Rear arm rests loose


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Rear arm rests loose

Postby dpmath » Sat Jan 17, 2015 1:31 pm



I have 2012 GW1800 with Kuryakyn rear arm rests. They have become loose and swing out whenever I turn a corner. How can you tighten them? I can't figure out how to get that done.



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Re: Rear arm rests loose

Postby Steve F » Sat Jan 17, 2015 8:33 pm

Do You have any pics?
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Re: Rear arm rests loose

Postby dpmath » Sun Jan 18, 2015 9:43 am

It was easier to get a picture from a website.
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Re: Rear arm rests loose

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Jan 19, 2015 12:11 pm

I found the instructions on the Kuryakin site, on the installation document: http://www.kuryakyn.com/documents/insta ... L-0313.pdf

POINTS OF ADJUSTMENT (A SET OF METRIC HEX WRENCHES WILL BE NEEDED.)
You can adjust the resistance in the swing of the Arm Rest:

  • Remove the lower cap at the pivot point of the Arm Rest by loosening the setscrew in the cap. Rotate the cap counter clockwise until it comes free. Loosen the outside nut.
  • Tighten the inside nut to increase resistance or loosen the inside nut to decease resistance.
  • Hold the inside nut in place and tighten the outside nut against it to lock it in place.
  • Reinstall the cap in the reverse order as it was removed.

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Re: Rear arm rests loose

Postby dpmath » Mon Jan 19, 2015 8:08 pm

Thanks, I had tried before after loosening the set screw but was afraid I might damage the armrest. I'll try it.

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Re: Rear arm rests loose

Postby wibk05 » Sat Jan 24, 2015 11:05 am

Assuming its the left arm rest. The pivot point is broken. It is a brass pin which is welded in place on the top. If you remove the bottom acorn cap and then a nut, if I remember correctly the arm rest will lift off. Kuryakin offers replacements, which is the bar from the pivot point forward to the actual armrest, you just have to put your old arm pads on the new pieces. I called them directly and had the parts the next day. A little pricy around $200, but cheaper than a full new set.

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Re: Rear arm rests loose

Postby dpmath » Sat Jan 24, 2015 11:36 am

I did get both armrests apart. My right one is the one I have trouble with swinging out. I tightened both nuts and worked the arm a few times and saw both nuts begin to back off no matter how tight I made them. Eventually the arm worked loose again. I'm going to get some lock tight to see if that improves. For $200 I put up with it!

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Re: Rear arm rests loose

Postby crock4 » Wed Mar 25, 2015 7:00 pm

wibk05 wrote:Assuming its the left arm rest. The pivot point is broken. It is a brass pin which is welded in place on the top. If you remove the bottom acorn cap and then a nut, if I remember correctly the arm rest will lift off. Kuryakin offers replacements, which is the bar from the pivot point forward to the actual armrest, you just have to put your old arm pads on the new pieces. I called them directly and had the parts the next day. A little pricy around $200, but cheaper than a full new set.


Mine broke off too. I drilled it out, went to Lowe's, got a steel roll pin one size larger, drove it in, cut it off the right height, and done. Total cost .65
I know this is a little late, but I just read the post. Hope this helps someone in the future.

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