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YakimaSKS 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
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Yakima bars
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limited lifetime

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Safety First

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Don't take the risk of leaving your bike or skis on the roof while you run into grab a pack of crispy boys. Lock it up!

Lock your stuff up

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Super solid locks, easy to use. If you don't want your stuff stolen get these locks!

Keep Your Boards Safe!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Picked these up because I bought some racks second hand and did not have the keys to lock them. These are super easy to install and literally pop right in. I have to take away a star because the first pair I got were defective. One of the pins in the lock mechanism was missing and prevented it from locking, but the new ones work great!

So easy a caveman can do it

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

Caption says it all, these locks are insanely easy to install on any Yakima rack system. After spending way too much time installing my Yakima Fork Lift Bike Rack, I stoked to literally pop these locks into the rack and be ready to roll. Pack I got comes with two locks (although I only need one per fork lift rack), two keys and one blank key for installation. While this system isn't bullet proof and I would for sure not leave my bike on my roof overnight or in any sketchy place, If you have any Yakima rack for sure get some locks to at least slow down those nasty bike thieves.

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!!!

locked up

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

had an old ski rack laying around and the locks were not working so I bought a new set. Had a difficult time removing the old cores but one I did the new ones went in perfectly.

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.

    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?


    Yes they come with the blank used to pull and install the cores.

    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.

      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.