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    1UP Safety Cord

    Hello - I finally got my 1UP and was planning to pickup a D lock to use as a safety connector, (wanted something a little more secure than the Velcro strap for piece of mind) but after looking around on Amazon I found a short cable and a stainless steel carabiner that seems to work quite well...thought Iíd share this setup, since it was all together only about $15. I purchased the 1UP lock for the hitch bolt so I didnít need another lock on the cable.


    • ONGUARD Akita Loop Cable Lock (Short 53cm x 5mm 1.72' x 0.20'')


    • PROND Locking Carabiner, Heavy Duty Carabiner, 316 Stainless Steel Screw Lock Carabiner Hooks


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    Was this a recent order of the 1up? In another 1up thread, someone pointed out (and the website seems to confirm) that they added a slot in the square tubing so that a lock could be inserted through the hitch pin holes. Doesn't look like yours has that. Your solution appears to work well though.

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    @aski - This rack was purchased about 4 weeks ago. I didnít hear that there was a change to the square tube, I called 1UP before placing the order and asked if there were any upcoming changes or features coming out and the rep said no. Iíll take a look at their website.

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    The Velcro strap works fine, but if it makes you feel better

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    What benefit does the velco/cable provide?

    From looking at the pics I can't tell what the intended purpose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Forest Rider View Post
    What benefit does the velco/cable provide?

    From looking at the pics I can't tell what the intended purpose.
    Just a safety precaution to ensure the rack doesn't slide out in case the tightening ball gets loose (which mine never has).
    These racks don't have a pin that slides through like normal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shark View Post
    The Velcro strap works fine, but if it makes you feel better
    When I carry 3 bikes on my 1up I add another Velcro strap.

    Sent from my moto x4 using Tapatalk

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shark View Post
    Just a safety precaution to ensure the rack doesn't slide out in case the tightening ball gets loose (which mine never has).
    These racks don't have a pin that slides through like normal.
    Ahh okay. Didn't realize they weren't held in with a hitch pin.

    One Up is on my list for my next truck -good to know these things.

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