Plus 2 2-Bike Add-On for Yakima HoldUp for 2" Hitches

Plus 2 2-Bike Add-On for Yakima HoldUp for 2" Hitches

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This add-on lets you convert your Yakima HoldUp 2-bike carrier for 2" hitches (Y02443) into a 4-bike rack. The add-on bolts easily to the base of your original rack with included hardware. It includes a safety kit with 2 LED lights and a flag. Call 800-298-8924 to order Yakima accessories and parts part number Y02446 or order online at Free expert support on all Yakima products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Plus 2 2-Bike Add-On for Yakima HoldUp for 2" Hitches. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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Yakima Accessories and Parts - Y02446

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This add-on lets you convert your Yakima HoldUp 2-bike carrier for 2" hitches (Y02443) into a 4-bike rack. The add-on bolts easily to the base of your original rack with included hardware. It includes a safety kit with 2 LED lights and a flag.


  • Add-on converts your Yakima HoldUp 2-bike rack for 2" hitches (Y02443 - sold separately) into a 4-bike carrier
  • Side-to-side wheel tray adjustability optimizes handlebar clearance and reduces the chance of bike-to-bike contact
    • Great for bikes with large handlebars such as 29ers and other mountain bikes
  • Cable locks with Same Key System (SKS) lock cores built into each upright arm lock bikes to rack
  • Easy installation
    • Remove the endcap from the base of the bike carrier
    • Slide the add-on's shank into the base of the carrier
    • Insert the included bolt
  • Safety kit with 2 red LED lights and a flag included
    • Lights and flag ensure that the rack is visible to other vehicles on the road
    • Lights require 2 AAA batteries each (not included)


  • Carrying capacity: 2 bicycles
  • Weight capacity: 60 lbs per bike
    • Note: When carrying 4 bikes, total bike weight should not exceed 200 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty

8002446 Plus Two 2-Bike Expansion for Yakima HoldUp Platform-Style Wheel-Mount Bike Rack for 2-Inch Hitches

Y02446 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details Y02446 Installation instructions

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Video Transcript for Yakima HoldUp Plus 2 2-Bike Add-On Review

Today we're going to be taking a look at the Yakama Plus 2 two bike add on for Yakama hold up. Part number Y02446. Upgrade your Yakama Hold Up to a four bike rack with this two bike add on. It maintains all the same features as the original hold up including it's ability to tilt away with all four bikes loaded. It's not bad idea to get an extra set of hands with four bikes. We'll have somebody pull out on that pin, and then somebody to lower it down. Then as you can see, we've got plenty of room to remove any cargo, gear, groceries, anything we might have with us on our trip.

You'll need that second set of hands when putting it back into the platform position. Raise it up until it snaps in. I've gone ahead and removed the bikes so we can go over some additional features. It's going to add about 25 inches to your hold up. Because of the added length Yakama has included some safety feature. We have a red flag here to increase visibility and then two battery operated reflectors to increase visibility at night.

The lights operate with two AAA batteries which are not included. The rack still folds up against our vehicle for compact storage. As you can see, the glad will not be an issue with most vehicles. It still maintains the 60 pound per bike weight capacity, though you should not exceed 200 pounds total. It features a limited lifetime warranty. Now that we've gotten all of the features I'll go ahead and show you how to get it installed. I've already got my Yakama Hold Up installed into my receiver.

Now let's get the two bike add-on installed. First thing we'll do is we'll remove our bottle opener end cap. It's pretty simple. There's a little tab up underneath here. We can just press in and then just work it's way out.

Just like that. Now you can see where our add-on's going to go in the hollow tube here. For sliding that add-on in, it's not a bad idea to go ahead and move your front wheel holder and your hook out of the way, that way you've got plenty of room to work with. We'll just pick it up. Not a bad idea to get an extra set of hands if you need to. We'll get those pin holes lined up and then we'll insert our included anti-rattle bolt. That looks pretty good. Make sure your lock washer's on there. We'll thread it through here on the passenger side. We can take our included tool and get that tight. Now this anti-rattle bolt here is going to function the exact same way as the anti-rattle bolt does up near your hitch and shank. It's just going to reduce a lot of play and rattle within our two bike add-on. The add-on secures our bikes the exact same way the hold up does. We also have the integrated cable locks for each bike for a total of four. If you'd like the key them alike you can do so with the Yakama Same Key System, with part number Y07204. With all of our bikes secured, let's go ahead and take it out on our test course and see how it performs. This is our test course. Let's start with the slalom. This shows side to side action such as turning corners or evasive maneuvering. Then onto our alternating speed bumps. This shows twisting action such as hitting curbs, potholes, road debris, or uneven pavement. Last of all the solid speed bumps. This shows up and down action such as driving through a parking lot or parking garage, or driving in and out of a driveway. That's going to complete our look at the Yakama Plus 2 two bike add-on for Yakama Hold Up. Part number Y02446.

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Plus 2 2-Bike Add-On for Yakima HoldUp for 2" Hitches - Y02446

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (4 Customer Reviews)

This add-on lets you convert your Yakima HoldUp 2-bike carrier for 2" hitches (Y02443) into a 4-bike rack. The add-on bolts easily to the base of your original rack with included hardware. It includes a safety kit with 2 LED lights and a flag.

- Y02446

Great product and service. thanks 671944

- Y02446

Ultra heavy-duty setup and the weight capacity crushes everything else on the market. Pair the four bike setup (HoldUp and a Plus 2) with a BackSwing for the ultimate bike hauling experience. Works with large and heavy bikes, ala electric. 562063

- Y02446

Great price on the +2 extender for my Holdup. Just installed with no issues, thanks to clear instructions from the website. 561732

- Y02446

This rack is heavy once attached to the base unit, but ROCK SOLID! I have no worries of bikes shifting or bouncing around. It takes two people to install and remove the rack when set up for all four bikes. If i am only taking 1-2 bikes, I definitely remove this from the base unit to make it more manageable. 558566


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