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Just took delivery of our new toy. First thing to do is add a harness bar and some harnesses. I am leaning towards five point harnesses.

I would like to see a pic of how you guys have your center strap mounted below the seat. For some reason this is bugging me. I guess I just need to see one done so I can get it in my head prior to purchasing them.

Thanks in advance...

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Ok, fair enough.

Anyone else feel the same or different? Is that pretty much the way most of you go? If so, I'm down with it. Makes the install easier IMO.

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....... I am leaning towards five point harnesses.........
Contrary to what might be said, the 5th point is what makes the harness most effective. If you do not have a crotch strap the lap belts will pivot upward when you are hanging upside-down or thrown upward in a jolt. This lets your fanny come off of the seat, so the tendency is to cinch up harder on the shoulder belts. This will keep you from being able to move your torso to look alongside or back.... very uncomfortable....

The crotch strap keeps the lapbelts down and anchors you to the seat by your pelvis, allowing the shoulder straps to be a bit loose for mobility. The shoulder straps are only there to keep your torso from being flung forward or out the side. The crotch strap is a real plus in my opinion, and yes, I have hung upside-down in the harness.

Here are some pix, as to one way of anchoring that 5th strap. It seems that the newer Crow harnesses come with a much stubbier anchor plate than they used to. If you find that yours are shorter than the one shown, you should be able to get longer ones at an auto parts store (at least one that handles safety gear).





The lacing should be done with the 'loop' away from the seat latch handle, else the seat might go click :)



Use a low profile bolt, but even so, you will need to do a little filing on the plastic latch frame.

 

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I'm gonna have to install my sub belt. Great pics and explanation!
 

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That was a VERY informative post Steve. I appreciate it very much. It helps me error on the side of caution by going with the five point.

Now I will have this thread to refer back to when I get them ordered.

I knew I was in the right place for the info I needed. You guys rock.

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id be afraid of mounting mine like th pictures above. If that tab bends its going to release your seat in the middle of a crash or roll. (not good)
That's kinda what i was thinking? :fingersx:
 

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The harness releasing the seat is a non issue. The reason is the harness is holding you on the seat and not the seat latch.

My solution to add a 5 point was to move the center harness to the side. This was because the rhino already has a beefy bolt that holds the metal frame for the engine box to the seat frame. Look under your inside leg and see the plastic screw holding the plastic on the front. Remove that screw and pull back the plastic. This reveals a beefy bolt perfect to mount the harness to. Use a flat washer between the harness and seat bracket so you don't pinch the harness. Angle the harness from there towards the center and it will come up right in the middle and be secured great with no drilling. The installation does require a little dremeling from the seat base corner.
 

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This is the bolt and mounting position I was talking about. Put a washer between the harness and the seat base frame. Helps to keep from pinching the harness so you can easily adjust.
Is that comfortable?
 

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Funny because I thought the same thing when someone mentioned that mounting point. I was thinking way to the side and wrapped around my leg. In reality it is almost directly in the middle of the seat. It's only off by about an inch and right over from the seat latch.

Now that I've done my center strap this way I wouldn't do it any other way. It's an easy install and more secure than modifying anything because your tying into a rigid part of the framing. I sandwiched my mount tab in between the 2 brackets so it is even more secure.

All I can say is try it. It doesn't require any modifying just to bolt it up.
 
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