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Date Registered: 07-2004
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Bike Carrier



I would like to put a bike carrier on the back of the 'trail. I already have a tow bar, so it would seem simpler to get one of the ones that mount onto the tow bar.

Anybody have any recomendations ? I guess being able to "tilt" out of the way of the back door is highly desirable.
 

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I would like to put a bike carrier on the back of the 'trail. I already have a tow bar,



Hi GeoffM,

I recently fitted a bike carrier to my exy via the towbar.

If you have a towbar that has the square receiver for the towball then I would recommend the type that has a square mounting bar to fit directly into the towbar.

To remove it all you have to do is remove the retaining pin and slide it out of the way.

I bought mine from a towbar bullbar shop here in Adelaide. It holds three bikes and cost $125.

The type that tilts out of the way usually means leaving a part permanantly attached to the towball and if you dont like leaving the towball attached all the time it makes it harder to store in the back of the exy.

You cant tilt the bike carrier out of the way with a bike attached, but I have removed my square bar type with my bike still fitted to it, was heavy though.

Hope this is of help to you.

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Nice to see you back on the forum Geoff emoticon

Are you back in Australia and still driving the same exy? hehehe

I got my bike rack from Repco and it is a tilt type but the base of it needs to be permanently attached to the tongue. It can carry 3 bikes easily. I think I got it on special for $89 or something like that.

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Cheers Jalal, Have you got a picture of your bike rack ?

Got back to Australia a couple of weeks ago. Same xtrail, but boy was I glad to get back to it.

In NZ we had a jap-import Toyota Caldina. A glorified shopping trolley. Cant get them in Australia and for good reason. Its a station wagon, with a 1.8 litre engine. We had the auto, which 2 weeks before we were due to sell it, the transfer lock started slipping. It started slipping in Ivercargill, and we had to make it back to Auckland. If your NZ geography is up to date, thats the length of the country and a good 2000+ km of mountainous country to traverse. At the start simply leaving O/D off was enough. By Wellington it was a case of keeping the revs above 4000 to make it "lock". That last 1000 km we were thrashing it. Using the T-bar as a stick-shift trying to stay above 4000 rpm and below the red line at 6000.

Luckily I was able to sell it for the same price I paid for it minus the repair costs. So cant complain to much, but so nice to be back in the big, powerful, comfortable xtrail.

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Good stuff Geoff.

There is nothing like an exy emoticon

HERE is the bike carrier I have.

It is the Hayman Reese STBC3T-Z (3 bike) retails for $129 at Repco, SuperCheap and Autobarn

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This one?:

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So I guess the flat part at the bottom stays on the tow bar, then the arms clip on.

How easy is it to clip them on/off ?

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Yes Geoff, that's the one.

Yep, the bottom part stays on the towbar (for added protection emoticon )

The arms are very easy to tilt, it is only a matter of removing the locking pin from one side and then lifting both arms upwards so they dislodge from the base and the whole thing tilts towards you away from the tailgate.

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Date Registered: 06-2005
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There is a company called Gripsport that make a different type of bike carrier that holds the bike by the crank & you just need a strap of some kind to hold the bike to the frame.
It looks like when the bikes are off the carrier, the rear door of the exy would be able to be opened. It doesn't matter what size tubing the bike is made of 'cos the carrier doesn't grip the tubing, so the tubing & cables dont get damaged. The only part that may get scratched are the cranks.

The only drawback is that they are a bit expensive.
If you have welding experience (or a mate who can weld) you can buy just the crank holder & make your own bike carrier or fit them to a trailer if you want to transport the bike/s by trailer.

see here Gripsport & look under products



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Thought I might show my home made swing away bike carrier! It's a pisser no need to fold the bikes down just swing em away!
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I think kaymar make one like this now. The actual bike holder is a 4 bike one from Repco

Cheers Phil
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Very nice and practical idea indeed Phil. Well done!

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