Lockracks review.

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Re: Lockracks review.

Post by RAZORBACK300 » Sun Jan 11, 2015 4:17 pm

nice ski mate,catch up soon hey..

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Re: Lockracks review.

Post by mehi » Mon Jan 12, 2015 9:20 pm

RAZORBACK300 wrote:nice ski mate,catch up soon hey..
will do Mark see you soon looking forward to seeing your new ride
Number one thing guys Enjoy yourself at all costs

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Re: Lockracks review.

Post by Dennist » Wed Feb 18, 2015 3:55 pm

Just got this from a client of mine :)

I hope this finds you well. I have just done a massive roadtrip from Exmouth, WA to the Central Coast, NSW. I did the trip in 6 days and covered a total distance of 5,700km.

I just wanted to email you about the lockracks and say that I am really, really impressed with them! They held up the entire journey and didnt require any tightening or adjusting the entire time the kayak stayed in the lockracks for the 6 days.

I did use a strap at the front and at the back of the kayak as a safety failsafe as i thought that travelling at an average speed of 110km/h over a total distance of 5,700km in 6 days something would give but I was pleasantly surprised!
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Re: Lockracks review.

Post by fsck » Thu Mar 24, 2016 9:44 pm

had lock racks now for 18 months or so.

Pretty cool, and would buy them again but found that they 'whistle' in the wind. Makes sense i suppose given one side is curved while the other is not making a asymmetrical path for the wind. Venturi blah blah. not that i know much about anything.

I assume everyone has the whistle or is it just how it's on my rhino heavy duty bars?

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Re: Lockracks review.

Post by scatter » Thu Mar 24, 2016 9:48 pm

No whistle that I've noticed. What do you mean one side's curved and one not?
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Re: Lockracks review.

Post by NAD97 » Thu Mar 24, 2016 9:56 pm

It's your heavy duty bars that whistle
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Re: Lockracks review.

Post by unsinkable2 » Thu Mar 24, 2016 11:12 pm

I had whistling the moment I put my set on. Duct tape everywhere on all the gaps fixed it.
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Re: Lockracks review.

Post by Dennist » Thu Mar 24, 2016 11:14 pm

NAD97 wrote:It's your heavy duty bars that whistle
Yup - what Nick said - whistle usually comes from bars not having rubber inserts in the roof rack groove.

Easily remedied ...

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Re: Lockracks review.

Post by Dennist » Thu Mar 24, 2016 11:16 pm

Prorack whispbars allow you to use the mounting bracket without removing the rubber - other brands generally need the rubber taken out to install the rack - but you should pop it back in and then you should not get any noise.

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