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					                                          KingJoe 2&3
                                                                                   HUB
             UPPER
             STRAPS


                                                                                                                   CRADLE


                                                                                           LOAD
                                 HUB—
                                                                                           ARMS
       UPPER              (RED TRIGGER)
                                                                                                           STABILIZER
       HOOKS                                                                                                CRADLE




              SIDE
             STRAPS


       SIDE
      HOOKS                                                                                        BIKE
                         UPPER                                                                    STRAPS
                         FRAME                             LOWER
                                                           FRAME
                                                                                                                     EXTRA
                                                                                                                   WHEEL STRAP
                                          LOWER
      GLASS HATCH                                                            LOWER
                                          HOOKS
      HOOKS                                                                  STRAPS
      for glass
      or plastic hatch
      or trunk edge.




                                                                                                       BEFORE
                                                                                                       DRIVING
                                                                                                        AWAY:
               KingJoe 2                                KingJoe 3                                 READ CAUTIONS AND
        Maximum load is 2 bikes             Maximum load is 3 bikes (90 lbs. total)
             (60 lbs. total)                 The use of Glass Hatch Hooks with Upper
                                                                                                   WARNINGS AT END
                                             straps will limit the load to 2 bikes only.           OF INSTRUCTIONS.

            IMPORTANT WARNING
   IT IS CRITICAL THAT ALL YAKIMA RACKS AND ACCESSORIES BE PROPERLY AND SECURELY ATTACHED TO YOUR VEHICLE. IMPROPER
   ATTACHMENT COULD RESULT IN AN AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT, AND COULD CAUSE SERIOUS BODILY INJURY OR DEATH TO YOU OR TO
   OTHERS. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR SECURING THE RACKS AND ACCESSORIES TO YOUR CAR, CHECKING THE ATTACHMENTS PRIOR TO
   USE, AND PERIODICALLY INSPECTING THE PRODUCTS FOR ADJUSTMENT, WEAR, AND DAMAGE. THEREFORE, YOU MUST READ AND
   UNDERSTAND ALL OF THE INSTRUCTIONS AND CAUTIONS SUPPLIED WITH YOUR YAKIMA PRODUCT PRIOR TO INSTALLATION OR USE. IF
   YOU DO NOT UNDERSTAND ALL OF THE INSTRUCTIONS AND CAUTIONS, OR IF YOU HAVE NO MECHANICAL EXPERIENCE AND ARE NOT
   THOROUGHLY FAMILIAR WITH THE INSTALLATION PROCEDURES, YOU SHOULD HAVE THE PRODUCT INSTALLED BY A PROFESSIONAL INSTALLER
   SUCH AS A QUALIFIED GARAGE OR AUTO BODY SHOP.
                                                                                                   Part #1033359 Rev.A
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  FITTING YOUR CAR…
                When you see this icon, find                        IF YOUR CAR IS NOT LISTED in the Joe Fit Sheet
                your vehicle in the Joe Fit          OR             or the Fit List, call 888-925-4621 in the USA and Canada,
                Sheet for frame measurement,                        or see your dealer.
                strap positions, and critical                       UNLISTED VEHICLES:
                notes about your fit.
                                                                    IF YOUR CAR CANNOT BE FOUND (on the Joe Fit Sheet
                                                                    or the Fit List, or through the dealer or Yakima) it is
                                                                    “unlisted”. Install the carrier as directed in these
                     DANGER                                         instructions where this icon appears.
                DO NOT INSTALL THIS
                                                                 CAUTION: Although your carrier is covered by a warranty (see
                CARRIER ON A VEHICLE                             final page), Yakima cannot warranty any installation onto any
                LISTED AS “NO FIT”.                              vehicle that is not listed in the Yakima Fit List or Joe Fit Sheet.



