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fred1diver
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hey everyone, I was wondering what are your thoughts about a driver's backrest?
I don't have one on my wing but I was thinking about installing one, are they worth it?



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brianinpa
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I do not currently have one on my 1200, but I had one on my 1100. It was the best thing I bought for the bike when I was on long rides. I am looking for one for the 1200 that isn't made of gold.
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I really like mine!!
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geraldm
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if your going any distance at all you will find it takes the stress off arms and lower back just makes for a more enjoyable putt.

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SilverDave
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If you can still find them , I highly recommend the " Removalable " central peg style :


It is just as comfy, can be easily removed if your SI has trouble mounting your bike , and is quite adjustable for drivers comfort

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hey SilverDave, don't you need a special seat for those or can you modify the seat to accept it?

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Thats true ... the backrest came with a special slot like internal attachment that you could bolt or weld to the seat internal frame.
.... and you have to cut a 2 inch slot in the seat cover, as well/
On mine all that was done BEFORE the last time the present seat cover was installed .

I usually ride with a sheepskin ( see pic ) so each time I get a newer skin, I have to have the sheepskin shop cut a slot in the skin, and re-inforce the edges of THAT hole . The last time , they used leather and contact cement for the hole in the skin.

Its still a very comfy backrest, though.

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They are worth having. I had one on my 84 1200I 20 yrs ago. And one on my 85 1200A I sold a few months ago. But both were there when I bought the rig. They were the ones that attach to both sides of the bike. Also have some nice floor boards if anyone needs them. Sorry this pic dont have the back rest....but you can see the collar it goes into ..

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vtflatlander1
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twocams wrote:
Fri Aug 25, 2017 6:42 pm
They are worth having. I had one on my 84 1200I 20 yrs ago. And one on my 85 1200A I sold a few months ago. But both were there when I bought the rig. They were the ones that attach to both sides of the bike. Also have some nice floor boards if anyone needs them. Sorry this pic dont have the back rest....but you can see the collar it goes into ..

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are they driver floor boards do they fit a 1986 Interstate. How much are you asking. I live in Vermont Fred

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Yes they will fit all the GL1200 bikes. $125 + shipping Also has heel toe shifter.

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I have had a few different types and I think the Utopia is the most comfortable and easiest to remove if you don't want to use it. It is also small enough to store when on the road

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twocams wrote:
Sun Sep 03, 2017 5:37 pm
Yes they will fit all the GL1200 bikes. $125 + shipping Also has heel toe shifter.
Thanks but I will have to pass for now
Thanks again
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Well what were you thinkin? I dont have a use for it, and sure wont get rich by selling it. Throw me a $$ #.

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twocams thanks for getting back to me. I am sorry I took so long to respond Lost your reply and just found it. All I could afford at this time is #25.00 for the pait plus shipping. I understand if you say no. Thanks again for responding
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Thanks but not right now.

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Thanks anyway twocams
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Only way I don't have a Back Rest on a Wing is if I can't get one, Utopia is a great add on one.
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Brian, here's the one I have.




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is it for sale?
is it for a gl1200?

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fred1diver, Sorry, it's already been offered to another member. He's got first right of refusal.
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Fred, I have a back rest and mounting hardware that came with my 86 Interstate. It is in great shape... I am sending you a PM...
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thanks Ohara for the backrest, in great shape and a great price on top of that :D

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Glad I could help you out.... I hope you enjoy it...

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You should also check out: Backrest Opinions

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There was a (Markland, I think) backrest already on my SEi from PO. Loved it. Bought a Utopia before I even picked up my '06 GL1800, installed it first night home. Only comes off when SWMBO provides alternate comfort. I bought the quick-connect pin for fast removal. Almost 110k miles and still loving it!



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