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Yakima HoldUp 2 Bike Rack for 2" Hitches - Platform Style - Tilting

Yakima HoldUp 2 Bike Rack for 2" Hitches - Platform Style - Tilting

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This beefy, platform-style hitch rack with ratcheting hooks and pivoting wheel cradles holds bikes of all styles. Adjustable bike trays optimize handlebar clearance. Tilting rack has built-in cable locks and a hitch lock to ensure complete security. Call 800-298-8924 to order Yakima hitch bike racks part number Y02443 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Yakima products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Yakima HoldUp 2 Bike Rack for 2" Hitches - Platform Style - Tilting. Hitch Bike Racks reviews from real customers.
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Yakima Hitch Bike Racks

  • Platform Rack
  • 2 Bikes
  • Yakima
  • Fold-Up Rack
  • Tilt-Away Rack
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Carbon Fiber Bikes
  • Electric Bikes
  • Heavy Bikes
  • Class 3
  • Wheel Mount
  • Bike and Hitch Lock

This beefy, platform-style hitch rack with ratcheting hooks and pivoting wheel cradles holds bikes of all styles. Adjustable bike trays optimize handlebar clearance. Tilting rack has built-in cable locks and a hitch lock to ensure complete security.


Features:

  • Hitch-mounted, platform-style rack carries up to 2 bikes
    • Versatile design fits most bikes regardless of size, weight, frame design, suspension, or brake style
    • Low load height requires less lifting than other bike rack styles
  • Ratcheting hooks on pivoting upright arms hold your bikes securely by the front wheels - no frame contact
    • Beefed-up pivot mechanisms withstand a lifetime of hard use
  • Large front wheel holders and pivoting rear wheel cradles make it easy to load bikes
    • Ratcheting wheel straps secure your bikes' rear wheels in place
  • 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
  • Spring-loaded pin in base lets you tilt the rack down or fold it up
    • Tilt the rack down for cargo area access or for easier bike loading
    • Fold the rack up against the rear of your vehicle for storage when not in use
  • Cable locks with Same Key System (SKS) lock cores built into each upright arm lock bikes to rack
  • HitchLock threaded hitch pin with SKS core locks rack to your vehicle
    • Also acts as an anti-rattle device takes noise and movement out of your hitch when rack is installed
  • Optional add-on (Y02446 - sold separately) lets you convert 2-bike carrier to a 4-bike carrier
  • Solid steel construction with glossy black powder coat finish is stylish and rust resistant
  • Handy metal bottle opener built into rack base


Specs:

  • Application: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Carrying capacity: 2 bicycles
  • Weight capacity: 60 lbs per bike
  • Carrier weight: 49 lbs
  • Wheel diameter: 20" - 29"
  • Tire width: up to 3"
  • Maximum wheelbase: 47-3/4"
  • Distance from center of hitch pin hole to:
    • Closest wheel holder: 12"
    • Closest wheel holder when folded: 7"
    • Rack base:
    • Closest part of rack when folded up:
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Approved for use on cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs - not approved for fifth wheels, motorhomes, or towable campers

Yakima 8002443 HoldUp Bike Rack In Use

The Yakima HoldUp is a premium, tray-style bike rack that lets you carry 2 bikes using your vehicle's hitch. This rack is specifically designed to carry bikes with big tires and wide handlebars, but it will carry just about any bike, including those with wheels from 20" to 29", carbon frames, disc brakes, thru axles, or full suspensions.


Wheel-Mount Design for Easy Bike Loading

Yakima 8002443 HoldUp Bike Rack Large Front Wheel Holders

The HoldUp is easy to load, even if your bikes have monster wheels. The deep, contoured front wheel cradles accommodate just about any wheel out there, and the pivoting arms with StrongArm technology ensure that your bikes are held firmly in place.

Note: Not recommended for use on bikes with front fenders.


Yakima 8002443 HoldUp Bike Rack Ratcheting Arm

To load a bike, simply place your front wheel in the holder, rotate the pivoting arm up and over the wheel, and press down firmly on the ratcheting hook. To release the hook, simply press the built-in red button and slide the hook up and off your wheel.


Yakima 8002443 HoldUp Bike Rack Adjustable Rear Wheel Cradles

Large rear wheel holders allow the HoldUp to accommodate a wide variety of bike wheelbases. These wheel holders pivot front to back, adjusting automatically to your wheel size - no need for sliding and tightening. Secure the wheels in place with the ratcheting straps built into each holder.


Yakima HoldUp Ratcheting Arm No Frame Contact

Mounting bikes by the wheels helps prevent any scratches or scuffs to the paint. The ratcheting hooks are padded, however, so they won't mark your wheels. And the pivot mechanisms in the arms are overbuilt to ensure they keep functioning smoothly over a lifetime of hard use.


Fully Adjustability Bike Trays

Yakima 8002443 HoldUp Adjustable Bike Trays

The wheel trays on the HoldUp are fully adjustable to ensure that you have all the space you need when mounting bikes with mammoth handlebars, such as a 29er. To adjust a wheel tray, loosen the 4 bolts where the tray attaches to the rack base and slide the tray left or right to achieve the desired spacing. Retighten the bolts and you're ready to roll with optimum handlebar clearance and no fear of bike-to-bike contact during transport.


Complete Security

Yakima 8002443 HoldUp Bike Rack Built-in Cable Locks

The HoldUp has a cable lock built into the end of each pivoting arm. These cables loop through your bike frames and attach to posts on the bike rack arms to secure your bikes in place. The cables store in the arms when not in use.


Yakima 8002443 HoldUp Bike Rack Locking Hitch Pin

The rack also has a HitchLock hitch pin that allows you to lock the rack to your vehicle. The threaded pin also works as an anti-rattle device to reduce noise and movement of the rack when it's mounted in your trailer hitch receiver.


The cable locks and HitchLock hitch pin include keyed-alike Same Key System (SKS) lock cores. These cores can be swapped out to make all your Yakima products keyed alike.


Tilting Design and Compact Storage

Yakima 8002443 HoldUp Bike Rack Folded for Storage

The HoldUp stores more compactly than similar platform-style racks, and features a spring-loaded pin at the base that lets you fold the rack up against the rear of your vehicle when it's not in use. First rotate the front wheel holders inward and tilt the rear wheel holders inward, then rotate the pivot arms down and use the ratcheting hooks to secure the arms to the rear wheel holders. Once the arms are in place, pull the pin and fold the rack up against your vehicle.


Yakima 8002443 HoldUp Bike Rack Tilted for Rear Cargo Access

The same pin can also be used to tilt the rack down 20 degrees for easier bike loading. The tilting feature can also be used when the is rack fully loaded, so you can gain easier access to your vehicle's rear cargo area without unloading your bikes.


Optional 2-Bike Add-On

Yakima 8002443 HoldUp Bike Rack 2 Bike Add-on

There is a 2-bike add-on available (Y02446 - sold separately) for the HoldUp that will allow you convert it from a 2-bike carrier to a 4-bike carrier. To install the add-on on your HoldUp, simply remove the endcap from the bike rack base, slide the add-on's shank into the hole on the bike rack, and secure the shank with a bolt that comes with the add-on.



8002443 Yakima HoldUp Platform-Style Wheel-Mount 2 Bike Rack for 2-Inch Hitches - Tilting

Item # Y02443

Installation Details Y02443 Installation instructions




Customer Reviews

Yakima HoldUp 2 Bike Rack for 2" Hitches - Platform Style - Tilting - Y02443

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (136 Customer Reviews)

This beefy, platform-style hitch rack with ratcheting hooks and pivoting wheel cradles holds bikes of all styles. Adjustable bike trays optimize handlebar clearance. Tilting rack has built-in cable locks and a hitch lock to ensure complete security.

