Bardolater
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Bike rack for 2019 SL Plus

Thu Jul 23, 2020 7:09 pm

Many posts about bike racks seem to be a few years old, so I'm wondering if anyone has any recommendations for a rear-mounted bike rack for this model (or one that is fairly recent). Would love to be able to get the kids out on some bike trails.

alozzy
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Re: Bike rack for 2019 SL Plus

Thu Jul 23, 2020 9:03 pm

Curt makes this LEAF hitch,compatible with 2013 - 2017 LEAFs:

https://www.curtmfg.com/part/11396

I remember reading a post, somewhere on these forums, where someone mentioned getting that same Curt hitch to work on a 2019 LEAF with minimal changes needed. You'll need to dig for that, if you're interested.
Vancouver, CA owner of a 2013 Ocean Blue SV + QC, purchased 01/2017 in WA
Zencar 12/20/24/30A L1/L2 portable EVSE
1-1/4" Curt #11396 hitch
After market, DIY LED DRLs
LeafSpy Pro + Konnwei KW902 ELM327 BT OBDII dongle
Loving my first BEV :D

alozzy
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Location: Vancouver, BC
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Re: Bike rack for 2019 SL Plus

Thu Jul 23, 2020 9:05 pm

Actually, I just did a quick Google search and found the reference - it was an Amazon review that mentioned it:

"With the help of a previous post I was able to fit this (Curt 11396) on my 2019 Nissan Leaf. Bought 2 bolts (M12-1.25 thread pitch x 35mm length) that normally come on the older models but not on the new body style Leaf. There is some drilling required but I just followed the instructions and it worked great"

A reddit poster (maybe the same person, LOL) mentioned:

"Well just finished the install, it’s the same for the 2011-2017 leaf, the Curt 11396 works fine. One difference from the instructions: my 2018 leaf did not have the rear tie down bracket/ tow hook installed, therefore there were no bolts there to be reused. I had to buy 2x M12x1.25 ( fine thread) at least 30mm long to install the passenger side of the hitch."

So it definitely sounds doable.

There are plenty of bike racks that mount to a 1-1/4" hitch receiver, just one example:

https://amzn.to/2ONREvc
Vancouver, CA owner of a 2013 Ocean Blue SV + QC, purchased 01/2017 in WA
Zencar 12/20/24/30A L1/L2 portable EVSE
1-1/4" Curt #11396 hitch
After market, DIY LED DRLs
LeafSpy Pro + Konnwei KW902 ELM327 BT OBDII dongle
Loving my first BEV :D

umdkevin
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Re: Bike rack for 2019 SL Plus

Fri Jul 24, 2020 6:06 am

Bardolater wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 7:09 pm
recommendations for a rear-mounted bike rack for this model (or one that is fairly recent)
I just did this about a month ago. I installed a 2" hitch from Torklift Central:
https://torkliftcentral.com/2013-2020-n ... f-ecohitch
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Thre install was fairly straightforward, followed along YouTube video:
https://youtu.be/lAjL9gXMBlk

Finally, I picked up the RockyMounts SplitRail LS 2" bike rack from a local bike shop:
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LEAF 2018 SV Gun Metallic (traded at odo 7350)
LEAF 2019 SL Plus Gun Metallic
5/4/19 - odo 570, SOH 99.22, AHr 175.02, Hx 103.17
5/4/20 - odo 11,242, SOH 93.13, AHr 164.281, Hx 115.21

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