Yakima TwoTimer 2 Bike Platform Rack - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Tilting - Frame Mount

Yakima TwoTimer 2 Bike Platform Rack - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Tilting - Frame Mount

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  • Platform Rack
  • 2 Bikes
  • Yakima
  • Tilt-Away Rack
  • Fold-Up Rack
  • Fits 1-1/4 Inch Hitch
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Fits 1-1/4 and 2 Inch Hitch
  • Class 2
  • Class 3
  • Frame Mount
  • Hitch Lock
This 2-bike, platform-style carrier has ratcheting, padded hooks and sliding wheel trays to accommodate bikes of different sizes. The rack tilts with bikes loaded for cargo area access. Anti-rattle hitch lock included. Call 800-298-8924 to order Yakima hitch bike racks part number Y02468 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Yakima products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Yakima TwoTimer 2 Bike Platform Rack - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Tilting - Frame Mount. Hitch Bike Racks reviews from real customers.


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Yakima Hitch Bike Racks - Y02468

This 2-bike, platform-style carrier has ratcheting, padded hooks and sliding wheel trays to accommodate bikes of different sizes. The rack tilts with bikes loaded for cargo area access. Anti-rattle hitch lock included.


Features:

  • Hitch-mounted, platform-style rack carries up to 2 bikes on the back of your vehicle
  • Versatile design fits most bikes regardless of size, weight, frame design, suspension, or brake style
    • Great for children's bikes and bikes with fenders
    • Fits fat bikes with extended strap kit (Y02470 - sold separately)
  • Ratcheting, rubberized hooks firmly grip your bikes by the top tubes
    • Adjust independently along upright mast to hold 2 bikes of different shapes and sizes
    • Protect bike finish from scuffs and scratches
  • Sliding wheel cradles with ratcheting straps secure your bike wheels to the rack
    • Hand knobs let you adjust wheel cradles to accept bikes of different lengths
  • Low platform design allow for rapid bike loading and unloading
  • Tilting design allows for easy bike loading and access to rear cargo area
    • Rack can be tilted with bikes loaded
  • Anti-rattle hitch lock with Same Key System (SKS) lock secures the rack to your vehicle
    • Reduces movement and noise of the rack in your hitch
  • Built-in rung on rack base provides an anchor point for a cable lock
  • Stabilizing strap reduces bike movement during transport
  • Rack folds up against vehicle when not in use
  • Adapter sleeve converts 1-1/4" shank for use in 2" hitches
  • Steel construction with gray powder coat finish is strong, durable, and rust resistant
  • Convenient bottle openers built into the rack arms


Specs:

  • Application: 1-1/4" x 1-1/4" (Class II only) and 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Carrying capacity: 2 bicycles
  • Weight capacity: 45 lbs per bike
  • Maximum wheelbase: 48"
  • Maximum tire width: 2-1/2"
  • Distance from center of hitch pin hole to upright mast: 22-1/2"
  • Distance from center of hitch pin hole to closest wheel cradle: 17"
  • Distance from center of hitch pin hole to closest part of rack when folded: 12"
  • Shank rise: 4"
  • Carrier weight: 39 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty


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

The TwoTimer lets you carry 2 bikes on the back of your vehicle. The platform-style design makes it easy to load and unload your bikes, and ratcheting hooks and sliding wheel cradles accommodate bikes of different sizes. The rack tilts down - even with bikes loaded - for cargo area access and folds up against your vehicle when it's not in use. And an anti-rattle hitch lock secures the rack to your vehicle.


Quick, Easy-to-Load Design

This rack lets you quickly and easily load your bikes. Low load height requires minimal lifting. And adjustable hooks and wheel cradles hold bikes of different shapes and sizes.


Ratcheting Frame Hooks

Yakima 2 Timer Frame Hook

The upright mast has 2 ratcheting hooks that move up and down with the push of a button. This allows you to carry 2 bikes of different heights and frame styles - like children's bikes and bikes with fenders. The hooks firmly grip your bikes by the top tubes, and they are cushioned to protect your bike frames from scratches and scuffs.


