Grab Rails and H-D Adj Backrest, Fit Ok?

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by ChristoHD, Mar 25, 2011.

  1. ChristoHD

    ChristoHD Member

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    I am considering the grab rails for my Ultra Classic - my little 6YO Daughter loves to ride with me, and since I changed seats I had to remove the strap. So to appease the Mrs. I need to put a set of grab rails on.

    I have a 2009 UC, with the low reach seat AND H-D adj backrest - anyone know if this combo will work?

    I am looking at the Harley-Davidson Passenger Grab RAIL- 97026-09 & Drag Specialties Passenger Hand Rails.

    TIA to any and all who can help this n00b out.
     
  2. TQuentin1

    TQuentin1 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    Breeze3at Well-Known Member

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    Kuryakyn makes a couple of different passenger armrests for touring models. They provide some lateral support, could be used to strap in? They are kind of pricey, but with something as precious as your cargo, may be worth looking into.
     
  4. ChristoHD

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    Not a bad idea really, I will look into those - do you happen to know the part# or have a link? Thanks for your feedback!

    And yes, nothing costs too much when it comes to the safety of the cargo, you are so dead-on about that! :bigsmiley12:

    TQuentin1,
    Thank YOU! LOL I just realized that this was you who referred me to your thread, so I asked you a question in your thread - thanks for the reference! :)

    Good pictures BTW!
     
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  5. Dr. Dolittle

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  6. TQuentin1

    TQuentin1 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    Take your seat off and compare what you see with the pix I posted. On mine with the grab rail already there, all I had to do was to take the nuts off of the rail, install the backrest mounting kit and resecure the nuts on the studs holding the grab rail and the mounting kit secure. The instructions did cover your model year, so I think the kit will work for you too.

    TQ
     
  7. ChristoHD

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    Where did your thread go? I click on your link and I get the bad limk error message and that I should let an admin know...?

    I did a search and it won't come up either... wha happened?
     
  8. TQuentin1

    TQuentin1 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    The main message is here:

    TQ's Backrest - Harley Davidson Community

    TQ
     
  9. ChristoHD

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    Cool - Whew - thank you sir! Yeah I think based on your post & picts I am good to go, Thank you for all your assistance! Ordering rails now.
     
  10. cheap80z28

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    can she reach the floorboard? I think most state they need to, to make her legal passenger