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Strange Cracked Handrails

My bike has been stored for about a year in my brother's metal building. He took it out a time or two to keep the battery up. A few weeks ago I went down to bring it back home with me and we both freaked when we noticed these cracks in the handrails. Nobody has the key to the building besides him so we know that nobody has caused this to happen. And nothing has been sitting on the rails or back of the seat. We are thinking along the lines of hot and cold weather causing the cracks. He lives in Chattanooga, TN where it can get into triple digits, especially in a metal building. It can also get around freezing, too.
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A few others have had an issue with the rails cracking. I took mine off about a year ago. i like the look better without the rails and it was easier to get my foot over at the time. I don't miss them their in a box in storage for when i decide to sell the bike i'll put them back on.

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My bike has cracked rails on both side. When I bought it with ~3000 km the guy who delivered it strapped it in for a long haul by these. I thought this was the cause but could never confirm it. What ever the case it is a "common issue". If I was to do it again I would have bought the SW-Motech rear rack, which would have replaced these, instead of the Givi. The stock handles are solid steel under the plastic so weigh a lot too.

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Add me to the list, both of mine have cracks too.
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Mine have been cracked for a while too, but they're still strong and functional... I think they're plastic covered metal handles.

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me too please

ditto for mine too, wasn't like that new in 2008 but both have cracks now, never been down or tied to anything, not loose, just cosmetic imo.
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Mine as well.
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08 here and a glimpse of a crack is showing on the left side.


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Add me to the list, both of mine have cracks too.
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Mine on the '09 are cracked, which I noticed removing them to add the rack from ktmduals. Can't say for sure about the '08's....

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