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Just received the bike rack, and the hardest part of putting it together was getting it out of the box. It seems to be very sturdy and put together well, one small complaint was the instructions indicate that the hitch pin anchoring the unit to the vehicle, should go from Right to Left. This did NOT work on my unit and after conferring with customer support it appears to be a manufacturing defect that should not impact the performance of the bike rack, by inserting the pin Left to Right, but does show a lower standard of quality control than what I would prefer. 771352



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Just finished installing my new rack. I am VERY happy with the rack from installation to loading and unloading the bikes. Also I was very impressed with etrailer. I was looking for a specific rack and and only knew of one company that offered a rack that could be expanded to hold 2 more bikes. I was about to make my purchase of the very expensive other brand when etrailer suggested I look at the Yakima. I was very impressed with their videos and could see how the rack fit on my car so I purchased the rack and everything was exactly like they explained. I look forward to using this rack for a very long time. 785020



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The Yakima Holdup 2 Bike Hitch Mount works as advertised and from the product instructions had absolutely no trouble with the installation on a 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland Summit. The mount is substantial, sturdy and simple. One comment for "etrailer.com"...DON'T CHANGE ANYTHING. The entire online experience was flawless. Your website was so easy, very informative and communication was "above and beyond" from searching, product research, explanations, ordering, email followups with order submitted, received, shipped, tracking (both on your site with a map of where the product currently is located and UPS tracking info) and delivery. I can't come up with any suggestions. I will definitely shop etrailer.com again...THANK YOU!!! 32420



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The bike rack works as advertised, but the powder coating on the 2" steel was to thick and got stuck in the hitch. After an hour of trying to get it out and a call to a friend, I belt sanded the powder coating and it is all is good now. 546130



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Solid and sturdy. We purchased this to haul our ebikes. It was easily to assemble. 640770



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Great product!! I already had one of these bike racks I had been using for over a year and then someone rear-ended my car. the impact crushed the rack, but the rack did a great job protecting my bike so I only had minor damage on the bike. I ordered the exact same bike rack from etrailer.com and it was delivered almost immediately even with regular free shipping. 208848


Comments
Still loving it and a friend loved mine so much she bought one identical to it.
Kristine - 07/27/2016

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Excellent product. Well made. I am investing in a front wheel tie down to wrap around the wheel chock. It would be great if you included one similar to the one currently on the rear wheel chock. 83970


Comments
I have a 2004 Land Rover Discovery II with a rear tire mounting on the back gate. I do have a 2 receiver, I need a 4 bike holdup trailer hitch. Will the 2 receiver support the weight and will the unit clear the rear monstrous spare tire in the back?
-- comment by: Garry C - 09/08/2013

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Check the owners manual for the weight capacity of the hitch. Look for the tongue weight figure. As long as the rack and all the bikes combined weigh less than that figure, you are good to go. Whether or not it will clear the spare requires some measuring. I have added a link that shows you how to measure your clearance. Each of out bike racks that we list will have this clearance measurement in the description.

-- Patrick B - 9/13/2013


- Y02443
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The bike rack exceeded my expectations! Well-designed and sturdy , yet not so heavy that I couldn't install it on my vehicle myself. Also E-trailer delivered the product as quickly as promised. 91902


Comments
Entirely disagree with the light enough comment- I purchased the 2 2 version and it has to weigh the most awkward 125 lbs Ive ever carried. Pay the extra $$ and get the KUAT aluminum version. Makes it even more of a PITA when trying to lift it up to vertical. Takes two people and cannot expect my wife and 7 yr old to manhandle it. Enginerds should have used a coil spring to assist with the lift. Also- after owning for 8 months, theres significant pooled corrosion i.e. orangered liquid oozes from every nook/cranny after a rain. They clearly did not protect the interior and expect that very soon the powdercoating will give way to flaking leafs of corroded metal. A huge shame for something that set me back so much $$$.KUAT- lighter and wont rust!
-- comment by: John F - 02/10/2014

