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Does anyone know of a backrest for the DL-1000? I do not want to buy a hard trunk for it. I also do not want to have to buy a new seat. The only ones that I have been able to find are the ones that attach to the hard trunk, or the ones that go with the Corbin seat. Any help would be appreciated.

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Sorry I don't have an answer - I'd like to know the same for the DL650!

My wife went on her first ride with me tonight and complained about feeling "insecure" every time I goosed the throttle ( :oops: ) couldn't help myself

Would also like to avoid the big hard tail bag if possible. Anybody?
 

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I modified one from Sampson Sport Touring so that I could unbolt it without having to remove the rack. Even though I made mine up to work with the GIVI mount, the idea is the same if just the rack is used.

Here are some of the pictures that I sent to Sampson while I was building it.

Feel free to ask questions if the pics don't make sense.

Here is how it looks installed Pic

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Jayhawk - how hard was this to do and what tools did you need? This is pretty much what I am looking for but I'm not going to break out a torch etc. to do it.

Anyone else know of any pre-fab versions of a similar setup?
 

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How about a DIY variation to add a back rest while 1 up? I'd love to safely rig a back rest so that I can give my lower back a little more support. Any thoughts?

(Of course, I could always do sit ups and exercise more... health-oriented folk will tell you that a strong abdomen is the foundation for good posture and a strong back.)
 

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Joe,
For a turn key setup, you could contact Sampson. At one time he mentioned possibly doing a V-Strom specific mount. Other than that the mod is pretty straightforward.

If you are mounting to the stock rack, the circular mounting plate from Sampson needs to be cut down to fit. You can do this with a hacksaw. Note link 4 in heikkil's post above.

Drill out the factory threads in the backrest. After that drill and tap (2) 1/4-20 holes in the mount using the backrest as a guide for the holes. I would J-B Weld some nuts onto this also just for a little extra strength. Then drill and tap (2) 10-32 holes in the mount to secure it to the rack. Note pictures 2 & 4 on Sampsons site.

Drill the rack for the (4) bolts to come through and the mat for the 1/4" bolts only. Countersink the holes for the 10-32 bolts so that the mat lies flat.

Hope this helps.

phlooburoo- I don't know of anything like you describe. I'd like one too.
 

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Scroll down to the SS Rear Rack discussion thread about July 25 in this V-Strom Mods and Performance discussion area. There is a very nice unit there that could easily have a pad attached to it by drilling a few holes. There are pictures there too. Looks very nice.

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I'm currently carving a mold for Sportbike type tailcone for my DL1000. The tailcone will have a built in pad for my passengers, and a small internal storage space. When I get it done, I'll do the layup in fiberglass. The plan is for it to snap into place, just like the top trunk, but it will obviously be more streamlined. For those days when you don't want to carry a lot of "stuff".
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For a rider backrest, not the pillon, find a backrest or pad you want to use.
Then using either tubular or square stock make basically a long "L" shape where the bottom of the "L" mounts to the backrest, one for each side of the bike and the backrest. Then a couple pieces of tube or square stock that the upper upright of the "L" can slide into or over (in would be better) and mount these pieces at the luggage rack parallel to the bikes sides one on either side. Then a hole or holes drilled and tapped into pieces mounted at the rack with a thumbscrew in the holes. Now just slide your back rest into the tubes and tighten the screws to where it fits you best.

What you get are a backrest on two long ski type legs extending behind the portion one rests their back on, and on the bike two tubes you slide the legs into.

It may not be the best description but with the right length of tubes one could have it available for both the pillon or the rider, though you may have some rear over hang for the pillion. And it's quick and easily removable.
 
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