Who uses a riders backrest?

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by Clint, Mar 7, 2009.

  1. Clint

    Clint Active Member

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    I found an add on that looks decent for my '93 Heritage, it's a riders back rest. Can someone give me some personal experience as to whether or not it helps out on the longer rides?
     
  2. UglyJohn

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    Depends on the person I guess. For me, it's definitely helps bigtime. However, I'm an Ugly old guy and long trips is what I do. Love 'em for sure, but without the backrest, the rides would be a whole lot longer. To many Ugly stops. :bigsmiley20:
    Ugly John
     
  3. Sgt York

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    I'm also an old guy (and ugly). 2 back surgies in the last 2 years = backrest so I can ride all day long.
     
  4. UglyJohn

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    I can relate to that for sure. I've had surgery on two lower vertebra and a broken tail bone which still hurts like heck at times. As with you, backrest means I can run all day.
     
  5. STEVE07

    STEVE07 Well-Known Member Staff Member Super Moderators

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    I got hit by a drunk and left for dead at 17 ,I have never been able to lean into any backrest comfortablly since then,so a backrest is not a priority for me!:D
     
  6. TXMikey

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    I'm not as old or ugly as those other guys, but also use a rider backrest.:D

    I've had back problems for years, and it really makes longer rides more comfortable. Since changing out the stock seat on my Street Glide to a Sundowner however, I find I don't need the backrest for shorter rides. My wife also has a rider backrest on hers, and likes using it all the time.
     
  7. Sgt York

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    That's a bunch of bull:bigsmiley20:(your avatar that is)
     
  8. Crazyfrog

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    Some people love em, but I'm not one of them! I found that there was a vibration running thru my spine that I could not tollerate.
     
  9. krikket

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    I put mine on for trips over 1 hour. I'm young but I have back problems. I can't sit like that for more than an hour without getting some pain in the center of my back. Plus, when you're sitting at a light you can pop it in neutral, lean back and crack your back!
     
  10. woodman

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    On long trips a backrest is the way to go.