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GRABRAILS LUGGAGE BRACKETS –discontinued– QUICK MOUNTS LUGGAGE BRACKETS TR TR

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What is the difference between the MP System and the Triumph mount?

The MP System uses the MCR Mounting Plate for attaching all system accessories while Triumph uses their "U" tube mount --they are not compatible.  Accessories for the MP System attach at the Mounting Plate and also at the shock absorber pivot. Triumph  accessories only attach at the rear of their mount. We could’ve adapted to the Triumph factory mount but we felt a more robust rear mount combined with the leverage of a unified front mount provided a stronger attachment.   


Why not chrome instead of stainless steel?

Stainless steel is stronger by dimension and is practically corrosion free.  There are many grades of chromium plating (double, triple, etc.) and a poor plating will rust and corrode without proper care. Also, chrome plating is an environmentally hazardous process (and potentially dangerous to plating workers) that today has many restrictions and regulations making it a fairly expensive alternative. Stainless is indeed more expensive but we feel the advantages outweigh any small cost differential.


Why are some parts not stainless?

Some don't require it.  If the part is hidden and appearance is not an issue (as in the Mounting Plate), the expense is not practical.  And sometimes a finish that matches the frame tends to blend in with the overall look of the motorcycle.  The Luggage Brackets have a black powder-coat finish because they should normally be hidden by luggage and utility is their primary function.   


Why are the tube ends open?

Stainless steel gets its anti-corrosion properties from exposure to oxygen (air) and this includes the inside surface of the tubes.  The removable caps allow oxygen to maintain inside protection.   

(refer to the information on stainless steel in Tech Notes)

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