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Kuat Bike Rack Shank Adapter - 1-1/4" to 2"

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Use your Kuat hitch-mounted bike rack with your 2" receiver even if your rack's designed for a 1-1/4" receiver. This easy-to-mount sleeve securely attaches to the shank of your bike rack so that it will fit in a 2" receiver. Call 800-298-8924 to order Kuat accessories and parts part number D101 or order online at Free expert support on all Kuat products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Kuat Bike Rack Shank Adapter - 1-1/4" to 2". Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.

Kuat Accessories and Parts - D101

Use your Kuat hitch-mounted bike rack with your 2" receiver even if your rack's designed for a 1-1/4" receiver. This easy-to-mount sleeve securely attaches to the shank of your bike rack so that it will fit in a 2" receiver.


  • Adapter lets you use a bike rack designed for 1-1/4" hitches in a 2" receiver opening
  • Sleeve mounts quickly and easily with included bolts
  • Anti-rattle device still functions on Kuat bike racks with sleeve installed
  • Fits 1-1/4" Kuat racks - Alpha, Beta, NV 2.0, NV Base 2.0, Sherpa, and Sherpa 2.0
    • Will not fit first generation Kuat NV bike racks

D101 Kuat Shank Adapter for Kuat Bike Racks - 1-1/4" to 2" Hitch

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Kuat Bike Rack Shank Adapter - 1-1/4" to 2" - D101

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (8 Customer Reviews)

Use your Kuat hitch-mounted bike rack with your 2" receiver even if your rack's designed for a 1-1/4" receiver. This easy-to-mount sleeve securely attaches to the shank of your bike rack so that it will fit in a 2" receiver.

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by: Seth03/06/2017

I have a 1 1/4" Kuat Sherpa 2.0, and I purchased this adapter so I could switch my Kuat Sherpa 2.0 between my car and my wife's SUV, on which I recently installed a 2" hitch. Not surprisingly, the adapter works exactly as advertised. It screws easily into the Sherpa's shank, and the hitch pin holes line up perfectly, allowing me to lock the Sherpa into the 2" receiver. Above and beyond this, the purchasing experience through was as simple as it gets. I placed the order, and few hours later I got a link to click on for tracking it as it traveled across the country. I would highly recommend Kuat products, and I would highly recommend buying from 348930

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by: Becky B.05/30/2017

This product is exactly what I needed to make a simple conversion of my 1 an 1/4" bike rack to a 2" hitch receiver. It was very reasonably priced and came in about a week's time. And it allows me to use the lock system that I had originally purchased with my Kuat bike rack. It is a nicer, lighter and sleeker product than other adapters I found on the market and it stabilized the rack better by keeping it closer to the vehicle hitch receiver. 386628

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by: Mike K11/22/2016

Easy order and delivery. Quick Turn around. Bought to pair with a Thule rack with snug-tite feature but used in 1.25" receiver. Bought a truck with a 2" receiver and now can use rack with either vehicle. 318830

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by: Mike R07/17/2017

I have 2 vehicles; one with a 1.25" receiver and one with a 2" receiver. This adapter gives me the flexibility to use my Kuat Sherpa 2.0 (1.25" rack) on both vehicles. The shank fits great on my rack. 406866

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by: GeneK05/24/2014

Very pleased with the purchase. I do wish there were a way to keep the 2 screws with the adapter, A couple extra threaded screw holes would be nice. 132307

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by: VB04/10/2017

Shipped promptly and was just the right piece. Online description matches your delivery and saves time without having to return mismatched items. 365491

