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Motorcycles and Stepside beds...

might be a stupid question, but does anyone know if it's safe and stable enough to strap a bike down on a stepside bed? a sportbike in particular. i know the stepside bed is made of fiberglass or something so i'm not entirely sure if it's a wise thing to try.
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The actual inside bed part is a double wall steel. with fiberglass bedsides. The reason the stepside bed is heavier than a regular bad
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Can't you just use the tie-downs in the bed? I did and the bike was fine.
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truck beds are made to haul stuff,it will be fine
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sweet! thanks guys! i just thought for some reason the stepside bed was weaker...
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nice looking classic there, a CB750F :-)
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I haul a full-size quad in mine and can't use the factory tiedowns, can't reach them when the quad is in the truck tires are in the way.
I took four 5/8-11 bolts 1 1/2" long drilled and tapped them to 3/8-16 drilled four holes in the bed set the 5/8" bolts in with fender washers on both sides now I can screw in 3/8" eyebolts when I want to tie something down or remove the eyebolts when I don't and put the a plastic panel push pin in each to seal the 3/8 hole when not being used.
They work great and put the load into the floor instead of the bed rails.
I have seen someone selling them or similar style somewhere I am sure you could Google removable eyebolt or something and find them.
edit.... found this almost the same as what I did http://www.bedbolts.com/
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