          ROTATE THE UPPER FRAME AWAY                                               POSITION THE FRAMES.
          FROM THE LOWER FRAME.
          To move the frames, pull and turn both                                        FIND YOUR MEASUREMENT
          red triggers on the outer hubs.                                                   IN THE FIT SHEET.
                                       Rotate the trigger                                 See FITTING YOUR CAR (above).
                                       until it remains
                                       pulled out.



    RED TRIGGER—



                                                    LOAD ARMS



        UPPER                                                                        • You will need a measuring tape.
        FRAME
                                                                                     • On a flat surface, move the frames apart.
                                               — LOWER SUPPORT
                                                    FRAME                            • WITH THE PADS FLAT, MEASURE FROM THE
                                                                                       INSIDE EDGES OF THE TUBES.


                      UNLISTED VEHICLES:
                      POSITION THE FRAMES. On a flat surface, move the frames apart.
                      Follow these guidelines to position your frames on your car.

                   UPPER FRAME                                                  LOWER FRAME
                   • With triggers out, adjust                                  • A common location is a well-
                     upper frame until it rests                                   supported license plate depression,
                     on the vehicle.                                              just above or below the numbers.
                   • The position is relative to                                • Press the area firmly with your hand.
                     the lower frame and will                                     If deformation occurs, choose another
                     depend on vehicle shape.                                     location.
                                                                 CAUTIONS:
    CAUTION: Some vehicles have a spoiler. If any                • Do not place the lower frame on glass, plastic, or thin metal.
    part of the carrier contacts the spoiler, do not             • Some SUV’s, vans, and wagons have a large section of poorly
                   use this product.                               supported metal that will dent under weight.
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        SECURE THE FRAME POSITION.

                     • Turn and push the red triggers
                       until they are seated in the hub.
                     • Move the frames apart very
                       slightly until the red triggers                                          Do not allow the frames to
                       snap.                                                                      move out of position.
                     • If the frame feels loose, pull                                           Check your measurement
                       out the red triggers and try                                                again if necessary.
                       again.


         CARRIER IS                    LOWER FRAME.
         READY TO PLACE                                                          UNLISTED VEHICLES:
         ON CAR.                 Lower support frame location is                 • A common location is a well-
                                 extremely important to the load!                  supported license plate depression,
                                                                                   just above or below the numbers.
                                                                                 • Press the area firmly with your
                                                                                   hand. If deformation occurs, choose
                                                                                   another location.
                                                                          CAUTIONS:
                                                                          • Do not place the lower frame on glass,
                                                                            plastic, or thin metal.
 Clean the contact points                                                 • Some SUV’s, vans, and wagons have a large
 on the vehicle, and keep                                                   section of poorly supported metal that will
  the pads free of debris.        Read and follow the notes
                                                                            dent under weight.
                                  for your vehicle.


            POSITION UPPER HOOKS.
                                                                                            UNLISTED VEHICLES:
             Place where directed                                                           UPPER HOOKS
             by the Fit Sheet Notes.                                                        • Insert the upper hooks
                                                                                              into the leading edge of
                                                                                              the hatch or trunk.



                                                                                     CAUTIONS:
                                                                                     • If hooks do not fit into the leading
                                                                                       edge of the hatch or trunk, you can
  Refer to notes for your                                                              install the Glass Hatch Hooks.
  vehicle to see if you                                                              • If the leading edge of the hatch or
  should use the Glass                                                                 trunk has trim, you must use the
  Hatch Hooks in place                                                                 Glass Hatch Hooks.
  of the top or bottom
  hooks.


       WARNING: DO NOT ATTACH THE UPPER HOOKS TO GLASS OR PLASTIC! IN ADDITION,
           THE USE OF GLASS HATCH HOOKS WILL LIMIT THE LOAD TO 2 BIKES ONLY.
              (If upper hooks must attach to glass or plastic, follow Glass Hatch Hooks installation on next page.)


