Installed my Hitch ... Going Mountain Biking! - 2018 Honda Clarity Forum
Thread Tools
post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-10-2018, 01:54 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
Join Date: Nov 2018
Posts: 3
Cool Installed my Hitch ... Going Mountain Biking!

I installed a Torklift EcoHitch recently on my Clarity for my Yakima Mountain Bike carrier.

The hitch installation was pretty straightforward and clean with only the hitch receiver visible.

The Yakima mountain bike carrier fit perfectly and I can open the rear trunk even with the carrier in the up position.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_2027.JPG
Views:	675
Size:	93.4 KB
ID:	55   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_2023.JPG
Views:	591
Size:	107.3 KB
ID:	57   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_2016.JPG
Views:	656
Size:	116.8 KB
ID:	59   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_2017.JPG
Views:	571
Size:	113.0 KB
ID:	61   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_2020.JPG
Views:	633
Size:	115.6 KB
ID:	63  

[email protected] is offline  
post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-15-2018, 11:20 AM
Join Date: Aug 2018
Posts: 37
That's fantastic! Finding a regular trunk bike rack for the Clarity PHEV was almost a deal-breaker for us when we were looking at cars. I couldn't find any carriers on-line that Honda had approved for the Clarity, and the dealer couldn't find one either. Luckily, the one rack approved for the Accord is what we happened to have on our 15 year-old Camry, we took it to the dealer to try out, and it worked.
lefty is offline  
post #3 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-26-2018, 09:18 PM
Junior Member
Join Date: Dec 2018
Posts: 17
And the warranty issue mentioned on page 93 of the owners book? I know it says no towing trailers but either of you had comments from a dealer after installing the hitch?
GJCummings is offline  
post #4 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-19-2019, 01:16 AM
Junior Member
Join Date: Feb 2019
Posts: 10

I have a bike rack that "hooks" on to my Clarity and looks to work OK. Just Tested. Would like more info on the hitch.
Was there any cutting involved? Did you get the 2". what needs to be removed from car to install?

thank you
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Clarity Bike Rack.jpg
Views:	380
Size:	90.0 KB
ID:	107  
Paul92203 is offline  
post #5 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-19-2019, 09:26 AM
Super Moderator
4sallypat's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: Southern California
Posts: 362

Was the hitch easy to install by yourself ?
Did you need to remove the bumper and lower fairing ?
Any cutting ?
Class 3 sized hitch ???
4sallypat is offline  
post #6 of 16 (permalink) Old 06-10-2019, 05:16 AM
Junior Member
Join Date: Jun 2019
Posts: 1
That's fantastic! i have to also install a hitch in my towing truck which we use for 24-hour Roadside Assistance service.

Last edited by martinbrown2392; 06-10-2019 at 05:21 AM.
martinbrown2392 is offline  
post #7 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-24-2019, 07:49 PM
Junior Member
Join Date: Aug 2019
Posts: 8
What model did you buy and where did you purchase it?
billp91311 is offline  
post #8 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-24-2019, 07:57 PM
Junior Member
Join Date: Aug 2019
Posts: 8
Found it: The EcoHitch® for the 2018-2019 Honda Clarity is designed to be completely concealed so you only see the receiver once it's installed rather than having to see an unsightly crosstube underneath your vehicle. This hitch, just like your Honda Clarity, delivers distinct performance and is sophisticated inside and out. *If you’re going to be towing and need trailer wiring, click here! Ensure your wiring harness not drag on the ground by visiting our Eclipse trailer wiring bracket. Trailer Hitch Part numbers:x7377 (2”), x7378 (1¼”) $299.99 includes ground shipping
billp91311 is offline  
post #9 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-24-2019, 11:01 PM
Junior Member
Join Date: Aug 2019
Posts: 5
Unhappy No "stealth" option

Glad you all are happy with the purchase. I saw a post here a while back and decided to get the Torklift EcoHitch myself. Unfortunately I didn't realize that when I selected the "Stealth" version when checking out it didn't select that and I got myself the regular "Hidden" variation.

I use to have a hitch just like this on my Toyota Corolla and while it was great for the bike carrier any big dip in the road meant smashing the hitch on the ground. It probably isn't good to smash the hitch but this one was welded to the frame so I wasn't as concerned. Annoying for sure and I could see the chunk of cement where I routinely hit it.

Considering this isn't welded and I think the Clarity is even lower than the Corolla I am hesitant to install this hitch. I contacted Torklift, which only accepts returns on unopened items (not sure what damage I can do to a hunk of metal), and of course I need to open it to see that it wasn't the "Stealth" version.

Has any one had any issues? Not 100% but think I am going to sell it for whatever I can to recoup the cost on this. If anyone is interested please DM me.

Here is the misleading interaction (IMO)
wizzl is offline  
post #10 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-25-2019, 02:15 AM
Senior Member
Join Date: Mar 2019
Location: Mississippi
Posts: 195
I ride a CLWB (Compact Long Wheelbase - meaning only 6' long) recumbent and have always needed a roof rack and rail system to transport it. Just prior to buying the Clarity I discovered the Seasucker Talon carrier and used it successfully on a Mk7 VW Golf. Today I mounted the bike and Talon on the Clarity and both the car and the carrier seem to be perfectly happy with each other. A quick five miles down the interstate at 74 mph showed no sign of loosening, buffeting or vibration.
Kerbe is offline  

bike carrier hitch , ecohitch

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Related Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Torklift Central Bike carrier hitch for my Clarity eV [email protected] Honda Clarity Owners Registry And Check In Area 3 11-14-2018 08:07 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome