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Bike rack, trailer hitch mount, wobbles?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by nvdeserted, Jun 25, 2009.

  1. Jun 25, 2009 at 9:35 PM
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    nvdeserted

    nvdeserted [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Howdy,

    I got this old hitch-mount Yakima bike rack, for some reason it has just enough play/gap that the bikes end up swinging side to side about 6". I don't want to shim it because I don't usually have it on for more than a day at a time. Is there some kind of bracket that goes on and off quickly that will "snug" the rack? And yes, I currently use bungee cords to minimize the movement... I just want the rack to be ridgid.
     
  2. Jun 25, 2009 at 9:54 PM
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    If the male part that slides in is just a little sloppy, lay a couple weld beads just in from the corners and hit it with a disc grinder.

    A couple test fits and you should be able to make it a nice snug fit.


    I do this to our boom stands on our truck cranes when they get sloppy from shaking back and forth
     
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