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Replacement 1-1/4" and 2" Shank for Swagman XC Series Bike Carriers

Replacement 1-1/4" and 2" Shank for Swagman XC Series Bike Carriers

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Replace the shank on your Swagman XC bike rack or upgrade an older model XC for universal fit. Steel shank with threaded hitch pin hole and 3" rise fits 1-1/4" receivers and has an adapter sleeve to convert it for use on 2" receivers. 1-800-940-8924 to order Swagman accessories and parts part number P306 or order online at Free expert support on all Swagman products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for Replacement 1-1/4" and 2" Shank for Swagman XC Series Bike Carriers. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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Swagman Accessories and Parts - P306

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Replace the shank on your Swagman XC bike rack or upgrade an older model XC for universal fit. Steel shank with threaded hitch pin hole and 3" rise fits 1-1/4" receivers and has an adapter sleeve to convert it for use on 2" receivers.


  • Replaces a 1-1/4" shank on your Swagman XC Series bicycle rack
    • Comes with adapter sleeve so that the bike carrier can be used with 2" trailer hitch receivers
    • Requires Allen wrench (sold separately) for removal and installation of sleeve on shank
  • Has threaded hitch pin hole
  • Includes 1 threaded hitch pin and clip to secure bike rack to trailer hitch receiver


  • Application: Swagman XC Series Platform-Style 2-Bike Carrier for 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches (S64650) and older-generation XC models
  • Length (from center of hitch pin hole to base of bike rack): 17"
  • Rise: 3"

P306 Replacement 1-1/4" and 2" Shank for Swagman XC Series Bike Carriers

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Video Transcript for Swagman Bike Carriers Shank Replacement Review

Hey there, Swagman owners. Today, we're going to be taking a look at a replacement shank for your Swagman XC Bike Rack. Yeah, we don't like to think about it, but sometimes unfortunately, accidents do happen. If you we're in an accident with your bike rack on the back, I've even actually heard about customers leaving this on the back of their vehicle and forgetting about it while going through a carwash, unfortunately, this can damage your bike rack. Now, if something's happened to your shank, there's no need to get a whole new bike rack when you can just replace the shank of this replacement part from Swagman, available here at One other reason you may want this is if you're a diehard Swagman fan and you've still got the older model, it had a straight shank on it, not a raised shank.

This will allow you to upgrade your straight shank to a raised shank, giving you more ground clearance here at the back of your vehicle.If you do have that older style straight shank, your new shank is going to give you three inches of rise. This is a direct replacement. It comes with the sleeve to adapt it from an inch and a quarter to a two inch. It's also going to come with the anti-rattle bolt and everything you need to get it installed. So I'm going to go ahead and show you how to do that now.

Now I found the easiest way to do this, if you are able to get your shank still into your receiver, is to do it that way with it in place. It may be it's just cocked one side or the other and you just need to swap it out for that reason. But if you're not able to, you can do it on the ground just as well, but you will need the Allen tool that came with your bike rack.What we'll do is we'll loosen up the bolts here at the base. Once we get those out, we can pull the pin that attaches our platform to the shank and then our platform will just slide off from the shank. Then we can get rid of our old one and bring in our new one.

So again, I find it easier to reassemble it by putting it in your shank as well, and then bring our platform back in place. We can go right onto our new. And the way you'll line up the two bolt holes, the easiest way to line that up is to make sure your pin is aligned. If you know your pin and clip are aligned, then you know your bottom two are aligned.We can take our bolts, go back in, get them hand tight, and then finish them with the tool. And really it's that simple, just like that.

You thought you had a costly mistake or accident, but instead you we're able to save quite a bit of money just with the replacement part here at to get your bike rack up and running again, get you back out on the road enjoying those rides and all that great outdoor time.Let's get those nice and tight with our tool. Just get them about as tight as you can. It does come with a new threaded hitch pin, so go ahead and install that too if your old one was damaged. If not, then you just got to spare and that's okay too. Nothing wrong with that. Just a three quarter inch socket to get that tightened down, but having had your Swagman bike rack for quite some time, you knew that already. Once we get it tightened down, we're good to go. Just put that clip on the other side and we're all set. And that completes our look at a replacement shank for your Swagman XC Bike Rack.