          NO GLASS OR PLASTIC? You won’t need the Glass Hatch Hooks, continue to step 13.
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                  DO NOT ATTACH THE
                  UPPER HOOKS TO GLASS                    No glass or plastic? You won’t need the
                  OR PLASTIC!                             Glass Hatch Hooks, continue to STEP 13.

REPLACING UPPER STRAP HOOKS



           PULL
       UPPER STRAPS
      COMPLETELY OUT
      OF THE BUCKLES.



                                               Pass the strap ends through
   OPEN THE
                                               the hatch opening from
    HATCH
                                               inside the vehicle.
    DOOR.

                                                        Keep the pads away
                                                        from the door’s edge.



                                BEFORE CLOSING
                                THE HATCH…
                                The pads must be free
                                from contact between                                                         OK
                                hatch door and
                                vehicle’s frame.




                                             While supporting the
                                            carrier with your body,
   CLOSE THE HATCH.                        attach the new straps to
   Pull firmly on the                      your carrier’s top straps.
   straps to seat the pads.




    THREAD NEW
  STRAP-END BACK
    INTO BUCKLE.                                               Adjust upper straps by pulling on the ends.
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IF NOT ATTACHING UPPER HOOKS TO GLASS OR PLASTIC, CONTINUE HERE.

         ADJUST UPPER STRAPS.

       Position the frame as determined in
       step 6. The upper straps should hold
       the carrier in place.
                                                                                   Adjust upper straps by pulling on the ends. (Loosen by
                                                                                               pressing the metal buckles.)



         PLACE LOWER STRAP HOOKS.
                                                                                UNLISTED VEHICLES:
                             Place where directed by the                        LOWER HOOKS
                             Fit Sheet Notes.                                   • The first choice is the bottom of the
                                                                                  trunk/hatch.
                                                                                • The second choice is under the
                                                                                  bumper if there is a rigid, metal
                                                                                  attachment point.
                                                                                • The third choice is tie-down hooks
                                                                                  underneath the vehicle or holes in
                                                                                  the vehicle’s frame.


                                                                        CAUTIONS:
                                                                        • Keep straps away from hot vehicle exhaust!
                                                                        • Keep straps from rubbing on sharp metal edges!
          WARNING: DO NOT ATTACH THE LOWER                              • Do not attach lower hooks to plastic bumpers.
             HOOKS TO GLASS OR PLASTIC!
      If lower hooks must attach to glass or plastic, follow
           Glass Hatch Hooks installation on next page.


            CENTER THE CARRIER ON THE CAR,
              position the side strap hooks.                                          UNLISTED VEHICLES:
                                                                                      SIDE HOOKS
                                                                                      • Mount to the side of the trunk/hatch.
                                                                                      • Position the hooks so they will not
  Position hooks at                                                                     slide up or down when tightened.
  side mounting
  points directed by
  the Fit Sheet                                         Note: If it is difficult to get the hook in, insert it at a
  Notes.                                                wider section and then slide it into place.


        TIGHTEN SIDE STRAPS.                       TIGHTEN                                                  Bundle the extra
                                                   UPPER                                                   strap ends into the
                       Pull the straps             STRAPS.                                                        band.
                       tighter with two
                       hands.                 Pull the straps
                                              tighter with
                                              two hands.


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                                                                                   CONTINUE TO STEP 29                            ☞
REPLACING LOWER STRAP HOOKS


      REMOVE THE
     CARRIER FROM
        THE CAR.
                                               PULL LOWER STRAPS COMPLETELY OUT OF THE HUB.




          OPEN THE                                                        Position the pads
        TRUNK DOOR.                                                        inside the trunk
                                                                           with the straps
                                                                            hanging free.



            BEFORE CLOSING THE TRUNK:
                                                                                                     • CLOSE THE TRUNK.
       Be sure the pads are free from contact                                                        • Pull firmly on the straps to
      between trunk door and vehicle’s frame.                                                          seat the pads.



