Back rest


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Bluedude54
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Motorcycle: 2010 GL1800 Audio Comfort

Back rest

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I have a 2010 GL 1800 Audio Comfort. I'm thinking about installing a back rest. Anyone have suggestion on any particular one ? I'm a little apprehensive about cutting the seat. Especially with mine being heated. Any suggestions would be helpful. Thanks


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Viking
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Re: Back rest

Post by Viking »

These are the two most common that do not require cutting the seat. I had the Kuryakyn one at one time, till I replaced the seat and got the backrest that came with the Ultimate Seat.

https://cyclemax.com/inc/sdetail/gl1800 ... mount_/323

https://cyclemax.com/inc/sdetail/gl1800 ... krest/8501
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wingpilot08
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Motorcycle: 2008 GL1800-HPNA - 73,000+ miles
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Re: Back rest

Post by wingpilot08 »

I had tried the Kuryakyn backrest on my 2008 and really did not find it very comfortable..just me, but I sold it after about a week of trying it...just my $.02....YMMV!
08' GL1800-HPNA - Red 73,000+ miles
1995 Bunkhouse Camper
Darkside #1720
1975 CB550-4 mileage unknown
1982 Yamaha 650 Maxim 30,000 miles
1987 Yamaha XVZ-1300 Venture 109,000 miles
1982 CB750-FSS 60,000+ miles
1996 Honda GL1500-SE 210,000 miles
notstuckiniowa
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Location: Johnstown, OH
Motorcycle: 2008 GL1800

Re: Back rest

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Yeah that's my worry too, spend all that money and not like it. I do not have a bad back so to speak...but on those long rides it would be a bit more comfortable. If I wanted ultimate comfort I guess I would drive an RV.


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