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Old June 9th, 2005, 01:49 PM   #1
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Bike Rack

I have recently became a fan of cycling. I need a rack to carry 2 bikes or so around. I really didnt care much for the OEM Honda Rack. Has anyone had any experience with the Yakima Mighty Joe 2 or anything else? Suggestions are appreciated. I own an 2005 Coupe ;-)

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Old June 9th, 2005, 04:51 PM   #2
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i always wanted a bike rack... ive transported my FS bike like 5 times and ive managed to sratch up the plastic stuff on the inside of the trunk near the bumper, and i put a real nice scratch on the bumper itself with one of my pegs... i was so pissed ON TOP of being pissed because i was picking it up from my friends house to take it to the shop after some dumb kid got it runned over...

how much is that Mighty Joe one?
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Old June 9th, 2005, 05:26 PM   #3
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I have the Saris Bones 3 Bike Trunk Rack that I use on my 04 Coupe. Very easy to put on once you have the settings figured out. But make sure your trunk is free of dust because the foot pads can put tiny scratches if you're not careful. Haven't had any problems with them.



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Old June 9th, 2005, 06:46 PM   #4
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skip the ones that go over your trunk. Don't risk your fragile paintjob.
Go with one that utilizes the towing hitch.
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Old June 9th, 2005, 07:25 PM   #5
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If you guys are such avid biking fans, you would just bike to your destination instead of driving, lol....
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Old June 9th, 2005, 09:07 PM   #6
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If you guys are such avid biking fans, you would just bike to your destination instead of driving, lol....
bike from east L.A. to the beach? nah ill pass...
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Old June 9th, 2005, 09:37 PM   #7
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Get a Reese lightweight trailer hitch. The small ones are hardly noticeable.Then go to a local bike shop and get a rack that attaches to the hitch. I've seen 4 bikes on one rack. Using this setup nothing touches the car, above the hitch.
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Old June 13th, 2005, 02:48 PM   #8
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just get the stock bike rack..looks kinda cool too!

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Old June 15th, 2005, 09:33 AM   #9
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i would probably be cringing in my seat all the way down to the beach, because of those pads rubbing up on the paint, i have enough fine scratches on my car from dumb rocks i must pick up on the wash mitt while scrubbing

i like the one aceofspades is talkin bout...
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Old June 15th, 2005, 09:37 AM   #10
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yeh but who wants a tow hitch on your accord coupe? i was thinking about getting a jet ski this summer but ireally dont want to put a tow hitch on my coupe..i think itd look a little funky?

are there any pics with tow hitches on the coupe?
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Old June 15th, 2005, 09:45 AM   #11
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I'll get a pic of the hitch on our toyota.
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Old June 15th, 2005, 09:48 AM   #12
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I had a bike rack on my accord last year and it out a ****load of dents and bends in my trunk. I say dont do it. If you are going to do it go with a tow hitch one.
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Old June 15th, 2005, 12:33 PM   #13
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The foot pads on my Saris Bones don't move around when the car is in motion because they are high quality rubber pads and grip really well. What I meant about scratching is that when your car is dirty, make sure you clean the spot where the pads will rest because when adjusting the rack, the pads may move a little bit when tightening things up. I thought about getting a hitch but was told that you will need to tie down the wheels because if you don't, the wheels may bang against your bumper and scratch it up.

If you don't like the rack route...I suggest getting a beat up small truck and your bike transportation problem is solved!
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Old June 15th, 2005, 05:09 PM   #14
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yeh but who wants a tow hitch on your accord coupe?...
do you have to permanently have the hitch hooked up? or can u just throw it on when u need it?

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If you don't like the rack route...I suggest getting a beat up small truck and your bike transportation problem is solved!
a, sayyyy..., 1,000 dollar mod? not to mention all the isht your gunna find wrong w/ it later on... hmm... nah ill pass
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yeah...that would be one expensive mod wouldn't it? but then again you can use the truck for other things...and i would look for a truck that is reliable like a toyota or nissan. actually, the heck with it...get the honda ridgeline! nah...j/p...

as far as the hitch...where do you hook it up to in the back...i can't find a spot anywhere under the bumper????
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Old June 15th, 2005, 07:24 PM   #16
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This is what the hitch looks like on our Toyota. That is a 'not in use' cover you see. The actual hitch is the same size. The rack I have engages the hitch and is retained by a pin and kotter key. It comes straight out from the hitch about 18" then goes verticle about 36''. There is an assembly that the bikes are bungied to. There are no additional straps etc. The bikes are free hanging and of course don't touch the car. The rack installs and uninstalls in about 1min. I've been happy with this setup for about 5yrs. Neat and clean when in use and not to noticable when not.
This is really a lightweight hitch for bikes and small utility trailers, not boats or campers etc.
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