Ballards Bike Rack / Carrier

SKU: BA-BR01

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Ballards Bike Rack

Designed to fit Hayman Reese style receivers with 150kg tow ball capacity and at just 25kg is light enough for easy quick on and off mounting and carrying of your Dirt Bike (160kg load rating). It includes a secure dual footpeg shackle mounting system ( very secure and no need to buy tie downs ) Combined With the 'steady support' bar for added transporting and lockable theft security, Plus the kit includes a clip in ramp bracket and two wheel straps. 

Steady Support

The multi-adjustable 'loop over' design significantly helps secure your bike to the rack for much more peace of mind while traveling or once locked it helps you sleep with peace of mind while you stay the night in a hotel room etc. We have tested the 'Steady Support' over many Km's and trips with just the wheel straps and support only and had great results. We're not suggesting you do this (no footpeg shackles) but only want you to understand it's true support and function 

Mounting

Designed to suit a 50mm "Hayman Reese Style" hitch receiver.

However, it should be noted that 'so called' "50mm Receivers" do not have a true 50mm measurement. Most are more like 52mm.

To ensure correct fitment though to your towbar, please ensure that your hitch receiver will be able to accommodate the following dimensions.

  • 50.9 mm x 50.9 mm square tubing
  • 69 mm diagonal measurement

Depending on the brand of hitch receiver, we recommend that you check the diagonal measurement to ensure the shoulders (there are just a couple of brands out there that are quite round in the corners) will allow the rack to fit correctly.

Rack Dimensions

  • Width: 194cm
  • Hitch Pin to Rack (Clearance from Towbar to rack): Three adjustable positions - 28cm & 33cm & 38cm
  • Wheel Track Width: 13cm
  • Depth (Towbar to end of unit): 84cm

Note: Light Kit & Lock not included

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Doesn't fit factory NP Pajero hitch.

This is not a criticism, just information for other buyers. I measured my hitch (2004 NP Pajero) before placing the order and I had 52mm on the square measurements but only about 67mm on the diagonal due to the large radius roundings on the corners. And sure enough it doesn't fit... I don't think I'm going to go grinding or filing the main support arm as that will weaken it, so I';ll find a fabrication shop and get the bar re-made. Maybe Mr Ballard could develop a few main support arm options one day...

11 September 2018
Hi Chris, thanks for leaving us a product review! There are certainly some alternative fitting options in the pipeline! Although the bike rack was tested on a large number of different brand towbar receivers before production, since it's release we have found that there are so many variants out there for towbar receivers we will be able to look after our customer with a more rounded towbar receiver with future options. Please let our customer service legends know if you had any further questions!
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SAFE SECURE & EASY TO FIT

This bike carrier is the ducks guts! Its easy to fit and holds my bike perfectly in place. Very secure and loading the bike is quick and easy. I stayed at my mates place and locked my bike on the back which made me sleep much easier! 5 Stars!

on 28 June 2018

Doesn't fit Trail boss 50mm hitch

Who would have thought it, all 50mm hitches arn't quite 50mm. The hitch on my ute is a Trailboss 50mm and the square tubing used to construct the rack is to square to fit in. After several hours of filing the hitch to square it up, it almost fits. I'm wondering if I'll have the same problem on my Toyota with the factory fitted hitch, I hope not. Just something to be aware of.

on 7 June 2018
Hi Glen, thanks for taking the time to leave us a product review! The Ballards Bike Rack/Carrier is designed to be a snug fit to avoid excess movement when in use, this keeps the carrier and bike more stable in transit, also reduces the noise and rattling of a loose fit. We have tested the fit on many brands of towbars including Hayman Reese, MCC 4x4, Toyota, and more, without issues so far! We'd really like to get some more information from you and have a look into this further, one of our customer service legends will be in touch shortly! Thanks!
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Ballards Bike Rack / Carrier has an average rating of 4/5 based on 3 reviews.

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