SWINGOUT ARMRESTS FOR 1980 GL1100I


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SWINGOUT ARMRESTS FOR 1980 GL1100I

Postby lgsparks1 » Thu Feb 16, 2012 2:52 pm



DOES ANYONE KNOW WHERE I CAN GET A SET OF SWING OUT ARMRESTS FOR MY 1980 GL1100I BESIDES SABER - CYCLE. I HAVE HEARD TOO MANY BAD THINGS ABOUT THEM, BUT THEY ARE THE ONLY ONES THAT I CAN FIND THAT CARRY THE SWING OUT STYLE ARMRESTS.


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Re: SWINGOUT ARMRESTS FOR 1980 GL1100I

Postby grandpa » Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:42 am

Hi.
I aggre about Sabe-Cycle. I had the same thoughts but my wife insisted that she wanted Swing Out armrest. So I decided to give it a try. I ordered them and one week later I had them here in Denmark without any problems.

That is my expirence, but it is the first and only time I have dealt with them.

The armrest and mounting was ok.

Good luck.

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Re: SWINGOUT ARMRESTS FOR 1980 GL1100I

Postby littlebeaver » Sun Feb 19, 2012 11:55 am

Very rare item, but they are around, I hope you find what you need... :D

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Re: SWINGOUT ARMRESTS FOR 1980 GL1100I

Postby lgsparks1 » Thu Mar 01, 2012 5:49 pm

WELL I JUST HELD MY BREATHE AND GOT THEM FROM SABER CYCLE. EVERYTHING WENT FINE AND HAD THEM IN 4 DAYS. FIT PERFECT AND MY WIFE AND KIDS LOVE THEM!!! :D
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Re: SWINGOUT ARMRESTS FOR 1980 GL1100I

Postby grandpa » Fri Mar 02, 2012 5:53 am

HI.

I did the same, but I coul'd not hold my breath for one week. And the result was the same as yours.

And as you say they fit perfect.

But because we were lucky with this simple order we may not be as lucky next time.

Take care and ride safe with and without yours wife.

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Re: SWINGOUT ARMRESTS FOR 1980 GL1100I

Postby t_reister » Sun Mar 04, 2012 10:49 pm

Thanks for the info on the swingout armrests. Gald they are good ones. I'll hold my breath too.

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Re: SWINGOUT ARMRESTS FOR 1980 GL1100I

Postby spiderjack » Mon Mar 05, 2012 11:08 am

I did the same thing about a year ago - desperate to find swing-out armrests for my 1100 (before I sold it). It was either used on ebay or Saber Cycle. I decided to go with Sucker Cycle. Glad you guys had good luck with them, I sure did not.

When I got it, the chrome was flaking off the post of the left armrest near the swivel part. One of the six holes in the mounting bracket wasn't big enough to fit their own mounting hardware so I had to drill it out to make it to fit. Fine, I can live with both of those problems, I know I'm not going to get the finest quality stuff coming from China.

Literally one week after I installed it, while I was riding with my wife, the weld holding the left armrest to the swivel failed, and the armrest fell off. And there was nowhere near any kind of excessive weight on it - just my wife resting her arm as we rode.

I contacted Sucker Cycle, and you know the drill - I got an offensive reply telling me that I had installed it wrong (I didn't), that I had obviously stepped or jumped on the armrest to get it to fail (I hadn't) and that mis-use or incorrect installation was not their problem.

So I chalked it down to an expensive $150 lesson, and bought a set of used Marklands on eBay, which worked great until I sold the bike.

I will NEVER use Saber Cycle again, for any reason.

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Re: SWINGOUT ARMRESTS FOR 1980 GL1100I

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Mar 05, 2012 11:19 am

spiderjack wrote:I contacted Sucker Cycle, and you know the drill - I got an offensive reply telling me that I had installed it wrong (I didn't), that I had obviously stepped or jumped on the armrest to get it to fail (I hadn't) and that mis-use or incorrect installation was not their problem.

So I chalked it down to an expensive $150 lesson, and bought a set of used Marklands on eBay, which worked great until I sold the bike.

I will NEVER use Saber Cycle again, for any reason.


Sigh. I have heard virtually this same story, SO many times, from SO many people. It's a mystery to me how these idiots are still in business.




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