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Item # YAK0018

Yakima SKS Lock Cores. These are the heart of the Yakima SKS system, and are easy to install in every rack and mount that have the words "lockable with SKS cores" next to them. Yakima SKS Lock Cores are available in 2, 4, 6, and 8 packs. Buy the pack that fits your needs.

  • Fits all Yakima lockable racks and accessories
  • Includes 4 SKS cores and 2 master keys, plus control key
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Keeping your gear secure

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

These are great for keeping your gear secure. The ability to save space within our car when we do longer travels in our car is awesome.

Lock up your rack.

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Easy to install. Gives you that little bit of security so you don't need to worry about you rack walking away.

Peace of Mind

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

These little locks are a must if you have any roof racks, as it is fairly easy to detention the towers/bars and slide everything off. With the locks you are not able to access the system to adjust the tension, putting your worries at ease. The installation on these is super simple and takes less than ten minutes.

Keeps Your Stuff Safe!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I locked my racks to my vehicle, my rack to my bars and my bike to my rack! They're super easy to install as well. If you have a roof rack, these are an absolute must.

Easy Peasy

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Super easy to install, use, and functions well. Works well with my Yakima frontloader bike racks. 10/10.

Old Reliable

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

Used in conjunction with Yakima Control Tower and Yakima 58 Inch Round Bar.
I gave this as a gift to my Dad and he fit it on a Leer topper for his Chevrolet truck.
He strictly buys Yakima products and has been buying them for years, truly swearing by their reliability and great value.
The rack system is rock solid at top speed with bikes and he also uses a rocketbox along with it.


  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Easy install and does what its suppose to. Glad it comes with some extra keys.

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!!!

    Easy peasy

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Super easy to install, offers peace of mind that your rack will still be there when you get back. Well, at least it makes it harder for for someone to take your pride and joy.

    Keeps my valuables secure.

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Easy install and easy to use. About as much as I could possibly ask for in a lock.

    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.

      Worth it!

        Yea they are a little on the expensive side, but its completely worth it not to have anything stolen. Plus they're so easy to install!

        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?

        The lock cores have not changed. The Railgrabs will work on your Vibe.


          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!

          Worth it

            Definitely worth the expense. Believe me, $55 for some locks is quite a bit cheaper than getting 3 new snowboards stolen while you're getting a beer at a 7-11.

            These are very easy to install, just slip in the 'install key' and press into place.