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Hitch Lock for Kuat Bike Racks - 2" Hitches

Hitch Lock for Kuat Bike Racks - 2" Hitches

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This hitch lock fits the smaller pin hole on Kuat bike racks for 2" hitches. 2 Keys, dust cap, burlap bag, and Kuat keychain bottle opener included. 1/2" Diameter. Lowest Prices for the best trailer hitch lock from Kuat. Hitch Lock for Kuat Bike Racks - 2" Hitches part number HL2 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 1-833-496-1390 for expert service.
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Kuat Trailer Hitch Lock - HL2

  • Rack Specific Locks
  • Keyed Unique
  • Kuat
  • 3-1/2 Inch Span
  • Stainless Steel
  • For Kuat Racks
  • Bent Pin

This hitch lock fits the smaller pin hole on Kuat bike racks for 2" hitches. 2 Keys, dust cap, burlap bag, and Kuat keychain bottle opener included. 1/2" Diameter.


Features:

  • Hitch lock secures your Kuat bike rack to your 2" hitch
    • Works with all NV 2.0, NV 2.0 Base, and Sherpa 2.0 bike racks
  • Integrated dust shield keeps dirt and moisture out of the lock body
  • 2 Keys, burlap bag, and Kuat keychain bottle opener included


Specs:

  • Pin diameter: 1/2"
  • Overall length: 5-3/4"
  • Pin span: 3-1/2"
  • Limited lifetime warranty


HL2 Hitch Lock for Kuat Bike Racks - 2" Hitches





Video of Hitch Lock for Kuat Bike Racks - 2" Hitches

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




Video Transcript for Kuat Bike Rack Hitch Lock Review

Hi everyone, it's Evangeline here at etrailer and today we'll be taking a look at our Kuat Hitch Lock for your Kuat Bike Racks that have a 2 inch shank here at etrailer. Here we have it attached to our Kuat Sherpa, so you can see how our hitch lock fits right into our hitch receiver. In our case, we are using a Kuat Hitch Extender, and it works the exact same way as if you would put it into your actual hitch receiver. You just get the lock and what you do get is a barrel, as well as this hitch pin, 2 keys, a barrel cover and a Kuat bottle opener. When you're ready to take your bike rack off, all of these can be stored inside the included Kuat canvas bag, which is honestly on the heftier side. It has this drawstring pouch design and it's easy to store inside of let's say your dashboard in your vehicle or in your house.

So here on my right is the barrel that came with this Kuat Sherpa. And here on my left is the hitch pin and lock barrel that is the replacement part. So notice how they look the exact same. So it is a direct replacement, but one thing you may want to consider is that on your bike rack, whether it's the Kuat NV or the Kuat Sherpa, you get a cable lock function. So that cable lock out goes right into there, but this has its own lock core.

So if you are replacing a lost key or a lost hitch lock, your new one may not be keyed alike. So that's something you're gonna have to consider. You can find which key is needed for your Kuat Sherpa, because there's going to be a number right over here, and you have to make sure that your keys match that number on the lock core. So when that happens, if you do get a hitch lock that is incompatible with the locks that are currently on your bike rack, you can get replacement lock cores that include a change removal key here at etrailer. We have them in sets of 2, 4 or 6.

So multiple locks, depending on your bike rack, or if you have other Kuat accessories, you can change them out the same way. Taking a look at the barrel itself. You can see it here, we have our lock core. So that's our lock core number and our integrated dust shield. So that's gonna help keep the dirt out as you do use this lock core, and it automatically moves out of the way when you insert your key.

One thing about that is that you can actually insert your key both ways. There's no right or wrong way to put it in, which is nice to see. So while it does have a integrated dust cover or dust shield, what I noticed is that after some time, if it is, especially if it's out in the elements, dust and grime still comes in. So what I recommend doing is you do have that rubber protector cover right over there. So go ahead and take the extra 2 seconds it takes to pop that over your lock barrel so that your extra sure that, that dust and grime does not clog up your lock core. Taking a look at dimensions, the pin itself is going to be half inch in diameter, which is why it only works with your 2 inch Kuat Bike Racks. For your overall length, this is going to be 5 inches and 3 quarter inches long. So that's gonna be from the barrel to right that to that tip and as for the pin span, which is the usable length of pin, that's going to be 3 and a half inches long. So my final thoughts about our Kuat Hitch Pin is that it definitely works with your Kuat Bike Racks. I really like how the hitch pin itself is very durable. I've seen it here at etrailer parking lot. People use it all the time with their Kuat Bike Racks. It's on there for months, even years, and that pin still stays strong. One thing though is the barrel itself may have dirt and may have have grime over a long period of time. So it's definitely worth the extra hassle of using that cover. I know it is a hassle, but you'd want to make sure that your pin itself, that locking barrel stays strong as well. So all in all, you do get your keys, you get your bottle opener and you get your hitch pin. Make sure to check out the product page for this, just to see if it's compatible with your Kuat Bike Rack. And that was a look at our Kuat Hitch Lock for your Kuat Bike Racks here at etrailer. My name is Evangeline and I hope this helped you out..

