: Installed Yakima Bike rack on the bed of my Cadillac EXT



iMotion
03-12-12, 07:32 PM
I had a hard time finding threads on bike racks for Escalade EXT so i'll post up my pics.
Found the parts list on a Chevy Avalanche Forum.
Yakima Parts
(2) 48" Round bars
(4) Q-Towers
(4) Q30 clips
(3) Viper bike mounts

I'm only going to have the bike rack on for a few months since I'll be carrying about 8 bikes back from Austin when we do our 180 mile ride.
MS150 is 180 mile ride from Houston to Austin to help join supporting National MS Society find a cure for multiple sclerosis.
http://main.nationalmssociety.org/site/TR/Bike/TXHBikeEvents?sid=6837&type=fr_informational&pg=informational&fr_id=17896

If anyone wants to help by making a small Donating here's a link.

https://secure3.convio.net/nmss/site/Donation2?idb=681684916&df_id=36770&36770.donation=form1&FR_ID=17896&PROXY_ID=10244111&PROXY_TYPE=20&JServSessionIdr004=6idtmiaso1.app323b

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Before anyone gets off topic about the wheels its because i roll all my cars "2Face"
I like both looks and you can't see both sides at the same time so why not. I catch a lot of grief about it sometimes so i just wanted to explain beforehand
Here's my other rides 2faced
My Infiniti FX45
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v730/DisBoiQuoc/Cars/FX45TwoFace.jpg
My girls's G35
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v730/DisBoiQuoc/Cars/G35-2face.jpg
Old Honda Del Sol (Sold)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v730/DisBoiQuoc/Cars/DelSolTwoFace.jpg
My Audi TT
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v730/DisBoiQuoc/Cars/AudiTTTwoFace.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v730/DisBoiQuoc/Cars/S3_issue_15_SilverTT-1-2.jpg

kf9yr
03-12-12, 11:00 PM
The rack looks good. Thanks for sharing part numbers.

I've thought about doing this so I can take bikes along when we go on a trip with our waverunners.

It would also come in handy for bringing mtb's and road bikes.

Cervelo? On your EXT? It should be a custom bike on there...

Just Kidding, have fun on your MS 150 ride. I've done the AZ one but have other commitments this year.

iMotion
03-14-12, 01:08 PM
The rack looks good. Thanks for sharing part numbers.

I've thought about doing this so I can take bikes along when we go on a trip with our waverunners.

It would also come in handy for bringing mtb's and road bikes.

Cervelo? On your EXT? It should be a custom bike on there...

Just Kidding, have fun on your MS 150 ride. I've done the AZ one but have other commitments this year.

Yeah i was having the same problems last year. i always use a hitch bike rack so i can never bring the MTBs with me if i have a trailer on the back and a bunch of stuff in my bed.

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A pic of the driver side.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v730/DisBoiQuoc/Escalade%20EXT/732784f6.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v730/DisBoiQuoc/Escalade%20EXT/499306c5.jpg

patmack
03-14-12, 05:13 PM
Looks pretty nice. I have been looking at racks for my EXT. Gotta throw my Trek top fuel 9.8 in there :)
How did you black out your tail lights?

iMotion
03-14-12, 05:23 PM
Looks pretty nice. I have been looking at racks for my EXT. Gotta throw my Trek top fuel 9.8 in there :)
How did you black out your tail lights?

Thanks
At the body shop. They just thinned out some black automotive paint and did about 3 coats then clear.
Anything more then that and your light wont shine through as red.

iMotion
03-28-12, 02:36 PM
2 Bikes Loaded up.
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callihan
03-28-12, 04:27 PM
nice looking truck - good look on the MS 150 i did 1/2 of it a couple of years ago when 1/2 of it was cancelled.

The tire thing is pretty cool it a wierd way for me. I bet you do get alot of grieve.

Yamaharx-1
03-28-12, 08:02 PM
I love the yamahauler decal!! Where is it from?

iMotion
03-29-12, 01:03 PM
I love the yamahauler decal!! Where is it from?

I ordered the letters on a website that i searched and the Yamaha emblem on ebay.
I tried to space it out the best i could to make it look good.
http://youremblem.com/catalog/

trich24
03-29-12, 02:40 PM
Bike rack looks awesome! ^ As mentioned that decal you made is sweet I never liked the giant sticker on the window with Yamaha, Malibu, etc but that looks great a nice fit yet subtle when hauling my jet boat

also for the road bikers that have chimed in what is a good inexpensive being relative to get into the sport bike ?

ie I like bike riding but hate the speed and momentum and work involved for the result I think a road bike would suit my needs