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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Recommended Bike Rack to Make Loading and Unloading Bikes and Rack Easier on a 2017 Subaru Forester
  • The RockyMounts BackState # 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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  • 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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  • Will Folded Up RockyMounts SplitRail Bike Rack Clear Spare Tire on 2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
  • On the RockyMounts SplitRail bike rack # RKY1140-4 when folded up it measures 6-1/2 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the closest part of the rack. If you measure the distance between the center of the hitch pin hole to the rear edge of the spare on your 2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited and find that it is less than 6-1/2 inches the rack will fit when folded up. If you have a longer measurement let me know and I can make other recommendations.
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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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  • 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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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2013 Toyota Tacoma with the Bed Rail System
  • The RockyMounts DriveShaft SD, # RKY1085, that you referenced will fit and works with standard fork mount bikes as well as 15-mm and 20-mm thru axle bikes. It is confirmed to work well with the bed rail system on your 2013 Toyota Tacoma. I have attached a video showing how this bike rack attaches to a bed rail system for you to check out.
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  • Do All Locks on the RockyMounts SplitRail 3 Bike Platform Rack Use the Same Key
  • Because the RockyMounts SplitRail 3 Bike Platform Rack - 2" Hitches - Wheel Mount - Tilting Item # RKY1140-3 is comprised of the 2-bike version plus the add-on the locks included with the base rack and add-on may not use the same key. Add a 4-pack of lock cores, # RKY0334, sold separately, to ensure all locks are keyed alike. I have included a link to a video review of this bike rack for you.
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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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  • Is The Rocky Mounts BackStage Swingaway Bike Rack Available?
  • Yes. We have the RockyMounts BackStage 2 Bike Platform Rack - 2" - Tilting - Swinging # RKY10002. This is a very nice bike rack with a capacity of up to 60 lbs per bike with tire widths up to 5 inches. It has adjustable bike trays that slide 3 inches side to side for a great fit with bike spacing options. It comes with the bike locks and hitch lock to deter theft and give you peace of mind when traveling.
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  • Do Wheel Hooks Lock In Place On RockyMounts SplitRail Bike Carrier When Rack Is Folded Up
  • I went to the shop and checked out some of the platform bike carriers including the RockyMounts SplitRail, part # RKY1140. The arms do not lock in place, and after frequent use may swing a bit as you mentioned. You could carry a small bungee cord to hold the mast in place when no bikes are loaded and the rack is folded. I do have another option for you. I recommend the Yakima HoldUp, part # Y02443. When the masts are lowered they can slip behind the wheel cradle holding them in place....
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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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  • Carrying Fat Bike with Thule # TH594XT Sidearm Roof Mounted Bike Rack
  • Your best bet would be to go with a rack that is compatible with the fat bike adapter. The RockyMounts BrassKnuckles roof mounted bike rack # RKY1203 is compatible with fat bikes when equipped with the # RKY1240 adapter kit. I spoke with my Thule representative, and was told that Thule doesn't offer a fat bike adapter for their # TH594XT Sidearm Roof Bike Rack. Because RockyMounts is a completely different manufacturer, Thule couldn't say if the RockyMounts Adapter Kit would be compatible...
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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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  • Replacement Mounting Hardware for Curt Roof Basket # C18115
  • Yes, you can indeed use the RockyMounts hardware # RKY1052 with Curt basket # C18115. The RockyMounts hardware is identical to the hardware that comes with that Curt basket.
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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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  • Fork Bike Rack Adapter for Thule Bike Rack with Thru Axles
  • I wish I could recommend it for you but we had a customer come back who tried it and the adapter didn't fit. Thule does have their own adapters though like the part # TH53015B for 15-mm x 110-mm Boost Thru-Axle Forks # TH53012 for 12-mm x 100-mm Thru-Axle Forks # TH53020 for 20-mm, Thru-Axle Forks # TH530L for Lefty, Thru-Axle Forks # TH53015 for 15-mm, Thru-Axle Forks
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Will RockyMounts Euro PitchFork Roof Bike Carrier # RKY1103 Fit On a 2012 Subaru Outback Wagon
  • The RockyMounts Euro PitchFork Roof Mounted Bike Carrier, part # RKY1103, is designed to work on cross bars with channels or slots. The cross bars with channels or slots is what was used strictly on European-style roof racks found on Audi, BMW, Mini, Volkswagen and Volvo vehicles. Now these roof racks are more common, meaning that the # RKY1103 attaches quickly and easily to your Euro-style slotted, Thule AeroBlade and Rapid Aero, Rhino-Rack and Whisbar roof-rack crossbars. I am including...
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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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  • Recommendation For Carrying Tandem Bike and Kids Bikes on Honda CRV
  • I have a couple of options for you, but we do not carry a bike rack that will accommodate both a tandem bike as well as two children's bikes. In order to carry both the tandem bike and the kids' bikes I recommend carrying one style on a hitch mount rack and the other on top of the car on a roof rack with a roof carrier. The tandem bike's front tire will need to be removed during transport no matter which location is it carried it. To carry the tandem bike at the trailer hitch, you...
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  • Replacement Ratchet Strap Recommendation for Thule Sidearm # TH594XT
  • For your Thule Sidearm # TH594XT the correct replacement ratchet strap is the part # 853-7006.
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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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