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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 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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Kuat Trailer Hitch Lock - HL2

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

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.


  • 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


  • 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

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Video Transcript for Review of Kuat Trailer Hitch Lock - Kuat Bike Rack Hitch Lock - HL2

Hi there, I'm Michael with etrailer.com. Today we're gonna take a quick look at this Kuat hitch lock for your bike racks. This is going to ensure that your Kuat bike rack is always on your hitch, you're not gonna have to worry about someone coming along and taking it, while you're away. So it's gonna help keep your hitch-mounted bike rack secure. This is going to fit into the smaller pinhole on your Kuat bike racks, including the NV 2.0, NV 2.0 base, and the Sherpa 2.0. This will slide right in to secure those to your two-inch hitches.

This does have an integrated dust shield to help prevent any water or dirt, debris from getting in to the lock cylinder there where it could cause damage. So we're gonna want to make sure that we have that cap on there, when we're not accessing our key compartment. So then we do get these two keys that will allow us to just simply turn and unlock, so we can remove if we ever want to take our bike rack off. And very easy to get locked back in place there. Now, as far as our measurements go this is a half-inch diameter pin, so it's gonna fit right in to that pinhole on your two-inch hitch receiver and on your Kuat bike rack.

Our overall length is just shy of six inches, to my measurement. There. If we're lookin' at our usable length, from where the cylinder is going to butt up against the edge of our hitch, down to where the curve starts here, it's just over five and a half-- or sorry, three and a half inches, probably, I'd call it about three and five-eighths of an inch, there. And so, we'll have plenty of room for our two-inch hitches and everything there. You can see this, our keys do come with this nice bottle opener keychain.

And we are going to get a burlap bag that we can store all of this in when we're not using it. Very easy to cinch up and just hang on our bike rack if we have it stored in the garage or something along those lines. So that we make sure that we have all the components and the keys ready for us the next time that we want to put it on. So overall, I think this is going to be a great option for those of you who have those Kuat bike racks, you want to make sure that it's gonna be secured on to your hitch, this will do a great job of that. So that's gonna complete our look for today.

Again, I'm Michael with etrailer.com, thanks for watching..

Customer Reviews

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

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (15 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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The hitch lock is exactly what I wanted for my Kuat bike rack. I love how easy it is to order from etrailer. The products always arrive in good shape and very quickly.

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This hitch lock works very well with my Kuat Sherpa bicycle rack. The feature I like best is you don’t need to use a key to install the lock on the pin. You just have to snap the lock on. I also like the keyhole cover on the lock. My lock arrived very quickly, as well.

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

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Customer service was outstanding. Very helpful. I couldn't have asked for more. Many thanks.

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Loving it!

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Very easy shopping experience. Best price I found on line. Delivered on time.

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Great service!!!!!!!!

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Great job!

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Ask the Experts about this Kuat Trailer Hitch Lock