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I spent nearly $800 for the 2 up with plus 2. Light enough, maybe if you only use the 2 bike version, it weighs over 50 lbs. I have the older grey 2 up along with the 2 plus making it hold 4 bikes. Combined they weigh about 100 lbs. No way one person can put the receiver in the hole. Very difficult for one person to raise up the unit from horizontal also. Two different size wrenches needed to take on and off bike as I have to remove the plus 2 first, 34 wrench then a 15/16 is needed on hitch. The plus 2 also does not come with a lock to secure it to the 2 up or a cable to lock the bikes to the rack. You will need to purchase them separately, another $50. I have also had two of the arms fail in a little over a year now, they have a lifetime warrantee but that gets old replacing them.Rack does hold bikes very good, but I am not happy overall with my purchase. Other models out there for this kind of money take a look.
-- comment by: Bill S - 04/07/2014

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Great bike rack. Bought a new RAV 4 and needed the rack ASAP for a bike benefit in Milwaukee. Ordered it on Tuesday, got it on a Thursday left for Milwaukee on Friday. Highly recommend ETRAILER for their exceptional advice and follow up. 514883



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Received in good condition and quicker than promised. Product was easy to assemble and fitted to vehicle well. Loaded bikes easily and adjusted tray positions to avoid bikes coming in contact with each other (none come in contact with vehicle). Tilt down feature is great and allows access into back of vehicle. Test drove around neighborhood and bikes only moved slightly. Unloaded bikes easily and folded up carrier and drove around like that - no problems. Included cable locks are good but can't reach back tires, so need to buy another cable lock to fully secure the bikes - this is the only reason to downgrade one step from Excellent. 181598



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The bike rack is awesome, well built and easy to assemble. The only issue that i have is that the product description says that these are suppose to have ratcheting straps to secure the tires and mine most definitely DOES NOT. Its not a big deal but still. 637274


Comments
Yakima recently made an update to the strap assembly on the wheel tray of the HoldUp. The old mechanism could stick and jam occasionally, so Yakima improved it. Well be updating our product description photos and videos shortly.
-- Mike L - 05/10/2019

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Very sturdy. Holds bikes in place with minimal movement. The two bikes don't touch and the rack doesn't touch the frame. I had been putting my bikes in the back of my SUV. They leaned on one another. This rack also clears up the back so I can carry passengers. Etrailer was extremely fast with shipping. Make sure you order what you want. The order will be processed and shipped before you can blink. I was extremely pleased with the fantastic communication and monitoring of the package. Great company. 22058



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This bike carrier meets all of our expectations. The instructions were easy to follow except for one glitch. After using the carrier the first time, I discovered that I reversed the two trays. They are identical construction; the only difference is the YAKIMA sticker which ended up upside down. The instructions do not clearly state anything regarding which tray to mount first. However the illustration does show which one should be first - I didn't catch it. Correcting it was very easy - so all is well. 291026


Comments
We have used the bike carrier several times during the past year with no issues. We love the design and the ease of use.
Jerry H - 09/03/2017

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Great Bike Rack! Well built, very durable with great features. Very easy to assemble and mount bikes on. 634785



- Y02443
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The products ordered through Etrailer were of good quality. The company was prompt with their sending procedures. Also, if I had questions they answered them immediately. In addition, I had an out of stock order that was sent to me as soon as their stock was re-supplied. The customer service people were great. I would deal with this company anytime with faith that they have reliable products and good service. 846095



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Very easy to put on and remove. Solid and sturdy. Very useful to have a lock so I don’t fear theft. 845335



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I just received this hitch via FedEx and it was delivered earlier than initially quoted. The packaging was solid! Basically a box in a box, with multiple pieces of cardboard placed strategically to ensure the safe un damaged transport. The hitch itself was also wrapped with padding very carefully! I couldn’t be more happier with my experience with etrailer.com!! 844162



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Great improvement over Yakima's older models of this hitch rack. Perfect for my road bike and my wife's electric Townie on the same rack. Quick, free delivery from eTrailer. 837271



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Great product, easy to assemble, sturdy and well built. I like that it locks the wheel vs. the frame. Very easy to use. Like the fact that it has the locks built into it. 819559



