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1.25" adapter for 2" Torklift hitch?


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#1 OFFLINE   Kermit

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Posted 29 August 2016 - 05:46 PM

I recently installed the 2" Torklift hitch. (Oh, who am I kidding...my dad did the install. Thanks, Dad!)

 

I wanted the 2" hitch for various reasons, but my existing bike rack is for a 1.25" hitch, and I'd rather not replace the bike rack (they're not cheap). The hitch adapters I've seen online all get fairly bad reviews because they're not a snug fit in the hitch (too much wiggle room). Have any of you found an adapter you're happy with for the 2" Torklift hitch?









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#2 OFFLINE   fotomoto

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Posted 29 August 2016 - 06:20 PM

As a hitch owner,  two reasons come quickly to mind why wiggle room is a good thing.  First, you manually install/remove the hitch so a precision tight fit would be a PITA.  Secondly, the hitch mount hole builds up road grime when not being used so again a tight fit isn't that desirable.  FWIW

 

If you're that worried, get it from Amazon or others that have a good return policy. 


Edited by fotomoto, 29 August 2016 - 06:21 PM.


#3 OFFLINE   Kermit

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Posted 30 August 2016 - 04:17 AM

I agree with what you're saying, foto. It seems, though, that many of the current options have a little too much wiggle room. Maybe I can try some locally before/immediately after buying for easy return if necessary.



#4 OFFLINE   ArizonaEnergi

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Posted 30 August 2016 - 04:01 PM

I use fuzzy velcro pads inside my hitch to reduce clatter and wiggle room.


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