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who said a 500 wouldnt fit?

yaboytroy

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so i got this 500 foreman to play in the mud with.  then realize is was too big for the truck...  however if u bend in the fenders while u slowly creep up it will fit.  barely!!  havent gotten the nerve up to drive with it in the back yet. because its sits up on the tail gate.      the first pic is with the midgate up and the bike as far up as it will go.    the 2nd is with the midgate and window down.  is this too much weight for the tailgate? secured properly, do u all think that this would be safe transportation?
 

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I'd be a little leery of driving with it like in the first pic, maybe stick some 2x4's in the bed first and then drive on them
 
See if you can't locate some VR straps.  I never did trust the cables, especially after they snapped on me.  There's nothing wrong with hauling it on the tailgate, it's just the questionable cables that are always a concern.
 
Hi yaboytroy,
If you can't find the VR Straps (which are stainless steel bars instead of the tailgate cables.) you may want to use a section of your ATV ramp under the rear wheels to distribute the load off the tailgate into the bed some.
One thing to consider if you try to ride with the midgate down and a muddy ATV in the bed, the vacuum and airflow will make the mud fly off and come into the cab, your interior and anyone inside will be a mess. >:D
 
Vaeagleav said:
Hi yaboytroy,
If you can't find the VR Straps (which are stainless steel bars instead of the tailgate cables.) you may want to use a section of your ATV ramp under the rear wheels to distribute the load off the tailgate into the bed some.
One thing to consider if you try to ride with the midgate down and a muddy ATV in the bed, the vacuum and airflow will make the mud fly off and come into the cab, your interior and anyone inside will be a mess. >:D

That's a very good point, but if you have a muddy ATV, chances are, the people in the truck are the ones that made it that way.  They are likely just as muddy. :)
 
I use to ride my foreman 500 like that all the time, until I put larger tires on....now there is no chance of getting it in there. A trailer is a lot easier
 
Sirshopolot said:
Just get a trailer and be safe instead of sorry!
Agreed heres one for about $300 with shipping that should work.
http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?Itemnumber=42709
 
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