Thule Roof Mount Bike Racks Installation Instructions

THRURIDE 535
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K
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N
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part
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B
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Q
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description
front knob/bolt assembly
extrusion end cap
rear tray lock assembly
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M
B
T
S
qty.
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wheel chock assembly
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J
chock wheel strap
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K
rim protector
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M6 x 80mm carriage
M6 x 65 mm carriage
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T track bolts
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O
M6 shaft w/ cross pin
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P
non-locking cam lever
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Q
locking cam lever
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R
quick flip bracket
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9mm skewer
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T
9mm adapter pipe
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LOAD BAR SET UP
18" min.
-Load bars should be a minimum of 18" apart with a maximum of 36"
apart.
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-Rear mounting hardware is setup with 55mm bolts for Thule square
bars. For different bar types, refer to the fit guide at the back of these
instructions to determine correct length.
-After installing correct bolt length, slide rear bar attachment into tray
roughly 6" and leave in place.
-Firmly push End Cap onto Spine Tube.
-A rubber mallet may be needed to tap the endcap in place.
-If installing on Thule Aeroblades or other bars using T-track hardware,
continue to step 4. If installing on Thule square bars or other “Around
the Bar” set-ups, go to step 8.
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T-TRACK INSTALLATION
-For T-track installation you will need the following parts: N: T-track
bolts, P: non locking cam lever, and Q: locking cam lever.
-First decide whether to mount on driver or passenger side of vehicle.
Place locking cam lever into hole of rack head so that you can access
it from the side of the vehicle. Insert lever into hole and thread T-track
bolt 2-3 turns from underneath. Repeat on inboard side with
non-locking lever.
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-Slide t track bolts into tracks and position head of rack in desired
location.
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-Slide rear bar attachment along tray until it is positioned on rear load bar. Attach bracket and tighten wingnuts evenly.
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-Turn levers clockwise until the point when you throw the lever to the
closed position you feel the carrier is secure. Carrier is now mounted
and ready for use. See “Bike Installation Section, step 14”
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AROUND THE BAR INSTALLATION
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B
C
-Around the Bar installation you will need the following parts: A: front
knob/bolt, O: M6 shaft w/cross pin, P: non-locking lever, Q: locking
lever, and R: Quick Flip brackets
- A. First thread parts A and O together 2-3 turns.
-B. Make sure the rack’s large cam lever is in the open position so that
the angled clamping wedge is recessed into the rack. Then while
holding the black knob/bolt assembly, push piece up through and
past the hole on the underside of head.
NOTE: If the angled clamping wedge interferes with the metal cross pin,
you may have to rotate the rack’s clamp adjusting knob to further
recess the wedge.
-C. When you are viewing the rack head from above, turn the knob/bolt
assembly 90 degrees so that the metal rod aligns with the slot and
pull down to seat it in place. Repeat on the other side.
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-First decide whether to mount on driver or passenger side of vehicle
and position rack on load bars with head centered over front bar.
-For driver’s side installation (pictured), place locking cam lever into
hole of rack head so that you can access it from the side of the
vehicle.
-Orient the Quick Flip bracket so that the solid plastic side is face up
and making contact with the underside of the load bar.
-Push threaded rod of bracket up through base plate hole and thread
locking cam lever onto it 2-3 turns.
-Repeat on other side with non-locking lever.
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-Slide knob/bolt assembly into slot of the Quick Flip bracket. Repeat on
other side.
NOTE: If used on factory bars, depending on thickness of the load bars,
the bracket may need to be removed and flipped in order to
attach correctly.
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B
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-Slide rear bar attachment along tray until it is positioned on rear load bar. Attach bracket and tighten wingnuts evenly.
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-Tighten black knob/bolt assembly until it is snug against the underside
of the Quick Flip bracket.
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-Then turn the cam lever clockwise to tighten. When you throw the lever to the closed position, the carrier should feel secure and the key hole should
be aligned with opening in the plate. Repeat on other side. Carrier is now mounted and ready for use. See “Bike Installation Section, step 14”
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BIKE INSTALLATION
-Thread thru axle into fork legs until snug. DO NOT OVER-TIGHTEN.
- NOTE: Only thru-axles and forks with a 100-110mm hub spacing can be used. Forks
with longer axles and wider spacing (RockShox Bluto) CANNOT be used.
If you have questions as to the dimensions of your fork, consult a bicycle
retailer.
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-First, make sure the rack’s closing cam lever is in the open position.
-Place bike on carrier with the thru-axle positioned in the opening of
the clamping surface.
-Be sure to center the thru-axle evenly from side to side in the clamp.
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- Close lever firmly, but do not use unnecessary force.
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-If closing force is too light or too difficult, use adjusting wheel for bigger
or smaller diameter thru axles. Note the large and small circles on either
side of the thumb wheel, and turn to the appropriate side.
-Repeat closing the lever and adjusting the thumb wheel until bike is
secure in carrier.
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-Position Wheel Chock underneath wheel.
NOTE If carrier is mounted on passenger side, you will need to remove
strap by pushing it down and out of the buckle, and reverse its
orientation to the other side.
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- A. Pull Wheel Strap over rim and position Rim Protector directly over
rim.
-B. Insert Strap through buckle and pull firmly.
-C. Grasp bicycle by downtube of frame and shake to check for
security.
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