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I was thinking my Wife would be right behind me and serve as a rest of sorts, but there's several inches between us.

So I need a backrest. I'm wondering about using the removable Vic backrest, esp with a passenger on board.

Input here from those who've solved this issue would be appreciated.
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I was thinking my Wife would be right behind me and serve as a rest of sorts, but there's several inches between us.

So I need a backrest. I'm wondering about using the removable Vic backrest, esp with a passenger on board.

Input here from those who've solved this issue would be appreciated.
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I've got the vic backrest. Works great for me. The only issue we've had is her getting on and off the bike because it gets in her way. Typically what we do is I get on first, lean forward and pull it forward with me. She gets on, pulls it back, then I sit up. Getting off is the same thing in reverse.

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I also have the Vic backrest on my CCT and it works great for my wife and I.

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I was thinking my Wife would be right behind me and serve as a rest of sorts, but there's several inches between us.

So I need a backrest. I'm wondering about using the removable Vic backrest, esp with a passenger on board.

Input here from those who've solved this issue would be appreciated.
MMGUT; Not to steal your thread,, But,,,, I have a 2013 new to me CCT/XCT that came with the backrest bracket install but no backrest... I looked but did not find any ID information on the bracket itself, but it looks like the backrest is the removal type. Was wondering if all of the backrest fit the bracket or are they all different setups?

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I had a Saddlemen Sofa seat on my Wing that had a backrest. I kept the backrest when I traded the Wing and it fits perfectly into the Vic bracket.

I simply lean forward, the wife stands onto her left floorboard with her left foot, swings her right leg up and over, giving me a boot in the back as she does so, and sits down. She keeps apologizing but I know she does it on purpose coz at that point, I can't fight back!

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I also have the Grasshopper. Felt great for me. Easy to put on too!
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I went with the Kuryakyn plug-n-go based on the fact that the Vic rest plus mount was too $$.
Spent $177 shipped and comes with a mount. I'll see how I like it but most Kuryakyn stuff is pretty well made and designed.
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MMGUT; Not to steal your thread,, But,,,, I have a 2013 new to me CCT/XCT that came with the backrest bracket install but no backrest... I looked but did not find any ID information on the bracket itself, but it looks like the backrest is the removal type. Was wondering if all of the backrest fit the bracket or are they all different setups?

Thanks and Sorry Again for the steal

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I have this same question. Do any of these seats fit into the Vic seat mount or do they all come with their own mount you install? Does the Grasshopper fit into the Victory seat mount? Still not clear on that.

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I have this same question. Do any of these seats fit into the Vic seat mount or do they all come with their own mount you install? Does the Grasshopper fit into the Victory seat mount? Still not clear on that.
I can tell you that the Saddlemen backrest fits into the Vic backrest bracket.

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