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VN800 Rear Crashbars.
« on: May 24, 2021, 05:55:07 AM »
I used Triumph Bonneville America rear crashbars that somebody was selling as NOS.

The right hand bar sits leaning forward a smigeon to match the lean of the front crashbars. The mounting bars that come with the kit are used, plus a simple cylindrical spacer at the saddle mounting.

The left hand bar top mount is the same as the right-hand bar, with a similar cylindrical spacer. There is nowhere convenient to attach the bottom of the crashbar. I got round this by modifying an after-market handlebar mirror mount. A bolt replaces the pillion foot-rest pivot pin, and that bolt screws in where the mirror would have gone. It is a neat arrangement and it is also mostly hidden by the panniers.

I prefer the square look of the crashbars to the "U" shaped ones that I've seen - more in harmony with the bars at the front.
« Last Edit: July 14, 2021, 02:45:06 AM by Pete »
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Re: VN800 Rear Crashbars.
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2021, 10:26:33 AM »
Not my cup of tea, but well done anyway!
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Re: VN800 Rear Crashbars.
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2021, 09:07:46 AM »
Apparently you can't leave a thumbs up...without writing something.

So thumbs up, looks good!
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Re: VN800 Rear Crashbars.
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2021, 15:49:16 PM »
So, I added some symbols so people can respond without actually writing anything?  For some reason that sorta appeals to me!
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Re: VN800 Rear Crashbars.
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2021, 07:49:16 AM »
So, I added some symbols so people can respond without actually writing anything?  For some reason that sorta appeals to me!

What happened? Was there for a while...but now gone.
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Re: VN800 Rear Crashbars.
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2021, 17:40:31 PM »
What happened? Was there for a while...but now gone.
Updates screwed it up. Back again.
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