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Old 02-15-2014, 01:07 PM   #1
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Factory Bike Rack Limits

Hi Everyone,

I'm doing some research, and I was wondering if anyone knows what the weight capacity is on the factory-installed foldable bike rack?

Thanks in advance,
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Old 02-15-2014, 01:36 PM   #2
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Hi Everyone,

I'm doing some research, and I was wondering if anyone knows what the weight capacity is on the factory-installed foldable bike rack?

Thanks in advance,
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On what unit?

Mine says 450# on my sabre.

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Old 02-15-2014, 02:45 PM   #3
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I hate to think of them as "bike racks" no matter what the salesman or brochures say. I think of them as storage racks, which can be modified to carry what one wishes. That said, the one on my Gray Wolf was a 250 lb limit ( would remove the spare tire and put it in the truck bed when carrying/storing something on the rack) and my Columbus has a 450 lb capacity. Lots of stuff to store if need be, and I modified it to carry bikes and use a grill cover to keep most of the road crap and rain off the bikes. Works great.
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Old 02-16-2014, 05:17 PM   #4
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On what unit?

Mine says 450# on my sabre.

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Hi- sorry, should have mentioned.. I'm looking at a Wildcat Extralite (295RSX, specifically). Thanks!
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Hi- sorry, should have mentioned.. I'm looking at a Wildcat Extralite (295RSX, specifically). Thanks!
Wildcat's factory-installed folding bike rack (made by BAL) is rated to 250 lbs.
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Old 02-19-2014, 06:06 PM   #6
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Great- thanks for the info!
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Old 02-25-2014, 10:41 PM   #7
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Wilcat Chris,
Can the factory frame mounted bike rack be added to a Wildcat that did not have it when it left the factory? If so, is it welded to the frame or bolt on and what part # would I ask my dealer to quote?
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Can the factory frame mounted bike rack be added to a Wildcat that did not have it when it left the factory? If so, is it welded to the frame or bolt on and what part # would I ask my dealer to quote?
Good question. The new factory bike rack is only able to be added to 2014 models built in the summer of 2013 (I apologize for not having a specific date). It is a special bolt on piece that works in conjunction with the bumper assembly (the frame is specially designed to work with the rack via pre-drilled, spaced and tested anchor points). If you have some question about whether or not your Wildcat is able to add the bike rack, please send me a Private Message with your VIN# and complete contact information and I'll have one of my parts people contact you.
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Question on the 295rsx bike rack

Thinking about getting this option on a 295rsx I am about to order. My question is whether this is a bike carrier (has someway to secure bikes) or if it is more of a cargo carrier or a combo of both. If anyone has then please let me know.

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Old 02-27-2014, 09:50 AM   #10
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I would be hesitant to use my ladder as a bike rack. I know many people do and they do make and sell a rack for the purpose. In my opinion, just because you can does not make it the right thing to do.

There is a big difference between a 250 pound guy climbing that ladder and a 50 pound loaded bike rack bouncing up and down on it for hours on end. (tying it down tight so it can't bounce might help; might not)

I think over the long haul, the mounting screws could work loose or break the water seals and begin rusting out. Your first indication of a problem could be loss of ladder and bikes.

Just a thought...
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