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Roof Rack & Roof-Mount Bike Carriers for 2004 Honda Pilot

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Looking for a rack that will accommodate a Honda Gas Scooter 450lbs and also be able to take1-2 bicycles that can be mounted using my hitch on a 2004 Honda Pilot. Thanks

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There is no single carrier that will both handle the weight of your 450-lb Honda scooter and also allow you to carry two standard bicycles, and at the same time remain within the capacity of the hitch on your 2004 Honda Pilot. The hitches made for your Pilot, shown on the linked page, have only a 350-lb tongue weight (TW) capacity. By the time you add the weight of a typical scooter carrier to your scooter's 450-lb weight you are way over the hitch and vehicle TW limit. Transporting your scooter will require a small trailer.

But we can help you with bike carrying solutions, and since you will be towing a trailer for the scooter I suggest a roof rack and roof-mount bike carriers (unless you find a trailer large enough for everything). Roof racks for the two roof configurations on your Pilot are shown on the other linked page. Select your roof type at the top of the page to then see suitable rack options. For a naked roof use Yakima round bar rack made of parts # Y00409, # Y00146, # Y03536 and # Y06154.

Links are provided to roof bike carriers for each bar type and two helpful articles are included for you to aid you selection based on your bike type.






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