Tip And Photo By Karel Kramer
So many of the extended-cab trucks we like so much have a relatively short bed. Too short to accommodate a full-size bike straight in with the tailgate closed. The answer, when you only have one bike, is to pull the rear wheel to one side to allow the gate to close. The problem is that the bike will then tip to the side with the longest tiedown when you turn or hit bumps. A third tiedown to the side of the bar with the short tiedown span will end the problem. Run the third tiedown from the bar or even from the tiedown hook to the rear of the truck. Then the bike will be rock solid for those dirt road derbies when you are in a hurry to ride.