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PostSubject: Grab Rails   Thu 04 Feb 2016, 10:34

Opinions/advice, please:

I wonder if it's okay to drill a smallish hole in the grab rails towards the back end of each.

I want to fabricate a mounting point on each for a webbing strap to harness my Bikers Friend bag on the pillion seat.
It won't have to take much load as these straps will just help locate the bag - most of the load is from me leaning back on it.

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PostSubject: Re: Grab Rails   Thu 04 Feb 2016, 11:48

Not sure how small "smallish" is, but, Yes. I've actually installed "footman's loops" aka strap brackets on my grab rails so that I could attach a cargo net when needed.

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PostSubject: Re: Grab Rails   Thu 04 Feb 2016, 13:57

Thanks, Tim.

Quarter-inch diameter.
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PostSubject: Re: Grab Rails   Thu 04 Feb 2016, 20:34

Shouldn't be a problem as long as you don't drill it too close to an edge.
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PostSubject: Re: Grab Rails   Fri 05 Feb 2016, 08:42

MikeO, I was just thinking: how about a flexible strap with a grommet that you can attach permanently with the fancy glues we have nowadays. Would save the drilling !
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PostSubject: Re: Grab Rails   Fri 05 Feb 2016, 09:01

Good thought, Jay.

I'll give it some seriously, thank you. Smile
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