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    any other way to lock hitch bike rack?

    I have a Yakima Kingpin and I saw that yakima sells a hitchlock for $30. It with the same cheap lock and was wondering if there are other alternative to lock the rack to the hitch?

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    Yep.

    Cables n chains.
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    I route my long cable through all the bike frames, bike rack, and through the loop on my hitch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay Uno View Post
    I route my long cable through all the bike frames, bike rack, and through the loop on my hitch.
    same here...

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    Owning a 1 Up is a good answer to that question.

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    Just about all the rack manufacturers built in locks are just for looks, you could jam a screwdriver in them and twist them open. I use cable locks to secure the bikes to the rack and to discourage thieves and hope they will move on to an easier target. To lock the rack to the hitch I just drilled out a standard hitch pin so that I could use a master lock. Other than that, there is not a whole lot you can do to ward off a determined thief.
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    My T2 on my jeep wrangler I used the Thule hitch lock and then ran two long cable locks through the frames of both bikes and around the bumper. Sure someone could have still stole the bikes but they'd have to cut two heavy cables and a hitch lock.
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