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Offline DataDavid

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Driver's Backrest Problem Solved
« on: April 11, 2015, 11:24:25 pm »
I am planning a trip next month to Texas and really wanted a backrest but didn't like the options from Corbin or Utopia.  The attached picture and document gives a brief idea of what I did.  I haven't driven it since I installed it but it feels very comfortable.

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Re: Driver's Backrest Problem Solved
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2015, 06:11:53 am »
David.... That is a very cost effective solution....

The pad for my mind is a little large but bearing in mind it is re-use of an existing pad a good fit. A good write up on the manufacture too. I guess my only concerns might be how easily it might bend out of shape in use but I am sure you will report back.
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Re: Driver's Backrest Problem Solved
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2015, 12:14:15 pm »
*Originally Posted by cropbiker [+]
David.... That is a very cost effective solution....

The pad for my mind is a little large but bearing in mind it is re-use of an existing pad a good fit. A good write up on the manufacture too. I guess my only concerns might be how easily it might bend out of shape in use but I am sure you will report back.

Thanks for the thoughts.  I agree that it is large (12" x 14") but it was just an easy "target of opportunity".  I am not sure I will leave it on after my Texas trip.  I think someone could take the support idea and use a smaller pad, like one I had originally planned, and make it work for them.  The support is 2" wide by 3/16" think - I don't think it will easily bend out of shape.  I had a heck of a time bending intentionally bending it.  I am going use it for a while and see how it goes.  Thanks again for the comments.

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Re: Driver's Backrest Problem Solved (not)
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2015, 07:42:01 pm »
Follow up on the backrest.

I rode about 25 miles with the backrest on yesterday and didn't like it.  I agree it was large.  Besides that the support mechanism was "springy".  I really couldn't lean back against it.  I took it off and put the backrest portion back on the exercise machine.

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Re: Driver's Backrest Problem Solved
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2015, 01:09:45 am »
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Re: Driver's Backrest Problem Solved
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2015, 04:03:21 pm »
I've been considering coming up with a support and going to a welding shop and having may BakUp from my K1600 installed on it, but after your experience with 3/16" thick material I think I'll just eventually bite the bullet for a Utopia if I decide I really need it.  Thanks for the info.  :821:
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Re: Driver's Backrest Problem Solved
« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2015, 11:16:35 pm »
*Originally Posted by DataDavid [+]
I am planning a trip next month to Texas

Where in Texas are you headed?
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Re: Driver's Backrest Problem Solved
« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2015, 11:23:29 pm »
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Where in Texas are you headed?
I will be heading to Richmond. I have a brother there. He will be turning 70 and I will be turning 65. Haven't gotten together in a while. 

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