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Old 05-02-19, 05:13 PM
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Bike rack for Corvette convertible C6

I am looking to transport 1-2 bikes with my 2006 Corvette convertible. I imagine a similar post has been posted previously but I am not finding it. (Perhaps I am not using the correct search terms.) Here are the things that keep me awake:

The car has the performance exhaust which precludes using the usual corvette hitch

The Deck lid is fiberglass and may not take the pressure of a trunk mounted unit intended for use with a metal deck lid.

The bumper is the soft kind, though I think I can find something solid under the car to mount a strap.


Has anyone tackled this issue?

THanks,
Mark Ainsworth
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Old 05-02-19, 07:17 PM
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Roll bar mount if available.
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Old 05-02-19, 07:19 PM
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There's got to be a hitch solution. Find a place that does custom hitches.
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Old 05-02-19, 09:42 PM
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SeaSucker rack?
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Old 05-02-19, 09:47 PM
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There's got to be a hitch solution. Find a place that does custom hitches.
Jut be careful if you have carbon rims near a sports car exhaust on a hitch rack....
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Old 05-03-19, 02:00 AM
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I think you'd be asking for trouble using any kind of rack resting on fiberglass.
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Old 05-03-19, 05:07 AM
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I was in a similar predicament and found no viable solution, which included sea suckers, that would not pose serious risk of damage to my bike and sports car, so I used my pick up.
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Originally Posted by Dr.Lou View Post
I was in a similar predicament and found no viable solution, which included sea suckers, that would not pose serious risk of damage to my bike and sports car, so I used my pick up.
This - If you can afford a Corvette, you can afford to buy a beater car to haul bikes ........
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Yeah... I probably wouldn't put a rack on your vette. I rarely want to put my bike on my Subaru since it shoots flames out every now and then.
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Kill the performance exhaust and go back to stock exhaust. You can only go so fast on public roads.
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Old 05-03-19, 07:56 AM
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Check with your fellow 'Vette owners. I found this...

https://www.corvetteforum.com/forums...preferred.html

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Sorry for the news man, the only solution is to trade it in for a mini van.
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Originally Posted by Mark Ainsworth View Post
I am looking to transport 1-2 bikes with my 2006 Corvette convertible. I imagine a similar post has been posted previously but I am not finding it. (Perhaps I am not using the correct search terms.) Here are the things that keep me awake:

The car has the performance exhaust which precludes using the usual corvette hitch

The Deck lid is fiberglass and may not take the pressure of a trunk mounted unit intended for use with a metal deck lid.

The bumper is the soft kind, though I think I can find something solid under the car to mount a strap.


Has anyone tackled this issue?

THanks,
Mark Ainsworth
Seasucker



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Old 05-03-19, 09:26 AM
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With the 'vert, you're outta luck. I don't know what exactly it is as far as customization, but I've seen lots of Vettes with trailer hitches for track/autox trailers, I'd imagine unless you really have something ridiculous there is a hitch option available. I'm probably picking up one for my C4 in the not too distant future.

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Not on a 'vert!

EDIT: oh OP, that's why your name looked familiar, I saw this same thread on the Corvette Forums yesterday!

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Old 05-03-19, 09:37 AM
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Originally Posted by jefnvk View Post
With the 'vert, you're outta luck. I don't know what exactly it is as far as customization, but I've seen lots of Vettes with trailer hitches for track/autox trailers, I'd imagine unless you really have something ridiculous there is a hitch option available. I'm probably picking up one for my C4 in the not too distant future.



Not on a 'vert!

EDIT: oh OP, that's why your name looked familiar, I saw this same thread on the Corvette Forums yesterday!
Yes on a 'vert
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Yes on a 'vert
Well, I stand corrected!
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Bike rack for a Corvette? Sounds like a fair trade to me! I've got a Saris Bones, only about 10 years old.
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Originally Posted by mixteup View Post
This - If you can afford a Corvette, you can afford to buy a beater car to haul bikes ........
It's an '06. Twelve years old. C6 Vettes go for less than a new Prius. If you can afford a Prius, you can afford a beater to haul bikes. /ftfy

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Kill the performance exhaust and go back to stock exhaust. You can only go so fast on public roads.
I guess we're not allowed to enjoy cars here? Tell @Mark-Ainsworth that while he's at it, he should pull the LS, and put in a nice, 1.4l I-4, since you don't need all that HP, anyway.

Guy came looking for creative ideas, and you lot start picking at his life choices. Who peed in your Wheaties?

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Originally Posted by Mark Ainsworth View Post
The Deck lid is fiberglass and may not take the pressure of a trunk mounted unit intended for use with a metal deck lid.

The bumper is the soft kind, though I think I can find something solid under the car to mount a strap.


Has anyone tackled this issue?

THanks,
Mark Ainsworth
Found this thing at www.vetterack.com ; Might work as a base for a couple of full-length Yakima-type bike trays.

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bike rack for a corvette? Sounds like a fair trade to me! I've got a saris bones, only about 10 years old.
ftw!
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Originally Posted by mixteup View Post
This - If you can afford a Corvette, you can afford to buy a beater car to haul bikes ........
My Corvette IS my beater.
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Willing to put holes in it for a luggage rack like above, you can do similar for a bike carrier

after all there are ways to carry a bicycle on a motorcycle ...









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Old 05-03-19, 07:51 PM
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I had a 95 vette convertible and they did not recommend any hitch on the rear of it. But then, I did not buy it to cart my bike around. Not slamming you for wanting to do it at all. It is not a practical car for every day life . VERY fun to drive though. Finally sold it last year.
Good luck on your hunt.
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