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Unit is great when in use, BUT it is extremely hard to lift up from the tilted back position, and the pin doesn't pop into it's housing until you lift on the left side back bar, and then it aligns and clicks in. Pretty poor design there. Also, there is a lot of play in the main support bar that attaches to the hitch bar. You can move the whole unit, with bikes on it, back and forth. I am going to have to install some teflon washers to take up the slop, or live with the bikes visibly shifting back and forth on the rack. So disappointed with initial use. Yakima should design with better tolerances and precision. 816251



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Great rack. Easy to put together and to load. The built in locks are great and the dust cover lock in the hitch is convenient too and uses the same lock key as the others. If you looking for a good solid rack for road cycling carbon bikes, this is the one! I have a new 2020 Trek SL 7 Domane and this is the best rack to transport it. I highly recommend it. In regards to the purchase thru etrailer.com, the best! Great videos and easy to order. Tracking delivery was great and it was delivered on time and with no damage. Use them! 797116



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Nice product, 795115



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It only took a couple of days for the rack t arrive after I ordered it. I was impressed how sturdy the rack is. My wife rides a Trek Townie E-bike which is heavy (48 lbs) that I needed a sturdy rack to carry it in addition to mine. My hanging rack in no way would handle the weight (Total with all the gear, 70 lbs). My new rack handled it easily. This rack has some nice features that I looked for in a good rack. It was easy to put together and install on my car. It is fairly heavy but fits perfectly in my 2" hitch. With all the bikes loaded, there isn't any sway or movement with the rack as I drive. The rack sits nice and tight in the receptor. It has security locks that make hauling bikes a safe and secure experience. The cost was a little higher than I wanted to spend but I was glad I did. I know I bought a great product that will last for many years of riding. I highly recommend this rack to anyone looking for a quality rack for their bikes. 794998



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The bike rack works great and fits the car well. I originally order the wrong rack and etrailer made the return easy and we were able to get the rack we wanted! 792917



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The Yakima bike carrier was easy to install. E trailer makes purchasing easy and their reviews of products is very helpful in making the best choice. Thank you 790894


