[QUOTE=BBob;18585]Greg; I know this is a really dumb question but did you lower the back rest to its lowest position? It didn't feel right to me until I did. If you did and it still felt like it hit too high on your back; I'm glad Utopia had a solution ready. QUOTE]
Originally I didn't. When I first called Utopia the lady who answered the phone suggested I try that, which I did. Lowering it did seem to help, but since I then knew they had a lower version I thought I would try it. Also, I thought the original one "looked" too tall...too obvious maybe? I think I will like the visual appearance of the lower backrest better.
I have a standard size backrest on my Wing, and it has never bothered me.
Part of the reason may be that on the XC I often wear an armored jacket with a back protector, and the back rest was hitting the bottom of the back armor. My Wing has a sidecar, and for better or worse, I usually don't wear armor.
Btw, the trouble with getting a job with a motorcycle mag is 1) they pay little, if anything for many contibuting editors, and 2) you often need some background in writing/journalism (which I don't have)
The first one didn't bother me (I am retired) but the 2nd one was problematic.