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 Post subject: Which bike rack???
PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 3:41 pm 
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Ok wanna source a bike rack for my ford kuga its fitted with roof bars but it seems alittle high to get up on to the roof,so looking at possibly fitting one to the tailgate!If i'm honest don't realy fancy putting the bike in the boot!any idears???


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 Post subject: Re: Which bike rack???
PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 3:47 pm 
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Chuck it in the back mate much better for the fuel tank!

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 Post subject: Re: Which bike rack???
PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 4:07 pm 
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luvinit wrote:
chuck it in the back mate much better for the fuel tank!


Lol yeah it has crossed my mind!,all the mud would drive me mad tho haha


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 Post subject: Re: Which bike rack???
PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 4:15 pm 
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I have one duvet cover in bottom of car and one to cover dirty tyres when i get home simply shake it out i routinely get two bikes in the back of my golf

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 Post subject: Re: Which bike rack???
PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 4:20 pm 
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Cool yeah i do have a cover which i use when i keep the bike in my man cave :thumbup:but the kuga boot space isn't as big as you think reall! will have a measure u, but still fancy a rack,something similar to chatmans!


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 Post subject: Which bike rack???
PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 4:27 pm 
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Mines a tow ball mounted one.. so you will need one of them.. Really good rack as well and sturdy.. I put the bike in the back of my Rav when it's too wet driving anywhere as the rear wheels do throw up a lot of spray.. But then again I have a bigger boot than a kuga hahahaha

My team manager at work has a kuga and puts his road bikes on the roof, but I don't talk to him.. Lol

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 Post subject: Which bike rack???
PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 4:31 pm 
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http://www.thule.com/en/gb/products/bik ... ers/towbar

Mines the Thule Express 970

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 Post subject: Re: Which bike rack???
PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 4:39 pm 
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A rear mounted rack isn't recommended for the kuga as the top portion of the tailgate is plastic. I use Thule roof mounted cycle racks on my Kuga but I am 6'3'' lol.

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 Post subject: Re: Which bike rack???
PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 4:46 pm 
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http://www.pendle-bike.co.uk/shopping/Wheel-Support-Ball-Mounting-2-Bike-Rack.php

I went for a ball mounted Pendle rack. They are wider than Thule racks and take a longer wheelbase. The only drawback is that the clamp attaches to the ball, but I don't envisage towing anything with a Polo :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Which bike rack???
PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 4:51 pm 
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JC had a Thule 9403 for three bikes wasn't sound bike did wobble about. was a bit short in the wheel base on the plastic cups didn't line up.
( Tow bar rack)

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I went for a ball mounted Pendle rack. They are wider than Thule racks and take a longer wheelbase.


:thumbup:


Last edited by Laser on Sat Apr 13, 2013 6:25 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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 Post subject: Re: Which bike rack???
PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 5:00 pm 
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Greg wrote:
A rear mounted rack isn't recommended for the kuga as the top portion of the tailgate is plastic. I use Thule roof mounted cycle racks on my Kuga but I am 6'3'' lol.


lol i'm 5'8''


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 Post subject: Which bike rack???
PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 5:13 pm 
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Not sure on the exhaust position on a kuga. but my mate melted his tyres and tubes on a run to France with his BMW X5 exhausts :(


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 Post subject: Which bike rack???
PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 5:31 pm 
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Madasnibbor wrote:
Not sure on the exhaust position on a kuga. but my mate melted his tyres and tubes on a run to France with his BMW X5 exhausts :(

I fitted a down pipe adapter on end of my exhaust pipe.... But those kuga ones and BMW ones are fitted out back to just look pretty :-)

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 Post subject: Re: Which bike rack???
PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 5:34 pm 
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Madasnibbor wrote:
Not sure on the exhaust position on a kuga. but my mate melted his tyres and tubes on a run to France with his BMW X5 exhausts :(


Good point mate!yeah the kuga's exhaust both run out the back of the bumper and get very hot!


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 Post subject: Which bike rack???
PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 6:02 pm 
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Just thought I would mention the pendle looks high in the pic so should be ok. Knowing Martin he properly was flat out for eight hours :)


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