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1290 Superduke r Grab Rail

Posted: Fri Jul 15, 2016 10:52 am
by Dellis
If one was available who would be interested? I'm looking to get one made and was wondering about the general level of interest.

Dave

Re: 1290 Superduke r Grab Rail

Posted: Tue Jul 19, 2016 10:09 pm
by 1290
I think Ventura make grab rails for the Supa Duke

Re: 1290 Superduke r Grab Rail

Posted: Tue Jul 19, 2016 10:12 pm
by 1290
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.

Re: 1290 Superduke r Grab Rail

Posted: Thu Jul 21, 2016 3:54 pm
by Dellis
The Ventura item looks like scaffolding, I'm after something a little easier on the eye.

Dave

Re: 1290 Superduke r Grab Rail

Posted: Sun Aug 07, 2016 9:32 pm
by Dellis
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.

Dave

Re: 1290 Superduke r Grab Rail

Posted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 12:14 am
by rapidgaz
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.

Dave
Hi mate. Did you get anything made.


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Re: 1290 Superduke r Grab Rail

Posted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 2:42 am
by Adoligy69
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.

Dave
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
Ado

Re: 1290 Superduke r Grab Rail

Posted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:55 pm
by Dellis
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.

Dave
Hi mate. Did you get anything made.


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

Dave

Re: 1290 Superduke r Grab Rail

Posted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 8:18 pm
by rapidgaz
Ok matey. Cheers.


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Re: 1290 Superduke r Grab Rail

Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:24 am
by Dellis
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.

Dave

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Re: 1290 Superduke r Grab Rail

Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:31 pm
by FIDO
That looks pretty good!

Re: 1290 Superduke r Grab Rail

Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 3:59 pm
by Dellis
Yes it's worked well and I've now powder coated the alloy bits and am making a mk2 version with better brackets.

Dave

Re: 1290 Superduke r Grab Rail

Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:39 pm
by buddhabiker
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

Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:38 am
by Dellis
buddhabiker wrote:
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?
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.

Dave

Re: 1290 Superduke r Grab Rail

Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:14 pm
by buddhabiker
Thanks! I have a 2017, so no panels. Would it fit my year too?


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Re: 1290 Superduke r Grab Rail

Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:59 pm
by Dellis
Yes they fit att the 1290r models.

Dave

Re: 1290 Superduke r Grab Rail

Posted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:54 pm
by Dellis
I have three of the grab rails available, the brackets are slightly different to the ones above and I've added some pics below for reference.

The kits include everything you need to fit the grab rail including the grab rail itself, brackets and fasteners. The brackets are milled and have been powder coated in satin black to match the frame.

NOTE: side panels will not fit with the grab rail

They are £85.00 per set plus postage as below:

UK £7.50
USA £25.00
Australia £26.00
Europe £18.00

PM me if you want one.

Thanks
Dave

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Re: 1290 Superduke r Grab Rail

Posted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:50 pm
by buddhabiker
Hi Dave. I might be interested, but I have the Powerparts saddlebags fitted. Will your grab rail work with the saddlebags (how they mount)? Thanks!


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Re: 1290 Superduke r Grab Rail

Posted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:50 pm
by Dellis
buddhabiker wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:50 pm
Hi Dave. I might be interested, but I have the Powerparts saddlebags fitted. Will your grab rail work with the saddlebags (how they mount)? Thanks!


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I suspect that the saddlebags use the M6 mount on the top rail of the rear subframe, if that's the case them I would suggest not.

Sorry
Dave

Re: 1290 Superduke r Grab Rail

Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:11 am
by Dellis
I've listed these on ebay as there have been very few views on the forum.

Dave