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  • How to Change the Lock Core on a RockyMounts Bike Rack
  • Like you said, there isn't a master key for the RockyMounts lock cores. In order to change out a lock core you will need access to the back of the lock. Then with a small flat blade screwdriver or a knife you can press down on the pin that holds the lock in the housing and then push it out of the front. In the video I made, it is a Rhino-Rack part but the process is the same.
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  • Opening the Rear Doors on a Ram ProMaster With a RockyMounts BackStage Hitch Bike Rack Installed
  • The RockyMounts BackStage, part # RKY10002 swings open to be 49 inches from the shank to the closest part of the rack. This should allow the doors of your ProMaster Van to open, but not to the full distance they normally do. 2017 Ram ProMaster doors swing open to 260-degrees, and you won't be able to get to that full distance with the RockyMounts swung out. You'll probably get closer to 90 to 120-degrees open, which is still plenty to load and unload cargo.
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  • Recommended Bike Rack to Make Loading and Unloading Bikes and Rack Easier on a 2017 Subaru Forester
  • The RockyMounts BackStage # RKY10002 is a great rack that sounds like it would well for you. Except that it is a pretty heavy rack at around 70 pounds. Unfortunately, swinging racks are generally heavier, as our platform racks. When you combine it into a swinging platform rack it's likely going to be pretty heavy. Taking the weight of the bike carrier into consideration I have a few other options you may like. The Yakima FullSwing # Y02465 is also a swinging rack however it's a...
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  • Swing-Away Style Bike Rack Options for a 2011 Toyota FJ Cruiser
  • The RockyMounts BackStage 2 Bike Platform Rack # RKY10002 fits the exact description of what you are looking for in a bike rack to carry 2 bikes on your 2001 Toyota FJ Cruiser. It has the ability to tilt, swing-away, can fold up, and comes with hitch and bike locks to deter theft of your equipment. Since trailer hitch receiver locations and spare tire width can vary you will want to measure from the center of your hitch pin hole to the outermost edge of your spare tire. If that measurement...
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  • Roof Rack Channel Mount Bike Carrier That Installs into T-Slots
  • The RockyMounts BrassKnuckles # RKY1201 will not mount using T-slots on crossbars. However, the RockyMounts JetLine Bike Rack # RKY1321 can. The Jetline will only work with bikes that have a quick-release front wheel. It does feature a locking option by adding two lock cores # RKY0332. For another channel mount bike carrier that uses T-slots the Thule ProRide # TH598003 is a frame mount that doesn't require the front wheel to be removed. It uses a padded clamp that holds your bike...
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  • 15 mm Thru Axle Adapter Recommendation that Can Lock to Roof Bike Rack
  • This is a great question. Sounds like you are trying to determine which of the 15 mm adapters will allow you to actually lock the bike to the roof rack. Of the three you mentioned the only one that actually locks the bike to the adapter and then the adapter to the roof bike rack is the RockyMounts part # RKY1081. The rest are only adapters that allow the bike to fit the rack, but when our demo guy says the word lock he means it is clamped to the rack. Not locked like "theft-deterrent"....
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  • Fork Mounted Bike Rack that Fits Nissan Utili Track System in 2005 Nissan Titan
  • Yes, the RockyMounts LoBall part # RKY1097 is a bike rack that coms with adapters that will fit the rack into the channel of the track system on your 2005 Nissan Titan. I attached a review video for more info on this as well.
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2013 Toyota Tacoma with the Bed Rail System
  • The RockyMounts DriveShaft Track, # RKY1086, that you referenced will fit and works with standard fork mount bikes as well as 15-mm and 20-mm thru axle bikes. As well as Boost 110 axles. It is confirmed to work well with the bed rail system on your 2013 Toyota Tacoma.
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  • Which is a Better Bike Rack Between the RockyMounts MonoRail and the Hollywood Racks TRS
  • Hollywood Racks makes a good bike rack. But with that said I am not impressed with the TRS # HR3000 or # HR3500. I find that the RockyMounts MonoRail # RKY10003 is the superior bike rack between the 2. I will say this about the TRS though; the hook design is compatible with bikes that wider forks compared to the MonoRail. The MonoRail is compatible with Class I hitches whereas the TRS is compatible with Class II only on the 1-1/4 inch side. Both are compatible with 2 inch hitches. All...
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  • Will Yakima Lock Cores Work With RockyMounts Products
  • I spoke with my contact at RockyMounts and he confirmed that the Yakima lock cores will not fit RockyMounts products, like the Flagstaff Towers # RKY3002 that you referenced. To lock the RockyMounts Flagstaff Towers # RKY3002 you will want to use the Lock Cores # RKY0332. Lock cores look similar, but typically each is specific the to manufacturer.
