Ebike Golf Bag Carrier Instructions
Last Updated : April 18, 2021
This page will describe how to use the Golf Bag Carrier while playing golf, and then photo-instructions for how to mount it to your ebike. It will include instructions specific to your ebike as we develop a library of all the variety of ebikes and rear racks that are available.
Functionality of the Quick-Attach Golf Bag Carrier
By “Quick-Attach” we mean that the “Bag Carrier Frame” can be placed onto and removed from the rack mount in less than 5 seconds without the need for any pins, bolts, or locking devices. It is held in place by gravity and its own weight. The benefit of the quick-attach feature is so you can easily remove the carrier when you want to load, unload, or fold your bike.
The rack mount bracket itself is secured to your bike rack with supplied nuts and bolts, so it isn’t as quick to attach and remove. But most of our customers will just leave it on their rack between golf rounds, so all they have to do it slip the bag carrier onto the blade mounts.
Watch the video to see how simple it is to attach and remove the bag carrier frame from the rack bracket (at the 1 minute mark). Of course, it is much easier to do this without the golf bag on the carrier, but if you can manage the weight, it can be done with the golf bag on too.
Notice in the video that if you have a stand bag, its "foot" will fit through the open space at the bottom of the bag carrier frame a shown in this picture.
Secure your golf bag with the supplied tie-downs using figure 8’s on the cleats (at the 1:32 minute mark). The reason we don’t recommend bungee cords or other stretchy straps is so that it doesn’t squeeze in on your bag which can interfere with slipping your clubs in and out. If you prefer buckle straps, the Carrier Frame also has strap slots. You can get buckle straps very inexpensively from Amazon, Ebay, or other similar sellers.
The bag carrier will hold any size and style golf bag. But as a practical matter, we recommend “going light” as if you were going to walk and carry it. When it auto-pivots back to the vertical riding position, the heavier the bag, the harder it pivots back to the rubber bumper. Of course, you can “ease” it back by putting your hand against the top of the bag a little. If you use a stand-bag, the “foot” will fit through the opening in the bottom of the carrier.
The video shows you have to pivot the bag out when you arrive at your shot. With a little practice, you can do this while you are getting off your bike...all in one motion. Just make sure that you pivot the bag carrier ALL THE WAY OUT so it and your bike have plenty of "lean" which will effectively lock it to the ground.
When you get back on your bike, you don't have to touch your bag. It will automatically pivot back to vertical. But if it is a heavy bag, or if you have a bolt-on rear rack, you might want to put your hand against the top of the bag as you push your bike upright so the bag doesn't "slam" against the rubber bumper.
Pedal Position, Pedal Assist, and Gear Recommendations - I like to come to a stop with the right pedal in about the 2 o’clock position, so that when I get back on, I press down on that pedal and use the throttle to get going. I usually ride with the pedal-assist in 2 or 3, and the shifter in 2nd or 3rd gear. But if parking on an uphill slope, I will gear down as I approach the parking spot so it is ready to start out in low gear after my shot. With practice, you will discover your own preferences.
Always ride safely, especially when crossing bridges or traversing steep hills. Since ebikes on golf courses are a new initiative, we all want to work together to be safe and make sure the golf courses don't have any reasons not to like ebikes.
Attaching the Main Rack Bracket and Rubber Bumper
If you plan on removing and installing our rack mount bracket often, you might want to protect the paint on your rack. You can do this easily by applying duct tape to the underside of our rack bracket and clamp pieces.
Our universal-fit golf bag carrier is designed to fit all ebike racks. Of course, all racks are different, so some adaptation might be required. If you will specify your bike model when you order, we will provide specific instructions for that rack. This first series of pictures will give you an idea of what is involved and how to do it. If you have any questions about how our Golf Bag Carrier will fit on your ebike, please send an email with a full view of your bike and close-up pictures of the rack to email@example.com
Our rack brackets have a variety of pre-drilled 1/4 inch holes that you can use, along with supplied 1/4-20 Phillips head screws and nylock nuts.
