Porsche 911 with Full Glass Roof Bike Rack – The SeaSucker Mini Bomber
James and his 2014 Porsche 911 with a Full Glass Roof
James is based in the UK and purchased his SeaSucker Mini Bomber locally. He contacted us for advice on the best mounting location. We have allot of experience installing SeaSucker Bike Racks on Porsche’s. However we have not tackled a Porsche with a full glass roof. We have installed SeaSucker Bike Racks on other cars with a Full Glass Roof, like the Alfa Brera and Hyundai Veloster. In general mounting SeaSucker Bike Racks onto sun roofs or vehicle’s with a full glass roof is acceptable. The vacuum mounts work just as well on glass as they do on steel or aluminium.
With respect to Jame’s Porsche 911 he also wanted to use the roof when transporting his bikes. Given the lack of access to Jame’s car we chose to take the safest approach. James mounted the SeaSucker Mini Bomber main board just behind the glass roof. This presented another issue. The bikes rear wheel extended past the location of the rear wheel strap. To create more space we recommended James to:
- Rotate the fork mounts 180 degrees – This brings the bike forward by approx 65 mm
- Angle the bikes towards each other – Aesthetically having both bikes in parallel is the preferred option. By moving the back wheels closer together it shortens the overall bike length relative to the car.
This was one of the more challenging requests we have come across. Hopefully the tricks we employed will help other customers looking to shorten the length of their bikes relative to the car.
Thanks James for contacting us and allowing us to share your story
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