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Yakima SKS Lock Cores - 4 pack


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    One-key locking solution.

    The Yakima SKS Lock Cores 4-Pack is a simple solution to locking four of your Yakima racks and accessories with a single key for maximum convenience. Simply pop out the pre-existing lock core that came with your Yakima rack and install these interchangeable cores. This four-pack of SKS cores comes with two master keys, just in case you happen to misplace or lose one. It also includes a control key that removes existing unlocked cores, so you can swap in new locking cores.

    • Fits all Yakima lockable racks and accessories
    • Includes 4 SKS cores and 2 master keys, plus control key
    • Item #YAK0018

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    Cheaper than a New Rack

      I got these for my Yakima Control Towers, because they're far cheaper than having to replace towers, bars, a roof box, etc. if and when you head out to your car to find it all missing. They're cheap insurance for your rack system parts, and incredibly easy to install. Absolutely a necessity in urban areas and at trailheads!

      Keep your mind at peace!!!

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      Super easy installation (literally takes minutes) and your rack system and other accessories in my case: Yakima Frontloader Bike Mount x 2 and Yakima FatCat 6 will be safe! Keep your mind at peace and your outdoor toys safe!!!

      Bought locks for rail grab bars

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

      really easy to use, no problems at all, well worth the extra safety although it would be a pain for someone to try to steal them unless you are way far away from the car, but really they are a no brainer. I only bought 4 of them.

      A locked rack stays put

        The ease of installing my rack system made it pretty clear how easy it would be for some hooligan to detach and run away with it if they were so inclined. These locks are a simple way to make sure everything stays happily attached, and were super easy to install.


          I bought this set of four core locks to go along with two Frontloader roof racks. Each rack uses two lock cores; one to secure the rack to the roof rails, and the other to secure a cable around the bike frame. The best part is that by buying this set they all use the same key! Brilliant!

          Necessary and good

            Without these, you can unclip the q towers or ski rack or what have you off your car. I have never had a problem with these after riding over 10k-15k miles with them on including 3 2150 mile trips with them on. Never had a problem with them opening up or anything

            Consider Future expansion

              If your just getting your first rack, consider getting more lock cores than you need right now. If you had to by new cores ever time you get a new peice to your rack (believe me expansion does happen) you'll end up with several more keys on your key chain than need be. Consider getting an 8 or a 10 pack, and keep the extra volume and weight out of your pocket.

              Get these before your SH!t gets stolen

                4 stars because they don't come with the Yakima setup and you have to get them seperately. Otherwise they work great and even have a automatic closing door on the front to prevent dirt and water from getting in and rusting the unit.

                Easiest locks you will ever install

                  These things are so easy to install it makes you wonder why they give you instructions. If you got anything someone might like to swipe from you strapped to the top of your car, you cant go without these. Like the other guys said before me, get more than 4. They're well worth it

                  Get more than 4!

                    The locks are great, don't get me wrong. I bought 4 to keep my rack from leaving without me.
                    But I only bought 4, which means my bike racks and box and towers all have different keys. DOH!
                    If you're buying locks, it pays to buy a lot.

                    I have a yakima rack system that I got in...

                    I have a yakima rack system that I got in 1994, I think, can I use the lock cores from that equipment on the rail grab towers? AND will the rail grab toweres fit on a 2004 Vibe?

                    I bought a used Yakima rocket box and they...

                    I bought a used Yakima rocket box and they could not find the keys. Will these fit?

                    I already have a few SKS locks and I would...

                    I already have a few SKS locks and I would like to know if you have the A150 so I can just have one key instead of having several.

                    We probably do have that specific one in stock, however...these items are chosen entirely you have a 1/32 chance of getting that one (if we even have it) if you want to go that route your best bet is to contact Yakima directly and they can get you pointed in the right direction. Just hit up this web page:


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                    I have a 2008 Toyota Sequoia. I ordered...

                    I have a 2008 Toyota Sequoia. I ordered the lowrider max system. Do I need anything else? I have seen claw I need them?