Yakima 2 Timer Frame Hook Rotates

Both hooks can be rotated out of the way for easier bike loading. Just push in the small buttons on the hooks to rotate them.


You can also replace a short hook with a long hook or vice versa. This gives you the ability to choose where you want to mount your bikes. An additional short hook (Y80526 - sold separately) or long hook (Y80525 - sold separately) lets you mount a shorter or taller than normal bike on the rack.


Adjustable Wheel Cradles

Yakima 2 Time Wheel Cradles

Sturdy, adjustable wheel cradles let you carry bikes of different lengths. Use the hand knobs to slide each cradle to the desired position and tighten. Ratchet straps allows you to tighten down wheels of different widths to the cradles.


Insert the straps into built-in slots on the cradles to keep them out of the way while you're loading your bikes.


If you want to carry a fat bike, the cradles can carry tires up to 4-1/2" wide with the addition of extra-long straps (Y02470 - sold separately).


Folding, Tilting Design

The TwoTimer's tilting design makes it easier to access your vehicle's rear cargo area and to load your bikes. Just pull the spring-loaded pin at the base of the rack.


Yakima 2 Timer Tilted

You can tilt the rack with both bikes mounted. Make sure the heaviest bike is loaded closest to your vehicle.


Easily fold the rack up against the back of your vehicle when it's not being used. Just pull the pin at the base of the upright mast to fold it down, and use the spring-loaded pin on the rack base to fold the rack against your vehicle.


Hitch Adapter and Lock

Yakima Hitch Adapter

Use the adapter sleeve to convert the rack's 1-1/4" shank for use in your 2" hitch.


An anti-rattle hitch lock is included to secure the TwoTimer to your vehicle. The threaded pin reduces movement of the rack in your hitch and lets you enjoy a quiet ride.


To secure your bikes to the rack, you can use a standard cable lock (sold separately). Use the loop on the base of the rack as an anchor point for the cable.


Yakima 2 Timer Bottle Opener

The TwoTimer includes an integrated bottle opener at the end of each arm.



8002468 Yakima Two Timer Platform-Style Two-Bike Rack for One and a Quarter and Two Inch Hitch Receivers - Tilting - Folding



Y02468 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details Y02468 Installation instructions



Video of Yakima TwoTimer 2 Bike Platform Rack - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Tilting - Frame Mount


Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Yakima TwoTimer Hitch Bike Rack Review

Speaker 1: Today we're going to be taking a look at the Yakima TwoTimer two-bike platform rack for inch-and-a-quarter and two-inch hitches, Part Number Y02468. The Yakima TwoTimer is a two-bikes platform-style rack. Right now we have both a mountain bike and a road bike install on it. Although it can also work with an alternate frame bike and a kids bike, although you may need to purchase a bike adaptor bar, which is sold separately on etrailer.com. While the cradles are big enough to fit a fat bike, you do need an adaptor for the strap for this, and that's going to be part Number Y02470, also sold separately.Now, a more prominent feature about this bike rack is the fact that it can tilt away from the vehicle with both bikes still attached. To do that, we'll come to this switch up the front, and it can be kind of difficult to get through, to go through the bikes to get to the front.

We'll push down on that tab there, pull out while holding on to the bike rack and letting it come towards us, away from the vehicle. Now we have full access to get what we need. We do have plenty of space on either side to get what we need as well. To put it back into its original position, just lift up until you hear the click, and now it's back in its normal position.Now the bike is held into place, we'll have three points of contact. We'll have a padded frame hook up at that top, and it is padded to ensure that the frame of our bike will not get any scratches or abrasions on it once loading it up.

We also have two wheel straps at either side. The wheel cradles themselves are adjustable back and forth by loosening and tightening these gray nobs on the inside. They can be switched around to accommodate loading and unloading, or better fitting the bikes that you do have. Also, up at the top here, we do have this additional stabilization strap, which wraps around both bikes and insures that they stay together and in place when driving as well. If you wanted to provide additional security for your bikes to the bike rack, there is this loop right here that's welded onto the bike rack.

