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Old August 29th, 2014, 11:27 AM
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Left handed bike carrier?

Does anyone here know of a left handed hitch mount bike rack by any manufacturer? This is more for my LR4 that has a tire carrier on the right hand side that interferes with my standard hitch mount swing away bike rack. Thought of doing a spare mounted version but the design of the spare mount on my tire swing away goes through the middle of the rim.

Open to opinions before I hack up my current swing away and make it a one-off left handed version.
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Old August 29th, 2014, 11:36 AM
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Check any RHD countries. I assume that the designers of these racks want to keep the user toward the curb side of the road.
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I use a swing down bike rack with a hitch extension on my 90.
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I use a swing down bike rack with a hitch extension on my 90.
I don't think that's going to work with the tail gate. Ugh.
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What about a custom back to back adaptor plate like the Jeff Payne one to the wheel mount and a Yakima spare time rack?
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Dave: Got one that drops down. Want to try it? Used it on Baron my D1

Made by same people as this one: http://allensportsusa.com/products/h...pare-tire-s645 who are just down the street from you.
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I have a drop down but needed a ridiculously long extension to clear the spare which wasn't great.
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What about a custom back to back adaptor plate like the Jeff Payne one to the wheel mount and a Yakima spare time rack?
Yup, that is the other route I guess. I have the yak spare rack on the d-90.

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Dave: Got one that drops down. Want to try it? Used it on Baron my D1

Made by same people as this one: http://allensportsusa.com/products/h...pare-tire-s645 who are just down the street from you.
Worth a try but my guess is that the rear 2" receiver (Mitchell hitch) I use mounts much higher than most of the factory setups.
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