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    I don't know if any of you use Yakama Raptor roof racks but I found that with the long wheel base and the fat tires my bike wasn't really fitting. If I had the rack all the way forward the front tires was still hanging over the end.

    So I bought a piece of 4" aluminum channel and using the track on the bottom of the rail with 2 round head stove bolts and I mounted the 18" piece of channel to the bottom. Now I have the length and the width I need for the fat bike. The plastic straps aren't long enough to go around the tires so a bungee does the trick. The extension can be removed in seconds for a normal bike.

    I've been using Raptors for years and like that you don't have to remove the front wheel or deal with adapting to 10mm 15mm 20mm and 25mm axles.
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    Last edited by modifier; 09-19-2011 at 09:57 PM.
    No it never stops hurting, but if you keep at it you can go faster.

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