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PostSubject: Bike transport   Bike transport I_icon_minitimeTue Jun 22, 2010 2:31 pm

Does anyone know if a Silverwing will fit in the back of a Ford F250 truck with the 6.75 foot box?
I know the length of the bike is more than that but wondered if it fit on the diagonal; anyone done it?

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PostSubject: Re: Bike transport   Bike transport I_icon_minitimeTue Jun 22, 2010 3:05 pm

I have not hauled a SilverWing, but have hauled a Reflex in the back of a Ford Ranger (short box). The Reflex rested on the tail gate which had to be down. I did not try to angle the bike in the box.

Should work, but it all depends on how well you secure the bike for the haul.

Be carefull getting the bike on and off of the truck.
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PostSubject: Re: Bike transport   Bike transport I_icon_minitimeTue Jun 22, 2010 6:24 pm

Trulimey wrote:
Does anyone know if a Silverwing will fit in the back of a Ford F250 truck with the 6.75 foot box? I know the length of the bike is more than that but wondered if it fit on the diagonal; anyone done it?

If you truck width is 4 ft then the diagonal should be 7.846 ft (91.586 in).

The overall length of the SWing is 7.46 ft (89.6 in) ... so in theory it should fit.
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PostSubject: Re: Bike transport   Bike transport I_icon_minitimeTue Jun 22, 2010 7:52 pm

The width of the bike may make it a tough fit in the back (if there is only two inches of clearance on the diagonal down the centerline of the scooter).

I brought mine home from a hundred miles away in the back of a F150 with the short bed. The tailgate was down. It rode just fine.

Your bed is at least a foot longer, so the weight of the back tire should be on the bed, and not the tailgate. You should be okay.
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PostSubject: Re: Bike transport   Bike transport I_icon_minitimeTue Jun 22, 2010 11:39 pm

Yep, that's what I'd do if I had a short bed truck, push the SW on backwards so the front wheel was the one on the tailgate. Just to lighten the load on the tailgate. The only caveat would be tying down the bike so the back end didn't rub on the truck. When loaded in the more conventional nose first position you can put the tire against the front of the box and snug it down.
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PostSubject: Re: Bike transport   Bike transport I_icon_minitimeWed Jun 23, 2010 9:50 am

honda_silver wrote:
If you truck width is 4 ft then the diagonal should be 7.846 ft (91.586 in).

The overall length of the SWing is 7.46 ft (89.6 in) ... so in theory it should fit.

If you look at at full side profile of the SWing for example http://powersports.honda.com/2010/silver-wing/innovations.aspx ... the "overall length" would have to include the fender and read body panel of the SWing.

There was 2.9 in beyond the "overall length", but the end of the rear tire and the end rear tire contact patch are both further in from the "overall length".

Without measuring and just estimating distance from "overall length" point to -

end of the rear tire may be: 6 - 9 in
end of the rear tire contact patch could be: 12 - 15 in

Based on these estimates the rear SWing weight would be 14.9 - 17.9 in inside the tailgate ... so there should not be any weight on the tailgate.

Whether it would ride with the tailgate up would be a completely different story.
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PostSubject: Re: Bike transport   Bike transport I_icon_minitimeThu Jun 24, 2010 1:43 pm

Thanks guys. I don't have the truck yet, was wondering if anyone here had done it. I think the box would be wider than 4 feet and I had calculated it would fit, however that did not take into account the width of the bike. Also, the tailgate would have to be closed since I'll be towing a camper. Don't really want to order an 8 ft bed.

?????

Thanks again,
Trulimey
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