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Replacement Shank for Yakima BigHorn 4 Hitch Mounted Bike Carrier - 2" Hitches

Replacement Shank for Yakima BigHorn 4 Hitch Mounted Bike Carrier - 2" Hitches

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This shank kit replaces a damaged shank on the Yakima BigHorn 4 hitch-mounted bike carrier. Kit includes 2" shank and spacer insert for attaching central mast. 1-833-496-1390 to order Yakima accessories and parts part number Y8880041 or order online at Free expert support on all Yakima products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Replacement Shank for Yakima BigHorn 4 Hitch Mounted Bike Carrier - 2" Hitches. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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Yakima Accessories and Parts - Y8880041

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This shank kit replaces a damaged shank on the Yakima BigHorn 4 hitch-mounted bike carrier. Kit includes 2" shank and spacer insert for attaching central mast.


  • Replaces shank on Yakima BigHorn 4 hitch-mounted bike carriers
  • Includes spacer insert for attaching bike carrier central mast
  • Requires pin and clip - sold separately


  • Application: Yakima BigHorn 4 for 2" hitches (Y02404)
    • Also fits the following discontinued Yakima products: KingPin 2 8002400, KingPin 4 8002401, KingPin 5 8002407, SlickROC 4 8002402

8880041 Replacement Shank for Yakima BigHorn 4 Hitch Mounted Bike Carrier - 2" Hitches

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Video Transcript for Review of Yakima - Hitch Bike Racks - Y8880041

Today we're gonna take a look at the replacement shank for the Yakima Big Horn four hitch mounted bike carrier for two inch hitches. This part will replace the shank on the Yakima Big Horn four hitch mounted bike carriers, part number Y02404 and we do sell that by carrier separate on our website. This does include the spacer insert right here for attaching your bike carrier central mast, and it does require a pin and clip to install the shank to your trailer hitch. And again we sell the pinning clip separately on our website. Now this shank will also fit the following discontinued Yakima products, the king pin two, the kingpin four, and the kingpin five and the slick rock four. But that should do it for the review on the replacement shank for Yakima Big Horn four hitch mounted bike carrier is for two inch hitches..

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Replacement Shank for Yakima BigHorn 4 Hitch Mounted Bike Carrier - 2" Hitches - Y8880041

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (47 Customer Reviews)

This shank kit replaces a damaged shank on the Yakima BigHorn 4 hitch-mounted bike carrier. Kit includes 2" shank and spacer insert for attaching central mast.


Pictured are the1.25" shank that came with my used Bighorn 4 rack and the 2" shank I bought to replace it. My rack no longer bounces around, it is solid as a rock, especially with the hitch tightner that I had been using as a stop-gap measure with the 1.25" shank. So glad I bought this!


worked well, easy to install. well worth it. Original piece bent with bikes on it on a cross country trip and it was replace the piece or the rack. glad we did this

A year later and still happy. i havent used it on a cross country trip like the last one but this one doesnt show any sign of bending or failing in any way. Great option!
Karl - 06/02/2021


This is exactly what I needed to convert my 1 1/4 bike rack to a 2” bike rack. We purchased a 5th wheel RV with a 2” hitch in the back and wanted to travel with the bikes. etrailer has been great! I’ve also used them for accessorizing my enclosed motorcycle trailer. Always been pleased with their service.


The item arrived in the exact condition as described, the customer support people were incredible when we found out they did not/would not ship to a PO Box. They worked around the issue,we received our shipment the day prior to our vacation, and all went well with the install. Cannot say enough good things about their customer/sales support.


Exactly what I needed and so easy to find and order. Convenient shipping with a great tracking process.

Keith - 06/01/2019


Product came quickly and exactly as described. I originally bought by BigHorn about 7 years ago when I had a different car with a 1 1/4" hitch. Now, I have a vehicle with a 2" hitch and I tried without success to use a hitch adapter. Getting this piece adds a new life to my bike carrier and should add to additional years of enjoyment.


I was apprehensive when placing order because product form/fit description didn't include my legacy rack. After installation everything was a perfect tight fit.


I bought a used Bighorn Bike carrier on Craigslist that came with the 1.25" hitch. I used it once with an 1.25" to 2" adapter I had, but the rack really wiggled around. I was about to purchase the Yakima adapter when this item showed up in my search. Definitely worth the extra money over the adapter. Simple one bolt change and I was up and running(err.. biking) with no wiggle.

Super fast shipping, and great communication from etrailer.


The bigger 2" adapter was just what I needed. The adapter that makes the 1&1/4" fit in the 2" hitch was garbage...rack was bouncing all over the place. There's still wiggle side to side but none of the up and down. Definitely more stable and easier on the chassis. Definitely worth the $.


Very pleased with etrailer. experience. I needed to replace the 1&1/4" shank that came on my Yakima Big Horn bike rack I had purchased many years ago to the larger 2" shank. I was able to find the part I needed as well as recommendation to get required hitch pin and clip to secure to reciever hitch. I am glad that information was there as I would not have thought of this and would have had to order these at a later date. The entire process was great and I would not hesitate to recommend to friends and family.


Fits perfectly


Ordering was easy and item arrived quicker than expected. It has already been installed on our Yakima Bighorn Bike Rack and fits and works great. We replaced a 1 1/4" hitch with a 2" hitch, and are very happy with a much more stable fit. Thanks!


etrailer's site was easy to navigate, found what I needed and shipped quickly and packaged well. Excellent communication and I appreciated the follow up to ensure everything was handled and we received our order. Another big site came up short when looking for the same items etrailer offered. Thank you!


Looked all over for this part, even went to Yakima and couldn't find it. eTrailer had it and sent it right away. Fits my Yakima bike rack and all is good. Wish it had been cheaper, but nothing from Yakima is inexpensive.


Just what I needed.


Fits perfect, replaced the 1-1/4” hitch neck. No other parts needed. Rack is back in action again in my new 2” hitch. Amazed and happy parts are still available for older rack systems.


Exactly what I needed to convert my Yakima Big Horn rack from 1 1/4" to 2".

It’s worked out great! Thanks for following up.
Kevin C - 01/26/2018


Perfect fit and replacement for the smaller shank. Works much better than using an adapter.

Still loving the fit!!
Jeff F - 03/01/2018


Awesome! With this new 2" shank, and a new hinge pin previously purchased fom etrailer, it's like I have a brand new bike rack that's much more stable than before. Thanks for having exactly what I needed in stock, and for the quick shipment!!


I had a rack that was missing the 2" hitch, only had 1 1/4" hitch. Shipping was fast and it works fine. Not much to say about a hitch. It is what it is.


Exactly what we needed for our application, very well priced. We recieved this a lot quicker than any other online retailer.

Eric R - 06/11/2016


Great product with no issues and then sold my bike rack.


Arrived as promised.


Product is worked great. I was thinking I was going to have to alter to fit but bolted right up. Freight was really cool to track with a map to view where it was at each day!


Exactly what I needed. Reading the QandA from the folks at etrailer was really useful. Delivery was on time. Overall, a good experience.

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