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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 07-06-2015, 09:33 PM Thread Starter
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Ok , I have yet another question . I went for a ride yesterday with the wife and she is uncomfortable on this big beautiful bike . Problem is that I have a back rest and she just feels cramped . She had a lot more room on my VTX 1300 with the Ultimate X seat .
My question is does this trunk adjust back any ? I know it removes rather easily but I want to leave it on but give her more room . I posed this issue with someone I work with who has a Goldwing . He was able to move his trunk back 4 inches and thought that maybe my Victory could as well . Any ideas would be greatly appreciated .

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The trunk doesn't move at all. Which goldwing did your friend have? I had a GL1800 for 10 years and didn't know the trunk could move



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The trunk doesn't move but her issues could be more to do with the seat itself rather than the actual space. Have you measured the ACTUAL space on your old and new bikes where she sits to see if there is really a lot of difference? There are a number of existing threads where the passenger was SIGNIFICANTLY happier once a different seat was put on the bike.




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I agree with this. My wife was uncomfortable with the stock seat but loves the Ultimate seat.
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My wife complained also. She is more comfortable on the bike with the passenger backrest. The trunk sits her straight up mre forward according to her. You could have the brackets supporting the trunk removed and modified. Cut and re welded to allow more recline and sit back an inch or so. I thought of doing this but she is happy with the passenger backrest and a tojr bag. The trunk is heavy and throws the bike off balance for me.

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Maybe she needs the adjustable passenger pegs/floorboards.
This made a huge difference for my girlfriend! I have the regular XC and have added the trunk but always had the regular passenger pegs until last week when I replaced them with the XCT passenger floor boards just before a long 2 day ride over the 4th. She was able to move her foot position while we ride and it's a lot easier for her to get on.

Other than a little pricy and a major pain to install, I highly recommend them!
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My wife was not too comfortable at first on our XCT. Adjustable passenger floorboards are great-they are at the highest setting as she is barely over 5ft tall. I always remove My backrest and just lean against her if I feel like it, she finds that my backrest gets in her way. We also had our seat customized which made a HUGE difference for her. The trunk back rest is ok for her but she would love for it to sit a little higher but I think I'm done comfort mods for now.


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As others have said, the trunk is not adjustable... unless you want to get involved with cutting and welding. And if you do, you want to be careful about shifting mass rearward, in terms of handling; make sure you pack only light stuff in or on top of the trunk.

From my reading assorted bike magazines, I don't think the GW's trunk is adjustable, either. However, one (or maybe several) of the newer H-D baggers comes stock with an adjustable trunk; as I recall, you can move the TourPak fore/aft two inches. No such luck on the XCT.

(BTW, re one of the responses, the XCT comes stock with the adjustable floorboards. This is one of the features that influenced my buying that bike.)

My wife's preference was just the opposite, regarding the backrest angle. On my Valkyrie Interstate, I bought an aftermarket passenger backrest (from Ultimate Seats -- the backrest only, not the seat(s)) so that the angle for her back was more up-and-down, i.e., not leaning back as much. On my 650 Burgman, I had a custom-made backrest (made by a local upholsterer). On the XCT, she pronounced the stock backrest pad fine.

My recommendation for more passenger room is that you remove your backrest when traveling two-up, and put it back on when riding solo. Is that an acceptable option?

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My passenger floorboards came at the highest setting. When I lowered them to the bottom, my wife liked it much better, so that's where they stay.



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