chuck101
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Re: Bike Rack

Tue Apr 21, 2015 11:44 am

Good points.
2012 Leaf

nerys
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Re: Bike Rack

Tue Apr 21, 2015 12:21 pm

link to the torklift hitch? I can not find it on amazon?
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chuck101
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Re: Bike Rack

Tue Apr 21, 2015 12:27 pm

http://torkliftcentral.com/2011-2012-ni ... ch-stealth" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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ObjetDart
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Location: Eugene, OR

Re: Bike Rack

Tue Apr 21, 2015 1:28 pm

I have the 2" Torklift on my 2013 Leaf and have had no problems with it. Installation was easy even for a relative non-mechanic such as myself (I did not have any trouble with the bolts like another poster mentioned.) Probably about half the driving I do is going to/from bike rides. I have a hefty 4 tray Thule rack and have put 3 heavy mountain bikes on it at once, with no signs of sagging. The one thing I did notice is that the combined weight of the hitch/rack/bikes is enough to noticeably raise the front end of the car. Not a big issue, but if you really punch it the front tires can spin a little. Also at night people tend to think you have your high beams on.
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nerys
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Re: Bike Rack

Tue Apr 21, 2015 1:48 pm

if you have the LED headlights (Not sure of the others) there is a small roller knob in your left of wheel dash panel. just lower the angle of the headlights when you are "loaded"

I don't see a relevant enough different in the torklift and the curtis to justify the extra $140. I have so far has zero issues with my curtis. although the only thing I have put on it is my cargo carrier and generator.
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darelldd
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Re: Bike Rack

Tue Apr 21, 2015 2:06 pm

nerys wrote:I have so far has zero issues with my curtis. although the only thing I have put on it is my cargo carrier and generator.
Good advice on the LED light re-aiming!

How much does that generator weigh? I'm quite impressed if it hasn't bent with that kind of weight cantilevered off the back.
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nerys
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Re: Bike Rack

Tue Apr 21, 2015 2:34 pm

67 pounds. plus the mass of the cargo rack. no bending at all car handled fine zero issues. drove over 180 miles with it on their.

I don't think there is a mass that would bend this curtis hitch that would not first rip apart the cargo carrier first.
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ObjetDart
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Re: Bike Rack

Tue Apr 21, 2015 2:54 pm

Alas, there is no headlight aim adjuster on my 2013 SV, at least not that I can find. Too bad, that would have been quite handy!
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nerys
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Re: Bike Rack

Tue Apr 21, 2015 3:17 pm

LED headlights? are you sure? I had no clue what it was till I looked it up :-) it is a roller knob that looks like a dimmer knob. I will post a picture later.
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darelldd
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Re: Bike Rack

Tue Apr 21, 2015 3:22 pm

The LED low beams are honestly one of my favorite parts about the car. So much better than the HIDs I have in other cars.
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