You can utilize the nine foot long cable lock that is sold separately as Part Number Y07233, and this is going to secure your bikes to the bike rack.We've gone ahead and removed the bikes to show off some of the additional features. What I'd like to point out is that the end here, which kind of makes Yakima its own brand here, is that it does have bottle openers on the ends here. So once you're finished riding your bikes, you can crack open a cold one and enjoy the rest of the day. When not in use, we can fold the main mast down by coming to this knob here at the end, pulling out and pushing down till you hear a click. At this point we also have full access to our rear hatch to get what we need as well.

When you're not using bikes and you need park, or put it back in your garage, this does fold up against the vehicle to give you more clearance in the rear. We'll again come to this knob here at the front, pull out and just lift up. You hear that click, and now it's locked into place.How this actually attaches to the hitch, we're going to have an anti-rattle bolt that'll take the shake and play out of the shank. Then we'll have a locking end cap to it here that does have a cover to it to protect the lock from all the elements while you drive.This has maximum weight capacity of 45 pounds per bike, and a max wheel base of 48 inches. There's a max tire width of two and a half inches, and the distance from the center hitch pin hole to the up-right mast is 22 1/2 inches. The distance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the closest wheel cradle is 17 inches. The distance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the closest part of the rack when folded is 12 inches. It also has a shank rise of about four inches.When comparing this to other products, one that comes up is going to be the Swagman XTC-2 two-bike platform rack for inch and a quarter, and two inch hitches, Part Number S64670. There are many similarities to this, but the main differences are the Swagman's going to be a fixed mount bike rack. While the Yakima TwoTimer can fold up and tilt away. The hooks of the Yakima TwoTimer do move out of the way to assist with loading and unloading, while the Swagman's are stationary. The Swagman bike rack is compatible with class one through three hitches, while the Yakima is compatible with class two through three hitches.Now that we've gone over some of the features of the bike rack, let's go ahead and show you how it installs. Before we actually place it into the hitch, though, you want to determine if you need the two inch version or the inch and a quarter version. Here, we obviously have a two inch hitch to install it too. If you needed to convert it to an inch and a quarter version, there is an allen-head bolt on the opposite side here that you remove and the sheath will come right off.Now we can lift our bike rack into our hitch, start to push it in. You line up the pin hole here, with this hole. Next take our anti-rattle bolt and place that through the passenger side here. You can take either a three quarter inch wrench, or we're going to be using ratchet socket to tighten it down the rest of the way. You can see that it has a little bit of shake in it still. All right, it's nice and sturdy in there. Our final step is to install our locking end on the other end. Place our end cap over that, help protect the lock.Now that we have it tightened up on our hitch, our next step is to fold it down into the loading position. You'll come to this red knob here at the base, see how it has this little latch here that pushes out You'll grab that end, pull out and push down. Now we're in the loading position. Come to this red tab, pull out, then pull the main mast up until you hear a click, like that. Next, we're going to fold our hooks to the inside to make loading a little bit easier for us. To fold the hooks in, there's going to be two silver tabs on either side. You just push those in at the same time, and fold that in. We'll do this to the other side as well. This is going to make setting the bikes in place a lot easier, 'cause you don't have to lift up and around. Or, just kinda shimmy it underneath the hooks while you're loading them up.Next we'll come to our cradles here, we'll push this gray tab at the top of our straps. Lift that out. Then we'll loosen up our knobs here so we can actually move these back and forth as needed to help our bikes fit better as well. Now we can grab our first bike and set it into place. You can see how having the hook folded in made loading a lot easier. However, we are having fit issues with our cradles as you can see here.Now there's a few options you can do here. You can either switch these around to give you a little bit more space, or as you can see it coming down in back like this you can actually flip those around the other way to give you a little more space on either side as well. Which is what we're going to do next. In order to switch these around we'll have to remove the screw on the end here. We're going to do this on both sides. Take an allen tool, then we'll remove both of our cradles. Then we'll install them, switching them around like this to give us a little more space for each one. Install our screw, and as I said before we will repeat this on the other side.With everything switched we'll put our bike back in place. Now you can see everything is fitting much nicer. So we'll come to our top hook and we'll swing that back so we can push it down on our frame, like so. This will just ratchet down, and you want to push it down as much as it can go. Then we'll come to the wheel cradles here, we'll tighten them down first. Just turn to the right, so they won't move. Then we'll adjust it so our straps will go through our spokes not making contact. We'll do this on the other side as well. We'll repeat this process for our second bike.When we placed our second bike on, we did notice that initially we had issues of fitting with our hook around our frame. So what we did is we took our bike that we placed on, we flipped it around so the hook here would go down a little bit further so we could make both bikes fit properly. Next we'll install the stabilization strap, we'll wrap around both bikes and the main mast to keep the bikes together.Now with everything loaded up, we can take it on our test course and show you how it looks.First we'll take it onto our slalom course, this will show you the side to side action, such as making turns or evasive maneuvers. Now we're at the alternating speed bumps, this will show you how it looks driving on uneven pavement or potholes. Finally, we're at the solid speed bumps, which simulates going into your driveway or parking lots.There you have it for the Yakima TwoTimer two-bike platform bike rack for inch and a quarter, and two inch hitches, Part Number Y02468.


