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post #1 of 10 Old 08-04-2008, 02:47 AM Thread Starter
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Need a backrest for the passenger.

Does anyone make a backrest that doesn't involve changing out the seat? I thought maybe one that was anchored to the luggage rack. Anyone hear of a fabricated one of these???

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post #2 of 10 Old 08-04-2008, 03:49 AM
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Put a trunk on the rear rack. You get a trunk and backrest all in one.

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post #3 of 10 Old 08-04-2008, 12:28 PM Thread Starter
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Does the trunk really give the pass good support? As good as a fixed backrest?

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post #4 of 10 Old 08-21-2008, 01:14 PM
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back rest

I have one of these and it's worth every penny...strong and well made.

http://piratesk12site.net/SuzukiV.htm
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I made one for my old Breva, that attached to my trunk plate, so if I didn't want to take the trunk, I could snap on the backrest for the wife....

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I bought a Givi E52 topcase and added the backrest pad. The GF really likes it. Perhaps not the least expensive approach but plenty of functionality.

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post #7 of 10 Old 08-26-2008, 05:48 PM
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I have the Dan Vesel one. It attaches to the factory rack. I'll be posting it in the for sale section. I recently bought a Corbin seat and it has a backrest on it so I don't need this one anymore.
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post #8 of 10 Old 08-27-2008, 10:59 AM
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I have one of these and it's worth every penny...strong and well made.

http://piratesk12site.net/SuzukiV.htm
+1 on this one. Very sturdy and well worth the $. My wife can lean back against it and it feels very secure.

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post #9 of 10 Old 08-29-2008, 10:06 AM
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Homemade backrest/trunk...

I made a backrest by buying a used two-piece Honda cruiser seat at the local thrift store ($10), and using the back passenger seat section as a a backrest.

I mounted this to a 9 x 12 piece of perforated aluminum that I found on ebay for another $10.

I had a Nelson Rigg tank bag that I then mounted to the aluminum plate.

I use bungie cords to strap this onto the luggage rack. It's a comfortable and functional backrest, acts as temporary trunk and is easy to attach/remove.

(A LOT cheaper than the $365 passenger backrest from Pirates Lair - that thing looks good, but I think the price is a bit of a rip.)

I can email pics of my contraption if you're interested.

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post #10 of 10 Old 08-30-2008, 12:53 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for all the input. I decided to go with the Givi case and back pad. She feels quite secure with it behind her. And the case is pretty handy as well.

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