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Safe and secure

The Yakima SKS Lock Cores allow you to secure all of your Yakima products with just one key. The SKS (“same key system”) Lock Cores are easy to install and fits all of Yakima’s lockable accessories.

  • Fits all of Yakima’s lockable accessories
  • Includes 2 SKS Cores and matching keys
  • 2 keys included plus a control key

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Yakima lock

    Works great. locks my bike to the car. Easy to assemble. A little pricey but worth it.


    Keeping it safe!

    • Familiarity:I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

    It's always nice to know that you have the added assurance you bike will be safely secure for that after downhill beer you're wanting to enjoy. Here they are installed on:

    Keeping it safe!

    Nice locks

    • Familiarity:I've used it several times

    I have these with the Yakima WB300 Rooftop Ski & Snowboard Carrier and they work great. It is nice to have the extra reassurance that your gear is secure!


    Safe and secure

    • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

    The locks serve their purpose well. Hold up under weather (had mine in Seattle for 4 years and they still open no problem) and keep things where they should be - on your car.

    Do the locks come with the 'control key'...

    Do the locks come with the 'control key' for installation and removal of the cores?



    Sense of Security

    • Gender:Male
    • Familiarity:I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    I have a Yakima Frontloader rack on my car. The ease of installation make me worry slightly about how easy it would be to steal. Purchasing and installing the SKS lock cores made me feel just that much more secure about my investment. To me they are totally worth the cost.


    Always a winner

      Replacing some old locks on my old ankle biter. Add a little security to your rack, and keep your gear secure.


      Work Perfectly

        I bought the Fork Lift rack and needed a few locks. These are easy to install and work perfectly.


        Replacement locks for Snowcat

          My 3.5 year old Yakima Snowcat lock has jammed. Disappointed it broke, but glad I can buy replacement lock cores easily.

          Do they come with multiple keys?

          Do they come with multiple keys?

          This 2 pack should come with 2 keys and 2 lock cylinders.


          So far, so good..

            Haven't had them long enough to comment on durability. Initially hesitated to purchase because of the added expense ($35), but now glad I did because the added deterrent provides peace of mind.

            Write your question here...How do you...

            Write your question here...How do you replace these cores in a Yakima cable lock for a car-top bike carrier?

            There should be a middle point on the locks between lock and unlock. Turn the key to this point and the core should come out as well.

            do these work with yakima hully rollers?

            do these work with yakima hully rollers?

            No they don't. You will need to get the Boat Locker to secure boats to the rack. Currently there isn't a way to use SKS locks to lock the Hully Rollers to the cross bars. Again, the Boat Locker can be used to secure them to the rack system.


            good stuff

              Much cheaper then buying new gear. Worth the monies


              Easy styl'n

                easy to install! added piece of mind when getting beers after a good day on the hill. A little pricey but better than replacing your gear!


                good idea

                  it is a good to have a core system where you are able to buy more cores that mach up with the key you already have. I have had durability issues with them though. 2 out of the six that i have for my ski/bike rack just wont turn and thats only after a couple years of hard use.

                  I had a similar issue - one of my lock cores has stopped turning. Glad I could buy replacement cores without having to replace the lock.



                    After riding around in the weather for a couple of years, the locks opened right up when I decided to switch the rack to my new truck. Other locks would have seized in the conditions these locks endure.

                    Unanswered Question

                    lost the "catch" where can i find...

                    lost the "catch" where can i find replacement?


                    Plain and Simple

                      They are nothing special, until you consider that they keep your stuff from being stolen. They work like they should, and I haven't had any serious problems with my old ones either. sometimes the key won't turn, but take the key out and re-insert and it has been working for 5+ years now and just bought another set for my new Yakima boat rack. works well.