How to Install Your BikeBok

Installation of the BikeBok

Safe installation and use of the BikeBok is the owner’s responsibility. We are happy to answer any questions or provide any additional information that will assist you in this responsibility. Please view our installation video for a live demonstration of BikeBok installation.

 

Tools required: flat blade screwdriver, 7/16″ wrench

Prior to installation remove any existing bike rack and fender
(some smaller fenders may be left on if they do not interfere with the BikeBok)

 

Turn your bicycle upside down.

Working on the rear wheel axle, remove the original quick-release skewer.

Removing the original quick-release skewer.

Removing the original quick-release skewer.

 

Install the supplied skewer with lower connector brackets. Note that the larger bracket goes on the lever side of the quick-release skewer. The smaller bracket goes on the twist cap side of the quick release skewer.

The quick-release skewer supplied with the BikeBok. Observe that the bracket on the lever side of the skewer is larger than the bracket on the twist cap side.

 

Place the flat surfaces toward the pedals with a vertical orientation.

The BikeBok skewer, correctly installed. Note the positioning and orientation of the brackets.

The BikeBok skewer, correctly installed. Note the positioning and orientation of the brackets. The lever has not yet been clamped to secure the axle and brackets.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Using the lever, clamp down the skewer to clamp down the axle and brackets.

 

View from rear of bike showing BikeBok skewer after installation, with lever clamped into position.

View from rear of bike, showing BikeBok skewer after installation, with lever clamped into position.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Then turn your bike upright.

Check the position of the brackets and assure that the rear wheel spins freely and the rear brake is aligned.

 

To attach the safety strap to the bike, unbuckle the safety strap.

Unbuckle whatever this is.

The safety strap has been unbuckled.

Undo the safety strap webbing and wrap it around the seat rail underneath the seat.

Reinsert the webbing into the buckle. Pay attention to the path of the webbing through the buckle slots.

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The buckle as it appears when removed.

Note the position of the buckle and the path of the webbing. A metal rod is used here instead of the seat post rail that the webbing would actually attach to, for demonstration purposes.

Note the position of the buckle and the path of the webbing. A metal rod is used here instead of the seat rail that the webbing would actually be wrapped around, for demonstration purposes.

 

The webbing has been reinserted into the buckle, and is ready to be pulled tight.

The webbing has been reinserted into the buckle.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pull the webbing tight and pull on the buckle to ensure that it is secure.

 

View of the underside of the seat with the safety buckle attached.

View of the underside of the seat with the safety buckle attached. The webbing has been wrapped around the seat rail, threaded through the buckle, and pulled tight to secure the buckle.

 

Loosen the nuts that secure the upper connector to its rails. This allows for positioning of the upper connector to the seat post of your bicycle.

Use the 7/16" wrench to loosen the upper connector nuts. This enables the upper connector to slide up and down on its rails, to adjust positioning.

Use the 7/16″ wrench to loosen the upper connector nuts. This enables the upper connector to slide up and down on its rails, positioning it for attachment to the seat post of the bicycle.

Correct positioning of the lower connectors when mounting the BikeBok.

Correct placement of the lower connectors when mounting the BikeBok.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With the bike upright, position the BikeBok over the rear wheel, tilting it slightly rearward, and engage the lower connectors with the skewer ends. When the lower connectors are fully engaged, the BikeBok should pivot forward freely on the skewer ends.

 

 

 

 

 

Pivot the BikeBok forward so that the upper connector clamp can encircle the seat post.

Using the flat blade screwdriver, screw on the upper connector clamp while applying some downward pressure. The upper connector nuts should also be tightened at this time, using the wrench.

The clamp is now encircling the seat post. Tighten securely with the screwdriver, while applying some downward pressure.

The upper connector clamp is now encircling the seat post. Fasten securely with the screwdriver, while applying some downward pressure. Then tighten the upper connector nuts with the wrench.

 

Buckle the safety strap.

The safety strap is buckled, as is the strap of the upper connector.

The safety strap is buckled, as is the strap of the upper connector.

With the safety strap connected, the upper connector can be released and the lid can be easily opened while the BikeBok remains on the bike.

With the safety strap buckled and the upper connector released, the BikeBok can be opened for loading while still mounted on the bike.