  • Lock Recommendation for Kuat Transfer 3 Bike Rack TS03G
    We have a lock setup for the Kuat Transfer 3 bike rack part # TS03G 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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  • Proper Hitch Lock for the Kuat Transfer V2 Bike Rack
    We have what you need here! First, though, the Hitch Lock for Kuat Bike Racks, part # HL2, is not compatible with the Transfer V2 Rack, part # KU24FR. In order to get a hitch lock for your Transfer V2, you will need to get the Cable Locks and Hitch Lock for Kuat Transfer 3 Bike Rack, part # PTSCLK13. This kit includes 3 cable locks along with the hitch lock. I've linked to a video review of this kit for you to look at.
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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch and Bike Rack for a 2019 Subaru Impreza Hatchback
    You are correct that the Draw-Tite Max-Frame # 76209 is a highly recommended trailer hitch mostly due to the fact that it has the highest weight ratings for your 2019 Subaru Impreza which indicates a stronger hitch. Since style is what you are concerned about I recommend going with the EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver # 306-X7350 instead. This trailer hitch has a hidden crosstube which gives you a great OEM look when you aren't transporting your bikes around (see attached photo)....
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  • Correct Hitch Lock for Kuat Sherpa 2.0 Using 1-1/4 Inch to 2 Inch Adapter
    The correct hitch lock for your Kuat Sherpa 2.0 2-Bike Platform Rack - 1-1/4" Hitches # SH12G (Gray), # SH12P (Pearl), or # SH12B (Black) using the Kuat Bike Rack Shank Adapter - 1-1/4" to 2" # D101 is the Hitch Lock for Kuat Bike Racks - 2" Hitches # HL2. The only difference between this part and the one you referenced is that H101-004 has a specific code, 004. The reason for this is simply a change in part numbers, and a specific code will not be able to be ordered.
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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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  • 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...
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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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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for Bike Rack on a 2018 Mini Countryman
    The only trailer hitch that is currently available for your 2018 Mini Countryman is the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C11522 which is a Class I trailer hitch with a 1-1/4" receiver. Even though it is the only fit at this time it is still a great trailer hitch that has a very clean look once installed due to the crossbeam being hidden behind the bumper (see attached photo). Please note that since this is a Class I trailer hitch you are limited to a 2 bike rack and that per the Curt warranty...
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  • Can Locking Hitch Pin Replace Threaded Hitch Pin on Bike Rack for 2 Trailer Hitch
    If the bike rack initially comes with a threaded hitch pin like the Malone # MPG2149 or the Curt # C18085 then a locking hitch pin like part # 5201 that you referenced won't actually fit. I do have some alternatives though that you can check out. For a platform style rack like what you were referring to I recommend the Hollywood Racks TRS # HR3500 which has a locking hitch pin like the # 5201 but the anti-rattle feature is integrate into the bike rack shank so it is much easier to utilize....
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  • Will Kuat Beta 2 Bike Rack Work with Full Suspension Mountain Bikes
    The Kuat Beta 2 Bike Rack # B202-2 referenced in your question is a really nice hanging-style rack that will hold the bikes by their top tube. Depending on the style of your full suspension mountain bikes, you may just need to add an adapter bar # UB01 if the suspension components are directly beneath the top frame. This will be the case with any hanging-style rack. The adapter bar will provide an additional horizontal attachment point on the bike for the rack arms to grab on to. The...
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  • Recommended Hitch and Bike Rack to Clear Spare Tire Clearance on 2011 Toyota Rav4
    To determine the fit of a particular bike rack, you will need to determine how much clearance will be necessary, and then choose the rack that has a shank long enough to provide that clearance. When we installed the Curt Class III Hitch, # C13149 on a 2011 Rav4, we found that the distance from the hitch pin hole to the furthest rearward portion of the spare tire was 6 inches. The Kuat Beta # B202-2 has a hitch pin hole to rack upright measurement of 7-1/2 inches, so it will work...
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  • Best Lightweight Hanging Style Bike Rack for a 2011 Subaru Outback Wagon
    Although the Thule Hitching Post Pro # TH934XTR and the Rola TX-102 # 59400 that you referenced are both excellent options, I have another solution that I believe fits your situation perfectly. The Kuat Beta is a great hanging style bike rack that comes fully assembled out of the box and weighs a mere 12.6 lbs. It comes in both a 1-1/4" version, part # B202-114, and a 2" version, part # B202-2, depending on what size hitch receiver is on your 2011 Subaru Outback Wagon. The rack is made...
