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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.

Yakima BigStack... | Answered on Feb 27, 2018 | 294 views

It is the size of mount to fit your crossbars. Go to Yakima website for particulars:

Yakima Winter... | Answered on Mar 05, 2015 | 667 views

I just called Yakima 888-925-4621 (don't press any options) for the same issue and they are going to email me a copy.

Yakima Cycling | Answered on Jul 17, 2014 | 530 views

A gunwale is the top edge on the sides of a boat.

Gunwale... | Answered on Apr 27, 2014 | 28 views

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... | Answered on Jan 13, 2014 | 68 views

Valve stem seals is a place to start

BigHorn 4 Bike... | Answered on Jan 09, 2014 | 42 views

Sounds like your alternator is not charging. If you put a meter on the battery terminals while it's running it should be putting out between 12-15 vdc ( volts dc current). If not then more than likely the alternator is shot. You can take the battery to a parts store and alot of them will check it out for free to make sure you don't have a bed cell. If you're not getting the correct battery volts while running then I would replace the alternator.

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BigHorn 4 Bike... | Answered on Nov 16, 2013 | 86 views

Sounds like you put something together incorrectly, I'd take it appart and try again.

SKS Lock Cores -... | Answered on Oct 22, 2013 | 51 views

How can I open a Yakima without keys. I lost my keys..

Yakima Skybox... | Answered on Aug 29, 2013 | 1,188 views

Who did you purchase it from and what type of coins do you speak of? Bitcoins?

Doubledown Hitch... | Answered on Aug 21, 2013 | 72 views

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Yakima Heavy... | Answered on Apr 26, 2012 | 560 views

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 | 859 views

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... | Answered on Jan 25, 2011 | 399 views

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 | 286 views

When mine did the same thing, I just sprayed each mechanism with some spray lubricant to free it up, worked great. Same in the latches. WD-40 to the rescue.

Yakima Skybox... | Answered on Dec 31, 2011 | 2,467 views

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 | 588 views

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 | 36 views

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