Customer Reviews

Yakima TwoTimer 2 Bike Platform Rack - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Tilting - Frame Mount - Y02468

Average Customer Rating:  4.4 out of 5 stars   (25 Customer Reviews)

This 2-bike, platform-style carrier has ratcheting, padded hooks and sliding wheel trays to accommodate bikes of different sizes. The rack tilts with bikes loaded for cargo area access. Anti-rattle hitch lock included.

- Y02468
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Now that the snow is finally gone, I was able to use my Yakima bike rack. So far, I am impressed with the rack and its stability. I transported my bike about five miles with the rack using just the tire straps and middle bar and the bike was secure during the drive. If I were going on the highway, I would recommend using a strap or cable to lock the bike to the rack. Ordering through eTrailer.com was easy, and the product arrived as expected. I am very happy with the purchase. Thanks! 499758



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I had no problems installing the hitch receiver, and I can recommend it for use with my bike carrier. 306904


Comments

Not so great, need to replace the top frame hook and two wheel holders

Steven E - 10/15/2017

29288

Thanks for the follow up Steven. The # Y02470 straps are recommended for use with a fatbike. The hooks are avialable as part # 8880523
Replacement Long Hook Assembly for Yakima TwoTimer and FourTimer Bike Racks - Qty 1
$20.90
for the long hook, and # 8880524
Replacement Short Hook Assembly for Yakima TwoTimer and FourTimer Bike Racks - Qty 1
$20.90
for the short hook.

-- Rachael H - 10/16/2017


- Y02468
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Overall the product is excellent. It is easy to load and unload bikes, and I just keep it on my car. Hatchback on my car opens, no problem. I did have an issue about 3 months in where the fastners came lose (which is why 4 stars not 5), and the bike came off. Yakima not only gave me new parts, but offered to fix my bike too. Luckily, bike was undamaged. Also, the bolt that keeps the rack on to the hitch needs to be super, super tight, or it loosens if you leave the rack on the car. It can't actually come off, but it wiggles. I had a guy tighten it correctly for me, and it hasn't wiggled since. I pretty much love this rack. I wanted easy and secure bike loading and wanted to leave the rack on all the time. This works for me. 360389



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I have two Townies..the wheel cups wont spread wide enough to accommodate my bikes..after an hour assembly! 491050


Comments

The Yakima TwoTimer can accommodate bikes with wheelbases up to 48 inches in length.

-- Mike L - 03/31/2018

36632

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We bought the Yakima Two Timer for our cruiser-style, townie bikes. Assembly was easy, using the rack is also easy. I have a Yakima Tube Top adapter for my ladies-style bike, but ended up not needing it because the hooks are so versatile. We immediately took our bikes to the beach. Only problem is that after only a couple days, one of the hook pads has a hole worn all the way through, and then the metal hook rubbed against my husband's bike and scuffed the bike's paint. I wonder if sand was the culprit or if there's a defect with the padding. I'm contacting Yakima to see if I can get a replacement pad. Overall, it's a great rack, though. Photos are attached. 247316



