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I want to see some pictures of some Elements. Please!!!! :grin: :grin: :grin:

I am fairley new to these boards. I have been lurking around and I have read

the posts about the pictures being gone. I really really want to see some

pictures of some yakima racks or thule. I searched all over and as I said the

pictures are gone from most of the threads.

I gotta a fever... and the only perscription.... is more Rack!
 

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In these images it is hard to distinguish between Yakima and Thule racks; that is, the details in the rack feet are not visible. At this scale, differences in bar length and in types of attachments are more noticible.

If you are trying to decide between the two brands, I'd suggest paying more attention to mounting details than to overall appearance. You should be able to find installation instructions on the respective company web sites.

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paulj said:
In these images it is hard to distinguish between Yakima and Thule racks; that is, the details in the rack feet are not visible. ..
Good point
[edit] last 2 pics shows rack fitted on feet.
 

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Honda rack in both pics. The older shot is with a Yakima LoadWarrior basket with light mounts, and spare tire mount with fullsize spare and cargo net.
The newer shot shows 4 rack mounted spotlights using Yakima Mighty Mounts.





 

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Im not really trying to decide between the two. I am a Yakima Man myself.
I think I am more of a leg man myself.......but here is a couple of my Yak:
 

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Yaks are SO EASY to put on. same with the OEM racks. literally took like 10 minutes to assemble the OEM and tighten the bolts and that's it! :) for my Yak, it took like... 15 or 20, maybe 30, cus i had to mess around with the distance between the towers, etc.

here are a couple of pics of my rack.
 

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So really if you did it right you could put 2 bikes in the basket with gear....2 bikes outside the basket with 50 inch bars and 4 bikes on the rear and two inside. Just iamgine if you had a rack for the front ! :roll: 10 bikes and 2 riders.... :-o
 

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13 bikes!

""So really if you did it right you could put 2 bikes in the basket with gear....2 bikes outside the basket with 50 inch bars and 4 bikes on the rear and two inside. Just iamgine if you had a rack for the front ! 10 bikes and 2 riders.... ""


actually, i can fit three bikes on the LW, two on the outside anklebiters, four on the hitchfork (9 bikes, four passengers), or flip up the seats and get four inside too (13 bikes, two passengers)

in reality, the most i've had is 8 bikes on the outside, a few duffel bags of gear in the LW too, and four passengers, along with the inside stuffed with gear too.
 

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Hey Christian! It's Scott at Incline Sports in Miramichi :)
I actually painted the factory wheels, not powdercoted. The issue I had with powder coating was getting the center caps to match (can't bake plastic)
I guess I should have posted a pic with my Planet-X Pitbull ha-ha! Sorry I didn't get to talk to you at BTAC I was too busy and had to leave early Sunday.
Do you have an Element too? Do you know Mike Buhler? He has one too.
 

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Yakima.......the only way to go :-D
 

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bigred1 said:
Yakima.......the only way to go :-D
Yakima really is the Porsche of racks....there is no substitute!
 

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Thule with long bars, two bike racks, and a M.O.A.B. rack.
:grin:






 

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BrownSquirrel said:
...How easy or Hard is it to put the rack on.?...
Very. On the Yakima system the feet clip on and off the "landing pads" quickly and simply. To mount or dismount the bars is a one person operation that takes a few minutes.

Nice pics of your SSM, Ranger. Is it always so clean? :grin:
 

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By very he means "very easy"
Yakima rules!
 

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PVR said:
Very. On the Yakima system the feet clip on and off the "landing pads" quickly and simply. To mount or dismount the bars is a one person operation that takes a few minutes.

Nice pics of your SSM, Ranger. Is it always so clean? :grin:
No, just happened to take the pictures right after a wash.
I'm lucky if it stays clean for more than a few days. :roll:

Thanks for the compliment.
I still need to get some pics with the Bridgestones and the rest of the accessories installed.
Looks even better now.
:-D

By the way, as the Yakima vs. Thule debate continues,
I'm surprised noone has noted the most important reason why the Thule is better...
It's square!
 
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