The lid may be opened for convenient loading while the BikeBok is mounted. To do this, release the upper connector buckle while the safety strap remains attached. After loading, close and latch the lid, and buckle the upper connector.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With the lid closed, the upper connector can be easily engaged by pivoting the BikeBok forward.

The loaded BIkeBok is being rotated forward, and the upper connector buckle is about to be re-engaged. After buckling the connector, check to make sure it is securely fastened.

The loaded BIkeBok is being rotated forward, and the upper connector buckle is about to be re-engaged. After buckling the connector, check to make sure it is securely fastened.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To remove BikeBok from the bike, release the upper connector and the safety strap. Then lift the BikeBok off the lower connectors. When ready to place the BikeBok back onto the bike, it may be lifted directly onto the lower connectors. Or, for greater ease in mounting a loaded BikeBok, you may use its third wheel as shown in the photo below. Tilt the BikeBok back onto its third wheel, roll it toward the rear bicycle wheel, and engage the lower connectors.Then, rotate the BikeBik upwards to engage the upper connector and fasten the safety strap.

A loaded BikeBok may be tilted back onto its third wheel and rolled toward the rear wheel to engage the lower connectors. Once the lower connectors are engaged, rotate the BikeBik upwards to engage the upper connector and fasten the safety strap.

A loaded BikeBok may be tilted back onto its third wheel and rolled toward the rear wheel to engage the lower connectors. Once the lower connectors are engaged, rotate the BikeBok upward to engage the upper connector and fasten the safety strap.

 

After you have placed the BikeBok back on the bike, double-check it before you ride. All connectors and the safety strap should be securely engaged, and the BikeBok should be centered around the rear wheel of the bicycle.

 

To use the BikeBok as roller luggage when it is off the bicycle, pivot the extension handle upward.The handle is lowered by pulling the sidebars outward and pivoting downward.

Raising the extendable handle in order to use the BikeBok as roller luggage.

Raise the extendable handle in order to use the BikeBok as roller luggage.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tilt the BikeBok onto the roller wheels for .

Tilt the BikeBok onto the roller wheels for easy transportation when off the bike.

Place hands in this manner to pull outward the sidebars of the extendable handle. Then pivot the handle downward to lower it to the original position.

Place hands in this manner to pull outward the sidebars of the extendable handle. Then pivot the handle downward to lower it to the original position.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The divider is secured with Velcro straps and can be easily removed if desired.

The divider can be easily removed and reattached using the Velcro fasteners.

The divider can be easily removed and reattached using the Velcro fasteners on the divider and the interior of the lid.

Adjustments and Maintenance

The length of the safety strap can be adjusted, as can its position, to optimize the opening action of the lid of the BikeBok.

The portion of the safety strap which is attached to the upper connector rails can be lengthened or shortened.

The portion of the safety strap which is attached to the upper connector rails can be lengthened or shortened.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To adjust the position of the safety strap, loosen the wing nut and slide the strap up or down the upper connector rails.

To adjust the position of the safety strap, loosen the wing nut and slide the strap up or down the upper connector rails.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If your lower connectors become loose or are knocked out of line, they can be adjusted by grasping  the plastic portion with a pair of pliers and loosening the lock nut.

If your lower connectors need tightening or realignment, you will need a wrench [what size?] and a pair of pliers.

If your lower connectors need tightening or realignment, you will need a wrench and a pair of pliers.

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Grasp the plastic portion of the lower connector with the pliers. If the lower connector is simply loose, grip the lock nut with the wrench and tighten it. If the connector needs realignment, loosen the nut with the wrench, adjust the position of the connector, and tighten the nut again.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Safety Reminders

Always remember to fasten the safety strap when riding with the BikeBok.
Before riding, check that the BikeBok is centered around the rear wheel
and that the lower connectors are securely engaged.

Do not exceed the 40 pound maximum load limit.
For safety and stability, do not attempt to ride your bicycle with a BikeBok loaded more heavily than you can lift with one hand.

Do not sit on the BikeBok.
The top surface may, however, be used for additional carrying capacity.
Secure items with straps, bungee cords, or similar.

Enjoy your BikeBok!

 

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