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  • Specializes in extremely lightweight, aluminum bike racks
  • Folds flat for easy storage in trunks or behind seats
  • Durable dual-strap anti-sway cradles provide easy bike attachment
  • Anti-wobble system uses hand knobs to reduce rattle inside the hitch receiver
  • Sleek, stylish appearance complements innovative craftsmanship
  • Kuat will only release a rack if they feel it is better than anything else on the market - in terms of construction, style, and usability. So you're sure to love the look, ease of use, and durability of your Kuat Rack.




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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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  • 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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  • Availability of a 2 Inch to 1-1/4 Inch Shank Adapter for the Kuat NV Bike Rack
  • 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. If you are needing an adapter to use the Kuat NV for 2 Inch Receivers, # N101, in a 1-1/4 inch...
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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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  • 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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  • Will Kuat NV Platform Style Rack # N102 Fit the 1-1/4-Inch Curt Hitch on 2012 VW Jetta Sportwagen
  • The Curt 1-1/4-inch hitch we offer for your 2012 Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen is their part # C11072. This Class I hitch offers a 200-lb tongue weight rating (tongue weight is the downward force on a hitch applied by a trailer or bike rack). It is a good idea to check your Jetta Sportwagen owners manual for any manufacturer restrictions on vehicle tongue weight. The combined weight of your chosen bike rack plus the loaded bikes cannot exceed either the hitch or vehicle limits. The Kuat...
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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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  • Which Platform Style Bike Racks for 1-1/4 Inch Hitches Have the Highest Weight Capacity
  • The 4 platform bike racks we have for 1-1/4 inch hitches with the highest weight capacities are as follows. The Thule T2 # TH917XTR with 100 pounds, Kuat NV # N102 with 110 pounds. The Kuat Core will only fit Class II 1-1/4 inch hitches and the Kuat NV and Thule with fit both Class I and II 1-1/4 inch hitches. If you are unsure which class hitch you have, the Kuat NV, part # N102 will fit both and give you 110 pounds of bike carrying capacity. Please note, you need to check the...
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  • Will Kuat NV Bike Rack # N102 Clear Rear Bumper of 2012 Honda Accord Coupe
  • If you were to install the Curt Class I receiver, part # C11085, we have determined that the distance from the hitch pin hole of the hitch to the furthest rearward point of the rear bumper is 3-3/4 inches, which is plenty of room for the Kuat NV to fit, as well as fold. The Draw-Tite # 24899 offers 6-1/2 of clearance between the hitch pin hole and the back edge of the bumper. This hitch would provide enough clearance, but not as much as the Curt hitch mentioned above. I would recommend...
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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 # 87679 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 # N101 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 # S101 measures...
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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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  • 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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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2016 Subaru Outback with OEM Hitch
  • That we are aware of the Kuat bike racks like the NV2 part # N102 would not work on the OEM hitch of a 2016 Subaru Outback Wagon. If Kuat says it will fit then they would know more than we would since they test the racks more than we do. The issues is that the pin hole of the hitch is too far back in the hitch so most racks can't get pinned properly. For a similar bike rack that is designed to work with the Subaru hitches you would want the Yakima Holdup part # Y02445. Yakima racks...
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  • Support Strap for Kuat NV Trailer Hitch Mounted Platform Bike Rack
  • If you have a Curt Class I or Class II 1-1/4 inch by 1-1/4 inch trailer hitch receiver, you would need the Curt trailer hitch support strap with a cambuckle, part # 18050. This strap will provide additional stability and support to the Kuat NV aluminum platform bike rack. I have included a video showing the features of the part #18050.
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  • Will a Dog Scooter with 48 Inch Wheelbase Fit on the Kuat 2 Bike Rack, Wheel Mount # N102
  • The Kuat 2 Bike Rack, Wheel Mount, part # N102 will accept bikes with wheelbases all the way up to 48 inches. It will accept wheel sizes of 20 to 29 inches and tire widths up to 3 inches wide. As long as the wheelbase on your dog scooter is no longer than 48 inches and has the correct wheel size and tire width range mentioned above, it will fit the Kuat bike rack. The Kuat 2 Bike Rack, Wheel Mount, part # N102 will only fit on a 1-1/4 inch hitch receiver. The 1-1/4 inch is the size...