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  • Will Black Yakima HoldUp Extension Fit Older Gray Yakima HoldUp Bike Rack
    The HoldUp has 3 generations. The first 2 were gray. I checked with Yakima and the extension, # Y02446, for the current generation black HoldUp is retro-compatible with the HoldUp (2009) 8002433 model. This is the version that only fits 2 inch hitches.
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  • Parts Needed to Use the Yakima HoldUp 2 Bike Rack for 2" Hitches with a 1-1/4" Hitch
    To convert your Yakima HoldUp 2 Bike Rack for 2" Hitches # Y02443 so that it will fit a 1-1/4" hitch receiver you need the Replacement Tongue # 8880581 along with the Hardware Kit # Y90195. Please note that when using this smaller tongue you cannot utilize the 2-Bike Add-On # Y02446. You will only be able to carry 2 bikes with the 1-1/4" tongue.
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  • What is the Weight of the Yakima HoldUp Trailer Hitch Mount Platform Bike Rack
    The shipping weight of the Yakima HoldUp, # Y02443, is 65 pounds. Figure about 5 pounds of packaging and that puts the weight of the rack alone at about 60 pounds. The rack has a capacity of 60 pounds per bike. I have included a link to a video review of this bike rack for you. For a light weight platform style rack you can use the Swagman XC, # S64650. It has a shipping weight of 28 pounds.
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  • Comparing the Yakima HoldUp 2 and the Kuat Sherpa 2.0
    Between the Yakima HoldUp 2, part # Y02443 and the Sherpa 2.0, part # SH22G, I personally like both, however, they are built around different bikes and uses. The Yakima HoldUp is a better rack if you have kids bikes, heavier bikes, or could possibly need a 4 bike carrier in the future. The rack is expandable to carry a total of 4 bikes with part # Y02446, or the two out of the base model. The HoldUp is also able to carry bikes with 14 to 29 inch wheels, covering a wide grouping of family...
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  • Differences Between a Class II Trailer Hitch and a Class III Trailer Hitch for use of a Bike Rack
    The bike rack you have selected will fit in a 2 inch by 2 inch hitch. The Class II only disclaimer is for the 1-1/4 by 1-1/4 inch hitch model of this bike rack, # Y02445. The differences between class II and class III are the size of the hitch opening, 1 1/4 inch square as opposed to the class III 2 inch square opening, and the weight capacity of the hitches. This bike rack will fit your class III hitch (see instructions link below). We have an article that explains the differences...
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  • Comparing the Thule T2 and Yakima HoldUp Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Racks for a 2011 Mazda CX-9
    Bike racks are not vehicle specific there are just some that vehicle owners purchase more often for certain vehicles than others. Since you have a 2 inch trailer hitch on your 2011 Mazda CX-9, you can use the Yakima HoldUp, # Y02443. The Thule T2, # TH9034XT will also fit. I have linked video reviews of both racks for you. Both racks are rated for 60 pounds per bike. The HoldUp will accept 14 to 29 inch bike wheels. The T2 will accept 20 to 29 inch bike wheels. The T2 will accept bike...
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  • Can a 4-Bike Platform Bike Rack be Used on a 1-1/4 Inch Trailer Hitch on a 2011 Mercedes R350
    There is a very good reason why no one makes a 4-bike platform style bike rack for 1-1/4 inch trailer hitches. It isn't due to the weight, not entirely, it is the fact that a 4-bike platform bike rack is very long and the distance of the second 2 bikes from the hitch receiver will produce tremendous leverage on the hitch receiver which can damage the hitch (I've seen it happen) and/or the vehicle. The best solution is to replace the 1-1/4 inch hitch with a 2 inch hitch, # 75470, on your...
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  • Using Yakima HoldUp Part # Y02433 on Rear of Motor Home Not Recommended
    Yakima does not recommend using the HoldUp Rack on motor homes because a bike rack mounted on the rear of a motor home will be subject to more shaking and jarring than would be experienced when mounted in the receiver on a passenger vehicle. This is primarily caused by two factors, the distance between the rear axle of the motor home and the receiver, and the stiffer ride typically experienced in motor homes. Yakima also does not recommend using a hitch extender of any type with the...
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2017 Subaru Outback with Factory 1-1/4 Inch Trailer Hitch
    If the trailer hitch on your 2017 Subaru Outback is the factory hitch then that limits your bike rack options. The issue is that the hitch pin hole on the Subaru hitch is much to close to the receiver opening to use most bike racks safely; especially platform racks that are heavier than hanging racks. The best bike rack option that will work with that hitch is the BikeWing # LGA54FR which does hold the bikes by the wheels. The other option, provided the factory hitch is not welded on,...
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  • Compatibility of Yakima Hold Up 2 Bike Rack for Cruiser-Style Bikes with Fenders
    A bike rack that holds the bike by the tops of the tires like the Yakima # Y02443 HoldUp wouldn't be the best choice for your style of bike because the presence of the fenders would prevent the rack's arms from getting a good grip on the tires, which could cause the bike to come loose during transport. It's also possible that the rack's arms could damage the bike fenders. In your situation, a Platform-Style rack that would hold the bikes by the bottoms of the tires and the frame would...
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  • Solution for Adding LED Light Kit to Platform Bike Rack
    I have a solution for adding turn signals to your Yakima Holdup part # Y02443 but it will require you to drill the cross tube of the rack which Yakima is not going to care for. What you need is the light kit part # 98174LED which will plug into a 4-way and give you LED taillight signals. To mount them to the rack you will need to attach the part # BK70BB to the bottom of the rack which will hold the light assemblies in place.
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  • Trailer Receiver Bike Carrier to Use in Place of Discontinued Yakima StickUp
    The Yakima StickUp bike rack has actually been discontinued. For a similar rack take a look at the Thule Doubletrack, # TH9054. I have linked a video showing the features of the bike as well as loading a bike on the rack. You could remove the second set of cradles from the rack if you wanted to. But removing them is not necessary. The rack is made of steel an automotive grade plastics. It weighs about 35 pounds. It can be used in Class I, II, and III hitches with 1-1/4 inch or 2 inch...
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