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Old 06-19-09, 09:09 AM   #16
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I use a bike rack that mounts on the back... the drawback is that you better not need anything from the trunk while the bike(s) are on there. Unless there is some secret way that our rear seats fold down that I haven't discovered yet..
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Old 06-19-09, 07:46 PM   #17
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No, but after I gather it together I'll snap some.
whenever you're ready dave... im good on my side.. keep me posted and any instructions? or do i call yakima for specs?
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Old 06-21-09, 06:35 AM   #18
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not a good idea! I would not do that to my GS!
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Old 06-21-09, 12:36 PM   #19
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You know, you remind me I've got a Yakima SST roof rack I used on my old Camry and when I got my GS in 1999 I went and purchased the right clips for it to go on my GS.

If you're not in a hurry (pretty busy for next few weeks) and if you'll pay for the actual postage (and box if I have to buy one) I'll give it to you. I'm pretty sure I'll be able to find most of the parts and you might have to figure out which ones go on the GS and which were for the Camry. I don't think I ever put it on the GS other than one test fit, so they may still be in plastic.
nice free score there OP
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Old 06-22-09, 10:00 AM   #20
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aye its free why not?? right anyways i do a lot of biking so that would save me thousands... really dont want to buy a truck lol
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Old 06-22-09, 02:09 PM   #21
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The only plus I can think of is your car is black so it wont stick out like a sore thumb. I personally don't bike so I'll keep me lips shut...
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i travel a lot and my girl loves bikking and so does my son... i just throw his in the trunk lol
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Old 06-22-09, 04:04 PM   #23
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i travel a lot and my girl loves bikking and so does my son... i just throw his in the trunk lol
At least you can fit his bike in there. I've considered getting a bike rack for the roof since its impossible to throw it in the trunk.
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he's only 3 years old so i can throw all his junk in the trunk haha
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Old 07-23-09, 04:36 AM   #25
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any updates? i like to bike around on my bike
im about to buy a roof rack for my car too. hopefully it wont be too long before i do.
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yeah.. we're in the process in getting it shipped out to me soon
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Old 07-23-09, 12:45 PM   #27
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i was thinking about getting a hitch then getting a hitch rack.


....but im riding super slammed.
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i was thinking about getting a hitch....
Brace yourself for the fallout of suggesting a trailer hitch on a Lexus [car].
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I've read a few threads on it on a 2gs, didnt look too bad. Plus a hitch rack would produce as much wind noise as a roof rack.
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I've read a few threads on it on a 2gs, didnt look too bad. Plus a hitch rack would produce as much wind noise as a roof rack.
Actually, a hitch bike rack produces absolutely ZERO wind noise that can be heard by car occupants.

A roof bike rack can produce a LOT of wind roar at highway speeds.

I used roof bike racks (Prealpina and Yakama) before I switched to a hitch bike rack when I bought my first Lexus LS in 1990 and immediately had a receiver hitch installed on it so I could pull my utility trailer. I'm using the same cheap bike rack on my 2000 LS400 and I doubt if I will ever use a roof bike rack again.

Hitch racks have many advantages other that no wind noise. Even my 5 foot wife can put her bike on the hitch rack and there is no worry about damaging the roof. No worry about driving into a garage forgetting that the bikes are on top. Hitch racks makes a great stand for doing bike repairs.

I bought the hitch for my 00 LS on-line from etrailer in Wentzville, MO -- best prices I could find. They have one for a 2GS and other Lexus cars and SUVs.

Don't worry about the "shame" of having a hitch on your GS. Lexus dealers in most other countries sell hitches for the GS.
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