Bandit Pillion Grab Rail

Discussion in 'UK Motorcycles' started by David Thomas, Oct 10, 2003.

  1. David Thomas

    David Thomas Guest

    Hi

    Wonder if anyone can help me, every Bandit I have seen has either a pillion
    grab rail or handles except mine... can anyone shed some light on the
    subject.

    It's a 1996 600N on a 'N' plate, just wondered if it was an option on this
    model or summit ?

    If so, anyone know where I can buy one ?

    Many thanks, David
     
    David Thomas, Oct 10, 2003
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  2. David Thomas

    jsp Guest

    Does it have rubber bungs at the back where you might expect them to be
    mounted?

    If so, I would try the breakers first.

    --
    John

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    and naked
     
    jsp, Oct 10, 2003
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  3. David Thomas

    David Thomas Guest

    Just had a sqint and no it does'nt have any rubber bungs or holes... looks
    like there never was one.

    David
     
    David Thomas, Oct 10, 2003
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  4. David Thomas

    Lozzo Guest

    David Thomas had a fit and wibbled.....
    The very earliest Bandit 600s didn't have a grabrail or provision for
    one IIRC

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    Lozzo, Oct 10, 2003
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  5. David Thomas

    Colin Irvine Guest

    If Lozzo's right and you can't find one, you can learn to do without
    one. No one should actually need handles.
     
    Colin Irvine, Oct 11, 2003
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  6. David Thomas

    jsp Guest

    In fact, I'd go as far as to say that I don't like it when my passengers
    do choose to use them: I always worry I'm going to throw them off the
    back of the bike. I feel much happier when I can feel them holding on.

    Bear in mind that my passengers are either my wife or my kids. If it
    was some bloke on the back I may feel differently...

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    jsp, Oct 11, 2003
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  7. David Thomas

    David Thomas Guest

    Thanks for the advice, I have only just passed my test and find it difficult
    to get the bike off the centre stand without a grab rail to help (bad back
    and that) I sort of got used to the one on the ER-5 training bike.

    Regards, David
     
    David Thomas, Oct 11, 2003
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  8. David Thomas

    jsp Guest

    Have a look just under the bodywork at rhe back. On my bandit there was
    a rail with bungee hooks on it. I used to use that, when I ever
    bothered with the centre stand.


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    John

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    jsp, Oct 11, 2003
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  9. David Thomas

    Pip Guest

    I can sympathise with the back problem. There's a couple of ways
    round it, here. Either sit on the bike and bump it forward off the
    centre stand - or - now I know this is a bit radical, but bear with me
    - don't use the bloody centre stand at all.

    You have a sidestand, yes? The bike is more stable on it and it takes
    much less effort to get the bike on and off the sidestand. So use it.
     
    Pip, Oct 11, 2003
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  10. David Thomas

    David Thomas Guest

    You are of course spot on with this suggestion.... but for some reason a
    distant memory is telling me that "the centre stand is safer" God knows
    where I have got this notion from but it is emblazoned on my brain, I shall
    switch to using the side stand.

    David

    ..
     
    David Thomas, Oct 11, 2003
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  11. David Thomas

    Alan.T.Gower Guest


    The 600N has the grab rail thread on the rear sub frame but doesn't have
    the holes cut out on the seat unit.
     
    Alan.T.Gower, Oct 11, 2003
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  12. David Thomas

    Lozzo Guest

    Alan.T.Gower had a fit and wibbled.....
    Does it now? I'll file that one away for future reference. I knew they
    weren't fitted, and had no holes in the tailpiece, but I didn't expect
    the mounting points to be there behind the bodywork.

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    Lozzo, Oct 11, 2003
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  13. David Thomas

    Alan.T.Gower Guest


    Gareth's is the 600N, that's how I found out. I had to make a template
    so I could drill the holes accurately.
     
    Alan.T.Gower, Oct 11, 2003
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  14. David Thomas

    Nigel Eaton Guest

    Using the patented Mavis Bacon "Hunt&Peck" Technique, Alan.T.Gower
    <rolls eyes>

    Just use a bigger drill bit. Fuckers'll line up eventually...
     
    Nigel Eaton, Oct 12, 2003
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  15. David Thomas

    Muck Guest

    I saw an old Bandit with a grab rail that attached onto the bar just under
    the rear bodywork, and came up into a sort of triangle over the rear of
    the pillion seat. Looked nice it did.

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    Muck, Oct 12, 2003
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  16. David Thomas

    jsp Guest

    Another thought, if you do think of fitting one, is to look at the
    sports racks you can get - Rentec, for example.

    I don't know which type of grab rails your Bandit could have - some have
    one accross the back whilst others have a handle on each side (Alan?)

    With the rack you get the rail and something to put stuff on.

    As it happens, if you have the handle each side setup, I happen to have
    a rack which I was going to put on ebay in the spring.


    --
    John

    SV650
    Black it is
    and naked
     
    jsp, Oct 12, 2003
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  17. David Thomas

    David Thomas Guest

    I will take some plastic off and have a squint underneath to see what is
    there.

    Thanks, David
     
    David Thomas, Oct 12, 2003
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