- Y02468
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I've had this rack for 18 months but it feels like longer--because I am already sick of it. The design is ok, but it's pretty low quality and I expected more from a major brand. I use it about once a week for my mtb. Here are my complaints: (1) Overall, too many plastic parts; (2) I broke part of the buckle mechanism within a month of having it. I was able to epoxy it back together, but not happy about how easily it broke; (3) The foam stuff on the part that grabs the top tube wore out within a few months. I didn't notice until it was too late, and ended up rubbing paint off of my the top tube of my new bike. So I am ticked about that. (4) The rack is barely wide enough to accommodate my large frame enduro bike. Be warned that an extra large frame might not fit at all. (5) It's a pain to move those sliders around to accommodate different sized bikes. Overall, I wish I had spent more money on a nicer rack. On the other hand, if you won't be using your rack much you might consider spending less--the quality probably won't be too much worse. So I don't really see a place for this rack. 658113



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The Yakima bike rack is a great product but more importantly is the customer service and customer caring I experienced with etailer.com. I highly recommend doing business with etailer.com, they are my go to company! 633694



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I love the bike rack. Easy to use, easy to take on and off. I would definitely recommend this bike rack. Worth the extra money. 615190



- Y02468
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We pirchased this rack as my wife got an e-bike, which is heavier than a traditional bike. She loves the bike and her speed and distances have increased exponentially. The rack has done everything we wanted and loading and unloading her bike are easy for me. 610856



- Y02468
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This is the second Yakima bike rack of this style that we have had. The reason I gave it four stars and not five is that the rubber padding on the upright bar that holds the bicycle in place wore within the first few times of use. We used electrical tape around what remained of the rubber padding so that the bikes wouldn't get scratched. The rack sticks out far enough from the car to allow the trunk to open without being in the way (the old one didn't) and is so simple the use. Really have enjoyed this rack and the biking we've been able to use because of it! 605916



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I could not be happier. Great, quality product and fantastic service from etrailer. 605223



- Y02468
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Use on a front hitch so we can tow a 5th wheel with kayaks on the roof. Like the hitch s lot..would order again! 604829



- Y02468
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Great carrier. Allows the hatchback on the Xterra to open without removing the bikes. Great service from e trailer 604733



- Y02468
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Very easy to install; very sturdy. Perhaps would be a little more functional if the top brackets that hold the bikes down could swing out of the way for easy loading. Easily carries two bikes and MUCH easier to manage than a roof rack! Etrailer recommendations for my vehicle were spot on. 568633



- Y02468
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After researching several different brands of bike racks I choose the Yakima TwoTimer. So happy with my decision! There was very little assembly required and the instructions were easy to follow. The rack is very sturdy and easy to use. The final test will come when we take our bikes on a several hundred mile trip this summer. I have no doubt it will live up to the test. 509805



- Y02468
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Cheap price, good quality bike rack 502622



- Y02468
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no problems the rack shipped as requested and got here in 3 days with no problems 493148



- Y02468
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Quick delivery of a very nice product. Assembly was easy, and the rack appears well-made and stable on the vehicle. Looking forward to using it, if the weather ever warms up (February temps in April right now). 492442



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I love the product, the order was quick and painless. 476968



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Works as described. 453110



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We have used our bike rack/hitch several times and it has performed well. Very stable on the road, and easy to get into the back of our Outback while it is installed. Assembly was easy and only found one thing the instructions that I had to clarify. I would recommend this product. 321245


Comments

We took several driving trips with our bikes, and the Yakima worked very well. No issues, and was easy to get in and out of the Outback with the tilt feature. Rides well on the road too.

Alan B - 12/11/2017

31684

- Y02468
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Excellent! This bike rack by Yakima is incredibly useful in so many ways. Compact, versatile, heavy duty, easy to use and set up. It is one of the best bike racks you can get for your vehicle. I highly recommend this purchase! A+ 319035



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Review from a similar Yakima TwoTimer in Hitch Bike Racks


It looks well built but the hooks will not work well with a ladies bicycle. A call to Yakama customer service yielded no solution or an offer to help. The bottom line is buyers be ware, if you buy a Yakama product you’ll be stuck with it even if it doesn’t work well. 541793


Comments

Most ladies bikes have a slanted frame and the ratcheting arm on the bike rack cannot hold onto the bike frame properly. I recommend an adapter bar such as part # 64005
Swagman Deluxe Bike Frame Adapter Bar for Women's, Children's, and Alternative Frame Bikes
$30.04
. The adapter bar will give the bike a straight cross tube for the ratcheting arm ato ratchet down onto.

