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Offline schultzkid

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Passenger hand grips.
« on: July 01, 2014, 09:30:38 pm »
I've had five Wings for a total of 380,000 trouble free miles but the 1800 got a bit heavy to move around after my fake knee was installed.  Traded for a 08 Connie and love it other than a few things I had to change.  The pegs are too close for the knee that won't bend enough to be comfortable on the peg.  1" lower pegs took care of that.  Missed the cruise control but am happy with the throttlemeister throttle control for long trips.  Last but not least Mama was used to the passenger grips on the wing and the Connies are so far back she couldn't reach them.  I searched the world over and couldn't find what I wanted so I being a Redneck made my own which work great.  I used two 3/8 x 15" v belts split 3" of pex to get the belts inside a little paint and some Gorilla glue to hold them in place and put them under the saddlebag latch which is a sturdy area and now Mama is happy.  The pex can be painted or wrapped with some type of tape if you want.  When not in use they drop down nearly out of sight.

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Re: Passenger hand grips.
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2014, 10:42:59 pm »
I came up with a similar solution. 9" frame loops from Aerostich (http://www.aerostich.com/bags/more-packing-options/straps-bungees-and-accessories/aerostich-frame-loops.html) secured to both of the C14 grab bars with zip ties gives my wife a good grip. When riding solo I use velcro to keep the frame loops from flapping about. I agree that the grab bars are too low to be useful.
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Re: Passenger hand grips.
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2014, 12:34:39 pm »
Congrats on the connie...  If you want cruise there are many good options.

Lots of people here use the Rostra unit which works great...It does take some minor bracket bending skill and some wire hunting but once in it works great.

Another option (The one I chose) is the McCruise unit.  It's VERY expensive but IMHO well worth the $.   It is custom made for each bike so the wiring is all plug and play (No cutting)  the instructions are insanely top notch, but what sold me was that it does not rely on hooking a beaded chain to pull the throttle... The McCruise has a cable interface unit that grabs the cables along with the actuator cable for the cruise and sets it up so that it is near next to impossible for the cable to bind and stick the throttle open....


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Re: Passenger hand grips.
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2014, 04:31:03 pm »
... made my own which work great.  I used two 3/8 x 15" v belts split 3" of pex to get the belts inside a little paint and some Gorilla glue to hold them in place and put them under the saddlebag latch which is a sturdy area and now Mama is happy.  The pex can be painted or wrapped with some type of tape if you want.  When not in use they drop down nearly out of sight.

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Re: Passenger hand grips.
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2014, 12:06:17 am »
Thanks to all but she wants a grip fastened to the bike and not me (been married too long).

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Re: Passenger hand grips.
« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2014, 01:00:41 am »
You'll need something to bolt these onto - perhaps the top of a factory backrest?

http://www.motorcyclearmrest.com

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Re: Passenger hand grips.
« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2014, 12:46:17 pm »
They fit perfectly under the saddlebag latch which is a very secure part of the bike when the bags are on, when they're off she doesn't ride anyway.