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Default Installed a backrest and luggage rack on my Magnum today (Pics)

Removed the bag fillers ( there for sale in the classifieds ) and installed the chrome backrest and luggage rack today. It really completed the look of the bike to me!
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Removed the bag fillers ( there for sale in the classifieds ) and installed the chrome backrest and luggage rack today. It really completed the look of the bike to me!
Makes it look longer -- nice looking bike!

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Your Magnum looks great. really love the forged front bars as well.

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Beutiful bike!
I'm glad you went with the Forged bars!
Really completes the look and brings us back to what started all the talk about the look of the Crossbikes in the first place.
Well done!

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Very good looking setup p.hunt

I spotted your Drag Specialties seat....I've seen a few threads with members asking about these on the cross bikes. What's opinion?

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One of the things that drew me to the Cross Bikes was the forged bars I love the one of a kind design of them nothing else looks like it! It was the first added to the bike the moment it got home!

As for the Drag Specialties seat It is by far the best seat I have ever owned!!! It almost completely fixed my low speed handling issues I was having on my Cross Roads. Sounds fishy I know but I think by lowering the seat hight a bit moving you forward a bit and having much more lower back support it just planted me on the bike. The wife loves the rear portion of the seat too shaped just right for her and her but doesn't hurt or fall asleep any more on long rides 4hrs+.

But wait there's more! Lol ! The solar reflective leather sounds kinda gimmicky but let me tell you to is an extreme diffrence, my wife jumped on after the bike sitting in the 100* sun and no problem warm not scalding. Then she leaned back on the factory backrest and it was hot as shit!! I'm going to try and get some more of that material and recover the backrest.

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I agree with everything the OP said about the DS seat except, depending on the modeled, low doesn't mean low. The predator models (like the OP has) lower you 1" from the OEM seat however the touring models (like I have) state that they lower you 1" but actually don't. The issue I see with the touring models is that they are about 1" wider at the front than the OEM seat which means that people with short legs or thick thighs may find that their feet don't sit on the ground the same way they do with the OEM seat. Basically if your butt is closer to the ground but your legs are further apart your feet could be the same distance or further away from the ground depending on your build.
That said I liked the OEM seat and find the DS seat slightly better because the rise at the back of the seat is more comfortable. My wife really likes the DS seat because it is almost 6" wider than the narrow back OEM seat and is slightly dished while the OEM is slightly humped.

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Wow! You've done great things with that bike. Magnum is so much about style, compared to a base XC. You've put the function back into it (back rest, real windshield), added back the best of the XC (forged bars) and a really cool seat. That is one fantastic bike.

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