-- Heather A - 07/14/2018

40937

- Y02468-FB
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Review from a similar Yakima TwoTimer in Hitch Bike Racks


Good price and attentive service. The Yakima bike rack went together well and mounted easily enough. Only question is that the bike tires doesn't fit neatly into the holders, they sit a bit longer on one end. We will see how it works tonight when we transport the bikes to our weekend stay away. 646414


Comments

The wheel cradles are capable of sliding back and forth to accommodate bikes with various wheelbases. This rack can handle bikes with wheelbases up to 48 inches center to center distance between front and rear bike axle.

-- Mike L - 05/25/2019

55739

- Y02468-FB
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Review from a similar Yakima TwoTimer in Hitch Bike Racks


Needs locks on the frame loop but still a great bike rack 567208


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  • Replacement Wheel Trays for the Yakima TwoTimer 2 Bike Platform Rack Part # Y02468
  • In order to replace the two outside wheel trays on the Yakima TwoTimer 2 Bike Platform Rack part # Y02468, you will want to use one of the Replacement "A" Wheel Tray Assembly part # 8880521 and one of the Replacement "B" Wheel Tray Assembly part # 8880522. I have attached a photo to further explain this for you. In order to replace the wheel straps, you will want to use the Straps for Yakima TwoTimer part # Y02470 or use the wheels straps you have that came with the bike rack.
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  • The bike bag that will work with the Yakima TwoTimer # Y02468 is the Swagman Horizontal Style 2 Bike Bag # S82006. I spoke with my contact at Swagman who said that this is compatible with typical platform-style bike racks like the TwoTimer. This bag is actually only rated for use behind RVs (not passenger vehicles) so it is perfect for your 5th wheel camper. Please not that although the bike bag is rated for use behind a 5th wheel trailer, the TwoTimer is not. Yakima has not approved...
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  • The correct replacement shank adapter for the Yakima TwoTimer 2 Bike Platform Rack park # Y02468 is the Replacement Yakima Two Timer 2 Inch Adapter part # 8880519. I spoke to my contact at Yakima and they said that the Replacement 2" Hitch Adapter for Yakima Flipside, DoubleDown and StickUp Bike Carriers part # Y8890174 will not work unfortunately but we do have the correct one for you.
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  • Yes, we do! The part # 8880524 that you purchased for your Yakima TwoTimer # Y02468 or FourTimer # Y02469 bike rack is the short arm. For the arm that points the other way you want the long arm which is part # 8880523. This is the same "B" assembly that you mentioned you are needing.
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  • Platform Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2010 Jeep Wrangler to Clear Rear Spare
  • The Thule T2 Classic part # TH9044 would fit well on your 2010 Jeep Wrangler and would clear the spare without any problems. It has a distance of 19 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the nearest bike rack so it would clear pretty easily actually. The Yakima TwoTimer part # Y02468 would also clear as the same dimension on it is 17 inches, but since the T2 only touches the bikes at the tires I would recommend this rack much higher than the Yakima. I attached a review video...
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  • Can Yakima TwoTimer 2 Bike Platform Rack # Y02468 Be Used on Back of Class C Motorhome
  • The Yakima TwoTimer 2 Bike Platform Rack, # Y02468, is not approved for use on the back of a motorhome but I do have quite a few options for you. Check out the link that I have attached. This includes all of the bike racks designed for use on a motorhome.
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  • Class I Hitch Bike Racks Compatible with Curt Hitch C11406 on 2016 Honda Fit
  • Curt's Class I hitch # C11406 which fits your 2016 Honda Fit can be used with any 2-bike Class I rack, but the Yakima TwoTimer 2 Bike Platform Rack # Y02468 is rated for Class II and Class III hitches only so it is not usable in this Curt hitch. But we do have lots of rack options that will work for you. The linked page displays the 2-bike Class I racks we offer like the Yakima HoldUp EVO 2 Bike Platform Rack # Y02480 and the Thule EasyFold # TH903202 which is an excellent carrier...
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  • Yakima TwoTimer 2 Bike Platform Rack Cable Lock Recommendation
