Originally Posted by Steve G.
...Honestly, if the tailgate can take the weight of the ramp hanging off of it, with the bike on the ramp, it can take less than 1/2 the weight of the bike on it....
That's the problem, the tailgate isn't really strong enough to take the weight of a GS on a ramp (when you're loading it) with all that weight at a point in the middle at the edge. You might get away with it a couple times but it will bend it. They are weak tailgates and I feel a little uncomfortable loading up my XR650L some times. Tacomaworld has threads on how to add steel inside the tailgate to stiffen it up if you really want to keep it straight but then you have to think about the cables on the sides and you might break those. I still like my Tacoma though.