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Hitch Lock for Kuat Bike Racks - 2" Hitches - HL2

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (71 Customer Reviews)

This hitch lock fits the smaller pin hole on Kuat bike racks for 2" hitches. 2 Keys, dust cap, burlap bag, and Kuat keychain bottle opener included. 1/2" Diameter.

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Love this bike rack! It doesn’t take up too much room, but provides the necessary support to hold the bike. Still has held up after a year of light use. My only complaint about the bike rack is that the design allows the front tire to move around while attached. I was able to remedy this by purchasing a strap to secure it a bit better. But overall, I’m very happy with my purchase.




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Works perfectly. On a recent 1400 mile round trip I spent the night in a hotel and didn't worry that my rack would be gone if I left it connected to the hitch overnight. The diameter of this pin is 1/2 inch which is smaller than the 5/8 inch pin that came with the rack. The anti-rattle feature in the rack was able to eliminate the slop that would have been present had there been no anti-rattle feature.




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On time delivery, expert advise that was worthwhile, answers to questions that made common sense. Enjoy my Kuat rack. Operates just as published. I like the tightening mechanism. Works like a charm. Put the two bicycles on the rack today and was successfully pleased about the engineering efficiencies built into this product.




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This could not be any easier. Buy this. It gives me comfort to have my bike rack locked when I am biking - just in case. Or if I wanted to leave my rack on overnight. Also, easier to use than the locking pin that comes with the rack.




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nothing wrong with the product - however be aware that this will not fit a hitch with the kuat adapter 1.25 to 2". you. need a 3/8' pin. Kuat sent me one for free.




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Items received as described. Very happy with purchase! Thank you Etrailer




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Came down a star since it should have been included with the rack (essential to have). But that's not etrailer's fault, who have always been great.




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Someone to use. Keeps our hitch safe.




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Gray, quality product, will install to secure my Kuat rack to my truck later this afternoon.




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Worth spending a few dozen dollars to keep a casual thief from taking my rack and bikes worth a thousand. Pin diameter is 1/2".




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Excellent service. This item was a rep lacement.


Comments
Still very happy with our purchase. After a year our hitch is still working as expected. The whole process from ordering to delivery was very easy.
Melinda - 07/08/2022


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Excellent transaction. Robert helped me find the correct lock and the shipping was very fast! The part seems sturdy and well constructed.




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The hitch lock is easy to use, however it was also easy to remove by a thief, I had my KÜAT bike rack stolen.


Comments
I would love to say that hitch locks are 100 percent fool proof however I consider them to be theft deterrents. It will help to prevent a crime of opportunity. If a thief is determined enough a lock can be circumvented.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 01/31/2022


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Purchased this for my kuat 1-1/4" rack with adapter but it does not fit. Contacted etrailer and got the smaller version which works great. Good customer service.




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The bolt thickness does not fit with the Kuat Transfer v2 1 bike rack but the lock still works with the thinner bolt included with the rack




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exactly what I was looking for.




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Works as well as the original one which broke after 2 years.




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This lock was exactly what I needed for my new Kuat bike rack. It was easy to install and was just as high quality as the bike rack itself. Glad I bought it!




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shipped on time and product is just as expected. Had requested a specific key # which was not accomplished. Had it been I would have given 5 stars




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Works as expected.




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The hitch lock for the Kuat bike rack worked as described. Etrailer kept me notified during the ordering, shipping and delivery process. This is a great company and I have used them several times and they have always done a superlative job. Thank you for your great customer service.




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Great easy to use lock. Quick shipping which is nice when you lose your old lock.


Comments
Still working and solid product after a year of wear and tear.
JT - 01/12/2022


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Great product. Like the additional security it provides. Secures the bike rack while unattended.




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The Kuat Bike Rack is great. It's easy to use...taking off and on my SUV....easy to strap in the bike and the rack rides well on the car. Just what I was looking for.