  • The recommended cable lock for the Yakima TwoTimer 2 Bike Platform Rack # Y02468 that you referenced is the part # Y07233. You would need lock cores though. For that you would want the part # Y07202.
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  • Yakima TwoTimer Wheel Replacement Strap Recommendation
  • I checked with Yakima and the correct replacement strap you would need for your TwoTimer part # Y02468 is the part # Y8880229. For larger straps to fit fat tires you would instead want the part # Y02470.
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for 2015 Subaru Outback OEM Hitch
  • The factory Subaru 1-1/4 inch hitches are designed with the pin hole so close to the end of the hitch tube that the only racks we recommend for them are the Yakima racks like the Holdup # Y02445. Yakima actually makes the Subaru brand racks. The Subaru racks are basically just rebranded Yakima racks.
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  • Can the Kuat Transfer # TS02G be Used for Multiple Different Cars
  • The Kuat Transfer # TS02G is a great bike rack that is compatible with both your 1-1/4" receiver as well as your 2" receivers. The only thing you need to check to make sure it is compatible with your vehicles is the location of the hitch pin hole on each trailer hitch. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the closest part of the Transfer when it is folded down is 7-1/2". This should be plenty of room to clear the rear bumper on each of your vehicles but it is always best to check...
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  • Hitch and 2 Bike Rack Recommendation for 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek
  • For your 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek the Draw Tite part # 76084 is a confirmed fit and would work well for carrying a platform bike rack like you are interested in. Unlike the Curt it would not require a stabilizer strap. The Yakima TwoTimer part # Y02468 would then fit this hitch and work well. At a lower price point but for a similar rack I really like the Hollywood Racks # HR200Z as it is much more stable over bumps. If you check out the test course video I attached for the two racks...
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  • Will Yakima TwoTimer Interfere with Vehicle Backup Camera
  • Bike racks mounted on the rear of a vehicle like with the Yakima TwoTimer part # Y02468 are going to at least partially block the view as you back up. But when this rack isn't in use you could fold down the upright mast. When bikes are loaded it really will depend on the style of them but for the most part you'd have a pretty good idea what's behind the rack. You might have a clear short right down the middle of the bike frames. If you need a hitch on your 2018 Subaru Outback Wagon the...
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  • How Stable is the Yakima TwoTimer Bike Rack When Installed in a 2 inch Hitch
  • When used in a 2 inch hitch the Yakima TwoTime part # Y02468 is going to be just as stable as if you were using it in a 1-1/4 inch hitch. The 2 inch adapter will form a solid connection to the shank of the rack and then the hitch bolt will tighten it to the hitch tube. If you check out the beginning of the review video I attached for this rack you can see how stable the rack is loaded on our test course.
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  • Platform Bike Rack Recommendation for 2016 Honda Civic
  • The Yakima TwoTime part # Y02468 requires a Class II hitch whereas your 2016 Honda Civic only has Class I hitches available like the # 24954. So you'd have to go with a similar bike rack that will fit your hitch. For that we have the very similar Thule DoubleTrack # TH990XT which would work well.
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  • Platform Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2012 Subaru Impreza with Class I Hitch
  • When Yakima designed the TwoTimer Bike Rack part # Y02468 they intended it for use only in Class II 1-1/4 inch hitches. Since you have a Class I hitch you have similar options, but this rack would not be compatible. The Swagman XTC2, part # S64670 is one of the most popular racks because it's so easy to use, and because the rack has an angled shank that would raise the bike rack up by three inches providing additional ground clearance. Because of that, this is the rack I'd recommend...
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  • Recommended Platform Style Frame Mount Bike Rack for a 2007 Toyota Avalon
