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Offline lulu

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passenger grab bars
« on: July 06, 2018, 10:30:20 pm »
I own an '08 1400, and a '06 c10.  C-10 has been great, but after a 750 mile trip on the 14 my wife says that the C10 is way more comfortable then the 14.  Of course, I like the 1400 better.  The biggest problem she has with being a passenger on this bike is the lack of hand grips.  Anyone have suggestions for aftermarket (bolt on) additional handgrips?

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Re: passenger grab bars
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2018, 10:30:59 pm »
My wife loved the Givi 360 grips on my VFR and like yoursw did not like the Concours grab bars.
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Re: passenger grab bars
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2018, 11:41:19 pm »
you DID pin them bags... didn't you?
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Re: passenger grab bars
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2018, 12:32:03 am »
NICE stuff, used a lot of this companies products..
https://www.southco.com/en-us/product/hierarchy.html?hid=7354

Used a lot of hardware from these folks also, you may have to do a bit of online legwork, but there are US suppliers, all of the latches and hinges and stuff we used, was from a local Ohio distributor, could have anything in 24 hours.

https://www.emka.com/us_en/products/catalogue/

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Re: passenger grab bars
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2018, 02:01:34 am »
you DID pin them bags... didn't you?
 :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :great:
of course I pinned lost in the crash but I was the FIRST to pin! See kit

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Re: passenger grab bars
« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2018, 05:46:20 pm »
Same issue here - it's a comfortable bike but not the most comfortable and for the passenger the inability to reach the grab handles that are placed too far to the rear is just poor planning. I like the chevy door pull handle idea  ;)

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Re: passenger grab bars
« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2018, 07:47:53 pm »
$14.80 on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0000AZ759/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I drilled some strategically placed mounting holes and used to different length  allen hed screws. There is a limited option of where you can mount these due to the underside placement of nuts. The handles are pretty sturdy. I'd say pinning the bags is a must with these.

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Re: passenger grab bars
« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2018, 07:58:02 pm »
you DID pin them bags... didn't you?
 :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :great:
of course I pinned lost in the crash but I was the FIRST to pin! See kit

really? :-\
I thought I was the brainiac... :)) :nananana:
my online photohost is long dead, (like all our old historic files..)
and the pictures I had originally are on a dead computer.. only ones I have now are from when I copied them over to my "mini trip computer", back in '09 or '10  :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:

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Re: passenger grab bars
« Reply #8 on: July 08, 2018, 08:17:05 pm »
$14.80 on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0000AZ759/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I drilled some strategically placed mounting holes and used to different length  allen hed screws. There is a limited option of where you can mount these due to the underside placement of nuts. The handles are pretty sturdy. I'd say pinning the bags is a must with these.

when I went to look at that link, I saw these also on Amazon...
seems even easier, and frugal, and would fit nicely on the existing grab rails for a better location... easily removed also.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07DC42FMQ/ref=sspa_dk_detail_2?psc=1

and the extra's may be able to be used and attached down near the rear left frame/footpeg area, as an "improved" lifting point for popping this bike on the center stand... hint, hint...
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Re: passenger grab bars
« Reply #9 on: July 08, 2018, 10:19:25 pm »
you DID pin them bags... didn't you?
 :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :great:
of course I pinned lost in the crash but I was the FIRST to pin! See kit


really? :-\
I thought I was the brainiac... :)) :nananana:
my online photohost is long dead, (like all our old historic files..)
and the pictures I had originally are on a dead computer.. only ones I have now are from when I copied them over to my "mini trip computer", back in '09 or '10  :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:


I'll give you credit for upgrading to the detent pins. But I think I was the first to drill and pin, I originally used cotter pins. Crude!

I  was able to locate these, taken 8/19/08.




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Re: passenger grab bars
« Reply #10 on: July 08, 2018, 10:32:45 pm »
no dispute from me... :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:

just jerking the proverbial chain, so to speak.. all good...
you da man bro  :great: :great: :great: :great: :nananana: :nananana: :great: :great: :great: :great: :great:

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Re: passenger grab bars
« Reply #11 on: July 09, 2018, 12:48:49 am »
Look bro :beerchug:

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Re: passenger grab bars
« Reply #12 on: July 09, 2018, 02:15:05 pm »
Does anyone have a grab bar solution uses the existing grab bar but modifies it?   Attaches on to it?  I don't want to drill into my bags or have her tugging on the bags in case one would come loose.    I think if the hand hold was a little higher it wouldn't be a problem for her either.   Thanks.  Roger

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Re: passenger grab bars
« Reply #13 on: July 09, 2018, 02:49:19 pm »
Does anyone have a grab bar solution uses the existing grab bar but modifies it?   Attaches on to it?  I don't want to drill into my bags or have her tugging on the bags in case one would come loose.    I think if the hand hold was a little higher it wouldn't be a problem for her either.   Thanks.  Roger

MOB supplied this link:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07DC42FMQ/ref=sspa_dk_detail_2?p;sc=1

Looks like a viable solution using the existing grab rails!
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Re: passenger grab bars
« Reply #14 on: July 09, 2018, 08:39:10 pm »
Does anyone have a grab bar solution uses the existing grab bar but modifies it?   Attaches on to it?  I don't want to drill into my bags or have her tugging on the bags in case one would come loose.    I think if the hand hold was a little higher it wouldn't be a problem for her either.   Thanks.  Roger

MOB supplied this link:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07DC42FMQ/ref=sspa_dk_detail_2?p;sc=1

Looks like a viable solution using the existing grab rails!


I like it.  Ordering a set.   $11 can't go too wrong.   Thanks.

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Re: passenger grab bars
« Reply #15 on: July 11, 2018, 11:53:23 pm »
She is suppose to hold on to you. :beerchug:
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Re: passenger grab bars
« Reply #16 on: July 12, 2018, 11:23:23 am »
I bought a snowmobile belt I put on that has handles for the passenger  to grab. Cheap, effective and it takes a lot to move my fat arse so she feels pretty stable.