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I ordered the quick release mounts from Performance Bicycles and installed them on a 2x8 board. It works great. I just need to paint it to look better. I also use a bungee cord around the frames in front for extra security. I have a large bike, I am 6' 5" and it still fits fine.






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Very nice!!! I would love to get a setup like that in my E unfortunatley the QR20 mounts on my Marzocchi will make things more difficult.
 

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Very nice!!! I would love to get a setup like that in my E unfortunatley the QR20 mounts on my Marzocchi will make things more difficult.
Discribe or phote of the mounts please. I don't know what they are but bet someone here could come up with an idea.

I was a little disapionted that a assembled bike only fits with the front wheel turned. (I have an after market console.)
 

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[quote:c4dc9212db="onelove"]Very nice!!! I would love to get a setup like that in my E unfortunatley the QR20 mounts on my Marzocchi will make things more difficult.[/quote:c4dc9212db]

Thanks,

I am sure the mounts could be attached to the cargo floor but I like being able to easily remove the entire assembly.

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Nice job! I see you staggered where you put the mounts so you wouldn't have to worry about the handlebars touching. One question: how did bolt the mounts to the wood? What kind of screws? Did you have to drill them? Thanks! I bought the mounts and plan to do the same thing.
 

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If you want a painless interior bike-storage alternative, I suggest folding the rear seats against the windows, grabbing some tie down cables, and setting one bike against each "seat wall." For each bike: run the cable through the hand-hold bar (no idea what these things are really called) near the interior roof, across the front (really the back) of the seat, and through the metal hook at the floor. Then cinch the cable securely around the front of the bike. This holds the bike tightly against the seat, cushions it against bumps etc, and costs like $2. My husband and I jerryrigged this solution and couldn't believe it worked so well--no movement in the bikes at all, even on an exceptionally rutted road. (You don't even have to remove any tires!) Of couse, you'll want to wipe your bikes down a bit after an off-road ride so that the backs of the seats don't get all cruddy. But, seriously, why would anyone pay what Honda's asking for that interior bike rack when a pratically no-cost alternative is so much easier to use? You won't need to make any interior structural alterations to the E, and when you're back home, you just store the tie-down cables in the back bin for the next trip.
 

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[quote:d1bf73fad7="grimss"]If you want a painless interior bike-storage alternative, I suggest folding the rear seats against the windows, grabbing some tie down cables, and setting one bike against each "seat wall." For each bike: run the cable through the hand-hold bar (no idea what these things are really called) near the interior roof, across the front (really the back) of the seat, and through the metal hook at the floor. Then cinch the cable securely around the front of the bike. This holds the bike tightly against the seat, cushions it against bumps etc, and costs like $2. My husband and I jerryrigged this solution and couldn't believe it worked so well--no movement in the bikes at all, even on an exceptionally rutted road. (You don't even have to remove any tires!) Of couse, you'll want to wipe your bikes down a bit after an off-road ride so that the backs of the seats don't get all cruddy. But, seriously, why would anyone pay what Honda's asking for that interior bike rack when a pratically no-cost alternative is so much easier to use? You won't need to make any interior structural alterations to the E, and when you're back home, you just store the tie-down cables in the back bin for the next trip.[/quote:d1bf73fad7]

Actually you don't even need the rear seats in the E to do this. I bungied both bikes to the "hold-on" rear handles with just looping the bungie around the frame with the front wheels off and they don't move at all. You want to make sure you point the handle bars away from the windows so they don't touch. Otherwise I've noticed you will get annoying tapping noises as my brakes would tap against the plastic before the windows. I was going to do Cole's bike mount but I may not need to. This bungie method really holds even around tight turns. Sorry about the second pic. You can see where the bungies are but the tire is blocking the bike frame. But the bungie cord is looped around top horizontal bar of the bike frame.



 

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It appears you and Cole did basically the same thing.
 

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Strange, I had the same idea before I came here. I ordered my mount two days ago and was going to do the same thing. I took the idea from my ex rommate who did this for his S10 pickup. Now that I think of it, I probably should have ordered two mounts.
 
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