By: Anonymous: Isan-Biker ()  Sunday, 04 November 2007 @ 06:35 PM ICT (Read 2671 times)  

How safe are grabrails, my girlfriend gets worried when I'm riding my Kawasaki ZZR600 quickly and all she has to hold on to is a size-inch strip. Does anybody know of any serious accidents caused by failures?

By: Anonymous: Wil ()  Tuesday, 06 November 2007 @ 09:46 AM ICT  

Although a lot of grabrails aren't easy to hang onto I haven't heard of an accident from failure. If anything the mountings are over-engineered, no factory wants to fight that sort of product liability case.

However if a bike has been crashed and gone down hard on the grabrail the mounting points on the subframe could be damaged and weakened. Early Suzuki GSX-R750's and Honda CBR600's were prone to suffering like this.

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