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Yakima Trunk Bike Racks Review - 2017 Honda Pilot

Today, on our 2017 Honda Pilot, we're taking a look at the Yakima Full-Back Trunk-Mount 2-Bike Rack, that part number is: Y02634. Now, we already have our bike secured down here, we're first going to show you how we secure it in place. On the end here, we do have a cable lock, this can be used to lock your bike onto your rack. It is going to lock this last bike, which will prevent anyone from being able to remove the first or the last bike. To remove our bikes and to secure them, we're going to push on our tabs and pull out our zip strips. They easily push into place, and they've got cushioning to prevent any scratches or abrasions from our straps onto our bike. We'll take that off. It's going to hold it in three points, two on the frame and one as an anti-sway cradle, as you saw before.



Yakima Trunk Bike Racks Review - 2016 Honda Pilot

Speaker 1: Today in our 2016 Honda Pilot we're gonna be test fitting the Yakima fold back two bike rack part number Y02634. We already have a bike installed on the rack so let's go ahead and take a closer look and show off some of the features. This is one of the more higher end hatch mount and bike racks that you're gonna see out there, starting at the ends here we're gonna have the patented Yakima bottle opener on one, and this comes with a lot of the Yakima bike racks. And on the other end we're gonna have the integrated cable lock.You would actually take it out, wrap it around the outer frame of the outer bike and attach it to this point here and lock it in place to secure your bikes in place once everything's done. Moving to the cradles, these are gonna be stationary meaning they don't move back and forth or side to side, however they do have this TPE padding at the base here and that's gonna act as kind of a shock absorber for your frame while you're traveling and help protect it. It's also gonna be padded along the bottom side of our zip strips here as well where it makes contact with your bike frame.It's gonna hold your bike at three points, we'll have two zip strips up at the top two here, one off to the side which is gonna serve as an anti-sway cradle to keep the bike from moving too far back and forth and causing bike to bike contact.



Yakima Trunk Bike Racks Review - 2016 Honda Pilot

Speaker 1: Today with our 2016 Honda Pilot, we're going to be test fitting the Yakima HalfBack 2 Bike Rack, part number Y02636. We already have a bike installed on our rack. Let's go ahead and take a closer look and show off some of the features. Starting at the end here, at the ends of both of our arms we're gonna have the Yakima bottle openers which are pretty common amongst most other bike racks. Moving back we have the cradles here. These are stationary, meaning they don't move back and forth or side to side but they do have this TPE padding at the base here, and that's gonna act as a shock absorber while you travel to help protect the frame of your bike.



Swagman Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2016 Honda Pilot

Today in our 2016 Honda Pilot, we've gonna be test-fitting the Swagman XC 2-Bike Rack for 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches, part number S64650. We already have a bike installed on the vehicle. Let's take a closer look, and show off some of the features. How the bike is held into place, we're gonna have one point of contact, which is gonna be this padded hookup at the top, and that's gonna keep it in place, while the tires rest in these wheel cradles here, which are adjustable along the length of the bike rack to accommodate loading and different sized bikes. So, you loosen and tighten these knobs to adjust them along the length of the arm here. Also, this does have a raised shank to it, so even with vehicles that has a particularly low hitch-clearance, it's not gonna have an issue of clearance between the bike rack and the ground. Let's go ahead and take the bike off and set it aside, we'll hold on to the bike while we release our hooks here, and that's just to make sure the bike doesn't fall onto the vehicle. There's this gray button here at the base of our frame-hook, push that in, and now we can grab the bike and set it off to the side.



Malone Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2016 Honda Pilot

Today on our 2016 Honda Pilot, we're going to be test fitting the Malone Hanger 3 Bike Rack, for 1-1/4" and 2" hitches, part number MPG2127. We already have a bike installed on our rack, so let's go ahead and take a closer look and show off some of our features. At the ends of our arms we will have reflectors for better vision at night. The cradles all are adjustable along the arms here to accommodate loading and unloading, and can be tightened down with these blots here and an included tool. It grips your bike at two points. We're going to have a strap up at the top here and off to the side here. That's going to serve as an anti-sway cradle to keep your bike from moving too far back and forth, and making bike to bike contact. When all three bikes are loaded, it does come with two stabilization straps to put around the bikes as well.



Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2016 Honda Pilot

Today on our 2016 Honda Pilot we're doing a test fit of the Thule Vertex swinging and hanging-style 4-bike rack. That part number is TH9031XT. Now we already have our bike secured down. We're first going to show you the key feature of this rack. We're going to come here to the back of it. We're going to start by removing our t-pin.



Yakima Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2016 Honda Pilot

Today on this 2016 Honda Pilot we're going to be test fitting the Yakima Light Rider, Two Bike Rack. Part number Y02472. As you can see we already have a bike installed on the rack. Let's go ahead and take a closer look at it and show off some of the features. Now, how the bike is actually attached to the rack, we're going to have three points of contact with the bike's frame. We're going to have the two zip strips up top here, plus the one off to the side which is going to serve as an anti-sway strap, which will keep the bike from going back and forth possibly hitting the bike rack itself or the bikes in front of it. Let's go ahead and take that off and set the bike aside for now.



Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2016 Honda Pilot

Today on this 2016 Honda Pilot, we're going to be test fitting the Thule Roadway 2 Bike Rack, part number TH912XTR. As you can see, we already have a bike installed on the rack. Let's go ahead and take a closer look and show off some of the features. Now first how it actually attaches to the rack, it's going to have three points of contact. We're going to have two straps up top here to the frame and one off to the side here. That's going to be an anti-sway strap to keep the bike from moving back and forth, possibly hitting the bike itself or the bikes in front of it. Let's go ahead and take the bike off and set it aside. When you take the straps off, it's always a good habit to put them back into place because you don't want to lose them while you're driving.



Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2016 Honda Pilot

Today on this 2016 Honda Pilot we're going to be testing the Thule Vertex Four Bike Rack, part number TH9029XT. As you can see, we already have a bike installed on our rack. Let's go ahead and take a closer look and show off some of those features. First off, the bike actually attaches to the rack with three points of contact to your bike's frame. We're going to have two straps up top here and one strap off to the side, which is going to act as an anti-sway strap keeping it from moving back and forth, possibly hitting the bike rack or the bikes in front of it. Let's go ahead and take the bike off and set it aside. It's always a good habit when you remove the straps just to put them back into place.



Swagman Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2016 Honda Pilot

So in this 2016 Honda Pilot, we're going to be test-fitting the Swagman Trailhead 4-bike rack, part #S63380. As you can see, we already have a bike installed on the rack, so go ahead and take a closer look and show off some of the features. Now, how this bike is actually attached to the rack . you're going to have 4 points of contact with your bike's frame. We're going to have 3 straps, up top here, and one off to the side here, which is going to serve as an anti-sway strap to keep the bike from going back and forth, hitting possibly the bike rack itself, or the bikes in front of it. Let's go ahead and take the bike off and set it aside. When you remove the straps, it's always a good habit to put them back into place because you don't want them flapping around when you're driving, and more importantly, you don't want to lose them while you're driving.



Rola Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2016 Honda Pilot

Today on this 2016 Honda Pilot, we're going to be test-fitting the ROLA TX-102 2 bike rack, part number 59400. As you can see, we already have a bike installed on the rack, let's go ahead and take a closer look and show off some of the features. Now how the bike actually attaches to the rack, you're going to have 3 points of contact with the bikes frame. We're going to have two straps on the top here, and one off to the side which is going to serve as an anti-sway strap which keeps the bike from going back and forth possibly hitting the bike rack or the bikes in front of it. Let's go ahead and take the bike off and set it aside. Now once you remove the straps it's always a good habit to put the straps back on, primarily cause you don't want to lose them while you're driving and you don't want them flapping around in the wind. Now with that done I'm going to go ahead and give you a couple measurements now.



Hollywood Racks Over-the-Top Trunk Bike Racks Review - 2016 Honda Pilot

Today on this 2016 Honda Pilot we're going to be test fitting the Hollywood Racks Over the Top 2-Bike Rack, part number HRF2. As you can see, we already have a bike installed on the rack, let's go ahead and take a closer look and show off some of the features. How the bike is actually attached to the rack, we're going to have three points of contact with the bike's frame. We're going to have two straps up at the top here, and one underneath here which is going to serve as an anti-sway strap to keep the bike from hitting either the bike rack itself or the bikes in front of it. Let's go ahead and take the bike off and set it aside. Now when you release the straps it's always a good idea to put them back into place because you don't want them flapping around while you're driving, and more importantly you don't want to lose them while you're driving. With that done I'm going to go ahead and give you a quick measurement. This is going to be how much distance is added to the vehicle when the bike rack is installed.



