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Yakima SKS Lock Cores - 2 pack

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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
    • Item #YAK0017

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    Yakima bars
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    Manufacturer Warranty
    limited lifetime

    Tech Specs

    • Reviews
    • Q & A

    Work Well With Yakima Racks

      Unfortunately these things are sold separate and they are nice to have for your average thief who may be running around looking for bike racks that are easy to steal. That being said they aren't going to stop someone who really wants to get after your bike. Not that Yakima can help that, no one can, but don't use these as a total fail safe. For the more part, they're great though. Easy to install, easy to use.

      perfect for Frontloader bike rack

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

      They work well and took less then two minutes to install onto my Frontloader bike rack.

      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.

        Sense of Security

        • 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.

              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.

                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.

                        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.

                          Simple. Great

                            The SKS Lock Cores are super simple to use. Just insert the key and stick them in. I used this set of two with my King Cobra Bike Rack. The bike rack only took one lock, so I'm going to use the other one with my old ski rack.

                            Yakima sks locks

                              The locks were very easy to install and work great. I haven't been boarding yet so I'm not sure about weathering, but so far so good.

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

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


                              Do they come with multiple keys?

                              Do they come with multiple keys?

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

                              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.

                              Unanswered Question

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

                              lost the "catch" where can i find replacement?

                              I already have two lock cores. Can I buy...

                              I already have two lock cores. Can I buy two more that are keyed the same as the two I already have?

                              Yes, talk to a Yakima dealer (like your local bike shop) and they can order the lock cores for you. If you really only need two, it'd be far easier (and only ~$5 more expensive) to order the 4-pack of SKS lock cores.