I've searched extensively for this on various forums, sites, etc., and I just can't get a clear answer, so I thought I would ask here.
I'm interested in picking up a driver backrest for my XC. I am running the stock seat (modified), and the passenger grab strap is still installed. My wife likes the strap, and does not want me to remove it. So, this leave me in the quandary, how can I get a back rest, but still have the grab strap?
From what I can see, all of the driver backrests (Victory, Grasshopper, Utopia, etc.) all use a bracket bolted to the location where the passenger grab handle is connected. From what I can tell, this means that the strap must be removed.
For those that have the backrests, how did you handle this? Did you just chuck the strap? Install passenger grab handles (which I don't really want to do)? Ignore the wife?
I'm playing with the idea of getting the CZR backrest, which looks pretty decent for what it is. I figure it is better than nothing, and I can remove it when my wife is riding and fish the strap back up through the hole. The CZR site is: http://www.comfortzoneride.com/
Thoughts from anyone on this?