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post #1 of 6 Old 09-06-2005, 04:10 PM Thread Starter
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Homemade backrest for 1000 Strom

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Here are some pics of the backrest and bracket that I made for my 03 Strom. I have the brackets for the factory bags installed so I made mine to clamp onto them that way I can take it off when the wife isn't with me. It's machined from 6061 aluminum, tig welded together and then polished to a satin finish. I ordered the pad from my local dealer.


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post #2 of 6 Old 09-06-2005, 04:11 PM
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Very nice work! Looks comfy too!

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Very nice work. :!:

Any concerns about it shifting on the other half while riding, it does seem a stop or additional bolt to clamp or machined groove for fitting to the racks tube might be in order but this is just based on the photos so I could be all wet on this.

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post #4 of 6 Old 09-07-2005, 07:43 AM
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Chrome it, add an eagle and put it in the catalogue... Oh, wait, this isn't a Harley.

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post #5 of 6 Old 09-11-2005, 02:44 PM
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Nice looking backrest. I agree with Brad about putting grooves in it to ensure that it doesn't slide.

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post #6 of 6 Old 09-12-2005, 03:39 PM Thread Starter
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I thought so too. I figured that when I got it in the position that my wife liked I would mill a couple of slots across the bars but after I tightened the 5/16 allen bolts it didn't move anywhere. We'll have to see what happens on a long ride. So far we've only been on some short trips.
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