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Yakima SKS Lock Cores for Yakima Rooftop Car Racks

by Yakima
4.7 out of 5 stars 204 customer reviews
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Price: $31.00 - $160.27
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  • Set of lock cores for Yakima rooftop car racks
  • Protects your bike, boat, skis, or other gear from theft
  • Includes key that fits every core in the pack
  • Comes with 10 SKS cores for immediate and future needs
  • Also available in packs of 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10
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Product Description


SKS stands for “same key system.” These 2 cores enable you to lock all of your yakima products with just one key.


Features
  • Fits all lockable accessories
  • Includes 2 SKS cores and matching key
  • Buy what you need, but anticipate growth
  • Included key fits everything in pack
  • The heart of SKS locks. Sold in keyed-alike sets to complete Yakima's locking products.

At Yakima, we believe the outdoors is more fun when shared. The more the merrier. Because the outdoors is not just about the adventure, it’s about the stories told, the inside jokes and the shared memories. Memories that remain, long after the trip is over. It’s been 30 years now, and we not only make safe, secure racks for your gear, what we really do is make room for butts in seats. At Yakima, we’re extremely proud of what we do. Because we’re not just making the world’s finest car racks – we’re getting the gear out of the car and more friends in!

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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 4 x 2 inches ; 4 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B000AIG9AW
  • Item model number: 8007210
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (204 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,498 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here

Customer Reviews

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Size: 4-Pack Verified Purchase
These installed easy enough, but after examining how the locking mechanism works, I am pretty sure I could still force the latch on the support tower open without any tools. The locks work by engaging a metal clip behind a plastic tab on the back of the outer cover on the support tower. The engagement is only about 1/8" and the plastic is not very thick. If someone wants to steal your rack or its contents, this will barely slow them down.

For what these roof racks cost, the manufacturer needs to include a more secure locking mechanism. This would probably require making the outer cover on the support towers out of metal instead of plastic, or re-thinking how the locking mechanism works entirely.
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Size: 2-Pack
It took a little time trying to get the lock into the slot correctly but once I did, it works like a champ. I like that they give you 3 keys and key sign-up form if you ever lose them. Good product. Would recommend.
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Size: 2-Pack Verified Purchase
So expensive for what they are. The mechanism is too basic and feel like anyone can open this.
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Size: 2-Pack
Locks were perfect for my rack. Extremely easy to install in about a minute for each one.
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Size: 4-Pack Verified Purchase
After years of not locking our roof rack, a friend pointed out that someone with a pickup could easily remove the entire rack, with all its contents (ski rack, cargo box), in a few minutes. For the extra peace of mind, we spent the modest amount to get these locks. They installed in a snap (literally).
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Size: 8-Pack Verified Purchase
I like the sense of security but it sucks that Yakima kind of rips you off for that sense of security when its pretty easy to break the plastic covers ans steal your stuff anyway.

Nice product though, good interchangeability. Its convenient to only have one key for all the locks.

Go for at least 8-pack if looking to expand with future attachments. Not too much more expensive than the 4 pack...
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Size: 4-Pack Verified Purchase
These were purchased for the Yakima Frontloader Rooftop Bike Carrier. The rack should already come with them, but I understand the added profit by selling the separately. They are easy to install and they work. Pretty easy and they do what they're supposed to. Make it so a thief has to completely remove the cross members off the car to steal my bike and rack. It's a win-win for a would-be criminal.
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I've had this product for almost eight years. I got the ten-pack. I used four on my Q-Towers that mount my bars and two on my cargo carrier. Remaining four are in reserve for future use.

It is a convenience to be able to carry only one key for multiple locks.

It is regrettable that in order to effectively use this system, you have to forecast how many lockable Yakima products are in your future and get at least that many cores (again, I have four in reserve at the moment waiting to be installed in future Yakima products).

I can't really say anything negative except that I wished that I didn't have to buy extras "just in case".

Beyond that, can't really complain.

But it would be nice if I could somehow order additional ones keyed to my existing key (i.e., which would allow me to marginally add to my system, rather than having to buy a few spare ones up front).
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