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  • RockyMounts SplitRail Hitch Mount Bike Rack to Fit 2012 Prius V with Class I Trailer Hitch Receiver
  • The RockyMounts SplitRail # RKY1130 is the rack you will want for your 2012 Toyota Prius V. This rack fits a Class I, 1-1/4 inch trailer hitch receiver which is what you'll have on your vehicle. It has a maximum capacity of 60 pounds per bike so it will be great for your electric bikes. It also includes a cable lock to lock the bikes to the rack and a locking hitch pin to secure the rack to your Prius. The RockyMounts SplitRail # RKY1140 will not work because it fits a Class III trailer...
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  • Will the RockyMounts SplitRail 2 Bike Platform Rack Work on a 2017 Subaru Forester
  • The RockyMounts SplitRail 2 Bike Platform Rack, part # RKY1140, will work well with your 2017 Subaru Forester as long as you have a 2 inch trailer hitch receiver. As you can see from the multiple demonstration videos, the SplitRail should not cause you issues if you want to open up your rear hatch with your bike(s) loaded. This bike rack comes with integrated bike and rack locks to help deter theft so you can have more peace of mind when making a pit stop on your long trip. The other...
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  • Rockymounts Split Rail 4 or Kuat Base 2.0 with 2 Bike Add On Comparison
  • I really like the RockyMounts Split Rail # RKY1140-4 because it allows you to go from a 2 bike to either a 3 bike or 4 bike rack depending on the need. The Kuat NV 2.0 # BA22B-BA02B is regarded by many as the nicest bike around but it's either 2 or 4. Split rail comes with a wall rack which is super convenient too. The Split Rail has a reputation for being very easy to operate, including the raise/lower lever, and has a fantastic anti-rattle device. If I were in your situation that's...
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  • Bike Rack for 70 lb Bike to Clear Spare Tire on 2017 Jeep Wrangler
  • In regards to the issue about clearance you will need to take a quick measurement to determine what rack will work to clear the spare tire on your 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. Just take something with a straight edge and hold it against your spare tire and measure from the center of your Jeep's hitch pin hole to that straight edge; you will need a rack where the closest part of it is no more than that distance. For example, if you took that measurement and found it was 11 inches then...
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  • Difference Between RockyMounts Monorail Bike Racks
  • The RockyMount Monorail listed as part # RKY10005 is actually an additional rail for the RockyMount Monorail 2 Bike Platform Rack, part # RKY10004. The addon, part # RKY10005 cannot be used on its own and must be installed onto the Monorail Rack, part # RKY10004.
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  • Will RockyMounts 14er Roof Mounted Cargo Basket Work on 2018 Toyota RAV4
  • The RockyMounts 14'er Roof Mounted Cargo Basket # RKY1054 referenced in your question is designed to fit round, square, aero/elliptical and most factory crossbars. To make sure the cargo basket will fit the roof rack crossbars on your 2018 RAV4, you will just want to take a couple measurements on the crossbars themselves. This cargo basket will work with crossbars that are up to 4-3/4 inches wide and 1-3/4 inches tall. There also needs to be a crossbar spread (distance from one crossbar...
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  • Changing the Lock Core on RockyMounts Bike Racks and Ordering New Locks with Specific Numbers
  • The RockyMounts lock cores can be changed out on their bike carriers. If you want to have your RockyMounts products keyed the same then what you will do is either order a separate lock and key that has the same number as a lock and key that you already have. Or you can order a pack of cores such as # RKY0332 and change the locks on both products. To order a lock and key that matches what you already have you will look at the number on the key/lock that you have. For example if that number...
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  • How to Carry One Bike on the Back of a 2012 Roadtrek Motorhome
  • In order to recommend a bike rack that would clear the spare tire on the back of your 2012 Roadtrek Motorhome, I would need to know the distance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the outer edge of the spare tire carrier. One option you have would be to use a single bike carrier like the RockyMounts MonoRail Solo 1 Bike Platform Rack part # RKY10007 and then a hitch extender like the Curt Hitch Extender part # C45791. The hitch extender will reduce the tongue weight capacity of...
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  • Can RockyMounts Bed Rail Bike Carrier # RKY1097 Stay Mounted With Installation of Tonneau Cover
  • The RockyMounts Truck Bed Rail Bike Carrier, part # RKY1097, you have referenced, is designed to be installed on the factory-installed deck rail system rails of your 2012 Toyota Tacoma. The square brackets in the mounting hardware of the bike carrier will slide into the channel of the factory deck rail system. Then, the two bolts are inserted through the bracket and tightened down to hold the bracket in place. If your tonneau cover is installed in the channels of your factory rails,...
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  • Swing Away Bike Rack Recommendation for Mercedes Sprinter 3500
  • My favorite bike rack to recommend is the Thule Vertex Swing part # TH9031XT because it can carry up to 4 bikes and can swing out and away from the rear of the vehicle to give you complete access to the rear cargo area with bikes loaded. The arms of the rack can also fold down when not in use so that the bike rack doesn't take up much space as well. Check out the review video I attached for more info on this rack as well. If you plan on carrying any womens or alternative framed bikes...
