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Roof bike rack on OEM roof rails

Poncherelly

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Jun 12, 2019
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I have 2 1UP roof bike racks sitting on OEM roof racks on my Model Y.
Because of the curve of the OEM rails, the bikes each lean out slightly.
Has anyone added spacers to wedge the bikes straight or is this a real bad idea depending on how much it needs to be spaced to make straight?

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Thanks for any feedback.
 

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AlexHung

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No, I moved the bike carriers closer to each other to minimize the angles. But to be honest, the glass roof allows me to see that the leaning isn’t a problem at all.
 

Poncherelly

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Jun 12, 2019
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No, I moved the bike carriers closer to each other to minimize the angles. But to be honest, the glass roof allows me to see that the leaning isn’t a problem at all.
Ya I have the kids keep an eye on the bikes when we take them and it's been fine for the few short trips we've taken. I didn't want to move them in closer to center either because the MY is taller than say a M3 and I'm not so tall, so moving them in would be a PITA.
I'm using the rail gutter so I'm thinking that I could add a washer or two around the shaft that sticks up out of the gutter. If this could push the bikes back to center by a slight angle, it might be better.

I guess it will depend on how many washers I'll need and if too many I don't want to compromise the security for aesthetics (I assume the angle is no big deal)

Thanks for the opinion though.

Cheers.
 

des16

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Dec 10, 2017
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I have 2 1UP roof bike racks sitting on OEM roof racks on my Model Y.
Because of the curve of the OEM rails, the bikes each lean out slightly.
Has anyone added spacers to wedge the bikes straight or is this a real bad idea depending on how much it needs to be spaced to make straight?

Attached photos without bikes, but the angle can be seen.

Thanks for any feedback.
Is this what you are concerned about?
 

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