Shhhhh it's a birthday present.
I just got a hitch installed and tried the fit of the bike rack. It looks great. It took 2 of us 30 minutes to put it together but now that we've done it once, the next one would take 10 minutes. It was pretty easy. Don't be intimidated by the diagrams, just go slow and look at what you're supposed to do. It would have been nice to have scripted instructions to actually read instead of just kind of hoping you're doing it right!
Easy to assemble and solid construction. Definitely recommend.
This rack works great with both of our Zebra ST's (removed the batteries for weight reduction), but there was an issue that was easily resolved with the receiver connection. All of the videos and pictures of the rack show the threaded bolt being installed from the right hand side of the receiver, but the unit that I received needed to be installed from the left hand side, where I didn't have the room to get the bolt inserted into the hole, because of wiring harnesses, .mounting brackets, etc.
This was resolved with a grade 8 bolt (NAPA Auto Parts is great for this!) that could be inserted and threaded from the RH side and I added a lock nut on the end, just to be safe. This secures the rack on my Tesla Model Y very well. On my pickup truck there is plenty of room on the LH side to use the factory bolt and hairpin.
Short trips (<100 miles) haven't required any other tiedowns, but when we take longer trips, I add a couple of tiedowns just for that extra peace of mind...
Have been waiting to transport bike. Sister purchased the rack and gave me the info
I currently do not have a hitch carrier for my bike. The problem? Himiway, kuat do NOT make a two bike rack for my hitch. I wasn’t planning on buying a trailer, storage, but I’m being forced it seems…..🥺
Shipping was super simple. First bike was left on the front porch. Not my first choice, but UOS didn't know and I wasn't at home.
The second bike shipped, I was at home and the UPS driver brought the bike to the backdoor as requested.
Packages were in great condition. I always appreciate UPS drivers customer service.
Hello, we think the bike we purchased are great and we enjoy them very much.
Was good for the limited weight it was capable of carrying.
Considering the weight of some of the Himiway bikes, it may help to reduce the weight of the carrier to off set the gross allowable weight. This could be done possibly by engineering and/or material.
The jeep has tall wheels, so the bikes are very high off of the ground. To adjust, we put the clamps on the bottom side of the rack rather than on the top. That way, the bikes sit about 3" lower, which helps.