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Kuat makes the number 1 products



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See what our Experts say about this Kuat Trailer Hitch Lock

  • Can the Kuat Lock Be Used in a 2 inch Hitch
    The Kuat Lock part # HL2 that you referenced can be used in 2 inch hitches as long as the Kuat rack you have has the 2 inch adapter installed on it.
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  • Replacement Pin for Kuat NV Bike Rack
    To replace the hitch pin for your Kuat NV Bike Rack you will need to use the part # HL2, which includes both the pin and lock core (plus 2 keys). The pin unfortunately is not available by itself from Kuat as a separate product. There isn't one from a different manufacturer that will fit their lock core, either. I have attached a short video review below that you can check out as well.
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  • Smaller Kuat Hitch Pin for 2 Inch Bike Racks
    It seems odd, but the reason Kuat recommends using their 1/2 inch pin, # HL2, with their 2 inch bike racks is because a larger pin will interfere with the anti-rattle system in the bike rack's shank. To eliminate the movement of the pin, you can pull the rack backwards before tightening the anti-rattle system, while the hitch pin is installed, then tighten the anti-rattle knob down. This will sandwich that pin between the rack and the hitch keeping it from rattling around. The anti-rattle...
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  • Replacement Hitch Pin Solution for Kuat NV 2.0 Bike Rack
    To replace the hitch pin of your Kuat NV Bike Rack you will need to use the part # HL2, which includes both the pin and lock core (plus 2 keys). The pin unfortunately is not available by itself from Kuat as a separate part. There isn't one from a different manufacturer that will fit their lock core either. I have attached a video review below that you can check out as well.
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  • Availability of Specific Lock Core for Hitch Lock for Kuat Bike Racks
    In the past, Kuat did have specific lock numbers available to order but that has changed. Unfortunately, a specific lock number is not something that is available. Assuming you have a 2" hitch, the Hitch Lock for Kuat Bike Racks - 2" Hitches # HL2 is the correct lock for your NV 2.0, NV 2.0 Base, or Sherpa 2.0 bike rack. The only choice would be to have two different keys between your locks.
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  • Replacing Hitch Pin & Lock for Kuat Sherpa After Losing Hitch Pin
    We do offer a Kuat hitch lock that will work well to replace your lost hitch pin. For your Kuat Sherpa 2-Bike Rack for 1-1/4 Inch and 2 Inch Hitches, you will want the Kuat Bike Rack Hitch Lock # HL1 or # HL2. This will include both a new hitch pin and new lock with keys. We do not offer just the pin by itself to fit your original lock.
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  • Does Kuat Replacement Lock Come With Specific Locks
    At one point, Kuat had specific lock numbers available but they have changed that recently in order to make ordering locks easier for their bike racks; due to this, specific lock numbers are not something Kuat makes available. The correct lock is going to depend on what rack you have and your hitch size. - Kuat NV 2.0, NV 2.0 Base, and Sherpa 2.0 with 1-1/4" Hitch: Hitch Lock for Kuat Bike Racks # HL1 - Kuat NV 2.0, NV 2.0 Base, and Sherpa 2.0 with 2" Hitch: Hitch Lock for Kuat Bike Racks...
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  • Hitch Lock Recommendation for a Kuat Beta for 2 Inch Hitches
    Kuat recommends the part # H101 for the Kuat Beta for 2 inch hitches part # B202-2 that you referenced. The usable span of the hitch lock is 3-1/2 inches which would be more than enough. Usually 2 inch hitch accessories use 5/8 inch hitch pins, but Kuat designed this rack for a 1/2 inch hitch pin like the # HL2.
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  • Correct Hitch Lock for the Kuat Beta Bike Rack 2
    The correct hitch lock for the Kuat Beta item # B202-2 is the Hitch Lock for Kuat Bike Racks - 2" Hitches item # HL2. I have linked a review video.
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  • Which Hitch Lock to Use with Kuat NV 2.0 with 2 inch Hitch Adapter
    You'd need the hitch lock for 2 inch hitches part # HL2 as a hitch lock for the Kuat NV2.0 part # NV12G using it's 2 inch hitch adapter.
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  • Replacement Hitch pin for Kuat Sherpa Bike Rack
    If your Kuat Sherpa has a 2 inch shank then you will use the Hitch Lock for Kuat Bike Racks - 2" Hitches # HL2. If your Sherpa has the 1-1/4 inch shank then you will use the Hitch Lock for Kuat Bike Racks - 1-1/4" Hitches # HL1.
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  • Which Kuat Hitch Lock Should I Use For The Kuat Transfer V2 1-Bike Carrier?
    If you are installing the Kuat Transfer V2 1-bike carrier # KU64FR onto a 2" hitch receiver, then you will want to use Hitch Lock # HL2. If you are installing this bike carrier onto a 1-1/4" receiver then use Hitch Lock # HL1. If you are wanting to transfer the bike rack between vehicles with different size receivers and don't want to buy both locks then you can just stick with the # HL1 lock which is for 1-1/4" but will also work with 2". There may be a slight increase in play/movement...
