The Himiway 2-Bike Hitch Rack will allow you to hold and transport 2 bikes on the hitch of your car, truck or SUV.
Consult the following guide for instructions on how to install this rack on your vehicle! For assembly instructions for the rack please consult the booklet contained in the box with the rack. This can also be found attached at the end of this guide.
Ensuring you have the correct hitch receiver installed on your vehicle is the first step. The first thing you need to do is ensure your vehicle has a hitch receiver. It will be a square shaped mount as seen below attached at the rear of your vehicle.
If your vehicle does not have a hitch receiver you may be able to have one installed by a local mechanic.
Once you find the hitch receiver you need to ensure that it is the correct size. The rack offered by Biktrix only works with 2" Hitch receivers. Verify that your receiver is 2" across with a measuring device before placing your order!
Step 2: Assemble the rack
Follow the instructions included with the rack to assemble it! If you have lost or misplaced these instructions they are also attached to the bottom of this article.
Step 3: Attach to your vehicle
Note: The rack is not too heavy at 40 lbs/18kg but if you are susceptible to back injuries you may want a second person to assist in this step
Pick up the bike and load it onto the hitch receiver. Once the rack is inserted into the hitch receiver you will want to line up the holes on the receiver and the rack as illustrated in the image below.
With the holes lined up insert the hitch bolt into the hole along with the washers. Tighten this bolt with a wrench. When tightened then you can insert the cotter pin into the other end of the bolt to fully secure this in place.
Step 4: Load your bikes
Before loading your bikes onto the rack please remove the following items:
Basket (if installed)
Note: If you are just loading one bike onto the rack please load it onto the rear space closest to the vehicle.
Consult the image below to see how the bikes should be positioned on the rack
Once you have the bikes loaded up onto the rack and properly tightened firmly push and pull on the rack and bikes to ensure everything is firmly attached and secured. If they are bouncing too much you may want to further secure the bikes or rack with some straps and cords.
Note: Some play or movement may be encountered regardless of how secure the bikes are on rough roads or sharp turns.
Step 5: GO!
Go out and enjoy being able to take your bikes on further adventures with you!