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  • How To Use Optional # PTSCLK12 Cable Lock Kit for Kuat Transfer 2 Bike Rack
  • The cable lock kit for the Kuat Transfer Bike Rack, part # PTSCLK12 includes locks for two bikes. The cable locks would install in the end of the bars that secure the bikes to the rack, as shown in the diagram I've provided from the instructions.
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  • 2+2 Platform Bike Rack Recommendation for 2014 Honda Odyssey with Class III Hitch Receiver
  • When it comes to purchasing a 2+2 style platform bike rack for your 2014 Honda Odyssey, my top recommendation would be for the Kuat NV 2.0 # NV22G-NA22G. The versatile design of this racks allows you to carry most bikes regardless of their size or frame design and it's aluminum construction makes it durable, lightweight, and corrosion resistant. As for the concern of the 2+2 style not being as sturdy as a 4 bike carrier, Kuat uses bolts to secure the 2 bike extension. By using bolts...
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  • Comparison between Kuat Transfer and Swagman Chinook Bike Racks
  • Between the Kuat Transfer part TS02G and the Swagman Chinook part # S64683 I would go with the Transfer mainly because it only touches the bikes at the tires whereas the Chinook grabs the frame of the bikes when securing. Also the Transfer is 10 lbs lighter at 37 lbs when compared to the Chinook. Swagman and Kuat are both excellent brands. Typically Kuat is referred to as a higher end rack company whereas Swagman does a great job offering bike racks that perform well but maybe don't...
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  • Comparing the Yakima HoldUp, Kuat NV 2.0 and Thule T2 Classic Platform-Style Bike Racks
  • I've linked you to product demonstration videos of all three bike racks. The best of the three racks will depend on the features you're interested in and which features you find most important. First some similarities. All three racks are capable of folding up against the rear of the vehicle when the bikes are removed, and all three can tilt rearward with the bikes in place, allowing easier access to the rear trunk or liftgate of the vehicle. All three racks include hitch locks of some...
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  • Installing the Cable Locks and Hitch Lock for Kuat Transfer 3 Bike Rack
  • I can certainly walk you through the installation of the Cable Locks and Hitch Lock for Kuat Transfer 3 # PTSCLK13. These locks are specifically designed for the Transfer 3 Bike Platform Rack # TS03G. To install the cable lock, you will need to remove the black end cap on the end of the ratcheting arm. Once the end cap is removed, you will slide the cable into the ratcheting arm and the black cap will set in the end of the arm. You will then use the included hardware to secure the cap...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2017 Subaru Outback Touring
  • I can help with a hitch and bike rack, but as of right now (October 2016) Yakima does not have a roof rack fit for your 2017 Subaru Outback Wagon Touring. For a hitch you would want the Draw Tite part # 75673 which is a confirmed fit that will work well for a bike rack. I attached an install video for more info as well. My favorite bike rack to recommend is the Thule Vertex Swing part # TH9031XT because it can carry up to 4 bikes and can swing out and away from the rear of the vehicle...
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  • Why a Wheel Mounted Platform Bike Rack is Preferred to a Frame Mount
  • Generally speaking wheel mount only bike racks are preferred. Especially for people with carbon fiber bike frames since frame mounts aren't recommended at all with them otherwise damage could occur. For other frame designs people still prefer them because there is no frame contact. People with suspension also prefer wheel mount as well. Loading is also easier because when the wheel mount is lowered you just set the bike in the tray, raise the wheel mount and then secure it to the wheel....
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  • Comparing Thule Helium and Kuat Beta Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Racks for a 2007 Mazda Miata
  • According to what I found on the Hard Dog site, their hitches are Class I, so you will need to find a rack that will fit a Class I hitch. The Kuat Beta, part # B202-114, and Thule Helium Aero, part # TH9042, will both fit Class I hitches. Any high quality hitch bike rack should not have a problem with speed bumps, provided you take the bump at an appropriate speed. Quality manufacturers test their bike racks on the roads and on testing machines in their engineering departments to...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2016 Ford Focus
  • For your 2016 Ford Focus you would want the Draw Tite hitch part # 24872 for a trailer hitch for use with a bike rack. Since this is a Class I hitch (that means a lower capacity hitch), the only bike racks we offer are ones that can fold away with bikes unloaded like the Kuat Beta part # B202-114. This is a great rack though loaded with features like anti-rattle and anti-sway cradles. f you plan on carrying any womens or alternative framed bikes without horizontal top tubes you may...
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  • How to Use a Kuat NV for a 1-1/4 inch Hitch in a 2 inch Hitch
  • Kuat does not offer hitch adapters for the NV bike racks, but there are some alternatives. If you are needing an adapter to use the Kuat NV, # N102, that you referenced in a 2 inch receiver, then I would recommend looking into a hitch reducer like the Brophy 2 Inch to 1-1/4 Inch Reducer, # HT02. This will insert into your 2 inch receiver and provide a 1-1/4 inch receiver for your bike rack. Due to the design of your bike rack shank there really isn't a way to use an anti-rattle device...
