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Old 07-10-2009, 02:52 AM   #1
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Has anyone used the back bumper to conect a bycyle rake to the bumper and carry two bycycles? It the bumper strong enough to carry the weight.

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Old 07-10-2009, 03:41 AM   #2
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i did it with my ST31QB.

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Old 07-10-2009, 04:54 AM   #3
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Serch for Monkey 1 he had a post on how he handle it back in April

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Old 07-10-2009, 06:45 AM   #4
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Ihave had one on mine for two years now with no problems.
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Old 07-11-2009, 09:46 AM   #5
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I had one on mine and bumper is stroung enough but I think they take to much of a beating so I moved mine to the king pin.
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Old 07-12-2009, 10:17 AM   #6
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Be very careful with the bumper mounted hitches. Some people have no problem with them but my Sunset Trail certainly didn't like one. I had a two bike bumper mounted rack installed and the bumper twisted. It's not the weight of the bikes but the torque they generate with all the bouncing around back there. I know that I am not the only one to experience this.
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Old 07-12-2009, 11:57 AM   #7
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I have used a two bike carrier on my Cruiser bumper for three years with no problem. It is mounted to the bumper with two 4 inch u-bolt clamps. When the bikes are mounted I put a bunge cord through tires closest to the ladder and secure the bunge to the roof ladder. This helps reduce the torque effect.
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Old 07-12-2009, 12:48 PM   #8
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old truck had tonnau cover so I installed a 2" reciever made by curt ind. for trailer bumpers and have a 4 bike carrier flexes the bumper and end caps work loose new truck no tonneau bikes go in back where I can see them.
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