  • I do have similar bike racks that will be compatible with the Class I, 1-1/4" trailer hitch you have on your 2007 Toyota Avalon but the Yakima TwoTimer 2 Bike Platform Rack part # Y02468 is not compatible with Class I trailer hitches therefore will not work for you. I have attached a list of all our platform bike racks compatible with a Class I trailer hitch for you. Out of these options I recommend the Swagman Chinook 2 Bike Platform Rack part # S64683. The Swagman Chinook 2 like the...
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  • Recommended Hitch Mounted Bike Rack for Recumbent and Standard Bike
  • The Swagman G10 2-Bike Platform Rack # S64682 referenced in your question has the same 48 inch maximum wheelbase as the Yakima TwoTimer # Y02468 you mentioned that worked with your recumbent bike. Also like the Yakima rack, the Swagman G10 features ratcheting, padded hooks that can move independently along the center mast to fit bikes of different sizes. With this in mind, as long as your Rans V-Rex Recumbent bike fit securely on the Yakima TwoTimer, it should work great on this rack as...
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  • Will Kuat Transfer Fit on 2011 Subaru Forester?
  • The Kuat Transfer # TS02G will fit in the 1-1/4 inch hitch receiver on your 2011 Subaru Forester and you could use it when it is folded down but when folded up the closest part of the Transfer to the center of the hitch pin hole is 5 inches. A pair of similar hitch-mounted racks which would work are the Yakima TwoTimer # Y02468 and Swagman G10 # S64682. The closest part of the TwoTimer when folded is 12 inches while the closest part of the G10 when folded is 13 inches. I've added links...
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  • Compatibility Between EcoHitch Trailer Hitch Receiver & Yakima TwoTimer 2 Bike Platform Rack
  • Yes! I am happy to report that the EcoHitch Invisi Trailer Hitch Receiver # 306-X7257 is confirmed to fit the 2016 Subaru WRX and the Yakima TwoTimer 2 Bike Platform Rack # Y02468 and they will work together. The EcoHitch Invisi Trailer Hitch Receiver # 306-X7257 has a 2" X 2" receiver opening. Yakima TwoTimer 2 Bike Platform Rack # Y02468 has a adapter sleeve included that converts the 1-1/4" shank for use in 2" hitches.
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  • Recommended Bike Rack and Trailer Hitch for 1999 Honda CR-V
  • There are definitely options for you to use a hitch-mounted bike rack on your 1999 Honda CR-V despite the offset spare tire. For a hitch you are going to want the Curt # 13314 which is a Class III hitch with a 2 inch receiver because it gives you many more options for a bike rack than the other available hitch that fits your CR-V, which has a 1-1/4 inch receiver. The Curt hitch is going to require the use of stabilizing straps # 18050 with all non-trailer accessories such as bike racks...
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  • Clearing the Rear Hatch of a 2017 Toyota Highlander with a Yakima TwoTimer Bike Rack
  • In this case, you'll need to use the tilt-away feature of the Yakima TwoTimer, part # Y02468, but the rear hatch of the 2017 Toyota Highlander will easily clear the rack. I've included a video of our demonstration team doing a test fit on the 2017 Toyota Highlander so you can see what it looks like in action.
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  • Troubleshooting Yakima TwoTimer Bike Rack With Excessive Play
  • The best option to help reduce the amount of play you are experiencing with the Yakima TwoTimer Bike Rack # Y02468 in your Curt Hitch # C13152 is not a rubber wedge, but the Trailer Hitch Support Strap - Bike Rack Strap # 18050. Loop one end of this strap around the upright bar of the TwoTimer and attach the padded hook end through the hatch of your Hyundai Santa Fe. I have added a link to a video for you which shows exactly how this strap works.
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  • Can the Yakima TwoTimer Bike Rack be Used at the Front of a Truck
  • You could use the Yakima TwoTimer # Y02468 at the front of your truck. But there are a couple of things to keep in mind. The loaded rack can reduce driver visibility, block some of the lights on the front of the truck, and restrict airflow to the motor. If your 5th wheel trailer has a hitch at the bike using a bike rack in it would be the better option provided the bike rack used is rated for use on a trailer. The TwoTimer is not trailer approved but you can use the similar Swagman Dispatch...
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