                  Insert the new straps from inside the hubs.
                   Thread new strap-end back into buckle.
                                                                                                            Attach the top strap
                                                                                                          hooks to hold the carrier
                                                                                                             as you continue.


            CENTER THE CARRIER ON THE CAR,
              position the side strap hooks.                                               UNLISTED VEHICLES:
                                                                                           SIDE HOOKS
                                                                                           • Mount to the side of the trunk/hatch.
                                                                                           • Position the hooks so they will not
  Position hooks at                                                                          slide up or down when tightened.
  side mounting
  points directed by
  the Fit Sheet
  Notes.                                                     Note: If it is difficult to get the hook in, insert it at a
                                                             wider section and then slide it into place.


        TIGHTEN SIDE STRAPS.                            TIGHTEN
                                                                                                                 Bundle the extra
                                                        UPPER                                                   strap ends into the
                           Pull the straps              STRAPS.
                           tighter with two                                                                            band.
                           hands.
                                                   Pull the straps
                                                   tighter with
                                                   two hands.

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         EXTEND LOAD ARMS.
                                                                                                    REPLACE RED TRIGGERS.

    On the inner hubs,                                                                              • Make sure that both triggers
    pull and turn the                                                                                 are seated in the hub!
    red triggers.                                                                                   • Move both arms up and down,
                                                                                                      they must snap into place!
                                      Rotate load
                                      arms to just                                                               If the arms do not
                                      above                                                                      snap into place,
                                      horizontal.                                                                adjust triggers and
                                                                                                                 move arms until the
                                                                                                                 arms are in place.


                  UNLISTED VEHICLES:                                           CAUTIONS:
                                                                               • Adjust load arms to just above horizontal.
                  LOAD ARMS
                                                                               • Make sure bikes have sufficient
                                                                                 clearance from the ground.



                   LOAD HEAVIEST BIKE FIRST
                          Always load first bike
                          with chain away from
                                 vehicle.
                                                                        Arrange bike frame in the cradles for greatest stability.


         Attach one rubber strap to each
         cradle and stabilizer.                               Secure straps tightly over bike             LOAD REMAINING
                                                              frame and seat tube.                        BIKES.




                               \
                                stabilizer
                                                                                                                Alternate bike
                                                                                                              directions to avoid
                   To slide cradles along the carrier arms,                                                      interference.
                      close cradle and stabilizer. Close                 The straps can be routed
                         cradles while loading bikes.                       under the cables.



          Secure the front                     TIGHTEN UPPER AND SIDE STRAPS
          wheel on the bike                    AGAIN AFTER BIKES ARE LOADED.
          closest to the car.
                                                                                                              BEFORE
                                                                                                           DRIVING AWAY
                                                                                                            WITH YOUR
                                                                                                               BIKES:
                                                                                                              READ ALL
                                                                      The weight of the bikes              WARNINGS ON THE
    Use extra strap to                                                may cause the straps to              PAGE AFTER NEXT.
    secure the wheel.                                                 slack or dislodge hooks.
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                            READ THESE WARNINGS…
   LOAD LIMITS                                                         WARNING                                                      THE DRIVE
   • KingJoe2: Maximum weight                              • YOU MUST TIGHTEN STRAPS AFTER                                          • Never drive off-road with
     load is: 60 lbs. (2 bike limit).                        LOADING BIKES.                                                           bicycles loaded.
   • KingJoe3: Maximum weight                              • CHECK STRAP TENSION PERIODICALLY                                       • Do not let bicycle tires or straps
     load is: 90 lbs. (3 bike limit).                        DURING TRAVEL.                                                           hang near vehicle’s hot exhaust.
   • Do not carry heavy bikes                              • STRAPS LOOSEN OVER TIME. CHECK                                         • Do not install onto trailers,
     (over 35 lbs.).                                         BEFORE EACH USE, TIGHTEN IF                                              campers, or RVs.
   • Do not carry tandem or                                  NECESSARY.                                                             • Never open trunk/hatch with
     recumbent bicycles.                                   • FAILURE TO CHECK AND TIGHTEN                                             bicycles loaded.
   • Remove any bike attachments.                            STRAPS CAN RESULT IN PROPERTY                                          • Replace any of the straps that
                                                             DAMAGE, PERSONAL INJURY, OR DEATH.                                       appear worn or frayed (contact
   • Attaching Glass Hatch Hooks to
     upper straps will limit the load                                                                                                 your dealer).
     to 2 bikes.


