Please post a picture of the transport rig you're fabricating, with the KLR650 loaded, rodent64. Safe transit appears assured by your meticulous, detailed planning and execution.
You mention, "short bed." A REALLY short bed, like a Honda Ridgeline's, or a Chevy Avalanche's, or a Cadillac Escalade EXT's, a Subaru Brat's, a Ford Explorer Sport Trac's, or a Lincoln Blackwood's? I've loaded motorcycles somewhat cross-wise, when available bed length was limited because of toolboxes, cargo, etc., avoiding loading packed weight on tailgate.
“You better put down that gun. You got two ways to go, put it down or use it. Even if you tie me, you’re gonna be dead.” "John Russell" (Paul Newman), Hombre
Last edited by Damocles; 03-21-2019 at 06:27 PM.