Dumb Question / FXRG Back Pads

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by LtDan1, Dec 13, 2010.

  1. LtDan1

    LtDan1 Member

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    Hi all --

    I have two H-D mesh jackets. Neither came with pockets for the back protection and I'm wanting to add that to both. The FXRG pads are shaped kind of like pears -- and I'm wondering if the wide part goes to the top or the bottom -- i.e., which way to have the seamstress make the pockets? Is that wide part for lower internal organ protection, or for upper between-the-should-blades protection? I called a local dealer and they said the FXRG jackets have rectangle pockets that let you put the back pad whichever way you want it. I'm *assuming* those pads were made that shape for a reason, and would rather spend the money to end up with them installed the way they were intended to be used. It IS possible they were/are intended to be used "either way you want," -- But then why not just make it a big oval instead of giving it a wide and narrow end?

    Any input appreciated.
     
  2. Breeze3at

    Breeze3at Well-Known Member

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    I'd guess the wider part would go to the top on a younger man as the shoulders are wider than waist. For me, it would have to be the other way.:newsmile042:
     
  3. LtDan1

    LtDan1 Member

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    Now that's thinkin'! I'm probably closer to your shape -- Maybe I should plan on scrubbing off some of that lower dimension anyway! :D