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Old 02-23-2013, 09:03 PM   #841
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I've always wanted to take my bikes with me when we go camping but never wanted to place them on top of my car because I didn't want to be fumbling around and have one slip on top of my car. How loud or stable to they feel while your driving?
It's not bad. There's a whistling noise that happens because there's a gap between the bar and the forward mount of the bike holder. I've been planning on putting some weather stripping in there or something but I've been too lazy and it honesty doesn't but me too much. It happens above 55 mph.

With the bikes on, there's a bit more wind noise but its nothing uncomfortably loud. You're a bit more vulnerable to crosswinds as well. Nothing more than an SUV would be, though.

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Old 02-23-2013, 09:09 PM   #842
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Old 03-30-2013, 12:28 AM   #843
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Old 03-30-2013, 11:13 PM   #844
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Do any of you guys know where I can buy some replacement Thule fairing mounts? I had to "modify" mine to get them to work with my OEM racks. But I don't like how two of the four turned out. I'd like to try again...

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Old 04-02-2013, 04:50 AM   #845
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Does anyone know if the OEM Genuine BMW roof racks from a coupe will fit a sedan??
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Old 04-02-2013, 12:33 PM   #846
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Old 04-25-2013, 04:09 AM   #847
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Does anyone know if the OEM Genuine BMW roof racks from a coupe will fit a sedan??
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Old 04-25-2013, 08:42 AM   #848
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Man this thread is gonna burn a hole in my pocket! I want the oem rack real bad. I hate strapping the ghetto bike rack on my trunk!!!

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Old 04-25-2013, 11:13 AM   #849
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Old 04-25-2013, 03:09 PM   #853
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Here are my oem bike racks with a Yakima fairing and a Yakima copperhead bike carrier

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^ looks great Jake! BTW, watched your youtube video on replacing the windshield cowl yesterday, good stuff!

As for fairings, I have a Thule 872xt fairing, it is very wide (44"), the two middle supports were easy enough to screw into the bottom of the OEM rack, but the two outters couldn't because of the shape of the feet. On one side I was able to "sandwich" the support/mount between the rack and the foot, but the other side I grinded off too much of the plastic. I have two new support/mounts coming, I'm going to attempt to figure something else out...



That's not the best picture, I'll try to get another one soon. I got mine from Amazon.com...
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