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    Default FJ bike carrier?

    Hi guys,
    What bike carrier are you using with your FJ Cruiser?
    I'm looking for a 2 bike carrier that allows access to the rear.

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    Thule: R4000

    Holdfast: R1500 Straps onto you're spare wheel and swings with the tailgate.

    Takes 2 bikes.

    Holdfast also has one that fits onto your towbar, but then you don't have access to boot, and you'll need the extetion to make the towbar longer to pass the spare wheel. Not such a good option if you tow regularly, or do trails often.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swernoot View Post
    Thule: R4000

    Holdfast: R1500 Straps onto you're spare wheel and swings with the tailgate.

    Takes 2 bikes.
    Sounds perfect. Shot... Thanks Swernoot
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    I also use a bike carier. It does obstruct the light and number plate.
    Is it law to have extended lights fitted and also a duplicate number plate?
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    I use this carrier, takes care of access, lights etc...
    Also available from Thule but more expensive.
    Just make sure that the exhaust is not aimed at the caddy or the bikes.
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    PS - the best carrier system for the bikes when on a dirt road, is a roof mounted rail system. A tow bar based carrier will cover the bikes with too much dust if you're going to travel a dirt road. I now only use the roof rails when going to MTB races, most racing venues include some dirt roads.
    So, depending on whether its racing or recreational riding, think about tow bar vs roof.
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    Hein - can you describe your roof carrier setup?
    Brand? Pics?

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    Here is a pic off the net - my carrier is exactly the same, I have mine currently setup on my trailer roof rack.
    I had to buy cross bars from Jeep / Mopar, the whole thing cost me R4450 (with 2 bike carriers).
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    Hein Garbers
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    > On my lip: Montecristo Edmundo

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    Thanks!

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