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Old 08-30-2014, 06:24 PM   #1
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Yakima Bike Rack

I bought it here:

and it's been in my garage for 9 months...

I don't recall what I paid for it - how about $100 ??

You might have to get one of these:

Because I cut the adapter pretty short for the convex wheels on my rig. Got it ready for use - but never installed it. Here's a blurb from that same web site:

How to Determine Which Tongue or Adapter to Use on Yakima SpareTime Bike Rack on a Jeep
transferring my bike rack to a different jeep. Have the long adapter on right now but it is too long. Need to determine which adapter I need between the small and the medium. The approximate length adapter I need is between 4 and 5 inches to have the rack fit snug against the tire. Please advise on which one I need to purchase.
asked by: Greg

Expert Reply:
On the Yakima SpareTime bike rack # Y02598, the instructions state to use the medium tongue with tire widths ranging from 235 to 275. The long tongue is for widths 285 to 12.5. And the short tongue which is what comes pre-installed is for 195 to 235. Just check the tire size on the Jeep and that first number is going to be the section width and will tell you the best tongue option.

Oh yea... it looks like this:

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Steve W
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Old 08-31-2014, 02:35 PM   #2
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Re: Yakima Bike Rack

I may have an extra Yakima Stem lying around in my garage. Who ever buys it from Steve, you can have it. Steve is a great guy to deal with. Matter of fact, I bought another one after I purchased my Aluminess rear Bumper and still us it. Good Luck!!



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Old 09-10-2014, 08:09 AM   #3
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Re: Yakima Bike Rack


Really - no one needs a nice bicycle carrier ??

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Old 09-11-2014, 02:23 PM   #4
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Re: Yakima Bike Rack

Hi it's Tiger in LB, you think it would work on my 2003 Dodge Ram SMB?
Thanks, Tiger
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Old 09-11-2014, 06:45 PM   #5
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Re: Yakima Bike Rack

Well... if you have a rear mounted spare tire - it most likely will !!

You're certainly welcome to come and take a look anytime. I work in Irvine and live nearby.

Steve W

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Old 11-18-2014, 11:18 PM   #6
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Re: Yakima Bike Rack

I designed a custom rack for the top of my box and had aluminess build it. it holds my two road bikes very sturdy. I also have a bauer rack in my rear hitch for my mountain bike. its a tilt down. fits perfect between my tire and box. tilt rack down with bike and open both doors no problem. the bauer rack was the signature rack for rack and road for years b 4 thule bought them out. they still get the racks for trade in on newer racks. my was for sale 4 279 and I got it 4 150.

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