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Old 03-23-2015, 07:16 PM   #1
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Factory bike rack question

For those people that got the factory bike rack, what's the easiest,best, to secure the bikes?
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Old 03-23-2015, 07:23 PM   #2
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Front wheel right, front wheel left, front wheel right till you run out of front wheels.

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Try to pull them forward and back not straight down.
Make sure the tires are aired up.
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What do you do with the vertical bar?
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Old 03-23-2015, 08:56 PM   #4
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I use the vertical bar as a stabilizer and wrap a piece of foam around it to prevent scratching the bikes
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Old 03-24-2015, 10:57 PM   #5
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I rebuilt mine to carry my Yeti, my generator and a propane bottle, it didn't seem to be very bike friendly to begin with without some mods

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Old 03-25-2015, 12:26 PM   #6
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Lol i use mine to carry my grill, cornhole boards, and when we boondock, coolers
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Old 03-25-2015, 12:30 PM   #7
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That's a great idea.
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I rebuilt mine to carry my Yeti, my generator and a propane bottle, it didn't seem to be very bike friendly to begin with without some mods

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OK you brat, where did you get the sabre head?
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Old 03-25-2015, 01:54 PM   #9
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Cut it out at work on our plasma

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