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The Load Floor

12502 Views 33 Replies 18 Participants Last post by  Karl Kutchi
I got my FiST yesterday and couldn't get the load floor to go to the lower position. Today I took out the spare and noticed that the spare tire is actually larger than the cutout for it and as a consequence it is difficult to lower it into the hole completely level. I think the tire touches the sides, and not the bottom. After adjusting it to a more level position, I was able to get the load floor into the lower position.

One thing I hadn't noticed until today was that the load floor has spring loaded tabs on the sides of the baggage area which will keep it in the up position so you can have access to the lower area without having to hold it up. VERY nice!

I have one of those soft-sided foldable dog crate I use for my 70lb dog in the car, and the crate fits really nice under the load floor when it is in the upper position. This is going to be a very useful feature for me!


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Thanks for the work on figuring out about how best to carry bikes. It would be great to be able to carry my road race and TT bikes both inside.
Have you considered taking out both the 60% and 40% backrests? How hard was it to get the 40% out?

I realize that the rear bottom cushion will still be there.


I agree that you should have no trouble with one bike on its side with front wheel off.

My current NX2000 has almost exactly the same hatch area (with rear seats down) and my 52cm road bike fits fine (with the front wheel off). I can then stack an extra set of wheels (on their side) without a problem.

I was hoping with the higher roof line of the FiST and the rear seat backs removed (as the OP was experimenting with), I would be able to have two bikes, side-by-side, upright, with their front wheels off.
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