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Old 09-01-2012, 02:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Bicycle rack for 2005 insight

Does anyone out there know of a bicycle rack that will fit a 2005 insight?
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Old 09-02-2012, 05:58 PM   #2 (permalink)
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also been looking for one for the 2001,
or better yet a roof cargo rack, or a hitch for a cargo
trailer like those in motorbikes;
any luck ?
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Old 09-05-2012, 06:56 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Old 01-09-2013, 09:29 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I actually bought a SeaSucker Talon bike rack and it works great. Here's a small clip of my bike mounted while driving on the freeway: SeaSucker on 2002 Honda Insight - YouTube
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I hate to resurrect an old thread, but this is one of 2 threads on the forum that mention Seasucker.

I am looking at precisely this option since hitch mounts are a tremendous pain to get for the G1 (custom built). Is anyone else using a Seasucker Talon or Mini Bomber? I need to carry 2 bikes at least once a week and 1 bike almost every day. Security is of little to no concern since the bike and Seasucker would come off at the destination.

My road bike (XL size) barely fits under the hatch with both wheels off and ends up scratching the interior and encroaching on the passenger side seat as well. I have had just about enough of this and I'm almost ready to take the plunge on a Seasucker (pun intended).

I hope someone else can pitch in with their experience mounting it on the roof/glass of the G1 before I lay down $400 on a mini bomber. If there is nobody else I might just go to REI and buy one. If it doesn't work out I can return it.

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thx cyclist ... i also have been looking for a rack, hitch or both to no avail ...
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The girlfriend and I reached an agreement that we will be better off with 2 Seasucker Talons instead of 1 Seasucker Mini Bomber so we can each use a rack on our cars and mount both when we want to take just 1 car. I am actively looking for a new or used Seasucker Talon and hope to post some updates soon. I've just about given up on the custom hitch route for transporting bikes with the G1.
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Those are clever. Spendy, though. I am planning to borrow a road bike for a triathlon in September, I hope I can just fit the frame in the hatch area and the tires in the passenger seat and floor. If not I guess I'll just have to drive my pickup.

I was wondering if my Hollywood style rack would work in my Insight, but I don't think there's anything under the rear bumper area to attach the straps down there.
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The rear bumper is hollow and cannot support the weight stress of the typical trunk mounted bike rack. It caves in at the slightest force applied. I am afraid to mount it to the glass directly and have it wedged on the glass on top and on the back. Replacement hatch glass isn't cheap.


In regards to interior hatch room, you can fit a bike up to about 60cm frame size if you take both wheels off and lower the saddle. My saddle doesn't have a quick release and it's an annoyance to fit. I have managed to carry my 58cm road bike like this for the past year, but I cannot really have a passenger in the car with the bike stashed in and there's a high possibility of getting grease and scratches all over the interior, not to mention the constant dismantling of the bike and putting it back together.

The Seasucker bike racks are indeed spendy, but if you compare the pricing to buying a tow bar and a hitch mounted bike rack, or a roof rack setup for 2 bikes the pricing all of a sudden makes sense. It's a matter of what works best for your individual vehicle and needs.

I am still on the prowl for a used Seasucker bike rack as I am not ready to spend $270 on a single bike Talon model, or $400 on a 2 bike Mini Bomber model.
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I started on a bike rack/hitch last night that will be hidden under the rear licence plate with a hinge mount for the plate. The hitch tube is 1 1/4 X 1 1/4. I intend to have a couple of these done over the next week or two so that I can have them on display at Insight Fest. The unit will have structure that mounts through the frame of the vehicle inside the trunk area. There will then be the part that bolts through the rear body panel of the vehicle.

Here is a photo of aproximately where I expect the tube to be.
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