TOOLS REQUIRED: 15/16" Socket and ratchet 1/2" socket and wrench 9/16" socket and wrench large crescent or 15/16" wrench Cordless impact and some finesse if either are available

TOOLS REQUIRED:

15/16" Socket and ratchet

1/2" socket and wrench

9/16" socket and wrench

large crescent or 15/16" wrench

Cordless impact and some finesse if either are available

Top image is how your Gen 2 Pivot assembly will arrive. Pull all the bolts and spacers out, remove the tube.

Top image is how your Gen 2 Pivot assembly will arrive. Pull all the bolts and spacers out, remove the tube.

Slip the pivot assembly over the hitch tube with the 3/8" thick spacers on each side of the tube. This may be frustrating the first time. Position the spacers towards the top of the tube and pinch the tops in until the pivot assembly will slip over the tops..remove fingers, push down. Align spacers by tapping with the 9/16" wrench. Insert 5/8" bolts, washers and nuts. I like to alternate insertion directions with the bolts.

Slip the pivot assembly over the hitch tube with the 3/8" thick spacers on each side of the tube. This may be frustrating the first time. Position the spacers towards the top of the tube and pinch the tops in until the pivot assembly will slip over the tops..remove fingers, push down. Align spacers by tapping with the 9/16" wrench. Insert 5/8" bolts, washers and nuts. I like to alternate insertion directions with the bolts.

Next install the vertical tube. Cable lock loop and decal will face out, opposite direction of the hitch tube. Unless you have a lifted 4x4 or very tall hitch, you will most likely want the tallest rack position. One 1/2" bolt in the top hole, one 1/2" bolt in the slot area. Again I like alternate directions of insertion.  The slot is for later if you want to adjust height, you only need to loosen the lower bolt, not remove. This will help prevent you from dropping the rack on yourself or others.

Next install the vertical tube. Cable lock loop and decal will face out, opposite direction of the hitch tube. Unless you have a lifted 4x4 or very tall hitch, you will most likely want the tallest rack position. One 1/2" bolt in the top hole, one 1/2" bolt in the slot area. Again I like alternate directions of insertion.

 The slot is for later if you want to adjust height, you only need to loosen the lower bolt, not remove. This will help prevent you from dropping the rack on yourself or others.

Install the rear tire bar. Remove the bolts from the vertical tube, remove the quick pin and open the hinge. Align holes and reinsert the bolts. The goal here is to have the tire catch plates at the approximate centerline of your tire or below centerline of your tires. Small bikes: top hole, Mediums, middle, long bikes, bottom hole.  Better to be below than above, the bikes will just bounce a bit less.

Install the rear tire bar. Remove the bolts from the vertical tube, remove the quick pin and open the hinge. Align holes and reinsert the bolts. The goal here is to have the tire catch plates at the approximate centerline of your tire or below centerline of your tires. Small bikes: top hole, Mediums, middle, long bikes, bottom hole.

 Better to be below than above, the bikes will just bounce a bit less.

Install upper horizontal. Remove the bolts, insert the top bar with long side to the left, reinsert bolts, both from the outside of the rack, in towards the vehicle. Install nuts and washers. Tighten. Snug, do not overtighten.  Baskets lean to the right. Drop bolts down from the top(no washers), hold with 9/16" wrench on top, install nut and washer on the bottom. DO NOT OVERTIGHTEN THESE! Doing so will result in the purchase of a new upper horizontal tube. These seriously only need to be snug, they wont come loose.

Install upper horizontal. Remove the bolts, insert the top bar with long side to the left, reinsert bolts, both from the outside of the rack, in towards the vehicle. Install nuts and washers. Tighten. Snug, do not overtighten.

 Baskets lean to the right. Drop bolts down from the top(no washers), hold with 9/16" wrench on top, install nut and washer on the bottom. DO NOT OVERTIGHTEN THESE! Doing so will result in the purchase of a new upper horizontal tube. These seriously only need to be snug, they wont come loose.

Install the bungees. All bungees slip down from the top, tie a knot in the end after insertion. The upper bungees will get the knot at the very end, the lower bungees will get the not with approx. an inch of bungee past the knot. When done correctly it should easily slip into the adjoining slot and not fall out.

Install the bungees. All bungees slip down from the top, tie a knot in the end after insertion. The upper bungees will get the knot at the very end, the lower bungees will get the not with approx. an inch of bungee past the knot. When done correctly it should easily slip into the adjoining slot and not fall out.

Test the bottle opener and have a good ride!  Thank you for choosing a Recon!

Test the bottle opener and have a good ride!

 Thank you for choosing a Recon!