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  • How Does Anti-Rattle Device of a Kuat Transfer Bike Rack Work
  • The threaded hitch pin of your Kuat Transfer 2 Bike Platform Rack # TS02G is designed so that when you tighten it down enough you will take all of the movement out of the hitch. It sounds like you just haven't tightened the pin down far enough quite yet.
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  • Availability of Cable and Hitch Lock for Kuat Transfer 2-Bike Rack
  • There is indeed an add-on cable/hitch lock for the Kuat Transfer 2 bike rack, part # TS02G. You'll want part # PTSCLK12, which includes the cable lock and the locking piece that goes on the existing threaded hitch pin.
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  • Tire Width Compatibility with Kuat Transfer 2 Bike Racks TS02G & TS02G-FB
  • In its stock configuration the Kuat Transfer 2 hitch-mount bike rack # TS02G will work with tire widths up to 3-inches and tire diameters from 20- to 29-inches. Kuat offers a Phat Bike Adapter Kit # APBK to convert this rack for use with tires up to 4-1/4-inches wide. Kuat also offers a dedicated fat bike version of the Transfer 2 rack, part # TS02G-FB. For either version a lock kit # PTSCLK12 is available that allows both the rack itself and your bikes to be secured. For reference,...
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  • Differences Between Kuat Sherpa 2.0 and Older Sherpa, Comparison to Thule T2 Classic
  • Kuat makes some of the nicest bike racks around the new Kuat Sherpa 2.0 part # SH22G is basically an updated version of the Sherpa # S101 which was highly reviewed by our customers. The new Sherpa is lighter (by 8 lbs for a total weight of 32 lbs), has updated wheel cradles and updated wheel hooks as well. This rack would work well for you on your 2015 BMW X5 as long as you have hitch like the part # 75600 installed on it. The hitches for your vehicle sit quite a bit lower than the bottom...
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  • Kuat Sherpa vs Thule T2 Bike Rack Comparison for a 2015 Subaru Forester
  • Because the T2 Bike Rack part # TH9044 and the Kuat Sherpa # S101 are so similar and the # S101 is considerably lighter I think it would be the best choice for you. As long as you have a 2 inch hitch either of these racks would work well for you. Functionally the racks are basically the exact same and come with the same features, only advantage one has over the other is weight. That's where the # S101 has the advantage. I attached a review video for you to check out as well. If you...
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  • Will the Kuat Beta 2-Bike Rack allow Clearance for Bikes On a 2010 Prius With Curt Hitch
  • I have a few recommendations for you. My personal pick would be the Swagman XC2 Wheel Mount Bike Rack, item # S64650. This rack has a shank that rises about 2 inches for clearance and is very easy to load and unload. The ratcheting hooks are easy to use and they hold the bikes very securely. A friend of mine uses this rack on his Ford Focus and has no clearance problems, even when going over large speed bumps. We have a video review of this rack for you to check out, see link. For a...
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  • Using Hitch Extender with Kuat NV Bike Rack to Clear Spare Tire on 2007 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
  • When an extender is used, we typically advise that the tongue weight capacity of the receiver is decreased by 50 percent. In many cases, 50 percent of the original tongue weight capacity will be sufficient to carry the rack and the bikes placed on it. Due the the relatively heavy weight and long length of the Kuat # N101-103, Kuat does not recommend using an extender. When you use an extender, not only are you increasing the distance between the load and the receiver which increases...
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  • Hitch Mounted Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2013 Toyota Prius V
  • There are many hitch mounted bike racks that will fit on your 2013 Toyota Prius V, but the bike rack that I would recommend is the Kuat Sherpa 2.0 Platform Bike Rack, # SH12G. This is a quality bike rack that includes many great features. There is no contact with the bike frame, the shank has a 3-1/2 inch rise for better ground clearance and plenty of bumper clearance. Another bike rack that you may want to check out is the Swagman XTC-2 Platform Bike Rack, # S64670. This bike rack...
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  • Why A Class I Trailer Hitch on a 2011 Toyota Prius Can Only Carry a 2 Bikes on a Bike Rack
  • The issue with a Class I trailer hitch is not how much the bikes weigh, entirely, it is the amount of torque produced by having weight further from the hitch. With more weight further from the hitch, even if it is a little weight, it can damage the hitch, the rack, and the vehicle, especially when you add in any up and down movement while traveling. You may have heard of or even used a cheater or breaker bar when changing a tire. The longer the bar the easier it is to loosen lug nuts....
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  • Platform Bike Rack Recommendation for Carrying 4 Bikes with Fenders
  • For a bike with fenders I would not recommend using a bike rack that uses wheel mounts to secure the bikes. I would recommend you go with a frame mount bike rack. Check out the Swagman Quad Platform-Style 4 Bike Carrier # S64692. This rack is similar to the Kuat NV4 Bike Rack # N101-103 that you referenced except it secures the bikes by the frames instead of the wheels.
