6.5' truck bed

Jo Rhett jorhett at fastlizardracing.com
Wed Feb 15 13:24:05 PST 2012

Honda Odyssey 1999-2004 minivans have the most height (like 44inches) between the bottom and top.  You can fit most bikes without the windscreen into it, and a stock SV straight in. The newer Odyssey and the Sierra both lose 3 inches to rear door activators/controls.  None of the other minivans are even close enough to attempt.

I actually fit TWO(2) SVs in the back of the van, both my superbike and superstock :)  To do this you have to stagger the bikes slightly so that handlebars don't touch, which requires moving the passenger seat a bit forward, since there's not enough room to move them backward.  But it's a fairly easy setup.

On Feb 15, 2012, at 3:26 AM, Erik Weber wrote:
> I don't mean to insult your intelligence, but keep this in mind about
> the canopy. It needs to be tall enough not only for your bike, but for
> you to stand next to the bike and load it.
> I think it was Jo on here who was using a Honda minivan. I don't know
> how he loaded the bike into one of those. The cargo vans tend to have
> a piece of metal coming down from the roof where the doors meet. I was
> constantly bumping my head on that damned thing.
> On 2/15/12, Erik Weber <yoober at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Yeah, that's why I like the cargo vans.
>> On 2/14/12, Steve Robertson <srobertson at ssimicro.com> wrote:
>>> Those bed extenders are nice and I have seen some that also convert into
>>> a
>>> ramp, very handy. I want to be able to put
>>> a canopy on the truck (for additional security) so the bed extender
>>> wouldn't
>>> work for me.
>>> They make cages that replace the gate and give you more room.

Jo Rhett /  velociRaptor Racing
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