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Replacement 1-1/4" and 2" Shank for Swagman XC Series Bike Carriers - P306

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (25 Customer Reviews)

Replace the shank on your Swagman XC bike rack or upgrade an older model XC for universal fit. Steel shank with threaded hitch pin hole and 3" rise fits 1-1/4" receivers and has an adapter sleeve to convert it for use on 2" receivers.


I’m going to need to send the part back. The end that fits into the receiver is good, however, the end for the bike rack was too small and the holes for the bolts didn’t line up. If you have a replacement part that would fit I would like to order it. I’m just not sure what I’m looking for. It’s a swagman bike rack and I bought it off of Craigslist.

It looks like you have a Swagman Traveler XCS part # S64664
Swagman Traveler XCS - Bike Rack for 2 Bikes - 2" Ball Mount - Frame Mount
. The replacement shank you will need is part # SP325
Replacement Bent Towing Receiver for Swagman Traveler XCS - Platform-Style 2 Bike Rack
. The Shank has a square at the bottom that fits around a ball mount that will go into the hitch of your vehicle.
-- Etrailer Expert Heather A - 12/12/2018


The bike rack is well constructed. Due to a car accident I needed to purchase the replacement shank and it was a perfect fit and etrailer got it too me quickly.


While the bike rack was damaged when I was rear ended, I was especially happy to find out that etrailer carried the part that needed to be replaced and the bike rack is now as good as new!


This is the hitch attachment I needed for my older Swagman bike carrier. My carrier had the straight 2 inch hitch that I used for mt camper and pick up truck. The straight larger would not fit well on my car as sat to low and close to vehicle. This item was the perfect fix to use the carrier on the back of my car. I love the Swagman Carrier and find it has been the easiest and most secure carrier I have tried. For me it outperforms even the big name brands at a better price. Thanks Etrailer for always having the parts I need.

Working fine. Lets me use my swagman with car and also on my camper
Dooboo - 09/05/2020


This is exactly what I needed for my Swagman rack. Fits perfect into the receiver hitch I mounted on our RV bumper.
Etrailer shipped my order quickly. The order receipt and the shipping notification was personalized and I like that kind of customer service.
Thanks, I look forward to doing business with you again.
Alison A
Phoenix, AZ


Picked up a swagman rack at a garage sale but didn't have the shank bar. Order through etrailer and in a few days I was able to use the bike rack. From order to final delivery, I was informed with shipping details and the cost of the part was very reasonable.


etrailer was super fast at getting my replacement bike rack part to me, so I can get back on the trails! Price and shipping cost were excellent as well.


Worked perfectly! It was a simple product. We went through car wash with the bike rack and bent this trailer mount. It bent the old one so bad I couldn't fix it. This was the fix. Now, we are back in business.


There was nothing in the box
It has a
big hole on the side of the box
I have pictures if you want them


Fixed me up right after I damaged my original. Worked perfectly and kept me from having to buy a whole new rack.

Quick shipping and etrailer will get a return visit from me. Thank you!


Exact replacement, all parts fit perfectly. Original part was not defective, user error caused it to get bent and it takes a lot of force to bend it. Received package promptly and packaged perfectly.


Perfect replacement part. It fits like a glove. Quick shipping. My bike rack is like new again.


Great price. Easy installation. Works great!


Product was a perfect fit. Great price and fast shipping. Thanks etrailer.


Everything as good as new. Thank-You again for excellent product, service, and staff.


Talked to a rep and they quickly helped me find what I was looking for.


Solid product, good shipping, good pricing, no complaints.


Perfect order, price and product. I live overseas and the sale was quick and smooth.


Item Excellent and fits perfectly.


Great product, great company!


Exactly what I needed. Quick Delivery


P306 did exactly what I wanted it to do


Easy to install and load two bikes.


Fit perfectly!



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