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by: Mark B05/05/2015

Perfect and as expected. Fast delivery and great communication. 190226

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by: Ken s.09/13/2017

I have not used in but I am sure it will work fine 432073


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  • Kuat NV 2.0 Bike Rack Adapter for 1-1/4
  • I have the perfect solution for you if you have a Kuat NV 2.0 Bike Rack, like part # NV12G, with a 1-1/4 inch shank to fit the Draw-Tite Max-Frame 2 inch Receiver # 75699 on your 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The people at Kuat thought these kind of scenarios through and have made an Adapter # D101 for situations just like yours. This will allow you to carry your Kuat bike rack with a 1-1/4 inch shank in your 2 inch trailer hitch receiver. If you don't have the 2.0 version of the NV then...
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  • How Do You Remove the Kuat Bike Rack Shank Adapter
  • The Kuat bike rack shank adapter # D101 is held on to the bike rack shank using 2 allen head screws. You would just need the appropriate size allen wrench to unscrew them from the shank and then you can take the adapter off and use the bike rack in a 1-1/4 inch receiver.
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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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  • Comparing Thule Helium Aero 3 and Kuat Alpha Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Racks for a 2014 Mazda CX-5
  • Hands down my favorite bike racks are the Thule Helium Aero series such as # TH9043. Basically, the rack has a great set of features. It has the integrated cable lock, cradles with road-dampening technology, built-in anti rattle and locks, and it weighs only 19-1/2 pounds. The Kuat Alpha, A102-Black, for 2 inch hitches or A102-BLACK-114, for 1-1/4 inch hitches are no longer made but when they were they were excellent racks and weighed just over 14 pounds. If you wanted a rack that would...
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  • 2 Bike Rack and Hitch Recommendation for a 2013 Volkswagen GTI
  • Both the Kuat Beta Bike Rack part # B202-114 and the Rhino Rack Bike Rack part # RRRBC045 would work great on your 2013 Volkswagen GTI as long as you have a hitch installed on it like the Draw Tite part # 24904. If you wanted to convert the Kuat so that it can be used on a 2 inch hitch all you would need is the adapter part # D101. The Rhino Rack can tilt away like the Kuat. I attached a picture that shows it being tilted for you to check out. Both racks are great, but if it was...
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  • Can You Make the Kuat 1-1/4 Inch Sherpa 2.0 #SH12B Compatible with a 2 Inch Trailer Hitch Receiver?
  • I have a solution for you, but the Kuat Sherpa 2.0 # SH12B does not include the adapter needed to fit both sized hitch receivers. All you would need to make the 1-1/4 inch # SH12B compatible with your 2 inch hitch receiver is the # D101. I have linked it to this page for your viewing and purchasing convenience.
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  • Comparing Kuat Sherpa 2.0 Bike Rack and Saris Freedom SuperClamp 2 Bike Rack for BMW and Volvo
  • The Saris Freedom SuperClamp 2 Bike Platform Rack EX2 # SA4025F and the Kuat Sherpa 2.0 2-Bike Platform Rack # SH12B are both great options, but between the 2 racks, the Kuat Sherpa 2.0 is my favorite and the one that hits more of the points on your list. Both the SuperClamp and Sherpa will fit both your 2007 BMW 530 and your 2010 Volvo XC60. These bike racks can both install in either 1-1/4 inch or 2 inch bike racks, and they will both clear your vehicle's bumpers when in the carrying...
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  • What is the Length of the Kuat Bike Rack Shank Adapter # D101
  • The Kuat Bike Rack Shank Adapter, # D101, measures 5-7/8 inches long and 1-7/8 inches x 1-7/8 inches square. This shank adapter was designed to work with the Kuat Alpha, Beta and Sherpa bike racks.
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  • Why Don't the Pin Holes of my Hitch and Rack Line Up with Kuat Beta When Using 2 inch Adapter
  • I spoke to my contact at Kuat about the problem you are experiencing and he said that while it may look like the pin holes do not line up the 3/8 inch pin that came with your Kuat Beta 1-1/4 will still fit through. When you use the # D101 you end up pushing the pin hole of the rack up a bit, but the pin should still be able to fit through the hitch and rack.
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  • Keeping Kuat Sherpa Bike Rack Safe From Exhaust Heat on 2009 Honda Fit
  • Sorry to hear about your bike rack, though I believe I have a solution which can prevent your Kuat Sherpa 2.0 # SH12B from further damage. What you can do is use a hitch adapter, the Brophy # HT5R, to 7" of length and 5-1/2" of rise to your current hitch. The only issue with using an adapter is that it cuts your tongue weight capacity in half. So when using this adapter, the 200 lbs tongue weight capacity of your Draw-Tite # 24826 becomes only 100 lbs. The Sherpa weighs less than 35...
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  • Is the Curt Trailer Hitch # C13701 Compatible with a 2008 Toyota Avalon
