07 FXSTC Driver Backrest & Stock seat Question

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by Slipstrm, Sep 13, 2007.

  1. Slipstrm

    Slipstrm Member

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    I just bought an 07 Softail Custom, it has the stock seat that has the slot for a driver backrest....however my dealer says HD do'esnt make one for the 2007 model yet.
    Does anyone know if ones for other models will work?
    Thanks.
     
  2. glider

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    I would imagine that it would have to be the part number for that seat to fit correctly.Other manufacturers would probably not fit because of a different config on the seat base.

    Just a suggestion, call another dealer, some parts guys are too lazy to look things up and a call will give you the needed info from another dealer.

    At least see if they can furnish you with a part number if available and it can be located then.
     
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  4. Slipstrm

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    How'd you do that? Thats fast information!
    I called them and they dont have it in stock, said it would take a week to get it into their place, prolly another week to get to me.
    Thanks for your assistance Glider!
     
  5. glider

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    The difficult I can do immediately, the impossible takes a bit longer!:D

    Glad i could help you out.
     
  6. Slipstrm

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    It arrived today.....It wont work.
    There must be some mount that will mount under the seat in the cavity for it to fit into. Any more ideas??
     

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  7. glider

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    Best bet is to call the dealer and ask them if there is any other brackets that are necessary to mount it. Unfortunately I don't have every detail for every part at hand to help out with but can locate most things , just wish I did :D
     
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  8. glider

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    Is it a possibility that it gets fastened into the base pan of the seat with self tapping screws?
     
  9. Slipstrm

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    Nope it doesnt fit far enough thru the seat to mount on the fender. I even took it apart and got it to fit thru the seat in every possible way.
    There would have to be a mount similar to the ones for other HD backrests.
    I believe this is a backrest for the Signature series seat by HD.
    I reckon I'll just have to fab my own, I have some Ideas, its just going to take some time.
     
  10. Slipstrm

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    I spent a couple days working on a prototype mount and the made one that I'm happy with.....pic coming soon....
     
    Last edited: Sep 28, 2007