  READ THE INSTALLATION CAUTIONS THAT APPLY TO YOUR CAR…
   Rear Window Wiper                                            Glass/Plastic Hatches                                        Tight Seams
   • Wiper may not be usable while                              • If upper or lower hooks must                               • On some vehicles the trunk/hatch
     carrier is installed. Do not allow                           attach to glass or plastic, follow                           seams may be too tight to easily
     wiper to contact any part of this                            instructions to use Glass Hatch                              insert hooks. Slide hooks from
     carrier, at any time.                                        Hooks (included).                                            outside edge of trunk/hatch to
   Vehicles with a Spoiler                                      Convertibles                                                   appropriate location. If still to tight,
   • If any part of the carrier contacts                        • Do not allow the upper frame of                              open trunk/hatch, insert hooks, and
     the spoiler, do not use this                                 the carrier to rest on car                                   close very carefully to avoid
     product.                                                     convertible top.                                             damage.
   Spoiler Gap                                                  • Do not raise or lower top while                            • Make sure trunk/hatch is securely
                                                                  carrier is installed.                                        closed before continuing
   • SUV’s, vans, and wagons with a                                                                                            installation.
     gap between the rear spoiler
     and rear window or hatch must                                                                                           Soft Attachment Points
     route upper straps under the                                                                                            • Excessive tightening of the straps
     spoiler when possible. Do not                                                                                             may cause damage to softer body
     allow straps to contact spoiler.                                                                                          materials.


                                               Although your carrier is covered by a warranty (see below), Yakima cannot warranty
              WARNING                          any installation onto any vehicle that is not listed in the Yakima Fit List or Joe Fit Sheet.

              MAINTENANCE                                                                                  TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE OR
              • No lubrication is required.                                                                   REPLACEMENT PARTS:
              • Do not immerse in water.                                                                      Contact your dealer or call
                                                                                                                   (888) 925-4621
              • Remove the carrier before
                entering an automatic car wash.                                                                Monday through Friday
                                                                                                               7:00 am to 5:00 pm PST
LIMITED WARRANTY Yakima Products (“Yakima”) will repair or replace merchandise which proves defective in materials and/or workmanship. The limited warranty is effective
for three years from the date of purchase. The limited warranty is applicable only if the Fit List and instructions are followed and the products are used properly. If a customer
believes that a Yakima product is defective, the customer must return it to an authorized Yakima dealer with proof of purchase. Yakima will then issue authorization to the dealer
for the return of these products. If an article is found to be defective upon inspection by Yakima, Yakima will repair or replace the defective article at its discretion without charge.
The customer will pay freight to Yakima, and Yakima will pay any applicable return freight. Unauthorized returns will not be accepted. Normal wear and tear of Yakima products
or damage resulting from misuse, accidents, or alterations are not covered by this Limited Warranty.The purchaser acknowledges that Yakima has no control over the attachment
of its products to vehicles or the attachment of items to the Yakima products. Accordingly, Yakima cannot assume responsibility for any damage to any property arising out of the
improper attachment or use of its products. In addition, this Limited Warranty applies only to Yakima products and not to other products used in conjunction with Yakima products.
This Limited Warranty is in lieu of all other warranties, expressed or implied, and does not cover consequential damages of any kind that may arise from the use or misuse of any
Yakima product.

                                                    KEEP THESE INSTRUCTIONS!
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