Rhino Rack MountainTrail Roof Bike Racks Review - 2016 honda pilot

Today at our 2016 Honda pilot, we'll be doing a test fit of the Rhino-rack Mountain Trail Rooftop Bike Carrier Fork Mounting. Part number, RBC035. You see that we already have a bike mounted on our vehicle. We have it mounted to our rack. I'll show you a few features here. First we check and show where we have the forks into, there's a knob here with a lock, all we do is pop this, this way and lift up the bike to take it off. Right now we have it off.



Kuat TRIO Roof Bike Racks Review - 2016 Honda Pilot

Today, in our 2016 Honda Pilot, we'll be doing a test fit of the Kuat Trio Roof Bike Rack fork mounting. Part number is TR02. You see we already have it on the vehicle. This is an aluminum and black polish chrome. It will look real nice on your vehicle. You see we have a bike already up there. I'll show you a few features. First feature that I'll show you is right here we have where we hold the fork ends.



Yakima DoubleDown Ace Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Honda Pilot

Today on this 2013 Honda Pilot Ill show you how to install and operate the Yakima Double Down Ace four bike carrier, part number y02451. To install slide the shank into the opening of the hitch tube and align the pin hole. Once the pin holes are aligned insert the red safety pin and turn the black knob located at the rear of the carrier to engage the anti-rattle device. Now lets go over some clearance measurements to see how the bike carrier and the vehicle fit together, theres about 18-1/2 inches of ground clearance, the closet part of the vehicle to the closet part of the carrier is about 7-1/2 inches, weve added about 14 inches to the overall length of the vehicle. To access the cargo area lift up on the red knob located at the base of the carrier and pull the mast towards you, this will allow you to gain access to the cargo door. To load the bike make sure the mast is in its upright position, pull the red latch located at the top of the mast and pull the cradle arms towards you and undo the cradle straps.



Thule Apex 4 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Honda Pilot

Today on our 2013 Honda Pilot Ill be showing you how to install and operate the Thule Apex four bike carrier, part number th9025. To install the carrier slide the shank into the opening of the hitch tube and align the pin hole securing it with a spring loaded pin. Then tighten the black knob located at the base of the carrier to engage the anti-rattle device. Now lets go over some clearance measurements to see how the vehicle and the bike carrier fit together, there is about 19-1/2 inches of ground clearance, the closet part of the vehicle to the closet part of the carrier is about three inches, weve added about 13 inches to the overall length of the vehicle. To access the cargo area lift up the gray handle located at the base of the carrier and pull the carrier towards you, this will allow you to have access to your cargo door. To load the bike first make sure the mast is in its upright position, lift the gray handle at the top of the mast, pull the cradle arms towards you, and undo the cradle straps, set your bike on the frame cradles and secure it with the cradle straps, and that concludes todays test fit for the Thule Apex four bike carrier, part number th9025 on this 2013 Honda Pilot..



Kuat Sherpa Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Honda Pilot

Today on our 2013 Honda Pilot, Ill be showing you to install and operate the Kuat Aluminum Hitch Bike Carrier, part number S102. To install the carrier, slide the shank into the opening of the hitch and align the pin hole, put the pin through the pin hole, lock and turn the black knob located at the base of the carrier to engage the anti-rattle device. Now lets go over some clearance measurements to see how the bike carrier and the vehicle fit together. There is about 19 inches of ground clearance. The closest part of the vehicle to the closest part of the carrier is about six inches. We have added about 16 inches to the overall length of the vehicle.



Yakima StickUp 2 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Honda Pilot

Today on our 2013 Honda Pilot Ill be showing you how to install and operate the Yakima stickup two bike carrier, part number Y02420. To install the carrier slide the shank into the opening of the hitch tube and align the threaded pin hole. Thread the anti-rattle bolt through the threaded pin hole, tighten with a wrench and secure with a security pin. Now lets go over some clearance measurements to see how the vehicle and the bike carrier fit together. There is about 19 inches of ground clearance. The closest part of the vehicle tot eh closest part of the carrier is about 7 inches.



