Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Long Island, NY
I had the passenger armrests on and removed them and put the handholds on, that's what the boss wanted (I live with fear everyday and sometimes she lets me ride). With that said, the armrests are sturdy as Hamr S stated, however, they do move/swing out with the slightest of pressure, so much so I use to have to put a small bungee between the arms to stop them from swinging on turns. And as Hamr S also said they come off right quick (I believe a total of 4 or 6 easy accessible bolts). Is it an extra safety feature, maybe, but IMHO I don't see it. I believe its just a comfort accessory for the passenger. However, anyone who rode on the bike when the armrests were on, felt safer! Perception is 90% of the game. If it makes your 9 year old feel good, its worth every penny!
2012 CCT- stage 1, Lloydz A/F, PCV, cams and dyno by Kyle, Lloydz ATS wheel,
sat radio w/ RAM mount
air horn(fairing), high beam HID,
RF amp w/polk db6501 frnt spkrs, Vic drvs backrest, 7Jurock 15" flip,
Cree LED lights on custom aluminum light bar.
Vic saddlebag covers, AirHawk R,
JEGS Heat Tape, AMSOIL 10W40
Rear Saber Lights
2012 Suzuki Vstrom
2006 Vulcan Nomad- sold
2003 Honda Spirit-sold
Long Island, NY