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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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  • 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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  • Fit of Kuat Sherpa on 2015 Lexus RX450h
  • The answer to your question will depend on how far under the rear of the vehicle the hitch is recessed. You can determine this by measuring the distance between the center of the hitch pin hole and the furthest rearward point of the back bumper. The Kuat Sherpa can be used on your vehicle as long as this distance isn't greater than 8-5/8 inches. However, if the distance is greater than 5-1/8 inches, you would not be able to fold the rack up into its storage position. When we installed...
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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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  • Is the Kuat Bike Rack Hitch Lock # KUATLOCK the Only Hitch Pin Lock That Works on Kuat Beta Rack
  • Yes, most bike rack manufacturers will use an exclusive size and thread on the hitch lock for their own brand of bike racks. So, the Kuat bike racks will only be able to use the # KUATLOCK for a hitch pin lock. We have not run into any problems with the Kuat hitch lock not fitting properly on a Kuat hitch bike rack. The review you mentioned does not say if he was using the Kuat hitch lock on a Kuat bike rack. If he was using it on a different brand of bike rack that used a 1/2 inch hitch...
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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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  • Recommended Hitch and Bike Rack to Clear Spare Tire Clearance on 2011 Toyota Rav4
  • To determine the fit of a particular bike rack, you will need to determine how much clearance will be necessary, and then choose the rack that has a shank long enough to provide that clearance. When we installed the Curt Class III Hitch, # C13149 on a 2011 Rav4, we found that the distance from the hitch pin hole to the furthest rearward portion of the spare tire was 6 inches. The Kuat Sherpa # B202-2 has a hitch pin hole to rack upright measurement of 7-1/2 inches, so it will work...
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  • Will the Kuat Beta Folding 2 Bike Rack Fit on a 2011 Subaru Outback
  • The Kuat Beta Folding 2 Bike Carrier # B202-114, is designed to be used with 1-1/4 inch hitch receiver openings. If your 2011 Subaru Outback has a 1-1/4 inch hitch receiver opening then this bike rack is considered a fit for your vehicle. If you do not have a trailer hitch I would recommend the Draw-Tite # 75673, which is a Class III hitch that has a 2 inch receiver hitch opening. It is possible that your vehicle has a 2 inch hitch receiver opening and if that is the case then...
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  • Compatibility of Kuat DRT15 Dirtbag Bike Rack with 15 mm x 110 Thru Axle
  • The Kuat Dirtbag, part # DRT15 would be compatible with a 15 x 110mm thru axle. I've confirmed this with my Kuat representative. Mounting hardware isn't included, a 6mm or 1/4 inch bolt is recommended.
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  • Will Rear Hatch Open On 2012 Honda Odyssey With Bikes Loaded On Kuat Transfer 3-Bike Carrier
  • The Kuat Transfer 3 Bike Platform Rack, part # TS03G is designed to allow you to do just what you said you need. The Transfer is designed to allow you to tilt the rack away from the back of your Odyssey for rear cargo area access, even with the bikes loaded. One concern is the clearance at the back of your Odyssey for the rack. When it is folded down the distance from the center of the hitch pin hold to the pivot on the rack is 7-1/2 inches. When folded up the distance from the hitch...
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  • Recommended Kuat Hitch Platform Bike Rack for Class II Hitch on 2015 Subaru Outback Wagon
  • The 1-1/4-inch hitches offered for your 2015 Subaru Outback Wagon are rated as Class II types and with this hitch you can use one of the Kuat Class II-compatible bike carriers shown on the linked page. You can choose from hanging or platform style racks in 2- or 3-bike capacity. If you hitch is an OEM type from Subaru you may need to use a Yakima carrier instead. These OEM hitches have their hitch pin hole placed very near the end of the receiver tube and some racks will not work. If...
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  • Kuat Transfer 3 Bike Rack Lock Recommendation
  • For a lock to use with the Kuat Transfer part # TS03G you would want the part # PTSCLK13 as it is designed to work with this rack. This comes with a lock for the hitch pin and a couple cable locks to secure the bikes to the rack.
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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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  • Is an Anti-Theft Hitch Pin Included with the Kuat Beta Aluminum Bike Rack
  • The Kuat Beta Folding 2 Bike Lightweight Aluminum Rack for 2 inch Trailer Hitches, item # B202-2, does not come with a locking hitch pin. We have a good selection (see link) of 2 inch hitch locks available. A hitch lock is recommended with this bike rack. Our Stainless Steel Flush Design Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock, item # 40107, would be a good choice for this hitch.
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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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