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post #31 of 42 (permalink) Old 10-22-2012, 08:19 AM
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I received my standard-size Utopia backrest about September 10th and have since put over 1000 miles on the bike and I can say without reservation that I love the backrest! It's comfortable and doesn't feel at all restrictive. It took a few stops on my first ride to get it adjusted and there were a couple of adjustment "tweaks" after that, but long rides have been a real pleasure since installing this backrest. The attached picture wasn't taken to show the backrest specifically, but it's kinda visible. Should I take another that shows the backrest better I'll be sure to post the picture.

The big thing is that I do like the size of this backrest over the much smaller backrest that was on my Vegas 8-Ball and granted, we're talking about two entirely different bikes but, having that extra support has, for me, really made a positive difference in riding comfort.

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post #32 of 42 (permalink) Old 11-04-2012, 06:07 PM
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Has anyone tried the Utopia version and the Victory? I was wondering how the compare on comfort and quality. Once you include the quick removal option they're pretty close in price.


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post #33 of 42 (permalink) Old 11-04-2012, 11:09 PM
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There is still no pics.
It would be nice to see the different backrests on different bikes.
I got my own Utopia Backrest and here is a few pics.







It is very comfortable and adjustable. KEN
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Got my Utopia backrest a couple months ago, and hands down is 1000% better (considerably cheaper, better quality, more comfortable) than the one Victory offers.

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does the utopia back rest attach to the factory mount or do you have to use their own mount. their website is a little vague. one page says it goes through the factory slit, another show a bracket being screwed to the bottom of the seat pan. If it goes through the factory mount is it still removable without tools?
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The backrest attaches to the factory mount.

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does the utopia back rest attach to the factory mount or do you have to use their own mount. their website is a little vague. one page says it goes through the factory slit, another show a bracket being screwed to the bottom of the seat pan. If it goes through the factory mount is it still removable without tools?
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The backrest attaches to the factory mount.
The mount attaches to the bike under the seat. Then the mount goes through the seat at the factory slit in the seat. Then the backrest attaches to the mount with a bolt. The backrest can be removed, but at mount will just barely be visible.
It is a very adjustable and comfortable backrest.
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Awesome info on this backrest. I'll be ordering one next week. Just need to decide if i want to pay extra for the quick release version.

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thanks orbiker, so the regular can be removed with a tool while the quick release has a lever.?
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thanks orbiker, so the regular can be removed with a tool while the quick release has a lever.?
I am also curious about the difference. Not sure i need a quick release as I am pretty positive it will be staying attached majority of the time.

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