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Replacement Hitch Pin for Yakima Hanging-Style Bike Carriers

Replacement Hitch Pin for Yakima Hanging-Style Bike Carriers

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889-0231 - Pins and Locks Yakima Hitch Bike Racks
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Replaces a lost hitch pin and tether for your Yakima DoubleDown Ace (Y02450, Y02451, and Y02452), Highlite (Y02436, Y02437, Y02438, and Y02439), LiteRider (Y02471 or Y02472), or Ridgeback (Y02457, Y02458, and Y02459) hanging-style bike rack. 1-800-496-5010 to order Yakima accessories and parts part number 889-0231 or order online at Free expert support on all Yakima products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Replacement Hitch Pin for Yakima Hanging-Style Bike Carriers. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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Replaces a lost hitch pin and tether for your Yakima DoubleDown Ace (Y02450, Y02451, and Y02452), Highlite (Y02436, Y02437, Y02438, and Y02439), LiteRider (Y02471 or Y02472), or Ridgeback (Y02457, Y02458, and Y02459) hanging-style bike rack.


  • Replaces a lost hitch pin and tether for your Yakima hanging-style bike rack
  • Fits bike rack models:
    • DoubleDown Ace (Y02450, Y02451, and Y02452)
    • Highlite (Y02436, Y02437, Y02438, and Y02439)
    • LiteRider (Y02471 or Y02472)
    • Ridgeback (Y02457, Y02458, and Y02459)
  • Includes 1 hitch pin with tether and plug

8890231 Yakima Replacement Hitch Pin for Hanging-Style Bike Racks

Item # 889-0231

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Video Transcript for Review of Yakima - Hitch Bike Racks - 889-0231

Speaker: Today, we're going to take a look at our replacement hitch pin for Yakima Hanging-Style Bike Racks. This is going to be that all-important hitch pin for your bike rack. This is going to be what actually secures your bike rack to the hitch. It's going to slide into that hitch pin hole, and it has a retaining ball on the one side to keep tension on that and keep your bike rack in place. We'll also have the cable on the other side with the rivet to keep that in place on your bike rack itself so that this doesn't get lost, but things could happen and maybe the retaining clip broke, cable broke, something happened, you need a new one.This is going to work for several different bike models. It's going to work for the Double Down Ace, the highlight, the light rider, and the ridge back.

There are several different part numbers that correspond to those bike racks, so definitely check out, and you should have the part numbers there in the description for this. Again, this is going to come with our one hitch pin and that plastic retaining clip and the cable. We also have a lot of other replacement parts available here at If you need any other parts, definitely check out our website, and it should get you back out on the road, or out on the trails enjoying life and enjoying your bike rack. That's going to do it for our look at the replacement hitch pin for Yakima Hanging-Style Bike Racks..

Customer Reviews

Replacement Hitch Pin for Yakima Hanging-Style Bike Carriers - 889-0231

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (59 Customer Reviews)

Replaces a lost hitch pin and tether for your Yakima DoubleDown Ace (Y02450, Y02451, and Y02452), Highlite (Y02436, Y02437, Y02438, and Y02439), LiteRider (Y02471 or Y02472), or Ridgeback (Y02457, Y02458, and Y02459) hanging-style bike rack.


Perfect replacement part. I bought the bike rack used and beat up off facebook marketplace and then was able to buy parts on eTrailer to make it work like new.


Perfect replacement part. Glad to find the part available here at etrailer.


The above item arrived sooner than I expected. I am so pleased to be able to replace my current part

The hitch pin made my bike carrier safe to use. Thank you for the prompt delivery
Martha - 05/18/2022


I sold my Yakima bike & bought a Kuat rack for EBikes


Ordering was easy. Part fit correctly. Perfect!


Excellent customer service, and the part came quickly. I bought my bike carrier used, so unsure how the original pin fit. This one holds the receiver and carrier but I feel it still hangs a little loose. I was happy to be able to find the replacement part so easily on etrailer.


There's nothing wrong with the quality of this product, but shame on Yakima for using a component that so obviously has a limited life span. The rest of the trailer universe uses a hitch pin that goes all the way through the hitch and I'd secured with cotter pin, while this product is almost designed to fall off.


