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Mr Intruder
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PostSubject: Pillion Arm Rest's   Sat Jun 09, 2012 5:12 pm

Been looking at the cost and practicality of pillion arm rest and to be honest I am seriously unimpressed with the cost of around £280 or so and the design of them looks to be not much better than I could make in my shed. The reason I need them is because the next generation of bikers is up and coming in my household in the form of grandchildren and I would rather they had these to help secure them a little.
I really would like some of these already made if anyone knows where they can be bought at a reasonable price.



If I can't get them at a reasonable price within the next few weeks I will make some. I have already made up a quick sketch with all the measurements & materials already worked from the bend angles of the metal through to the arm rest sponge & covering materials. However limited time would dictate that I would rather buy already done.
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PostSubject: Re: Pillion Arm Rest's   Sat Jun 09, 2012 5:38 pm

Really nice looking. The only time I ever rode pillion was on a Gold Wing, and just felt so secure with the pillion arm rests which I think are standard on those. If I see any on line I'll let you know Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Pillion Arm Rest's   Sat Jun 09, 2012 5:41 pm

Don't know what the shipping from the states would be on these
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PostSubject: Re: Pillion Arm Rest's   Sat Jun 09, 2012 7:02 pm

Thanks for that Mal, great find. I will email him to see if he posts international
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PostSubject: Re: Pillion Arm Rest's   Sat Jun 09, 2012 7:46 pm

Mr Intruder wrote:
Thanks for that Mal, great find. I will email him to see if he posts international

I hope you cant get them, I want to see another excellent Mr I mod ..........................................................
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PostSubject: Re: Pillion Arm Rest's   Sat Jun 09, 2012 8:34 pm

captain crash wrote:
I hope you cant get them, I want to see another excellent Mr I mod ..........................................................
CRASH YOU BLOODY SHIT BAG
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PostSubject: Re: Pillion Arm Rest's   Sun Jun 10, 2012 10:38 am

Just found the same one HERE new at $148, with shipping anywhere in the world within that price & they have a center of 20".
Decided to make some as I think that as they would look fugly on the bike when not in use by the little people & a 20" gap will give them no support. What I will make won't look as good as these but it will only be on the bike when the little people are on it & I can live with something a little less attractive if its only there while its doing a job.
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PostSubject: Re: Pillion Arm Rest's   Sun Jun 10, 2012 1:03 pm

Those look good, but I have to say I prefer the look of the short ones, and if they are long then make sure they flip up, or it would be a real bugger to climb on and off the bike. My Pan European topbox has a backrest with short armrests. More like elbow rests really, but because they wrap around the passenger a bit they do help the passenger feel more secure
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PostSubject: Re: Pillion Arm Rest's   Sun Jun 10, 2012 2:04 pm

Already started making them now Joe, just came in for a quick cuppa.
The good thing about making something is that I can get it exactly the shape and size that I want it. As I want it for the grandchildren it will be a nice fit for the age group that I am wanting it to fit. I lift or help the younger kids on and off the bike, so there is no issue with size being to big or to small as I am making it to fit the purpose. The ones you buy seem to have an inner opening of 20" or so, which is far to big in hindsight to do the job that I want it to do. All my kids have always ridden with me from very young ages and they are better passenger than just about most adults as they just allow themselves to lean with the bike without any fear at all. My issue and the reason I now want the arm rests is in reality probably more to do with if I get an awkward copper who takes the attitude that they are not safe and also the fact that it will make my kids happier if their kids are seen to be a little more secure.
I will update later today with how I am getting on with my home made arm rests but at the moment it is still a work in progress with a couple of hurdles that I am not 100% sure yet how I am getting over but they are only little hurdles all the same.
I also want to make some foot pegs that I can clip on at any point up or down my bag supports so that each child has a perfect foot position but I think thats for another day.
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