1290 Superduke r Grab Rail

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1290 Superduke r Grab Rail

Post by Dellis » Fri Jul 15, 2016 10:52 am

If one was available who would be interested? I'm looking to get one made and was wondering about the general level of interest.

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Re: 1290 Superduke r Grab Rail

Post by 1290 » Tue Jul 19, 2016 10:09 pm

I think Ventura make grab rails for the Supa Duke
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Re: 1290 Superduke r Grab Rail

Post by 1290 » Tue Jul 19, 2016 10:12 pm

Ventura do make grab rails for the Supa Duke. Anyway who would be stupid enough to get on the back my girl tells me to piss off.

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Re: 1290 Superduke r Grab Rail

Post by Dellis » Thu Jul 21, 2016 3:54 pm

The Ventura item looks like scaffolding, I'm after something a little easier on the eye.

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Re: 1290 Superduke r Grab Rail

Post by Dellis » Sun Aug 07, 2016 9:32 pm

I made a grabrail today out of 16mm mild steel tube but it ruined the looks of the tail so I hatched another plan. I moved the pillion seat strap from the from to the rear of the pillion seat swapping the bolts front to rear as the bolts that hold the strap are longer, I turned the strap through 45 degrees to the rear of the bike so the strap emerges behind the seat mounting posts.

Next stage was a road test with with Blondie on the back and the result; braking now meant she wasn't sitting on my shoulders. I'm happy, Blondie's happy, job done :) Oh and the best bit is that the strap tucks under the seat when riding solo, happy days.

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Re: 1290 Superduke r Grab Rail

Post by rapidgaz » Thu Jun 15, 2017 12:14 am

Dellis wrote:If one was available who would be interested? I'm looking to get one made and was wondering about the general level of interest.

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Hi mate. Did you get anything made.


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Re: 1290 Superduke r Grab Rail

Post by Adoligy69 » Thu Jun 15, 2017 2:42 am

Dellis wrote:I made a grabrail today out of 16mm mild steel tube but it ruined the looks of the tail so I hatched another plan. I moved the pillion seat strap from the from to the rear of the pillion seat swapping the bolts front to rear as the bolts that hold the strap are longer, I turned the strap through 45 degrees to the rear of the bike so the strap emerges behind the seat mounting posts.

Next stage was a road test with with Blondie on the back and the result; braking now meant she wasn't sitting on my shoulders. I'm happy, Blondie's happy, job done :) Oh and the best bit is that the strap tucks under the seat when riding solo, happy days.

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I have done the same ..but shortened the strap and re drilled a new hole ...it started tight but after a couple of rides my Blondie lol ..has already stretched it ...she runs one hand behind one in front ...i also put some non slip rubber on the seat when she comes as i found she was slipping forward too much without it ..it seems too help :0
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Re: 1290 Superduke r Grab Rail

Post by Dellis » Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:55 pm

rapidgaz wrote:
Thu Jun 15, 2017 12:14 am
Dellis wrote:If one was available who would be interested? I'm looking to get one made and was wondering about the general level of interest.

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Hi mate. Did you get anything made.


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No, I was trying to get Rentec to make one but no joy.

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Re: 1290 Superduke r Grab Rail

Post by rapidgaz » Sun Dec 24, 2017 8:18 pm

Ok matey. Cheers.


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Re: 1290 Superduke r Grab Rail

Post by Dellis » Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:24 am

The grab rail saga continues... My 1190 Adventure was in for service, I left it with the dealer and went home on a 790 Duke, when I got home I thought to myself "that grab rail will fit my 1290" did some measuring and bought a 790 grab rail.

I milled some brackets for the front mounts, have sleeved down the rear mounting holes and have made some sleeves for the front mounts so the bolts don’t float in the frame tubes. It’s solid as a rock and looks really good.

I bought a damaged 1290 side panel to use as a sacrificial part to make the cutouts to clear the rail then I can make a template to cut the originals. There’s enough clearance to fit the panels so it should look like a factory job when it’s done.

All in all I’m pretty pleased.

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Re: 1290 Superduke r Grab Rail

Post by FIDO » Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:31 pm

That looks pretty good!

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Re: 1290 Superduke r Grab Rail

Post by Dellis » Sun Dec 02, 2018 3:59 pm

Yes it's worked well and I've now powder coated the alloy bits and am making a mk2 version with better brackets.

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Re: 1290 Superduke r Grab Rail

Post by buddhabiker » Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:39 pm

Looks great Dave! It looks like it would be very handy for steadying the bike getting it on and off the rear stand, or just pushing it around in the garage. Any plans to make them available purchase?


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Re: 1290 Superduke r Grab Rail

Post by Dellis » Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:38 am

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Looks great Dave! It looks like it would be very handy for steadying the bike getting it on and off the rear stand, or just pushing it around in the garage. Any plans to make them available purchase?
Funny you should say that. I’m in the process of making a batch of the fittings to see if it would be viable and at the same time trying to get a decent price on the grab rails so I can offer them as a ready to fit package.

The only issue is you can’t fit the side panels without making some cutouts and as they are extremely expensive I’ve decided to run mine with the panels off.

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Re: 1290 Superduke r Grab Rail

Post by buddhabiker » Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:14 pm

Thanks! I have a 2017, so no panels. Would it fit my year too?


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Re: 1290 Superduke r Grab Rail

Post by Dellis » Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:59 pm

Yes they fit att the 1290r models.

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