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laylonlor

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SG on back on tk.
« on: March 13, 2021, 11:45:31 AM »

would you trust a S.G.  back wheel sitting on a chevy. tail gate for a 1k mile trip ,... I got a 6.5 bed  chevy.  truck ! :nixweiss:
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Re: SG on back on tk.
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2021, 11:56:10 AM »

would you trust a S.G.  back wheel sitting on a chevy. tail gate for a 1k mile trip ,... I got a 6.5 bed  chevy.  truck ! :nixweiss:


I would be suffering from butt-hole pucker leading up to and through every good bump.  That's a fair bit of mass raising up even ever so slightly and then coming back down on the bed straps and their pin mounts with each of those bumps.  Even if the bike is strapped down well the weight transfer up and down is still putting energy against it.

Probably fine?  Sure....  HPS (heavy pucker syndrome)?  Absolutely.  Motorcycles like long bed trucks.

Could you find or fab or long piece of C-channel that the front and rear wheel could rest in?  That way all the weight transfer wouldn't be happening against the tailgate.
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Re: SG on back on tk.
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2021, 12:04:19 PM »

would you trust a S.G.  back wheel sitting on a chevy. tail gate for a 1k mile trip ,... I got a 6.5 bed  chevy.  truck ! :nixweiss:

As Don said it would pucker me up too. But if you would block under the frame at the back of the truck you could move most of the weight from the tailgate to the bed of the truck
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Re: SG on back on tk.
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2021, 12:46:18 PM »

Go to a recycling shop and get a 8 inch I beam 8 ft long and place the bike on it.
When you're done sell it back to the recycling company.
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Re: SG on back on tk.
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2021, 05:05:34 PM »

Depending on road conditions and type you could return with your tailgate looking like it was sandblasted. When I was in B/S I fixed a couple where tailgate was left down on long trips. Stone chips killed them.
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« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2021, 06:09:30 PM »

thanks all
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Re: SG on back on tk.
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2021, 12:40:25 PM »

I checked my tail gate I will put an xtra chain to the tail gate for a safety  , peace of mind  :bananarock:
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Re: SG on back on tk.
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2021, 12:49:53 PM »


. But if you would block under the frame at the back of the truck you could move most of the weight from the tailgate to the bed of the truck

That's what I have done in the past. I also do that when I trailer as to not compress the suspension much.
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Re: SG on back on tk.
« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2021, 01:52:35 PM »

No way, I would borrow or rent a trailer. Maybe even wait for the weather to clear and ride the 1000 miles.
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Re: SG on back on tk.
« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2021, 03:57:12 PM »

That's what I have done in the past. I also do that when I trailer as to not compress the suspension much.
Same here. Allows me to suck the bike down solid without loading suspension
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Re: SG on back on tk.
« Reply #10 on: March 14, 2021, 09:21:37 PM »

That is a definite do not do. The tailgate hardware is not meant to hold that load. You would need to get a tailgate support for your truck similar to this one:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07QD85RD3/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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Re: SG on back on tk.
« Reply #11 on: March 20, 2021, 12:30:22 PM »

No way, I would borrow or rent a trailer. Maybe even wait for the weather to clear and ride the 1000 miles.

Uhaul has a couple of motorcycle specific trailers.  I’ve used the larger one to haul an Electra Glide.
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Re: SG on back on tk.
« Reply #12 on: March 20, 2021, 04:49:47 PM »

thanks , I got an inclosed trailer, but I went and bought a new rgs  while here in fl. now I got to put one on a truck, 8)
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Re: SG on back on tk.
« Reply #13 on: March 21, 2021, 10:06:04 AM »

be careful with the tailgate down & trailer hitched. jackstand handles get in the way & tight turn situations can put gate into the trailer. fwiw.
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Re: SG on back on tk.
« Reply #14 on: March 21, 2021, 01:45:12 PM »

thanks I already got a plan for that
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