drivers backrest

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by hotrodjohn, Oct 10, 2011.

  1. hotrodjohn

    hotrodjohn Active Member

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    I am looking for a drivers backrest. I tried a friends and it seems to high and to close even on the farthest and lowest settings. It is the Harley one that fits in the rectangular mount with three settings for height and the backrest has a spring loaded set of bars to fit into that mounting bracket. I see Harley also sells one with a gas shock that has a 30 degree swing to it by pushing some kind of lever that is attatched to a cable. Anyone know if that setup is any better.
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  2. eagle1966

    eagle1966 Member

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    I agree with you I got one for my EG and had simular experience felt pushed to close
     
  3. ironmark

    ironmark Junior Member

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    I have the fully adjustable ( the one with the cable ) and it is very comfortable & you don't feel crowded towards the front, it is well worth the money IMO.
     
  4. artfuentes

    artfuentes Active Member

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    I have the gas shock adjustable backrest on my Ultra Limited and it's very comfortable. It adjusts (tilt) forward and back, and up and down. I am 5'8" and I feel very comfortable.
     
  5. Iceman24

    Iceman24 Well-Known Member

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    On the manual/driver backrest - you can adjust the angle w/set screw (inside back of pad). I have the manual version, but didn't have to make anyadjustments from initial install. Guess I got lucky w/body angle(s) & bike fit...
     
  6. Roadkill Custom

    Roadkill Custom New Member

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    I have the same as Iceman. I like it alot. I'm 6' 1" and have a 11 SG
     
  7. Krow

    Krow New Member

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    I have the adjustable one. No matter what I'm driving/riding or where I'm sitting I have to change position periodically or things stiffen up - getting old! With the adjustable I can move it back when I want to slouch or move it ahead when I want to sit up. Easy to adjust while moving.
     
  8. Ranger Rick

    Ranger Rick New Member

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    I just put the Mustang driver backrest for my SG it has a adjustment screw that you can adjust in a seconds forward or back based on what feels good to you at the moment I only wish I had done it a long time ago money well spent!

    Ranger Rick
     
  9. 09RG/92spster

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    I have a driver's backrest on my Road Glide for long trips. Mine was not giving enough support and I had it in the forward mounting position. I replaced the adjusting screw with one a bit longer and it works fine now.