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Old 03-28-2012, 06:57 AM   #1
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Modified Yakima Bike Carrier

I have a 2006 Bambi...where to carrie my two bikes???
So I i consulted my local Trailer repair/ welder and this is what we came up with. I had a Yakima hitch mounted 4 bike carrier that can swing away to access the tailgate door. So he cut off the part that goes into the receiver and welded it to the top the top of the hitch bar. He then replaced the bolt that holds the swing arm with a bolt with an eye and a hitch pin so when not taking the bikes the arm and bike holder portion could be removed. Works great!!!!!
only cost $70.00 for the welding. What do you guys think????

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I have a 2006 Bambi...where to carrie my two bikes???
So I i consulted my local Trailer repair/ welder and this is what we came up with. I had a Yakima hitch mounted 4 bike carrier that can swing away to access the tailgate door. So he cut off the part that goes into the receiver and welded it to the top the top of the hitch bar. He then replaced the bolt that holds the swing arm with a bolt with an eye and a hitch pin so when not taking the bikes the arm and bike holder portion could be removed. Works great!!!!!
only cost $70.00 for the welding. What do you guys think????

ED

last photos and the road test went well!!!!
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Old 03-28-2012, 07:02 AM   #2
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Modified Yakima Bike carrier

I have a 2006 Bambi...where to carrie my two bikes???
So I i consulted my local Trailer repair/ welder and this is what we came up with. I had a Yakima hitch mounted 4 bike carrier that can swing away to access the tailgate door. So he cut off the part that goes into the receiver and welded it to the top the top of the hitch bar. He then replaced the bolt that holds the swing arm with a bolt with an eye and a hitch pin so when not taking the bikes the arm and bike holder portion could be removed. Works great!!!!!
only cost $70.00 for the welding. What do you guys think????


Here are the last pics....and the road test went very well!!!!
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Old 03-28-2012, 09:02 AM   #3
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Interesting concept. Too me it looks a bit over enginered, but if it works my opinion is worthless. How is the clearance between the trailer and bikes when turning, backing, etc?
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Old 03-28-2012, 10:39 AM   #4
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A very interesting idea.
I have one question. The bent tubing that extends rearward from the vertical shaft with a pin at the end. Is that just a tie down for the bikes or something else?
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Very cool! Good price, too.
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Its pretty easy,just cut off the part that goes into the hitch receiver and weld it to the hitch bar.
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Old 03-28-2012, 11:18 AM   #7
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You pull that pin and that part swings away so you can open the tail gate with the bikes on it. I did not engineer that part its a swingdaddy by Yakima Yakima Racks & Carriers Shop Bike Hitch SwingDaddy (2" receivers only). That I bought used on Craigslist and a little bit of creativity and $70.00 for the welder.. I love it!!!
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