Author Topic: Has anyone removed the passenger grab handles?  (Read 177 times)

Offline JPDenny

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Has anyone removed the passenger grab handles?
« on: June 11, 2018, 11:45:51 am »
When I'm fully loaded, I use a Givi Top case & a dry bag on the rear seat.  Has anyone removed the rear pillon and the plastic cover that includes the grab rails?

Offline jjc1957

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Re: Has anyone removed the passenger grab handles?
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2018, 12:51:30 pm »
I removed the grab rails and rear seat but not the plastic cover. I had to make spacers for the rear racks. The reason I removed the grab rails was due to the upper rear box not fitting in the lower setting, it hit the grab rails. I have the SW Motech upper rear box and Solo lowers. I liked it better with the grab rails on to get the bike up on the center stand.
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Re: Has anyone removed the passenger grab handles?
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2018, 02:48:06 pm »
Spacers are not necessary as you can tap the ones in the grab handles out with a drift.
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Re: Has anyone removed the passenger grab handles?
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2018, 04:06:18 pm »
Search is your friend and here are three threads from searching on "remove handles" from the home page:


http://www.yamahasupertenere.com/index.php?topic=18041.msg267571#msg267571
http://www.yamahasupertenere.com/index.php?topic=18144.msg268812#msg268812
http://www.yamahasupertenere.com/index.php?topic=24239.msg337855#msg337855


And if keeping them, who IS that cool looking dude?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bEqJsfoodfs
www.youtube.com/watch?v=bEqJsfoodfs
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Re: Has anyone removed the passenger grab handles?
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2018, 08:48:37 pm »
When I'm fully loaded, I use a Givi Top case & a dry bag on the rear seat.  Has anyone removed the rear pillon and the plastic cover that includes the grab rails?
Lots of people do.  I removed mine, (both times I bought Super Tens), the day the bike came home.  Some people like to mount them upside down for use with soft bags.  The spacer was not necessary for me, and I liked having a nice flat load platform w/o the passenger seat and that spacer.  I ordered 4 more of the rubber bumpers too, so long, flat items sit level on both rear seat area and luggage rack.
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