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  • Will this Work with the Unistrut Channel System
  • Yes, the RockyMounts LoBall Bike Rack, # RKY1097, will work with the Unistrut rail system. It is also compatible with the OEM truck bed rails systems from GM, Nissan and Toyota. This bike rack works with quick-release front wheel. I have attached a review video of this bike rack for you to check out.
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  • Best Trailer Hitch Receiver Bike Rack for a RadRover E-Bike on a 2015 Honda Odyssey
  • Between the RockyMounts Monorail, part # RKY10004 and the Malone Pilot, part # MPG2112, I would say that going with the Malone Pilot is the better choice. The Pilot is a very solid rack and I really like its bent rail styling, making loading a heavier bike just a little easier. Additionally, your bike having fenders means that most wheel mounts won't work for the bike, and out of the box the Malone Pilot is able to fit to either a frame or wheel mount, giving you flexibility with the...
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  • Rooftop Cargo Carrier Solution for 2017 Subaru Outback
  • For a cross country trip the Rocky Mounts part # RKY1054 would be a good option that would give you a platform for your cargo to mount, but since you'd be driving through inclement weather at some point a better option would be a cargo box that will protect the cargo. We have the Thule Force XL part # TH625 which is a fit for your crossbars that has the ability to hold up to 17 cubic feet.
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  • Will RockyMounts TomaHawk Carry a Standard Size Mountain Bike
  • Yes, the RockyMounts TomaHawk Roof Bike Rack # RKY1222 will hold all styles of bikes that have tires from 20 to 29 inches. It includes two wheel strap extensions to fit fat tire bikes up to 5 inches wide. If you'd like to add some security to the TomaHawk you can use RockyMounts Lock Cores # RKY0332 to lock the carrier to the roof rack and the bike to the carrier.
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  • Dimensions of the RockyMounts Backstage 2 Bike Rack
  • The shank on the RockyMounts BackStage, part # RKY10002 has the following dimensions from the center of the hitch pin hole: To the end of the shank: 2-1/2 inches To the nearest part of the carrier when folded down: 9-1/2 inches To the nearest part of the carrier when folded up: 7 inches To the furthest part of the rack when folded down: 34 inches To the furthest part of the rack when folded up: 19 inches The height of the swinging mechanism is 3-1/2 inches tall, and then 5 inches...
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  • Is it Possible to get RockyMounts Clutch SD Truck Bed Rail Bike Carriers Keyed Alike
  • Most likely if you purchased 3 RockyMounts LoBall Bike Racks # RKY1097 you would get three different lock cylinders that would require different keys. What you could do is get RockyMounts Replacement Lock set # RKY0334. This is a replacement key set that comes with four matching lock cylinders that you could replace with the ones in the # RKY011 that you plan on purchasing and you would be good to go.
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  • Is RockyMounts BrassKnuckles Bike Rack Compatible With Rockwood Premier Pop-Up Trailer?
  • The RockyMounts BrassKnuckles Roof Mounted Bike Rack # RKY1201 may fit the roof rack on your Rockwood Premier Hard Side A213HW, though you will need to measure the distance between the crossbars. If they are between 24" and 43" then the RockyMounts rack will work great for you. I highly recommend using the Lock Cores for RockyMounts Bike Carriers # RKY0332 to secure the investments you made in your rack and bike. I've added links to video reviews of these products for you to take a look...
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  • What Keeps the Rear Tire on the Bike from Bouncing or Moving Around Over Bumps During Transport
  • The RockyMounts LoBAll Truck Bed Rail Bike Carrier # RKY1097 is designed to hold your bike in an upright position when used in the back or your Tacoma. We do not offer a specific product that is designed to secure the rear tire in the bed of your Tacoma, nor is one included with the RockyMounts Bed Rail Carrier. However you can use any general purpose strap to secure the rear tire of your bike down during transport.
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  • RockyMounts SplitRail vs. Kuat Transfer vs. Saris Freedom Bike Rack Comparison
  • Both the RockyMounts Split Rail part # RKY1140 and the Kuat Transfer part # TS02G are great bike racks. The Kuat weighs a bit less at 37 lbs vs. the RM which weighs 44 lbs but you give up a bit of adjustability with the Kuat. The RM allows the rear rail to slide to adjust to bike lengths better. It's also very easy to fold up and down when needed. Platform bike racks require quite a bit of material to make due to the nature of the rack so they weigh more than hanging racks, but they...
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  • Can RockyMounts BrassKnuckles Roof Bike Rack for Fat Bikes Also Secure Standard Bikes
  • The RockyMounts BrassKnuckles Roof Bike Rack for Fat Bikes # RKY1201-FB referenced in your question does include an adapter that will allow you to also mount standard road or mountain bikes. You will be able to transport a bike with standard tire sizes or a fat bike with tire widths of up to 5 inches on this carrier. The ratcheting, padded hook and metal wheel brace will secure your bike by the front wheel, preventing any damage or scratching to the frame. The rack has a weight capacity...
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