Muddiman Armrests - BMW Luxury Touring Community
 2Likes
  • 1 Post By MikeERideWNC
  • 1 Post By MikeERideWNC
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 9 Old Oct 24th, 2015, 9:22 pm Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
MikeERideWNC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Murphy, NC, USA
Posts: 793
Muddiman Armrests

I finally got around to installing my Muddiman Armrests on my 2005.

I have got to say they are nice and my wife loves them!

I tried to follow the instructions line for line but strayed.
The trunk light which I never use, I removed the switch then I put in a jumper and now I can just turn the light on in the trunk should I need it. That saved some install time and cutting.

I also used red Locktite on all of the screws. I figure that I am never EVER taking any of this back apart, so it will be the next owners problem.

Lastly, I put velcro over the armrest screws and bottom of the mounting bracket to help protect the plastic should the trunk ever open too far.

The fit and finish is just beautiful.
I think I completed the entire job in about two hours.

So huge thanks to Don.
I hope this helps those of you on the fence reach out to him and buy yourselves a set.





cws likes this.

Visit
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
_ Why is there never enough time to do it right the first time, but always enough time to do it over?
MikeERideWNC is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 9 Old Oct 24th, 2015, 9:41 pm
Senior Member
 
Munmi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Munising, MI, USA
Posts: 674
Re: Muddiman Armrests

Quote:
Originally Posted by MikeERideWNC View Post


Lastly, I put velcro over the armrest screws and bottom of the mounting bracket to help protect the plastic should the trunk ever open too far.
Did you shorten the strap in the truck so opening too far would not happen?

Scott and Theresa
Munising, MI
2004 K1200LT Black
2014 Kawasaki KLR650

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Munmi is offline  
post #3 of 9 Old Oct 24th, 2015, 11:12 pm Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
MikeERideWNC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Murphy, NC, USA
Posts: 793
Re: Muddiman Armrests

Quote:
Originally Posted by Munmi View Post
Did you shorten the strap in the truck so opening too far would not happen?
Of course, but it is close. I want my trunk to open as wide as possible.
I had about a quarter inch gap between the mount and plastic.
Just to be sure I added the velcro. Besides, the velcro does an excellent job of hiding the shiny screws.

Visit
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
_ Why is there never enough time to do it right the first time, but always enough time to do it over?
MikeERideWNC is offline  
 
post #4 of 9 Old Oct 25th, 2015, 1:41 pm
Senior Member
 
james216's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Garfield Hts, Ohio, USA
Posts: 1,383
Re: Muddiman Armrests

I got a set of the ztechnik armrests. I got them in a package deal with a set of BMW factory passenger floorboards, for a price i couldn't pass up. But i really wanted the muddleman set to begin with. It didn't seem to me that he made them anymore. Still would have got the technik set. It was to good of a deal. And my wife loves them. But the muddemans are nice.

2004 K1200LT. Big Mama
1999 Suzuki Intruder VL1500LC. Betty Lou.
I'm a 4 percenter.

Last edited by james216; Oct 25th, 2015 at 1:47 pm.
james216 is offline  
post #5 of 9 Old Oct 25th, 2015, 4:55 pm Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
MikeERideWNC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Murphy, NC, USA
Posts: 793
Re: Muddiman Armrests

I ordered mine about three weeks ago. I had them in two days.

Here is his site:
Don Muddiman's Eagle Innovations BMW K1200LT Armrests

Visit
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
_ Why is there never enough time to do it right the first time, but always enough time to do it over?
MikeERideWNC is offline  
post #6 of 9 Old Oct 26th, 2015, 1:01 am
Super Moderator
 
dfinazzo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Waconia, MN, USA
Posts: 1,362
Re: Muddiman Armrests

Been using Muddiman Armrests for 9 years but I used a mercury
switch to turn the trunk light off and on instead of drilling all the extra
holes and remounting the switch - a little cleaner install.

Also hard to find mercury switches these days!

Wife would not ride long rides without them . . .

Dan Finazzo
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


"Experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted to get"
dfinazzo is offline  
post #7 of 9 Old Oct 27th, 2015, 5:56 pm
Guest
 
2191's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Danielsville, PA, USA
Posts: 747
Wink Re: Muddiman Armrests

Quote:
Originally Posted by dfinazzo View Post
Been using Muddiman Armrests for 9 years but I used a mercury
switch to turn the trunk light off and on instead of drilling all the extra
holes and remounting the switch - a little cleaner install.

Also hard to find mercury switches these days!

Wife would not ride long rides without them . . .
Need a mercury switch. Check for them at the local flee market or yard sales for old thermostats. "Round units"
2191 is offline  
post #8 of 9 Old Oct 28th, 2015, 7:43 am Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
MikeERideWNC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Murphy, NC, USA
Posts: 793
Re: Muddiman Armrests

I gave all of my mercury to the local elementary school so they could roll it around on their desks.
It helps build immune systems.

J/k
CharlieVT likes this.

Visit
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
_ Why is there never enough time to do it right the first time, but always enough time to do it over?
MikeERideWNC is offline  
post #9 of 9 Old Oct 28th, 2015, 7:48 am
Senior Member
 
CharlieVT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: The Deep South of Vermont
Posts: 4,395
Re: Muddiman Armrests

Quote:
Originally Posted by MikeERideWNC View Post
I gave all of my mercury to the local elementary school so they could roll it around on their desks.
It helps build immune systems.

J/k
Yeah, I'm thinking that an old mercury switch out of a wall mounted thermostat, repurposed onto a motorcyle is an invitation to a mercury spill.

There must be other ways to accomplish the desired application.
http://www.digikey.com/en/product-hi...itch?WT.srch=1

https://www.google.com/#q=limit+switch
CharlieVT is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the BMW Luxury Touring Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Adding Armrests to K1200LT mantincp K1200LT 22 Jan 6th, 2017 7:52 am
Passenger Armrests on a RT - Anyone? cman1956 RT Series 8 Oct 29th, 2014 4:06 pm
Passenger armrests (again) FremontLT K1600GT/GTL 2 Nov 28th, 2012 7:07 pm
Armrests installed!!! bowdon K1200LT 2 Jan 1st, 2009 3:22 pm
Armrests in Gray? BUGKILLER Ergonomics & Rider Comfort 3 Mar 29th, 2006 4:10 pm

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome