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Old 08-08-2006, 04:43 PM   #1
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As above, I'm looking for a good way to haul the ATV and mountain bikes in style.

If you have one of these, or know a good place to get one, post it up.

thanks.
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Old 08-08-2006, 04:52 PM   #2
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I have a welder and some rebar! I think there is a real nice spot right next to the gas tank to mount it!!!

Would that help?
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Old 08-10-2006, 01:14 PM   #3
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ach, I've already tried that idea, no dice.
Then I tried to hang the bike off the back of my STi wing.
Again, no dice.



bump this up.
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Old 08-11-2006, 08:54 AM   #4
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Why not a Draw Tite hitch? I've got one on my car, it works great and doesn't stick out like a sore thumb.
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Old 08-11-2006, 12:14 PM   #5
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draw tite has the small flat hitch insert which limits what I can connect with. The hidden hitch has a 1.25" adapter which means I can buy virtually any bike rack, snowboard rack, or simple trailer hitch.

Finding a bike rack for a monster VPS with 888 front shocks is a lot harder than one would expect.
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Old 08-11-2006, 03:03 PM   #6
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draw tite has the small flat hitch insert which limits what I can connect with. The hidden hitch has a 1.25" adapter which means I can buy virtually any bike rack, snowboard rack, or simple trailer hitch.

Finding a bike rack for a monster VPS with 888 front shocks is a lot harder than one would expect.
The draw tite hitch I have has the standard 1.25 inch reciever so I'm not sure what you're talking about.

I had no trouble finding a rack to fit my Aline with Monster T forks, only cost me $150 if I remember correctly. Now if you want to carry 2 big bikes good luck, the tongue weight gets a bit high for a 1.25 inch hitch.
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I wasn't sure if the draw tite had a 1.25" reciever or the flat reciever. There's one company out there that makes the flat reciever, and that totally limits your choice on carriers. I didn't realize that your a-line is the same overall design as my VPS, you know exactly what I'm looking for!

Regardless I have found one that I'll hopefully be looking at this weekend.

As for frequency and number of bikes, this will mainly be for me to meet up with people, or the odd trip to Whistler. I guess if there's more than one rider we'll be taking the truck. 52lb bikes can be hell to transport.
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I wasn't sure if the draw tite had a 1.25" reciever or the flat reciever. There's one company out there that makes the flat reciever, and that totally limits your choice on carriers. I didn't realize that your a-line is the same overall design as my VPS, you know exactly what I'm looking for!

Regardless I have found one that I'll hopefully be looking at this weekend.

As for frequency and number of bikes, this will mainly be for me to meet up with people, or the odd trip to Whistler. I guess if there's more than one rider we'll be taking the truck. 52lb bikes can be hell to transport.
The only hitches I've seen with the flat reciever are the Hidden Hitches, that's why I was suggesting something else but do what you want.

The rack I have holds the bike by the wheels so it doesn't matter what frame design you have, it should work.
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Old 08-15-2006, 12:31 PM   #9
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thanks for the heads up Kevin.
I bought one on Friday night from a member here, and mounted her up. Aside from the issues of fitting a monstrous STi muffler in with the hitch, I had no issues at all.

Next purchase will be a platform like you have.
STi with trailer hitch, ftw!
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STi with trailer hitch, ftw!
Copy cat, I had it first ftw +123423412
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Did you just buy the Subaru trailer hitch setup or something else? All I can see of my hitch is the little square piece where the ball or bike rack slides into. Pretty slick setup if you ask me.
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Old 08-17-2006, 01:53 PM   #12
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The Subaru hitch sold by Subaru Canada is made by Draw Tite. I was going to buy one but when I saw it I just went and bought the same Draw Tite hitch for less somewhere else.
The Subaru hitch sold in the U.S. is much nicer but is also much more expensive.
Mine is modified a little bit so the part that goes over the muffler gives more clearance. It fit fine stock but you could see a bit of the black bar in the cutout above the tailpipe.
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I you want a real hidden hitch... thats the way to go -->Hitch
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