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Old 07-27-2012, 12:33 AM   #1
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Hauling a bike in a Nissan Titan
So I'm thinking of buying a 2008 Nissan Titan Crew Cab short bed and will be taking a road trip when I come home on the 14th and want to take my bike with me.

I was wondering if a sportbike will fit in the back with the tailgate up or down? How tight of a fit is it? I have a 2011 FZ8 btw. Thanks for the help!

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Old 07-27-2012, 02:42 AM   #2
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How long is the bed? I could fit my ZX-10 in the back of my 06 F-150 with the tailgate up. The bed was 6.5 feet long. F-150's also come with a 5'9" bed, in which a bike would NOT fit in with the tailgate up.

My 11 GMC Sierra 1500 has a 5'9" bed, and a bike will NOT fit in there with the gate up.

I just googled it, it looks like they came with 2 bed lengths.............the long one may work?

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Old 07-27-2012, 03:09 AM   #3
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Get a tailgate extender


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Old 07-27-2012, 03:26 AM   #4
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Get a big kid truck

Fixed.

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Old 07-27-2012, 03:35 AM   #5
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Fixed.

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Old 07-27-2012, 03:39 AM   #6
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A pre-runner s10 is not a big kid truck, Debi.
I'm sorry I had to be the one to tell you.
We were all sort of hoping you'd realize it on your own.

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Old 07-27-2012, 04:42 AM   #7
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My Ducati fits in my Honda Element.
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Old 07-27-2012, 04:50 AM   #8
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My Ducati fits in my Honda Element.
Anything is possible.
lol

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Old 07-27-2012, 05:42 AM   #9
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I own a 2007....Ninja 250 tailgate up. Everything else tailgate down.

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Old 07-27-2012, 05:48 AM   #10
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My bikes dont fit into my truck with tail gate closed (04 Ram quad cab). If your hauling just one bike you can always put it in diagonally in the bed and close your tail gate; I've done it before.

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Old 07-27-2012, 06:22 AM   #11
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I'm thinking about grabbing the same truck..

bed extender is the way to go with the short bed!

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Old 07-27-2012, 06:24 AM   #12
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I have the King Cab, not the Crew cab. Misread the post. Still, even with the longer bed I have to cock the back end of the bike sideways to get the tailgate closed.

I really need to find the ramp I have and post it here. It's rated at 1000 lbs, and it folds into your bed extender. No need for two items!!!

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Old 07-27-2012, 07:44 AM   #13
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I had an 07 Crew Cab traded it in for my 10 Crew Cab LONG bed

You can get 2 full size sport bikes in the regular bed with the gate down, you don't need the bed extender unless you just want it. Moved plenty of bikes in the back of my 07

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Old 07-27-2012, 08:07 AM   #14
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I own a 2008 Nissan Titan crew cab short bed and I throw my track bike (R6) in the bed all of the time the tailgate will be down if you put your bike in the bed as well. But I never had a problem with it at all and I throw my bike ramp in the bed as well. I just make sure that everything is tied down really well. Its a great truck! First one I ever owned lol I had an Lancer Evo before talk about a huge change lol.

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Old 07-27-2012, 08:07 AM   #15
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I have a crew cab Titan. I can fit the bikes in the back no problem, and depending on the bike I can get the tailgate to close on some

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Old 07-27-2012, 08:08 AM   #16
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My Ducati fits in my Honda Element.
Anything is possible.
Dude it still floors me how you got that shit in there none the less I was impressed lol

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Old 07-27-2012, 08:09 AM   #17
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I had an 07 Crew Cab traded it in for my 10 Crew Cab LONG bed

You can get 2 full size sport bikes in the regular bed with the gate down, you don't need the bed extender unless you just want it. Moved plenty of bikes in the back of my 07
makes sense. seems to me a bed extender is just gonna be in the way and a pain in the ass.

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Old 07-27-2012, 08:55 AM   #18
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That will be mighty short, but still might fit. Here is my ZX6R in my old Nissan with a 6' bed and it did not fit without the tailgate being down. One of the reasons I got rid of it for a full size GMC with a 8' bed.


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Old 07-27-2012, 10:38 AM   #19
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Slight thread jack:

Any of you guys have any problems or concerns with your titans?

I'm looking for an 04-06 crew cab short bed.. Have read a bit about some issues with 04-05's on a few of the nissan forums.


Tips, tricks, insights? Things to look for on an older truck?

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Old 07-27-2012, 10:43 AM   #20
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Leaky rear axle seals....only big issue I know of. There was a recall for them, though I think it was only done under warranty.

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