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when using Vaseline.

tried in a Chevrolet and a dodge. the kick out bar ahead of the rear tires slides in with friction. rear tires deform to get in there. front track narrower so no sweat on that. why could Yamaha not made the rear an inch narrower for easier transport. I need to tow my RV trailer so the machine must ride in the truck to get to the destination.

at least we know it can get done.


wondering how the front wheels would fit on the rear? an extra set of fronts may be in the plans.
 

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as you can see by the above photos, I am not exactly centered due to a spotter error. too far to the left. the kick out bars slide thru. the tires can slide thru but try to grab onto the t-gate latch if not centered. it was driven up to the point the rear tires started to grab the protruding latch hardware but should've been centered to proceed all the way fwd. contemplating a pair of front wheels and tires to be procured and placed in the rear, but with enough sidewall flex I should have no issues as the latch hardware should not harm the sidewall. I should be able to move all the way fwd and have the tailgate removed and still tow the RV.

indeed the rear width as measured at the sidewalls is more than yamaha's specs tell you it is by over an inch. my utv 1 place trailer is 60.75" between the side walls which is a quarter inch wider than the specs say the wolverine's widest point is and it wont fit. time for a slight remodel.

The P-5 has an advantage for transport for sure.


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I would have someone pick up on the rear end and then slide a jack stand under it in the rear. That's quite a bit of weight on that tailgate if you hit a bump and it starts to bounce. Better safe than sorry.
 

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I believe with the tailgate removed the tires would rest enough on the floor like I did with my rhinos and commander. simply place loading ram onto the bumper.

my swb gmc 1500 I am building a t-gate save/platform that utilizes the hitch, and will have s hitch extension for towing the small trailer.

pita but doable.

wanted to throw this out there for the few who say it can not be done, the hauling of a wolverine in a standard pickup..
 

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I have the same truck , but what I did was I used 4 -2x6's two nailed together on the right and two nailed together on the left side, both are 6ft 6inches long . The idea behind this was to distribute the weight off the tailgait but and added benefit was its so much easier for the "kick out bar" to clear the wheel wells , and the rear tires don't come in contact with the tailgate assembly. And I'm only out $16.
 

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when using Vaseline.

tried in a Chevrolet and a dodge. the kick out bar ahead of the rear tires slides in with friction. rear tires deform to get in there. front track narrower so no sweat on that. why could Yamaha not made the rear an inch narrower for easier transport. I need to tow my RV trailer so the machine must ride in the truck to get to the destination.

at least we know it can get done.


wondering how the front wheels would fit on the rear? an extra set of fronts may be in the plans.
I've been trying to decide which size tire and wheel to buy for a spare, I've been told by my dealer that I should get a front wheel and tire because the front WILL fit on the rear without issue but there may be problems with the rear fitting on the front. (Although they have not tried that yet. But if there is an issue they believe it may be associated with wheel offset!)
 

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If you put rear wheel on front side most common problem is that tire will "touch" tie rod end. You much check for tie rod end clearance...
 

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below is a way easier solution.

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no issue rubbing the sides here. certainly nice to have a lot of room on the drivers side of the bed to carry supplies also.
 

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I've been trying to decide which size tire and wheel to buy for a spare, I've been told by my dealer that I should get a front wheel and tire because the front WILL fit on the rear without issue but there may be problems with the rear fitting on the front. (Although they have not tried that yet. But if there is an issue they believe it may be associated with wheel offset!)

I personally run the same size tires all the way around my machine...always have and will continue too. Never had any issues. I have 28x9.00x14 all the way around. I specifically do that for the reason of having a spare and so I can rotate front to back on my swamp lites to wear better.
 

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I personally run the same size tires all the way around my machine...always have and will continue too. Never had any issues. I have 28x9.00x14 all the way around. I specifically do that for the reason of having a spare and so I can rotate front to back on my swamp lites to wear better.
indeed, I plan on doing that for the same reasons you mention in addition to less rubbing going into the pickup.

pictures?
 
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