  • The Curt # C13701 trailer hitch that you referenced is intended for RVs and Camper Trailers; it is not compatible with your 2008 Toyota Avalon. For your Avalon you will need to go with a custom fit option that was designed to work with your specific vehicle. The Curt # C11427 is what you will want to go with instead. It is a Class I hitch with a 1-1/4 inch receiver. You could try using an adapter like the Brophy part # HTAD, but it will reduce the tongue weight capacity by 50% and increase...
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  • Using Kuat Sherpa Bike Rack SH12B With 2-Inch Hitch Adapter D101
  • The Kuat Bike Rack Shank Adapter # D101 that you referenced installs on the driver's side of the shank of the Sherpa bike rack # SH12B using the included hardware. These bolts should be tightened fully to secure the adapter to the shank. Then once installed in your trailer hitch you will use the anti-rattle device on the carrier to steady it in the receiver tube.
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  • Can Bike Rack with 2 inch Shank be Used on Vehicle with Only 1-1/4 inch Trailer Hitches Available
  • The 1-1/4 inch trailer hitch options, like the Draw-Tite # 24932 for a 2016 - 2018 Honda HR-V, do reflect on the lower weight capacity of these vehicles. Since trailer hitches are custom for the vehicles they fit, you would need to have a 2 inch receiver custom made if there are no 2 inch receiver options available. You could try using an adapter like the Brophy part # HTAD, but it will reduce the tongue weight capacity by 50% and increase play in the hitch receiver. This will typically...
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  • Will a Bike Carrier with 1-1/4 Inch Shank Fit Swagman X Mount Bike Carrier Storage Rack # S80940
  • The Kuat NV bike racks are either 1-1/4 inch or 2 inch. There isn't a model that fits both (like the Alpha, Beta, and Sherpa that use # D101, but this adapter does not fit the NV). So what you would need for a 1-1/4 inch bike rack is a reduce sleeve, # HT02, to be able to fit the rack in the Swagman X Mount Bike Carrier Storage Rack # S80940.
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  • Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Carrier that is Easy to Install for a 2013 Honda CR-V
  • If your 2013 Honda CR-V has a 1-1/4 inch trailer hitch I recommend the Kuat Beta, # B202-114. This carrier will be very easy to put in the hitch or remove because it weighs only 12-3/5 pounds. To use it in a 2 inch hitch you would also need shank adapter # D101. If you will be carrying any bikes that do not have a top frame bar that goes straight across (like a typical men's bike would) then I recommend using bike adapter bar # 64005. This will allow you to carry those bikes more level...
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  • Can the Kuat Beta # B202-114 be Used in a 2 Inch Receiver Hitch
  • Yes, the Kuat Beta Folding 2 Bike Lightweight Aluminum Rack for 1-1/4 inch Trailer Hitches, item # B202-114, can be used in a 2 inch trailer hitch, with the addition of the Kuat Bike Rack Shank Adapter - 1-1/4 inch to 2 inch, item # D101. The adapter sleeve mounts quickly and easily with included hardware.
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  • How to Use 1-1/4-Inch Kuat Beta Hitch Bike Rack B202-114 in 2-Inch Hitch
  • The Kuat Beta Folding 2 Bike Aluminum Rack for 1-1/4-Inch Trailer Hitches # B202-114 can be used in a 2-inch hitch receiver by adding in a hitch reducer sleeve # HT02. This sleeve is simply inserted into the 2-inch receiver opening and drops the opening size down to 1-1/4-inches to allow use of that size of accessory, such as the Kuat Beta # B202-114. The Brophy sleeve includes a 1/2-inch pin and clip to hold 1-1/4-inch accessories in place.
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  • Adapting a Kuat NV 2.0 Bike Rack for 1-1/4 Inch Hitches to Fit a 2 Inch Hitch
  • The issue is not with adapter # D101. You can use that adapter to use your Kuat NV in a 2 inch hitch. That is why Kuat made it. They were probably thinking you meant an aftermarket adapter such as # HTAD. The use of an adapter like HTAD will void the bike rack warranty. But the use of # D101 is perfectly fine!
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  • Adapter for Kuat 1-1/4 Receiver Bike Rack to Fit a 2 Inch Hitch Receiver
  • The Kuat adapter you are looking for is the # D101. This will adapter your 1-1/4 inch Kuat bike rack # B202-114 to fit into your 2 inch hitch on your 2016 Subaru. I have linked the adapter to this page for your convenience.
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  • Will Kuat Beta Bike Rack # B202-114 Fit On a 2012 Suzuki SX4 Crossover
  • The Kuat Beta Bike Rack, part # B202-114, is designed for a Class I and Class II 1-1/4 Inch hitch. To be able to use this Kuat bike rack on a 2 inch hitch you will need to purchase the Kuat Bike Rack Shank Adapter, part # D101. This adapter will bolt onto the shank of the Beta bike rack. It is not included with the Kuat Beta bike rack. On a 2012 Suzuki SX4 Crossover, I only show the Class I 1-1/4 Inch hitch as a fit, so this Kuat Beta bike rack will install onto your hitch without the...
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