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LakeLeaf
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Re: Roof Rack

Thu Apr 14, 2011 3:26 pm

dyhopper wrote:I posted a couple of pics of the LEAF with the Yak Racks.
https://picasaweb.google.com/dyhopper/L ... deojOG4oQE#

I definitely noticed the increased noise on my way home from work, and that was before I had the bike (or even the bike tray) on there.
It looks a bit tough to pedal that bike!

dyhopper
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Re: Roof Rack

Thu Apr 14, 2011 3:54 pm

LakeLeaf wrote:It looks a bit tough to pedal that bike!
I knew someone would comment on that. Truth is, my road bike is so filthy I was embarassed to put it up there for a picture. :cry: The neglected TT bike got the call up, even without pedals or a rear tire.

I also think I want to retract my comment about the rack being noisy. My wife told me she couldn't hear any difference, and her hearing is much better than mine. It might make a little noise if you listen closely, but it's nothing to worry about.

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TRONZ
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Location: Denver, CO

Re: Roof Rack

Thu Apr 14, 2011 4:51 pm

Thanks for the pics. I now know exactly what our silver LEAF would look like. Thank You.
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Kataphn
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Re: Roof Rack

Fri Apr 15, 2011 10:36 pm

I talked to Yakima today and ordered the clips for the LEAF. Thankfully, they said my old Q towers bought in 2001 will work so it was about $80 something for the 4 clips. I did ask about the fairing. They said they had discussed it yesterday as a matter of fact and concluded that adding a fairing would increase the drag for the LEAF. The purpose of the fairing is to decrease the noise from a noisy rack which I have never been bothered by so no fairing for me.
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jrtozer
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Re: Roof Rack

Sat May 07, 2011 6:32 pm

Any idea how much the range is reduced by the crossbars alone and/or when carrying bikes?

smkettner
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Re: Roof Rack

Sat May 07, 2011 9:24 pm

The Yakima rack on my truck howls compared to the Thule I had on my previous car.
I wonder if it is pure aerodynamics or if the round bars make more noise?
1 bar lost at 21,451 miles, 16 months.
2 bar lost at 35,339 miles, 25 months.
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Re: Roof Rack

Wed May 11, 2011 1:26 pm

jrtozer wrote:Any idea how much the range is reduced by the crossbars alone and/or when carrying bikes?
yeah - I'd really like to know too

DarkStar
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Re: Roof Rack

Wed May 11, 2011 2:32 pm

rpmdk wrote:
jrtozer wrote:Any idea how much the range is reduced by the crossbars alone and/or when carrying bikes?
yeah - I'd really like to know too
It probably varies wildly, but your not very likely to have the rack on the vehicle unless you're using it...
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davewill
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Re: Roof Rack

Wed May 11, 2011 2:38 pm

DarkStar wrote:It probably varies wildly, but your not very likely to have the rack on the vehicle unless you're using it...
Taking the racks on and off is a fairly big job, plus every time you do it, you're risking scratches and dents. Most people I know either leave them on all the time, or put them on seasonally.
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garypq
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Re: Roof Rack

Fri Jun 03, 2011 2:52 pm

I can't tell you what the roof rack might do, but today I used a Yakima hatch mount to carry 2 bikes. The range on the highway was HAMMERED. I hit the freeway with 100 miles in the "tank" and 10 miles later I as at 51 miles.
Fortunately, when you get to surface streets it doesn't matter, but today I got 60 miles out of a full charge. The 20 miles out and back nicked 40% out of the range. :o
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