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Handles for passenger?updated with pics on page 2

Hi all, From time to time, the wife and I or a hunting partner will be doubling up on the ATV. Has anybody used these handles from Coleman before or have any suggestions for handles that the rear passenger can use to help steady themselves while riding as a passenger?

I already have a soft storage with a padded seating area built in that works pretty good and is comfortable. Just would like a little more stability back there and the storage bag covers the rack to the point where grabbing it is awkward.

Coleman - ATV UTV Pro Flex Off Road Grab Handle -

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I'll be the Guinea pig. They should be here Friday. I'll post the findings when I test them out.

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Cant they just hold onto you? Or at least your wife can? lol My only thing with that would be if you wanted to ride single again you would have to take the whole thing off or suffer having a bar against your back the whole time, if im right
 

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I can't envision how one would mount that handle.

I also have a soft storage bag on the back and can see why you'd want some type of handle. I think I might be more inclined to use a sturdy rope or strap, and tie a loose handle to the rear rack on each side of the machine. If someone is riding, they can grab the straps in each hand to give them some support. If no one is there, the straps will just fall out of the way.

Curious how the Coleman handle works out. Post pics.
 

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I can't envision how one would mount that handle.

I also have a soft storage bag on the back and can see why you'd want some type of handle. I think I might be more inclined to use a sturdy rope or strap, and tie a loose handle to the rear rack on each side of the machine. If someone is riding, they can grab the straps in each hand to give them some support. If no one is there, the straps will just fall out of the way.

Curious how the Coleman handle works out. Post pics.
I had the same issue. From the picture of the product shown I couldn't figure out how you would be able to attach it to the quad, unless the parts shown in the picture are not proportional to each other. Very interested to see how this turns out though
 

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I can speculate that you could mount it on the side of the rack, which would make me want one on either side. Visualize the parallel bars gymnasts use, with the seat in between.

Anyway. I'll be interested to see how it turns out.
 

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I can speculate that you could mount it on the side of the rack, which would make me want one on either side. Visualize the parallel bars gymnasts use, with the seat in between.

Anyway. I'll be interested to see how it turns out.
This is what I was thinking also. They are actually cables wrapped in rubber so there should be some flex to them. I was thinking of mounting one on each side of the rear rack and more towards the front but staying on the side if that makes sense. We'll see how she goes.

We found that going down hills it was tiring for the passenger to use feet to hold you back on the rear of the seat.. It's all new to us, Just trying to see what works, If not, we'll try something else.

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Ah, OK. Cables makes more sense. Ropes inside small sections of old garden hose would be the poor-mans alternative. :)
 

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Ah, OK. Cables makes more sense. Ropes inside small sections of old garden hose would be the poor-mans alternative. :)
Even poorer mans alternative, put a hole through the plastics, one on each side and put a rope through the holes. Simple and effective, as long as u dont snap the plastics
 

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I friggin hate giving rides. I would not install handles and encourage passengers. I make my father in law ride on the trailer...he is considering buying a side by side.
 

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I friggin hate giving rides. I would not install handles and encourage passengers. I make my father in law ride on the trailer...he is considering buying a side by side.
This will be a temp solution it seems as the wife wants her own now. However, they will come in handy hopefully for the occasional time we will be hauling a passenger. I will have some relatives that will come hunting with me this year and one just had back surgery so he'll be riding with me, They don't have quads themselves.

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Updated

Got these in the mail today.

First Impression is that they are very well made and have various parts for different mounting options to include rollbars on UTV's.

There is a machined block of aluminum that the rubber coated cable screws into, The block has a notch cut out to make it possible to attach to round stock.


I attached to the right side of the rear rack. It's a very sturdy mount and the handle has just a bit of flex in it.



More pics and with the rear bag sitting where it would normally be attached.




I am only installing the one side as I have a gun rack mounted on the other. I'll try it this way but I think it will be more than sufficient to provide the passenger a little more control especially when heading downhill of slightly off camber.

These are actually made by Mad Dog and sold through Coleman and are on Clearance right now if anybody wants to get one or two.

Thanks for reading,
Brett
 
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