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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-27-2017, 12:37 PM Thread Starter
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Victory Vegas backrest on a Gunner?

Hey all, I've been looking for an option to get a driver's backrest on my Gunner since I got it.

I have the stock driver's and passenger's seat on my Gunner. I recently came across an auction for Vegas driver's backrest at a pretty reasonable price that doesn't involve getting a whole new touring seat. (something I want to do but don't have the scratch for just yet.)

From everything I can tell it seems the steel frame bikes (Gunner, Vegas, Highball) are all the same bike aside from handlebars, headlights, and front wheels. This would mean my seat and fender bolt pattern would be able to tack this right on no problem right?

Thanks in advance, here's a link to what I'm talking about.

Victory Vegas Driver Backrest | eBay
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Should bolt right on
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The only thing I can't figure out is where those four holes on the backrest bolt into.

My passenger seat bolts down on the sides and taking a flashlight to under my rear fender it's smooth all the way back. No four holes...

Here's my seat on Victory's site to show how it bolts on anyways. I was thinking this rest would correlate with the passenger seat's setup but it doesn't seem to.

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VICTORY KINGPIN/VEGAS 05-UP DRIVER BACKREST - GRASSHOPPER LIMITED


Another option for you. I think they have them on ebay too.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Victory-King...BVEs8m&vxp=mtr

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I did find this guy's ebay listing this winter. I messaged him to see if they would fit and he said they would not. His posts and picture's are all of the item on the bike though, what I got me intrigued about my original post on here is that you can see how the part bolts on, and I believe the Vegas and Gunner are close to the same bike in most aspects.
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Oh here we go. The Plot thickens.

I found another ebay listing for a passenger seat to see what the bottom looks like without having to take mine off. It has the four bolt holes it looks like you'd need to put this on. This means your bike would have to have a passenger seat to use this?

I have a passenger seat so it looks like it'll work out for me. I just think it's a little weird that the listing for the backrest doesn't have any information about how it mounts or what it mounts to.

Victory Vegas/Highball Passenger Seat | eBay
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I have the Grasshopper and it's great!
Also easily removed for when you have a female on the back,
As good as the Grasshopper is riding solo, it's hard to beat leaning back into a woman, when yr riding the bike that is.
Looks to me like the Victory offering is fixed and to me riding with something between us is like her riding in the back of a pickup.
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The only thing I can't figure out is where those four holes on the backrest bolt into.

My passenger seat bolts down on the sides and taking a flashlight to under my rear fender it's smooth all the way back. No four holes...

Here's my seat on Victory's site to show how it bolts on anyways. I was thinking this rest would correlate with the passenger seat's setup but it doesn't seem to.

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I just happened to have my rear sear and luggage rack off for the solo look. I took a photo of the under side of the seat. Note the back where the luggage rack is. It appears the back rest screws into where the four screws are there. I've circled them in read.

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Sure!

Thank you for the picture Tiger. I think I get how this guy bolts up onto the bike now and I should be good.
I'll probably order it tomorrow and have it on late this weekend if all works out.

I'm just exploring the mounting brackets and compatibility of grasshopper backrests now. They cost a little more, but have the slide on and off feature for when I don't want it on the bike, which I like.

It's just hard to find an image of those grasshopper brackets; I assume it has to be a similar bolt up option under the passenger seat.
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I saw a rack that you could slide a backrest all the way to the driver. Not sure exactly who made it or what site I saw it on. You can always fab up your own mount that goes to the fender supports, put some inserts in the fender, or some 3m vhb tape would hold it I'm sure.

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