I don't advice laying the bike on it's side unless you're going to remove the fluids. They'll leak for certain, and you'll probably flood your carb. Standing it upright with straps is really stable, especially since you have an 8' bed, and can definitely close your tailgate as well. You'll need a ramp, but otherwise it's pretty easy. Also consider a tail hitch carries—I am considering trading my ramp for a hitch carrier myself. We'll see. Good luck.I have a full 8 foot bed pick up truck. 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 ? It seems like it would be more stable as long as I tie it off fore and aft in case of a fast stop/start.