Author Topic: Top Box Armrests  (Read 244 times)

Offline norcalblues

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Top Box Armrests
« on: November 01, 2018, 06:18:49 pm »
Well, I did it.  I got my hands on some BMW 1600lt arm rests. My father in law is selling his bike so I asked if I could have the armrests because his grandson really wants to ride on my new bike with me. The only way he would ride, and my wife would let him, was if he had some more "protection". So i pulled the arm rests off, took apart his top box to find the inner brackets, put it all back together and started on mine.

I had to deal with some interior moulding for placement. I also had to put them in a place that was the most sturdy, user friendly, be able to open the top box and also be able to swing the arm rest up.  So after a bit I found the right placement and put it together.  My son loves it and he is certainly the envy of his classmates when I pick him up from elementary school. 

I've attached a couple of pics.  If I wasn't able to get the armrests from my father in law, I actually looked on line for office chair replacement arm rests and put an L bracket on the front of the box.  It would have been relatively cheap but they wouldn't have been able to swing up and they would be pretty snug on the sides of the passenger. But I'm pretty sure it would have worked.  Anyway here's some pics. My next project is finding fork mount brackets, lighting kit and running lights so I can be really visible.  If there are any suggestions let me know.  I want to keep the price reasonable.

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Offline The Pope

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Re: Top Box Armrests
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2018, 04:06:58 am »
Very nice!

As to your fork mounting bracket..... there was someone (I can't remember their name) that had made up a set. They even made a few extra (I have a set) a sold them to a few of us. They mount on the lower part of the forks in/around where the side reflectors are located.  Is that what you're looking for?
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Offline fartymarty

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Re: Top Box Armrests
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2018, 11:11:22 am »
My next project is finding fork mount brackets, lighting kit and running lights so I can be really visible.  If there are any suggestions let me know.  I want to keep the price reasonable.


I can recommend these, but the reasonable price thing might not work for you: https://www.twistedthrottle.com/denali-auxiliary-light-mounting-bracket-for-kawasaki-concours-1400-gtr1400-08-18 And here are the mounting instructions which may help if you want to make your own: https://d1l4i7f87txqmq.cloudfront.net/Installation%20Instructions/Denali/Light_Mount/Instructions_LAH.08.10200_rev00.pdf

There is a guy on the other forum (link below, but you must be a forum member and login to see photos) that made some much simpler ones that mount in the same spot. Don't be tempted to use the fender mount bolt with spacers...it will work for awhile maybe even years but eventually the support bracket underneath will fatigue and break (just like the reflector holders are known to do if lights are mounted there) and when it goes there may be some plastic fender damage as well especially if you are on a trip and can't stop to fix it right away.

http://forum.cog-online.org/accessories-c14/aux-light-attachment-to-front-struts/

Thanks for updating us on how you added the armrests.

Additional thread about lights fyi: http://www.zggtr.org/index.php?topic=13970.0


Offline norcalblues

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Re: Top Box Armrests
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2018, 01:27:28 am »
This is perfect! Thanks! Ill also look to see if Denali has amber or yellow lenses. I've seen many around and they catch the eye more than clear.  Safe riding! Rubber side down!
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Re: Top Box Armrests
« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2018, 04:10:31 am »
Please provide the part numbers for the BMW Armrest.
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