tilt-a-rack bike carriers
Posted September 25, 2000 - 02:17 PM
Posted September 25, 2000 - 03:41 PM
If you can find one for a single bike that mounts to the hitch at two points then I'd consider it. In fact, I'm thinking about making a dual point mount version so that I can haul my bike on the back of my CJ-7.
Posted September 25, 2000 - 05:12 PM
It seems like the physics of the setup would cause trouble. A lot of stress on that one pivot point.
Posted September 25, 2000 - 07:46 PM
1. Drill and tap the female part of the reciever with a bolt. Tighten the bolt into the male end of the carrier to take the slack out.
2. If #1 is too much work, take a ratchet-style strap and tighten it up beween one side of the carrier and your hitch. This takes all the slack out and it doesn't move around.
Please share with me the problems you've found. I'd like to hear your horror stories.
Posted September 25, 2000 - 08:13 PM
The biggest drawback I can see is if I get a new vehicle I *might* have to get them to build a new part where the bike mounts.
Posted September 25, 2000 - 09:20 PM
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Posted September 25, 2000 - 09:24 PM
I use my rack 1-2 times a week with no problems. Be sure to use an additional "safety" strap that goes from the back of the vehicle to the top-middle of the bike so just in case ,if one of your tie-downs lets go, the bike doesn't fall backwards off the rack. IMO, the moto-jack-rack is the best way to go though. Erik
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Posted September 26, 2000 - 03:30 AM
Posted September 26, 2000 - 07:04 AM
[This message has been edited by Desertbob (edited 09-26-2000).]
Posted September 26, 2000 - 08:08 AM
i'm very interested in the motojackrack, have been to their web site & also spoke to them on the phone but would like a users point of view. i currently have a funky put-it-together-yourself 3-rail Scandia trailer which has worked o.k. til now w/some home improvements but would like to dump the bulky trailer if i can. Dirk Bike mag gave the motojackrack a good review recently as i recall. would appreciate talking to u more about it...thx in advance. bobwombat
Posted September 27, 2000 - 01:48 PM
Posted September 28, 2000 - 12:04 PM
Originally posted by bobwombat:
jamesD: if u read this, will u pls e-mail be at email@example.com
I hear ya. You can email me at JamesD@iname.com with any questions about the Motojack Rack.
I would like to say that their customer service needs some work. They seem to be a mom-n-pop shop and the person I needed to speak with on a couple occasions was "out testing".
Posted September 28, 2000 - 01:41 PM
Posted April 06, 2005 - 03:38 PM
I am building a three receiver bike rack. I want to use it for two bikes. But I am not sure if the weight will cause too much lift on the front end for my Tundra to handle. I would like to see your rack also. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted April 07, 2005 - 12:11 AM
Posted April 07, 2005 - 10:50 AM
bought one last fall. super sturdy unit, has one feature that most competitors do not have:
*visible brake lights*