Fast shipping


I bought a 2nd hand Yakima HighLite 2 Silver and realized I was missing some components when buying. I was able to knock down the price significantly and "hoped" that I could get the missing parts from Yakima. Turns out I had way MORE selection of parts and at a cheaper price with I got 2 Yakima replacement keys for the Yakima Core that came with it - luckily it was unlocked so I was able to pull out the core and know/read the right Yakima SKS Key number order. Also got the adapter sleeve to mount it to a 2" trailer. Also got the locking pin. Now I have a 100% OEM Yakima HighLite 2 Silver Bike Rack - just the way I like it! Thank you!!!!


Thank you for your fast shipment and for carrying this replacement part. It is hard to find!!

Got it quickly. We lost our original part. Thank goodness we found this!
Christine - 09/24/2021


This is a replacement for a Yakima hitch pin. I tried Yakima's site and could not find it, but it was one of the first results on the website.


2nd time I've used etrailer for replacement parts for my Yakima bike rack. Very response. Both times it took awhile for etrailer to get the parts, but they contacted me about the delay and eventually got the parts to me. No other company seemed to have the parts so I think most of the parts delay problem has to do with Yakima. I recommend etrailer. It's a company that's easy to do business with.

I still use the Yakima bike rack. It went from MA to FL and back this winter. I wouldn’t go anywhere other than for replacement parts.
Carl - 05/23/2018


Product was good once it arrived. However, the site showed all items in stock. I received an email about a month after I ordered, stating they were on back order. I responded stating that it showed in stock and that I would have purchased through another site had I known this. I got a seemingly automated email back that I took as a "sorry not sorry". I received the order over two months later. Terrible customer service. First time I have shopped with etrailer, and obviously my last.


Like the original hitch pin for our Yakima Ridgeback 5 bike rack. I’ll try not to run this one over with the lawn tractor.

Working great and I didn’t run it over with the lawnmower. This pin work.
Thomas - 08/04/2020


This OEM replacement safety hitch pin worked flawlessly for me and my family! As the last line of defense between our bicycles arriving safely and being splayed all over the interstate I cannot sing praises high enough for this little hero. It's gold anodized finish, capped off with a stunning red, er, cap, really draws the attention of adorning fans. I'm extremely happy with this hitch pin and cannot recommend it highly enough.


Etrailer did a fantastic job on all parts which I had been looking for several weeks to locate!

Etrailer was able to locate all items.

Several items, Yakima could not find or did not know when they might be possibly available.

Etrailer contacted me both by email and phone in regards to:
• Informing me that it would take a few weeks to receive all the items and could they send it in one package.
• The expected shipping date of all items.
• When the expected delivery date is.
• When the items had been shipped
• Did I receive the items and have any problems.

Etrailer did a "FANTASTIC & OUTSTANDING" job!

They have secured all my future business and I HIGHLY recommend them.


Actually what I needed. Thanks for helping me find the product.


The customer service was great! Justin knew the replacement pin that I was looking for and promptly ordered & shipped it to us just in time for some weekend bike riding! Thanks so much, the professionalism was refreshing!


Amazingly easy purchase, fast delivery and great price. Actually tried going on Yakima site to order originally was a disaster
So thank you


etrailer had this part when even Yakima didn't carry it. Ours broke and left the entire bike rack vulnerable to falling off. A perfect replacement. The product arrived at the exact time it was forecasted to arrive. Thanks!


etrailer was amazing with customer service. Super knowledgeable and helpful.


Prompt shipping, smooth transaction, and the security pin functions as it should. Cable length was a little short to reach the mounting screw hole on my Yakima carrier, so I instead wrapped it through one of my hitch's safety chain holes. If not for the short cable, I'd give it 5 stars.


The precise measurements Lazer provided made the difference.


Item is exactly as described and is exactly what I needed for my Yakima hitch rack. Shipping was speedy too.


A year later, and miles of road, this pin is still holding strong! Thank you for carrying replacement parts for the bike rack!

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