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    backrest pad alternatives ....
    on: Apr 01, 2022, 11.47 pm
    Apr 01, 2022, 11.47 pm
    anybody find a better alternative for the hard, uncomfortable backrest on the Trophy top box?
    TJ

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    Re: backrest pad alternatives ....
    Reply #1 on: Apr 02, 2022, 01.05 am
    Apr 02, 2022, 01.05 am
    Probably best bet would be to have a shop recover the existing one, unless you would consider removing the top box and fabricating a plate on the rear rack to attach a backrest.  That of course eliminates some storage.  I don't recall having seen an improvement to the pad on the trunk on the forum, but someone I'm sure has done something to improve it for a significant other.
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    Re: backrest pad alternatives ....
    Reply #2 on: Apr 02, 2022, 02.38 am
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     :451: I'd prefer the passenger get their own Trophy and follow me

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    Re: backrest pad alternatives ....
    Reply #3 on: Apr 02, 2022, 02.54 am
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     My wife assures me she never leans back onto the backrest. She also added, that you might need a pillion with "more padding".  :164: :164:
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    Re: backrest pad alternatives ....
    Reply #4 on: Apr 02, 2022, 09.22 am
    Apr 02, 2022, 09.22 am
    I have cut a piece of close density foam to fit below the Triumph back rest and use some self adhesive velcro to hold it in place my wife says is more comfortable.
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    Reply #5 on: Apr 02, 2022, 11.59 am
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     She's happy, your happy, problem solved. A good ending. :062:
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    Re: backrest pad alternatives ....
    Reply #6 on: Apr 02, 2022, 04.41 pm
    Apr 02, 2022, 04.41 pm
    Thanks all ... I guess it's improvise time!
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    Re: backrest pad alternatives ....
    Reply #7 on: Apr 03, 2022, 09.33 am
    Apr 03, 2022, 09.33 am
    My young lady also complains the backrest doesn't actually reach her back - it probably needs to be twice the thickness to be effective.
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