WTB:1981 GL1100 Interstate driver back rest (factory)


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markgurney
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WTB:1981 GL1100 Interstate driver back rest (factory)

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Hi Friends,
I'm chasing a drivers back rest for my GL 1100. Please PM me if you can help me. Cheers Mark


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Re: WTB:1981 GL1100 Interstate driver back rest (factory)

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There is no factory backrest for the GL1100 - only aftermarket. Markland sold a ton of them, and would probably be your best bet. If you wanted something new, Utopia makes one without the outside bars that Markland has, that looks like it could be factory:

http://www.utpr.com/goldwing.html



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Re: WTB:1981 GL1100 Interstate driver back rest (factory)

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Hi, thanks. I'm after the Markland one with the chrome bars. I thought they were Honda, this is my first Goldwing and just learning the ropes.
I would prefer good used if anyone has one hanging in the shed!
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Re: WTB:1981 GL1100 Interstate driver back rest (factory)

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Not hanging in the shed, but on my bike. Be aware that the bars and mounts Will dig into your legs at a stop and during paddling around a parking lot, and I have a 34 inch inseam.

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Re: WTB:1981 GL1100 Interstate driver back rest (factory)

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Slit a piece of 1" fuel hose and slip it over the mounting bracket

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Re: WTB:1981 GL1100 Interstate driver back rest (factory)

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jeffcosmo wrote: Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:58 am Not hanging in the shed, but on my bike. Be aware that the bars and mounts Will dig into your legs at a stop and during paddling around a parking lot, and I have a 34 inch inseam.

Cosmo
And the bars will dig into your passengers legs as well. My wife hated them.


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