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javatrek

Roof Rack (450/451)

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Here is a pic of my two babies....post-5754-1210349967_thumb.jpgYakima head office tells me that this set-up will work on the 451 (it obviously works on the 450)Javatrek

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That is soooo cool! :thumbup: I would like to see you on the ferry. They are never sure where to put us with our trailer. So would like to see their faces when you pull up!

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How high is the tallest point on that rig? Looks like you might be at 9'

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Probably just a titch over 8" (my saddle is 39" from the ground). If your concern is the overheight ferry charge, have no fear: in less than 2 minutes the bike can be laying across the roof for the crossing and back up in 2 minutes again!

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Looking good!

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If you don't mind me asking, how much was the system, how much for the basic rack?It does look wonderful

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About $400.00 if you have to start from scratch ( I already had the Q-towers and crossbars, just needed to change the Q-clips) + the specific rack you need. If this is for a bike get one with the fork clamp instead of the frame clamp. I have both and the frame clamp allows the front end of the bike to flutter somewhat in the tray causing a very noticeable vibration in the smart. I just did 100 KM with our tandem on the roof with a fork clamp rack and we could not tell it was there (except for the wind noise).

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Do you know what parts are required? Was any drilling involved?

About $400.00 if you have to start from scratch ( I already had the Q-towers and crossbars, just needed to change the Q-clips) + the specific rack you need. If this is for a bike get one with the fork clamp instead of the frame clamp. I have both and the frame clamp allows the front end of the bike to flutter somewhat in the tray causing a very noticeable vibration in the smart. I just did 100 KM with our tandem on the roof with a fork clamp rack and we could not tell it was there (except for the wind noise).

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No drilling, just clamp on.

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The parts required for the basic roof rack are: 4- Q-towers, 4- Q-116 clips, 2 cross bars ( 48" or 120 CM ). The bike rack in the picture a the top of this topic is a Yakima Sidewinder (tandem specific).

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Javatrek,Snowboard season is approaching and I was thinking of buying a Yakima roof rack for my 450. Since your rack setup has only been validated by Yakima for the 451, I was wondering if the "fit" was good for your 450 and if you had experienced any problems with it? Thank you.

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