggestion
    By Way2nutz in forum Off-Topic
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 10-16-2011, 03:35 PM
  3. Hauling the bike on truck
    By cool breeze in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 07-31-2011, 12:46 AM
  4. How not to load a motorcycle into a truck.
    By cptrout in forum Off-Topic
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 03-13-2011, 05:08 PM
  5. While waiting for the UPS truck
    By phelonius in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 11-05-2010, 08:53 PM

Search tags for this page

fit two tw200 in bed of pickup
,
tw 200 truck bed
,
tw200 fit in pickup
,

tw200 in pickup truck

,

yama ha goat bed

,
yamaha tw 200 in pickup truck
Click on a term to search for related topics.