Why are you having this sale?
Simply to clear inventory for new & different products. We produce in large numbers to offer the lowest possible price and, thus, need steel in large quantities. Almost all west coast steel comes from Asia and the unstable tariff situation makes large raw material purchases not reasonable at this time (Triumph has its frames make in Thailand … but without tariffs). We have design plans to move forward and we are making steps to increase inventory storage to prepare for expansion.
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" dresser rail mount -
MP System attach at the Mounting Plate and also at the shock absorber pivot. Triumph
accessories also attach at the rear of their mount using the same mounting points. We
could’ve adapted to the Triumph 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 the tube ends open?
Because stainless steel gets its anti-
Do you offer customized accessories?
We could but few would find the price acceptable. All of our accessories are produced with dies machined to a hundredth of a millimeter and assembled in precise jigs designed for mass production. Steel is also purchased in bulk to reduce the cost of finished accessories. A custom designed piece would require CAD drawings of the parts involved and actual samples made to assure fit. As a rule, we do not offer custom accessories but we would evaluate making our dimensional drawings available to a machine shop capable of producing a custom piece.
Any modification will invalidate the warranty but, if necessary, accessories can be customized. Welding is not recommended on grade 8 stainless unless you are very experienced and use the correct equipment and stainless wire (MIG/TIG). Avoid attaching anything with aluminum screws or bolts because galvanic corrosion (a cathodic metal in direct contact with an anodic metal) -
Can the Grab Rail be fitted to the Scrambler?
Yes, it has been successfully mounted on Scramblers. Since there are slight variances from frame to frame, the mounting process could require "persuasion" in some instances. This frame variation can affect any and all accessories mounted to the Bonneville... even the Triumph factory accessories.
Shouldn't the Grab Rail tubing be made thicker?
Ideally, a grab rail should fit an average(?) grip and be made of a non-
We studied the many functional uses of a grab rail and found, in day-
passengers is not as important as it used to be. In the days of the T120, it was easy to pick up passengers anywhere but in these days of helmet laws, this is rarely the case (unless you carry a spare helmet wherever you go). The Classic Grab Rail tubing diameter is not large because we felt the lines of the New Bonneville should not be compromised for a part-
Oh, for the nostalgic crowd, the original T120 grab rails were of a smaller diameter, screwed to the seat, rusted before your eyes, and had these metal straps that took skin off many a hand. This picture is the "deluxe" model.
Times have changed... and so have we.
The Grab Rail Plus does have a larger diameter tube –mainly to support the weight carrying rack.
Will Quick Mounts work with Luggage Brackets TR?
The crossbar is the same as on our MP Luggage Brackets so, YES, they will work.
What are the dimensions of the Quick Mount? Will they work with my bags?
The Quick Mount plate is basically a right angle trapezoid with the top base = 9.45", the bottom base = 6.68", and the height = 7.18". The mounting holes for a bag are located on a quadrilateral within the trapezoid and can be viewed on the Templates in the Instructions. Some of the essential dimensions are available in the downloadable file section of Instructions in INFO. The template included in the instructions is sized to actual accessory dimensions.
Are Quick Mounts secure?
Yes, in two ways. Special tabs on the mount secure it from vertical and horizontal forces encountered in normal use. They are also secured by locks onto the Luggage Bracket. The Locks prevent unwanted removal (as in theft!) And also fasten the Quick Mount to the bracket. Please remember that any lock’s security value is limited to making it difficult to break and the time it takes to defeat it –no lock is foolproof.
How much weight can Quick Mounts handle?
As much as you would consider safe for the Luggage Brackets themselves.
How fast can luggage be mounted/removed with Quick Mounts?
As quickly as you can turn the lock key and lift off the luggage.
What if my luggage still makes contact with the shock absorber?
Use a spacer described in Quick Mount instructions in a downloadable file (see INFO).
LUGGAGE BRACKETS TR:
Can these be used with the Grab Rail Plus … or Classic?
No, our grab rails use our Mounting Plate and this is not compatible with the Triumph dresser-
Can the Luggage Brackets be used with hard luggage?
Yes, if the mounting points (holes) allow it. Some riders have built a hard luggage support (spacer) that bolts to the mounts and others have drilled the hard-
You recommend slant bags but what if I have straight bags?
The concern is not with our brackets but with the placement of the rear shocks. The slanted position of the shocks determines what bags work best. If a straight bag hangs over the shock absorber, it must clear the shock to avoid contact. This can be accomplished with a spacer plate bolted to the bracket. An example of a spacer plate can be seen on the instruction page for Quick Mounts.
Why aren't the luggage brackets stainless steel?
The Luggage Brackets are finished in powder-
LUGGAGE BRACKETS TR:
Do the Luggage Brackets TR need the Mounting Plate?
They do not because they bolt directly to the “U” dresser rail used with Triumph’s OEM grab rail or backrest. The rear mount is sandwiched between the accessory and the rail. A Triumph OEM grab rail / backrest dresser rail is needed to mount the Luggage Brackets TR.
Can the MCR grab rails be used with Luggage Brackets TR?
No, they require our Mounting Plate which is incompatible with Triumph OEM accessories. If you have Triumph’s grab rail or sissy bar, our TR brackets will work.
What about Quick Mounts and Luggage Brackets TR?
Quick Mounts work for all our Luggage Brackets.
Do the luggage brackets work on the Scrambler?
Yes, and no. The right-