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RedMike



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United Kingdom 2011 Freelander 2 SD4 HSE Auto Firenze Red
Bike carrier fitted to tow bar flange

Hi all
I'm looking at buying a bike carrier, the ones that use a mounting bracket between the towball and the mounting point of the towbar. I have a Witter horizontal flange detachable system and thought something like the Witter ZX89 would do the trick however looking at my tow bar, only the actual tow ball protrudes out past the bumper therefore making it impossible to drop a frame directly onto the mounting bracket. I assume I could just put a spacer between the tow ball mounting and the bike frame mounting plate but not sure if these plates are ok to use or not. Appreciate any comments/advice.
Thanks LR Freelander 2 2011 facelift HSE SD4 auto in Firenze Red + Premium pack & cold weather pack (affectionately known as Eve).
Vauxhall Astra 67 plate
Subaru Impreza 2008 (Sold 2016)
Vauxhall Adam 1.4 Glam 2015 (sold 2017) (affectionately known as Adam)

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Bobupndown



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United Kingdom 2014 Freelander 2 SD4 GS Auto Orkney Grey

I have the witter carrier on a standard LR fixed towbar. As you rightly say a spacer is required, around 1" I think. I'll take a photo this evening and post on here. Landrover - turning owners into mechanics since 1948

2014 Orkney grey Freelander SD4 GS.
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BothyBob



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Scotland 2012 Freelander 2 TD4 GS Manual Firenze Red

I have a bike rack bracket on my towball and a spacer fitted, still allows clearance

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Bobupndown



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That's mine with the Witter set up. Landrover - turning owners into mechanics since 1948

2014 Orkney grey Freelander SD4 GS.
2004 Zambezi silver Discovery 2 Td5 (Gone)
1963 Surf blue Morris Mini Minor Super de Luxe (my little toy)

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RedMike



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United Kingdom 2011 Freelander 2 SD4 HSE Auto Firenze Red

Thank you both, much appreciated. LR Freelander 2 2011 facelift HSE SD4 auto in Firenze Red + Premium pack & cold weather pack (affectionately known as Eve).
Vauxhall Astra 67 plate
Subaru Impreza 2008 (Sold 2016)
Vauxhall Adam 1.4 Glam 2015 (sold 2017) (affectionately known as Adam)

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