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    Default Anyone installed BRP's RT-L arm rests on a 2021?

    Has anyone installed the BRP armrest on the 2021RTL, they are pricey but I just don't care for the Showchrome which is not available until mid sept.

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    I had them installed when I ordered mine last year. Wife loves them but they do not fold up just slightly outward. Worth the money over the older style from BRP.
    Have minimal adjustment for Hight and forward or back. MINIMAL with bolts so I had to let her ride on back and then remove the bolts for adjustment to were she was comfortable-she wish they were more forward.
    Pretty easy install but the instructions wont load from BRP!

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    Installed them on my 2019 F3L. They are solid. The aftermarket rests I have seen are flimsy in comparison. You do have to give up the heated passenger handgrips - not a problem here in Southern California. The armrests themselves are a bit slippery, so I put some transparent anti-slip tape on them. My GF is very happy with the setup.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wmjweber45 View Post
    Installed them on my 2019 F3L. They are solid. The aftermarket rests I have seen are flimsy in comparison. You do have to give up the heated passenger handgrips - not a problem here in Southern California. The armrests themselves are a bit slippery, so I put some transparent anti-slip tape on them. My GF is very happy with the setup.
    Passenger heated grips work fine on my 2021!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bluewoo View Post
    Passenger heated grips work fine on my 2021!
    Can we get a pic from the side that shows the heated grips and arm rest both, please. I thought the arm rest mounted in place of the grips...guess I was wrong! Maybe I'll see a 2020+ Spyder with the arm rest mounted at the Hot Springs Spyder Rally this week.

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    I have installed the BRP arm rests on my 2021 S2S they are nice and as stated above solid with little adjustment, but there are after market plates you can get from Spyderpops, slingmods and the others that will give you a bit more height adjustment and forward/aft adjustment. The stock height was to low for my wife and she is pretty short, the plates put the armrest in just the right place for her. They do swing (pivot) out about 1 1/2" to 2" for egress off the seat and there is a spot on the forward bottom of each one to mount a four bolt ram mount ball for drink holder/phone/gopro or what ever. I mounted a 1" ball mount and 2" extension swivel and cup holder for the wife.
    Also they do not replace the grab bar, when mounted they sit over the grab bar and mount with a hook in back and a bolt in the front. You replace the plastic panel around the grab bar with the provided half panel. Takes 10 minutes or so to install both arms.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spiderfrog View Post
    I have installed the BRP arm rests on my 2021 S2S they are nice and as stated above solid with little adjustment, but there are after market plates you can get from Spyderpops, slingmods and the others that will give you a bit more height adjustment and forward/aft adjustment. The stock height was to low for my wife and she is pretty short, the plates put the armrest in just the right place for her. They do swing (pivot) out about 1 1/2" to 2" for egress off the seat and there is a spot on the forward bottom of each one to mount a four bolt ram mount ball for drink holder/phone/gopro or what ever. I mounted a 1" ball mount and 2" extension swivel and cup holder for the wife.
    Also they do not replace the grab bar, when mounted they sit over the grab bar and mount with a hook in back and a bolt in the front. You replace the plastic panel around the grab bar with the provided half panel. Takes 10 minutes or so to install both arms.
    Ill have to look into hose plates! Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adventurer View Post
    Can we get a pic from the side that shows the heated grips and arm rest both, please. I thought the arm rest mounted in place of the grips...guess I was wrong! Maybe I'll see a 2020+ Spyder with the arm rest mounted at the Hot Springs Spyder Rally this week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bluewoo View Post
    Passenger heated grips work fine on my 2021!
    The difference is they don't both fit on the F3 but they both do fit on the 2020-21 RT.

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    The arm rests are a nice addition for me, my passenger (wife) has a tendency to fall asleep on long rides even on my superglide she would fall asleep and I had to hold her against the back rest. On the spyder with armrest no issues. She can fall asleep and still be secure without me holding her on/in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluewoo View Post
    Thanks for the pics. Still hoping to see some in person at the Hot Springs rally

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spiderfrog View Post
    The arm rests are a nice addition for me, my passenger (wife) has a tendency to fall asleep on long rides even on my superglide she would fall asleep and I had to hold her against the back rest. On the spyder with armrest no issues. She can fall asleep and still be secure without me holding her on/in.
    The first owner of my bike put a seat belt in for his wife, because she would get on and fall asleep on him!! It was the first thing to be taken off when I rolled it home!!
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