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    Default Arm Rests for RT

    Seeking recommendations for a stable, secure arm rest system for the RT. Last weekend I saw two items on bikes at SpyderQuest, (Lake George, NY). Both were insubstantial. One 'tucked away' to a position certain to catch the wind when not being used by the passenger. The other was flimsy and the slightest weight on the 'arm' caused it to wobble and flex.

    Any suggestions for a retrofit to help a passenger feel stable and comfortable during a multi-hour ride?

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    Default Arm rest for the RT

    I had a set of the Rivco arm rests, after trading for a new 2018 RT Limited, I installed the BRP arm rests, my wife loves them, she said they are very comfortable.

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    IMG_0373.JPGRivco products works great for us

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    Default arms rest

    too much , not adjustable ? a pain for the passenger to get on and off ...
    these swing out and are some what comfortable , the passenger can get off and on easier ! but the do get loose over a few miles of riding , almost need to have a star washer or compression washer in between the swing point ... -------> pretty easy to install I had one on my last cycle ...

    https://youtu.be/7Vibe8ac4vE <-------- this is one shawn smok is putting on an 2018 model , I like the way they flip up and out of the way and look appealing ... ( uhhhh shawn is in comfort Friday attire )

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    I got my wife the BRP ones, she loves them. They are the only ones that swing up, not out, and she feels a lot safer with them.

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    Throw another vote on the pile for the BRP armrests!

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    The BRP arm rests shown in the attached video are nice, but do not stay in the flipped-up position when riding. They are only made to flip up so the passenger can mount and dismount more easily. I have them and know this to be true! I suppose that if this was a major issue, you could add a friction washer or some other mechanism to hold them up when riding.

    https://youtu.be/7Vibe8ac4vE <-------- this is one shawn smok is putting on an 2018 model , I like the way they flip up and out of the way and look appealing ... ( uhhhh shawn is in comfort Friday attire )[/QUOTE]
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    Quote Originally Posted by Caven View Post
    Seeking recommendations for a stable, secure arm rest system for the RT. Last weekend I saw two items on bikes at SpyderQuest, (Lake George, NY). Both were insubstantial. One 'tucked away' to a position certain to catch the wind when not being used by the passenger. The other was flimsy and the slightest weight on the 'arm' caused it to wobble and flex.

    Any suggestions for a retrofit to help a passenger feel stable and comfortable during a multi-hour ride?

    Caven
    As others have said, Get the BRP RT Armrests. Mine do stay up when the passenger isn't on. The pivot bolt could be tightened when installed. My wife has now enjoyed thousands of miles with them and has convinced a few others of how solid they are. I weigh 260+ and can put my wight on them and they don't flex.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boilermaker View Post
    The BRP arm rests shown in the attached video are nice, but do not stay in the flipped-up position when riding. They are only made to flip up so the passenger can mount and dismount more easily. I have them and know this to be true! I suppose that if this was a major issue, you could add a friction washer or some other mechanism to hold them up when riding.
    https://youtu.be/7Vibe8ac4vE <-------- this is one shawn smok is putting on an 2018 model , I like the way they flip up and out of the way and look appealing ... ( uhhhh shawn is in comfort Friday attire )
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    boilermaker, Mine have always stayed in the up position when not in use by my wife, though you'd have to almost fully uninstall them now to correct it, I checked that the pivot bolt was tight enough for me before installing and I've used them for months now, over 8k miles since installed and they stay up all of my Iron Butt rides, even VERY bumpy dirt roads going into the Northwest Angle of MN.
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    LED Head/Foglights

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    I second the fact that mine stay up.

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    boilermaker, Mine have always stayed in the up position when not in use by my wife, though you'd have to almost fully uninstall them now to correct it, I checked that the pivot bolt was tight enough for me before installing and I've used them for months now, over 8k miles since installed and they stay up all of my Iron Butt rides, even VERY bumpy dirt roads going into the Northwest Angle of MN.[/QUOTE]

    Thanks for the info. I figured as much. I am not going to worry about it since it requires disassembly to correct.
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    I've been researching arm rests as well and here is a set that swings out and is adjustable in height. They are longer than other arm rests and are attached to a bracket that bolts on to existing bolts under the seat. It comes in Black, Chrome and a Spyder Web version. The vendor is https://www.facebook.com/DiamondRAccessories/. Their website is currently under construction. They will be at Maggie Valley in Oct. I can't find the prices I had but know the armrests are under $300.

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    I just finished putting a pair of the BRPs on my 2018 RT and the girlfriend likes them and they look like they belong on the bike.

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    Another vote for the BRP armrest!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by vienna7475 View Post
    I've been researching arm rests as well and here is a set that swings out and is adjustable in height. They are longer than other arm rests and are attached to a bracket that bolts on to existing bolts under the seat. It comes in Black, Chrome and a Spyder Web version. The vendor is https://www.facebook.com/DiamondRAccessories/. Their website is currently under construction. They will be at Maggie Valley in Oct. I can't find the prices I had but know the armrests are under $300.

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    Last I heard, these were not available anymore. I wanted some for my last RTS and they were not available then. Hopefully, they will bring them back. I guess you'll find out at Maggie Valley.
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    I had the Diamnod-R passenger armrests on my 2010 RT. They were (by Far!!); the best of the swing-out types!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bcer960 View Post
    I second the fact that mine stay up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wilpir View Post
    Too easy!
    No pills required........

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    Default Rivco and Big Bike

    I have the Rivco & Big Bike units they are hi qualityl well made HOWEVER....
    they swing out NOT UP, the only armrests that swing up WERE made by ISCI
    and only for the GS-RS-RSS-ST. so the 2 above are the only ones out there
    I have seen people modify them to lock in place.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Caven View Post
    Seeking recommendations for a stable, secure arm rest system for the RT. Last weekend I saw two items on bikes at SpyderQuest, (Lake George, NY). Both were insubstantial. One 'tucked away' to a position certain to catch the wind when not being used by the passenger. The other was flimsy and the slightest weight on the 'arm' caused it to wobble and flex.

    Any suggestions for a retrofit to help a passenger feel stable and comfortable during a multi-hour ride?

    Caven

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    Default RT arm rests

    Take a look at the Corbin . I have them on my 2018 , which came off my 2017 . They are well paded and have a cup holder intergrated . I like them . Meerkat

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    Cobins work great on mine!! Wife loves them
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    OK, OK, I'm convinced.
    BRP armrests it is.......................
    What's the best place to get the best price ?
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    I have a set of Diamond R Armrest that i will sell for 125.00 they have the cup holder and a pocket for a cell phone on them . They came of a 2014 R T L. Just like new. If interested call me @ 1 607 4323069 Donald Harvey Oneonta New York

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThreeWheels View Post
    OK, OK, I'm convinced.
    BRP armrests it is.......................
    What's the best place to get the best price ?
    Depends on your relationship with your dealer, mine gave me 20% off the list.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by donsspyder View Post
    I have a set of Diamond R Armrest that i will sell for 125.00 they have the cup holder and a pocket for a cell phone on them . They came of a 2014 R T L. Just like new. If interested call me @ 1 607 4323069 Donald Harvey Oneonta New York
    ... Don, Great talking to you, and congratulations on getting two bikes into your family. My money to you is on its way.

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