The most secure method to attach the Bracket is to bolt it directly to your rack. If your rack has a couple of places where you can drill at least two1/4" holes through it, you can bolt it without using the "clamp-piece" shown in the sequence below. If the holes in our rack Bracket don’t line up with the places you want to drill through your rack, you can drill new holes through our rack Bracket and your rack at the same time. Bolting directly to your rack only requires 2 bolts, spread out as far apart as possible. If you have a RadRunner, our Bracket has matching holes to your rack.
If your rack doesn’t have large enough tubes or cross pieces to drill, or if you don’t have a drill, you can “clamp” our bracket to your rack using the pre-drilled "underside clamp-piece" that will span under your rack frame as shown in the following pictures. Our bracket and clamp piece have matching holes, but if they don’t work easily with the spacing of the bars on your rack, feel free to drill new holes using a 1/4 inch bit.
HINT: Before you drill holes in your rack, we recommend you use the following "clamp method" to determine how far back on your rack you want to mount our carrier. We recommend as far back as possible so that your clubs do not touch your back while you are riding. But if you have a short rack, you might want to mount the bag carrier with part of our bracket off the end of your rack. You can have up to 1/3rd of our bracket off the back of the rack...it is very strong.
If your rack curves up in the back, you will need to add "spacers" to level our Bracket as illustrated in this picture. If you let us know the thickness you will need, we will include a spacer. Or you can supply your own spacer which can be wood or any other material, or a stack of washers.
The following pictures show the attaching procedure for a Lectric bike which does not have large enough tubes to drill. So the "under clamp method" is used.
Step 1 - Attach the rubber bumper bracket.
Step 2 - Attach our rack bracket. It should be attached as far back on your rack as possible so that your clubs do not touch your back while you are riding. Keeping the bracket straight with the rack, tighten the bolts one after another, and keep tightening until they are as tight as you can get them with a screw driver.
Note for RadRunners: Click here to see specific RadRunnerBracket Mounting Instructions. You will not need the "clamp piece" as our bolt pattern fits the RadRunner rack hole pattern.
Step 3 - Place the slot-brackets over the blades as shown. This orientation is with most of the height-adjustment holes ABOVE the blades. If you are installing on a 26 inch bike, you will place the slot-brackets with the height-adjusting holes BELOW the blades.
Step 4 - Lean the bag carrier against the slot brackets. When your bike is in the upright riding position, the bottom of the bag carrier needs to be about 4 inches above the ground. An easy way to attach the carrier at the correct height is to place it on a 2x4 on edge, or a 4x4 piece of wood with the bike leaning on the bike's kick stand. A 2x4 or 4x4 is actually only 3 1/2 inches wide, so with the bike leaning over, it lowers the bottom of the bag carrier about 1/2 inch which results in the desired 4 inch clearance while riding. If you don't have a 2x4 or 4x4 piece of wood, you will need someone with a tape measure as you position the carrier over the slot brackets.
Note for Lectric Bikes: If you have a Lectric with their stock rack, you can use these hole positions without needing to measure. The top bolts are in the 7th hole down, and the bottom bolts are in the 3rd hole up...which correspond to the top and bottom holes in the slot brackets.
Step 5 - Test the clearance at the bottom of the bag carrier with your bike straight up to see if it is at least 4 inches. If not, make the necessary adjustment by re-bolting the carrier frame up or down in the holes on the Carrier Frame. You just want to make sure that the nuts on the back side of the Frame do not touch the Rack Bracket when angled out into the kick-stand position. You can move the bolts up or down as necessary.
Step 6 - Rotate the rubber bumper bracket so that the bag carrier frame bumps up against it, then tighten the axle bolt as tight as it was when you removed it. As always, check this nut and other nuts and bolts from time to time to make sure they are tight.
Step 7 - If you purchased the optional "Fiberglass Reinforced Rubber Mud Flap," click on this picture to see how it fits under your fender brace.
If you have any questions about how our Golf Bag Carrier will fit on your ebike, please send an email with a full view of your bike and close-up pictures of the rack to firstname.lastname@example.org
Click here to see the general Bag Carrier information page
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