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  • Which Hitch Lock For Kuat Transfer V2 Single Bike Rack
    The Kuat Transfer V2 Bike Rack for 1 Bike - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Wheel Mount # KU64FR uses the # HL2.
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  • Hitch Lock For The Kuat Transfer # KU64FR 2 Inch Hitch
    The only difference between the # HL1 and # HL2 hitch lock is the diameter. HL1 is 3/8" in diameter and the HL2 is 1/2". Measure the diameter of the hole you have to see which one is closer. If the hole is more than 1/2" you can use either of them for the Kuat Transfer # KU64FR.
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  • Lock Recommendation for Kuat Transfer 3 Bike Rack TS03G
    We have a lock setup for the Kuat Transfer 3 bike rack with the part # PTSCLK13 but the # HL2 does not fit your rack. This part number comes with a lock for the hitch pin and also comes with cable locks to lock the bikes to the rack as well.
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  • Hitch Lock And 2" Shank Adapter For Kuat 1-1/4" Bike Rack
    The Kuat Bike Rack Shank Adapter # D101 will work in converting your 1-1/4" Kuat bike rack to 2" to fit your receiver hitch, as long as your bike rack is Kuat Alpha, Beta, NV 2.0, NV Base 2.0, Sherpa, and Sherpa 2. This adapter will not work for first generation Kuat NV bike racks. The correct hitch lock to use with this 2" adapter is the Hitch Lock # HL2.
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  • What Hitch Lock Should I Use With My Kuat Beta 2 Bike Rack
    When it comes to locking your Kuat Beta bike rack to your 2 inch hitch I recommend The etrailer Hitch Receiver Lock # e98881. Its made from steel and has a 3-5/8 inch span, with a 5/8 inch pin diameter. The Kuat Lock # HL2 will not work with your Kuat Beta, because it has a 1/2 inch pin diamter. I have linked a review video below.
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  • Can The Kuat Hitch Lock # HL2 Be Used For Towing Applications?
    You will want to use the Master Lock Hitch Receiver and Coupler Latch Lock Set # 1481DAT when towing with a 2" receiver. This pin is 5/8" diameter to match the receiver and ball mount. The Hitch Lock for Kuat Bike Racks # HL2 is only 1/2" in diameter and was specifically designed to be used with a Kuat bike rack only for securing the rack to a 2" receiver.
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  • Recommended Hitch Lock for Kuat Beta 2 Bike Rack
    Kuat offers two different hitch locks, the # HL1 for the # B202-114 Beta that's designed for the 1-1/4 inch receiver and the # HL2 lock that's designed for the # B202-2 Beta rack that's designed for the 2 inch receiver. If the correct lock is used for the correct rack, no alterations of any kind will be necessary (we don't recommend altering the rack in any way, as it will compromise your warranty protection.)
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  • Hitch Locks That Fit Kuat Beta Bike Racks
    Kuat offers two different hitch locks, the # HL1 for the # B202-114 Beta that's designed for the 1-1/4 inch receiver and the # HL2 lock that's designed for the # B202-2 Beta rack that's designed for the 2 inch receiver. So it depends on which Beta version you have.
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  • Recommendation for Bike Rack That Wont Wobble on 2013 Lexus RX350
    Actually, the Kuat Beta 2 Bike rack you mentioned, part # B202-2 would be an excellent choice for you. The rack is very reasonably priced, and is made of strong but lightweight aluminum which makes it easy for just about anybody to handle. The rack is very highly rated by our customers, and features padded anti sway cradles and sturdy rubber straps to keep your bikes secure. Most importantly for you, the rack provides a very effective anti-rattle feature that will lock the rack tightly...
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  • Recommendations for Hitch Receiver, Lock, and Bike Rack to Carry Cannondale Bikes With 2005 Mazda 3
    It looks like you pretty much have it covered. When carrying a high end bike like a Cannondale, I personally recommend a platform style rack like the Kuat Transfer, # KU74FR. It comes with a bike lock built in. For the hitch, you can add the # HL1 or # HL2. The Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch, # 24816, is a custom-fit trailer hitch for your Mazda 3 offers easy bolt on installation and requires no welding.
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  • Does Kuat Hitch Lock HL2 Work With Kuat Transfer V2 Bike Rack KU84FR?
    Yes the Hitch Lock for Kuat Bike Racks - 2" Hitches # HL2 you were looking at will work perfectly with your Kuat Transfer V2 Bike Rack for 2 Bikes - 2" Hitches - Wheel Mount # KU84FR and will give you the additional security you are looking for. I included videos for both of the products mentioned for you to take a look at.
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  • Proper Hitch Lock for the Kuat Transfer V2 Bike Rack
    I'm happy to inform you that the Hitch Lock for Kuat Bike Racks, part # HL2, is indeed compatible with your Transfer V2 Rack, part # KU24FR. This lock includes an integrated dust shield that keeps dirt and moisture out of the lock body. I've linked to a video review of this kit for you to look at.
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