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I'm having the same problem! Did you ever find a solution? I was thinking of taking the whole rack apart.

Yakima Little... | Answered on Oct 03, 2011

You have to replace the SKS cores you don't want with mates to the ones you do want.

I would suggest replacing the snowboard cores with ones that are the same # as your towers since then you are only replacing 2 cores instead of 4 and it is cheaper.

The key should have a number on it that tells you what core it goes too. You can either contact yakima and get the exact cores you need or go into your local dealer and see if they have them in stock or can order for you.

Yakima Sks Lock... | Answered on Dec 30, 2010

The main web page for Yakima Products, Inc. provides a search feature that will match up the rack model you need for your particular car. They will also be able to supply a manual for any model they sell. Included is the website link!


Yakima Cycling | Answered on Oct 31, 2010

You can buy replacement skewers at your local bike shop or bikepartsexpress.com. You might try spraying some penetrating oil (like Liquid Wrench) on the nut and then turning the bike on it's side for awhile to let the liquid penetrate the threads. If that doesn't work then I'm afraid your choices are 1. a big wrench, 2. a dremel tool or as you have already used 3. the hacksaw. When you do get new skewers be sure and unscrew the nut and put some light oil on the threads every few months.

Yakima... | Answered on May 14, 2010

this can only be done when unlocked, undo the small screw next to the pull-knob, only a couple of turns...you'll know when cos it will allow the knob to be pulled further out. whilst holding the knob out put your new code in then do the screw up again.

Cycling | Answered 4 hours ago

I'm assuming this is the small child's electric trike. A lot of these Lil Rider style trikes are built as "throw away" toys, so finding new parts could be difficult. If you cannot get one from the store you bought it from or directly from the manufacturer, you might have to hunt around online for a secondhand or damaged one to canabalise for parts.

Cycling | Answered Yesterday

Open it using your current code. Using a coin or screwdriver in the notch on the end cap, turn cap clockwise to the diagonal position. Line up your new letters/code then turn the cap back to the vertical, done!

Cycling | Answered 2 days ago

Not possible to do over the Internet, and very unlikely to be any videos that can properly guide you. See if there's a "bike co-op" or "bike kitchen" near you and take it there or just pay a bike shop to assemble it.

Cycling | Answered on Apr 21, 2019

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