Thule Vertex 4 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Honda Pilot

Today on our 2013 Honda Pilot Ill be showing you how to install and operate the Thule vertex four bike carrier, part number TH9029. To install the carrier slide the shank into the opening of the hitch tube and align the threaded pin hole. Thread the anti-rattle bolt through the threaded pin hole and tighten with a wrench. Now lets go over some clearance measurements to see how the bike carrier and the vehicle fit together. There is about 18 inches of ground clearance. The closest part of the vehicle to the closest part of the carrier is about 5 inches.



Thule Hitching Post Pro Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Honda Pilot

Today on this 2013 Honda Pilot Ill show you how to install and operate the Thule hitching post pro, part number TH934XTR. To install, slide the shank into the opening of the hitch tube and align the threaded pin hole. Thread the anti-rattle bolt through the threaded pin hole and tighten with a wrench. Now lets go over some clearance measurements to see how the bike carrier and the vehicle fit together. Theres about 18 1/2 inches of ground clearance. The closest part of the vehicle to the closest part of the carrier is about 9 1/2 inch.



Thule Doubletrack Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Honda Pilot

Today on this 2013 Honda Pilot Ill show you how to install and operate the Thule double track platform bike carrier, part number TH990XT. To install, slide the shank into the opening of the hitch tube and align the threaded pin hole. Thread the anti-rattle bolt through the threaded pin hole and tighten with a wrench. Now lets go over some clearance measurements to see how the bike carrier and the vehicle fit together. Theres about 19 inches of ground clearance. The closest part of the vehicle to the closest part of the carrier is about 7 inch.



Swagman Titan Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Honda Pilot

Today on our 2013 Honda Pilot Ill show you how to install and operate the Swagman titan four bike carrier, part number S63410. To install slide the shank into the opening of the hitch tube and align the threaded pin hole. Thread the anti-rattle bolt through the threaded pin hole and tighten with a wrench. Now lets go over some clearance measurements to see how the bike carrier and the vehicle fit together. Theres about 19 inches of ground clearance. The closest part of the vehicle to the closest part of the carrier is about 10 inch.



Softride Dura Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Honda Pilot

Today on this 2013 Honda Pilot Ill be showing you how to install and operate the Softride Dura parallelogram tilting bike carrier, part number SR26247. To install slide the shank into the opening of the hitch tube and align the threaded pin hole. Thread the anti-rattle bolt through the threaded pin hole, tighten with a wrench, and secure it with a lock. Now lets go over some clearance measurements to see how the bike carrier and the vehicle fit together. Theres about 19 inches of ground clearance. The closest part of the vehicle to the closest part of the carrier is about 3 inch.



Hollywood Racks Traveler Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Honda Pilot

Today on our 2012 Honda Pilot, we'll be test fitting the Hollywood Racks Traveler four-bike carrier, part number hr8500. To begin our test fit, we'll slide the shank of the carrier into the opening of the hitch, line up our pin holes, slide our antirattle through the pin holes, and tighten with a wrench. Now with the carrier secured to the vehicle, we'll go over a few clearance measurements to see how the bike carrier and this vehicle will fit together. There is about 18 1/2 inches of ground clearance. The closest part of the carrier to the closest part of the vehicle here at the rear bumper is about seven inches. With the cradle arms folded down, we have added about 11 inches to the overall length of the vehicle.



Yakima DoubleDown Ace Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2012 Honda Pilot

Today on our 2012 Honda Pilot, well be test fitting the Yakima DoubleDown Ace four bike carrier, part number y02451. To begin our test fit, well slide the shank of the carrier into the opening of the hitch, line up our pin holes, insert the pin with the red knob into the pin hole, and turn the black knob to engage our anti-rattle device. Now with the carrier secured to the vehicle, well go over a few clearance measurements to see how the bike carrier and this vehicle will fit together. Theres about 18-1/2 of ground clearance, the closet part of the carrier to the closet part of the vehicle here at the rear bumper is about eight inches, with the cradle arms folded down weve added about 13 to the overall length of the vehicle. Well now go ahead and pull the red lever at the top of the mast to swing the cradle arms out and well measure from the vehicles cargo door to the end of the carriers cradle arms and we get a measurement of 44. To access the cargo area, well lift up the red pin at the back of the carrier to tilt the mast down; this will allow us to have access to our cargo door.





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