How to Install a Witter Towball Mounted Bike Rack (Expert Video)

Knowing how to install a bike rack on a car is a must and fortunately the Witter ' 'Pure Instinct' Towball Mounted Bike Rack is superbly designed to make operation and installation as simple as possible.

Wherever your cycling adventures may take you, this rack will prove a safe and reliable piece of kit for your trip. But to ensure safety, and to avoid any damage to your vehicle or bikes, we're going to run through the installation procedure.

What do you need to get started?

- Witter Towball Mounted Bike Rack

No additional tools or accessories needed

Installing the bike rack

  1. Begin by making sure your tow ball is clean and free of grease. We need to ensure that no grease or dirt impacts the connection points between the towball and the rack clamp.
  2. Start by lifting the clamp lever on the bike rack so the tow ball locator is completely open. To do so, turn the key anticlockwise and hold until the lever is released.
  3. Make sure the main cycle platform is level before closing the lever. Now check the tow ball locator is secured to the hitch ball.
  4. Flip up the mounting bracket using the handles to fix into place and fold out the wheel supports until they lock in.
  5. For the 4 bike carrier only, attach the support strap brackets during the first assembly. Then secure and tension the support strap hooks to the side of the boot.
  6. Attach the plug to the vehicle to ensure the plug is fully inserted and that the cable cannot touch the floor.
  7. Fold out both light clusters, securing them into place by turning the knobs. You can now fix your reg plate to the rack using the clips.
  8. Now it's time to load your bikes. Always place the heaviest bike on the carrier first, closest to the vehicle. Position the wheels into the wheel locators. You'll want the fixing arm attached to the cycle support frame at one end and the bike frame at the other. Now we can secure the wheels into the wheel locators by feeding the ratchet strap into the buckle and pulling it tight like so.
  9. For the second bike, use the second set of wheel locators and clamp it in the same way as the first bike, securing it tightly with the ratchet straps. The last bike should be the smallest and lightest of all of them.
  10. As an extra safety precaution, mount and fasten the anchoring belt to the whole load.
  11. If you need to access your boot at any time you can do so with ease. Loosen the support straps and unhook them from the vehicle. Then whilst holding the weight of the carrier with one hand, push the black handle with the other. To close the cycle carrier, lift it until the black release handle and mechanism click back into the transit position.

Note: Remember, always check your bikes are fully secure before beginning your journey.