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Need Passenger back rest ideas

Greetings V lovers

Need to find ideas on back rest for my WW (wonderful wifee) before we can do any real distance. I know the trunk is the way to go but is there anything out there with a clean short backrest? Got factory pans 2009 blue. Thanks for the info in advance. KNOBS


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Greetings V lovers

Need to find ideas on back rest for my WW (wonderful wifee) before we can do any real distance. I know the trunk is the way to go but is there anything out there with a clean short backrest? Got factory pans 2009 blue. Thanks for the info in advance. KNOBS


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It all depends on your imagination. The Corbin seat offers a backrest-But the set will cost you about $700 and the seat will be drastically shortened for the passenger. I had one ad my passendger did not have much room with the backrest installed and corbin more or less told me to pound sand instead off attempting to work with me. I have the shad top case with backrest now.

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the Corbin seat with the back rest is 700? I was under the impression they were 400. oh no!
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A Corbin seat by itself is $400....the backrest is extra....
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A Corbin seat by itself is $400....the backrest is extra....
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I was going to ask the question. I was actualy going to ask speedy if he could make somthing.

I think you could remove the passenger "grip bars", on the sides of the passenger seat, and make some kind of large bracket that bolts into thoses holes.

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just PM speedy lets see if he has any thoughts.

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If SW-Motech can mount their trunk rack there, I don't know why Speedy couldn't come up with some sort of backrest bracket that would mount in the same spot.
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I would definitely like to have a back rest for the wife. However, if one is made it would be nice to easily take it on or off.
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Speedy was what came to mind first as well. I have the givi side bags, and would love to see something that attached to the handles themselves.

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check out a givi tb 19 back rest for a silver wing honda . i saw one mounted on a 1400 concours last week ,it was mounted with two bolts on the flat plate on his top rack. it look good and his wife loved it. $ 71.10 at twisted throllte .com ride safe

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Send me some pictures of your bike an bags and let me see what I can come up with. Send them to [email protected].

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Back Rest

Sounds like I am not alone. I will try to update with pictures but I am trying to find the time to get my V broke in. Speedy must be the guy to know. I like the price of the Honda but I gotta talk a longer look at it.

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Ive recently purchased the large oval backrest from Corbin. I think it was
238$plus shipping. It may have been a little more. I bought it for my daugther to
ride with me in Branson MO. We did the ride and she loved it. Its 12 inches wide
and about 11 tall. I intend to add some kind of bag between myself and the
back rest to help on back support for the Mini trips I take.
Haven,t done it yet.
try to soon. Dmc51
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Does it fit the OEM seat? or Does it only works with the Corbin?
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it only fits the Corbin seat.
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It all depends on your imagination. The Corbin seat offers a backrest-But the set will cost you about $700 and the seat will be drastically shortened for the passenger. I had one ad my passendger did not have much room with the backrest installed and corbin more or less told me to pound sand instead off attempting to work with me. I have the shad top case with backrest now.
I like the looks of the Shad top case, my wife would love that. Where did you get your luggage rack to mount it on and which model rack?
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I like the looks of the Shad top case, my wife would love that. Where did you get your luggage rack to mount it on and which model rack?
The rack came from twisted throttle- by sw motech. The shad top case I think I got from aventure noto I thinkm

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The rack came from twisted throttle- by sw motech. The shad top case I think I got from aventure noto I thinkm
Thanks dude, I did a search after I posted my question (should have done it first) and discovered the multiple threads dealing with it. Does your passenger think the sh29 is big/comfortable enough with the back rest?
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Thanks dude, I did a search after I posted my question (should have done it first) and discovered the multiple threads dealing with it. Does your passenger think the sh29 is big/comfortable enough with the back rest?

Shge likes. It because. It gives her a secure indication of where the back oof seat is. Its not like it would hold. Her entire weight though. Also my 6 year old sone rides with me a bit-and he really likes it-as well of the piece of mind it gives ne that he won't slide off.

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