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XG500 in the back of a Toyota Tacoma

Does anyone know if a 500 Street will fit in the back of a Toyota Tacoma?

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Don’t know if this will help but I have put my sons Honda Rebel 250 in the back of my Taco short bed without any problems and it did not hang off the tailgate. If I remember with the gate down it’s 84”. You could compare the Rebel wheel base to the Harley but I would bet it fits.
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Overall length of the bike is 87.2 inches. If you have an 84" bed+tailgate it will fit with the rear contact patch probably on the tailgate, but the mud flap is going to hang out a couple of inches. You might even have a spot for a wheel chock up front.

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Fit my 750 in my short bed Colorado
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Good to know. Thank you guys.

How do you tend to get them up there? Some kind of ramp?

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A set of ramps would be the most straightforward way to go about it. You can get ramps at Harbor Freight, farm supply stores, or probably almost any place that sells truck and trailer accessories.


Be sure to use a ratchet strap to secure the ramp to the truck so that it doesn't get pushed away as you load the bike. If you are walking it up the ramp with some power the rear wheel can kick out the ramp, or the suspension of the truck settling might pull it away from the ramp.


Another way to go is to park the truck down in a road ditch. The open tailgate may drag on the side of the ditch or be close enough that a small piece of plywood is all you need to load the bike. A friend used to do that with a riding lawnmower.


My local chapel has a lift big enough for a trike that they use to lift bikes up to truck bed height. I don't know if they would let me use it to move a bike or not. Never asked.

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all cool to know. i like the ditch idea.

an old lady in my msc class, flipped a bike on top of her trying to ride hers up the back of her truck on a ramp. sounded horrifying.

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Here are some videos on loading bikes into trucks.


SRK Cycles - https://video.search.yahoo.com/searc...c&action=click
Revzilla (2 people) - https://video.search.yahoo.com/searc...d&action=click
Revzilla (solo) - https://video.search.yahoo.com/searc...0&action=click

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Thanks

Thanks. I'm going to watch them right now.

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