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Old 15-07-2016, 08:39 AM
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I did ask around and maybe Harry can say different but it does nto appear that there are any standards when it comes to grab rail design / strength
I can only comment on MSVA which says :-

1. Check that a passenger handhold system comprising of a strap or a hand
grip or hand grips is fitted.
2. Check that a single hand grip is fitted symmetrically across the centre line
the vehicle.
3. Check that twin hand grips are fitted one on each side in a symmetrical
manner.
4. Check that any strap or handhold;
a) is present
b) is securely attached to the vehicle
c) is capable of withstanding the forces it is likely to be subjected to
under normal use
d) is fitted in such a way that it can be easily used by the passenger

Full type approval may require a destructive test for strength but I've not heard of that.
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So basically, you could have one of those dildo handle things that hang in underground trains stuck in between the pillion or behind the pillion to grab hold of then......
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Old 16-07-2016, 08:56 AM
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So basically, you could have one of those dildo handle things that hang in underground trains stuck in between the pillion or behind the pillion to grab hold of then......
As long as it fulfilled (c) and (d) then yes
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Old 17-07-2016, 09:50 PM
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I am unconvinced it an xjr1300's meets "c" to a decent extent
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Old 17-07-2016, 10:24 PM
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I remember riding pillion on a Guzzi Centauro which definitely didn't fulfil any of those!
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