Oil on spark plugs
if the spark plugs sink in oil so you need to change the rubber for the cam cover, if the oil come from inside the engine which is up-normal you must find it in water too, so you need to open the engine and see what is the problem.
BigHorn 4 Bike...
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The locks work fine when there's no gear loaded,
sounds like a pressure issue ( binding problem ) --- when you go to lock the locks ( with the skis and/or snowboard on rack ) try and push down hard on the rack while you turn the locks,, this might get the pressure off enough to allow the lock cams to pass. if this does not work then the next thing to do is to file down and modify the lock cams so they turn easier without binding. if you do not have the tools to do this modification then you can always go down to your local locksmith shop ( with the skis/snowboard on the rack ) and have them do the modifications -- the shop will only charge you around 10 to 15 dollars for this service.
I hope this helps,
Yakima Fat Cat 6...
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I have two different SKS cores. One for my
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...
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Need installation manual and mounting
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!
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Nut on the end of skerer was rusted on. Had to
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.
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Is the yakima big stack safe for fiberglass kayaks
I used the big stack for my river kayaks and it did fine. But my fiberglass sea kayaks are so much heavier that I did not take the chance. For 1 of my kayaks I spent a lot of money to get the special sea kayak rack and it worked great. For my wife's kayak I saved some money and bought some simple v-shaped foam rubber rack attachments for $20. The foam attachments are so much easier, I don't even use the Yakima attachemnts any more. My suggestion - save your money and go with the cheap foam attachments.
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