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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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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver and Bike Rack to Carry 2 Bikes on a 2017 Lexus RX 350
    When looking for a trailer hitch receiver we always advise people to go with a 2 inch option if it is available for their vehicle as a 2 inch option will give them access to more accessories to use in their hitch. For your 2017 Lexus RX 305 I recommend going with the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13272 which has a 2 inch receiver and weight ratings of 4,000 lbs for Gross Trailer Weight (GTW) and 600 lbs Tongue Weight (TW). The GTW is increase to 5,000 lbs when using a Weight Distribution...
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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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  • Parts Needed to Carry 2 Bikes at the Rear of a 2017 Lexus RX 350
    Although the Thule Raceway PRO # TH9001PRO does fit a 2013 Lexus RX 350 you will either need to use a roof mount bike rack or a hitch mount bike rack for your 2017 as none of our bike rack manufacturers have any trunk mounted options that fit. I recommend going with a hitch mounted option because your bikes will be much easier to load, a trailer hitch is typically much more cost-effective than a roof rack, and the only one that fits your Lexus, the Curt # C13272, is only rated a 3 out...
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  • Lightweight Bike Rack to Use with Draw-Tite # 24956 Hitch on a 2018 Chevy Bolt EV
    One of the best lightweight bike racks that we have is the Kuat Beta # B202-114. This has an aluminum frame that weighs only 12.6 lbs and it comes out of the box fully assembled. It has a 1-1/4" shank that is compatible with the Draw-Tite # 24956 on your 2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV and it features arms that sit close together to reduce the need of an adapter bar like part # UB01. The Beta doesn't come with locks but those can easily be added with parts # HL1 and # e98891. If you end up wanting...
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  • Hitch and Bike Rack Recommendations for 2016 Mazda CX-5
    Thanks for the compliment about our website and videos! We all work really hard to provide information to our customers that's second to none. I'm not sure exactly what Mazda offers in the way of a factory hitch. I can tell you from experience that it'll be two to three times what an aftermarket hitch costs. I'd recommend going with a Class III hitch like the Draw-Tite # 76138. Once installed, you'll have a hitch with the more common 2 inch receiver, which will allow you more flexibility...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver for a 2013 Chevrolet Equinox
    You are on the right track with the way that you are thinking. If you can install a 2 inch trailer hitch receiver on your vehicle then you have a higher weight capacity for your hitch and you have access to more accessories. In the case of your 2013 Chevrolet Equinox, you will want to install the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver # 76028. This hitch has a 2 inch receiver and has a Max Tongue weight of 675 lbs and a Max Gross Trailer Weight of 4,500 lbs. Be sure to check your...
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  • How to Carry Bikes on a 2018 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack with a Sunroof
    Using the JetStream Crossbars # Y00428 along with the TimberLine Towers # Y00147 will be taller than using the Yakima RailBar Crossbars # Y00432-0433 for your 2018 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack but you do need to note that every roof rack manufacturer states that a sun or moon roof should not be used with a roof rack installed. Roof racks do have some wind noise which the aero style bars, although cause less noise, are not immune from. There is also the issue of clearance as well as possible...
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  • Recommended Front Mount Trailer Hitch and Bike Rack for a 2015 Nissan Frontier
    I recommend installing the Draw-Tite Front Mount Trailer Hitch Receiver # 65075 on your 2015 Nissan Frontier. This is a no-drill installation and will give you a 2 inch hitch receiver. Please note that the front air dam will have to be trimmed or removed for the install. A great bike rack for this application is the Kuat Beta # B202-2. This 12.6 lb bike rack is compatible with your 2 inch receiver and can carry up to two 40 lb bikes. The Beta also features a shorter distance between...
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  • Best Way to Carry 2 Electra Bikes on a 2004 BMW 325Ci Convertible to Avoid Scratches
    Thank you for the pictures of the bikes! It always helps to know exactly what the bikes look like that are being discussed. Although the Saris Bones 2 Bike Carrier # SA805BL is a cost-effective option that has received great reviews from our customers, if you are trying to stay away from solutions that could potentially put scratches on your 2004 BMW 325Ci convertible then I recommend going with a hitch mounted bike rack. Not that the Saris Bones (or any of our trunk mount bike racks)...
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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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  • 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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