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  • Fit Kuat Trio Roof Mount Bike Rack and # TRP9 Phat 9 Fat Bike Adapter with Surly Moonlander
  • According to Surly, their Moonlander uses a 10mm axle. The Phat 9 Adapter kit you mentioned, part # TRP9 is the correct adapter kit for the Kuat # TR02 or # RU01 Trio roof mount bike racks. We do indeed offer a roof mount bike rack that's compatible with Fat Bikes without needing an adapter. Take a look at the Rhino-Rack Hybrid, part # RRRBC050-FB. The rack holds the bike by the front wheel using a ratcheting hook and a wheel strap for both the front and rear wheels. No need to remove...
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  • Platform Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2017 Subaru Outback and Draw-Tite 2 Inch Trailer Hitch
  • When we installed Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 75673 on a 2016 Outback it measured 5-1/2 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole back to clear the rear bumper and it will be nearly identical on your 2017 Subaru Outback. The Kuat Transfer # TS02G measures 7-1/2 inches from the pin hole to the closest part of the rack when folded down and 5 inches when folded up. The bike rack will clear the rear of the vehicle when down but not when folded up and it is still possible for the closest...
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  • What is the Difference Between the Kuat NV 2.0 and the Older Version of the Rack
  • There were quite a bit of updates for the new NV which Kuat spent three years working on. One of the biggest differences the new Kuat NV 2.0 part # NV22G has over the previous version is that the wheel cradles can now accommodate tires up to 4.8 inches in width. The hitch pin design allows you to install the rack without any tools instead of needing a wrench for the anti-rattle bolt. The foot release lever can now allow the rack to tilt down for more access to the rear cargo area....
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  • Can the Kuat NV # N105 Be Used on Bikes With Front Fenders
  • As long as the fender is tightly installed on the bike and the hook is attached to the fender as close as possible to the top tube of the bike, the N105 should carry the town bike you mentioned with no problem whatsoever. I spoke with one of my contacts at Kuat, who uses the very same rack to carry his wifes bike that has fenders, and he says it works very well. The inside of the hooks are padded, buy you can place a towel or other piece of cloth between the hook and the fender if you...
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  • Will a Kuat NV or Sherpa Bike Rack Clear Back of 2015 Nissan Murano with Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch
  • Hidden Hitch trailer hitch # 75952 is one of the hitches that will fit your 2015 Nissan Murano. When installed we found that the distance from the center of the hitch pin hole back to clear the rear of the vehicle is 4-1/4 inches, see video link. The Kuat NV # NV22G measures 7 inches from the pin hole to the nearest part of the rack when folded up so it will clear the rear of the Murano easily. Given that there is ample clearance with this rack I recommend it. The Sherpa # SH22B measures...
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  • Kuat Sherpa S103 Bike Rack Recommendation for a BMW X3 2014
  • While we haven't tested the Kuat Sherpa S103 on a 2014 BMW X3 yet, I can gaurantee it would work well for this vehicle and would be an excellent choice for a bike rack as long as you have a hitch installed on the vehicle like the Curt Hitch part # C13107. I attached an install video for this hitch for you to check out. The # S103 would have plenty of clearance to install on your vehicle. And when there are no bikes loaded on it you would be able to open your rear hatch. I attache d a...
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  • Wheel Adapters Included with Kuat NV 4 Bike Carrier
  • One of the wheel adapters is included with the Kuat NV bike rack. We offer additional adapters, part # PN2024 if you need them. We have a great product demonstration video that you might be interested in checking out, you can see the video by using the provided link.
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  • Differences Between Kuat Beta and Thule Roadway for 2010 Mazda 5 with Class I Receiver
  • The main difference between the two racks is the weight differential, as you mentioned. The Kuat rack has a slightly higher weight capacity, 80 lbs versus the 70 lb capacity of the Thule Roadway. Both racks have anti-wobble systems, the Thule rack uses a threaded hitch pin that snugs the shank of the rack tightly against the side of the receiver, while the Kuat rack uses a standard hitch pin, along with a knob that is used to tighten the rack/receiver connection. If the expense was...
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  • Recommendation for Carrying a Terra Trike and a Felt Mountain Bike on a 2009 Honda Fit
  • We do have a solution that will allow you to carry your terra trike and your Felt mountain bike on your 2009 Honda Fit, however, the Kuat Beta Bike Rack, # B202-114, that you referenced will not support a trike and a mountain bike because there is not enough room. To carry both of these bikes on your vehicle, you will actually need two different bike racks. This route will require a larger investment, but it is the best and safest way to carry both bikes with your Fit. At this time...
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  • Lock Kit Recommendation for a Kuat Transfer Bike Rack
  • Yes, the lock kit part # PTSCLK12 will replace the end caps of your Kuat Transfer part # TS02G and will give it a cable lock that will slide into the tube of the rack when not in use. I attached a picture of the lock kit for you to check out as well.
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