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post #1 of 53 (permalink) Old 07-07-2011, 07:25 PM Thread Starter
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I went and pulled the trigger on a new OEM driver backrest. first thing I noticed was that it moved me forward a couple of inches, I feel like it pushes me to the edge of my seat to the tank. I think it's because the backrest seems to stand straight up erect with no give except a slight movement in the pad.

Anyone else notice the loss of Room and not being able to lean back with the OEM backrest?

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post #2 of 53 (permalink) Old 07-07-2011, 08:43 PM
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Try a search; there were a couple of people in here that had fixes. If I remember correctly one reversed the backrest post and the other put his in a vise and bent it.

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what I found that works the best is to turn the post completely aorund, but even with that I find it still pushes me forward a bit. I have found it more comfy to ride with the drivers back rest off.

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Try a search; there were a couple of people in here that had fixes. If I remember correctly one reversed the backrest post and the other put his in a vise and bent it.
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This is what I remember seeing too.
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Could anyone else provide feedback on the driver backrest? I need to know quickly because I am thinking of riding down to the Dragon next week and would need to order one quickly if it's worth it. Thanks.

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If you get a Victory one then get the one made for the Vision. It's the same but it does not have the bend in the support arm like the one for the Cross bikes.

I'd also suggest you look at the one from Utopia but the lead time on theirs may be a deal breaker for you.

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Disassemble the backrest, turn the bar around with the bend facing the rear of the bike, and re-assemble the backrest. This is a very nice position that you can lean back against, or sit up slightly and not touch it if you so desire. Best of both worlds and it worked for me! 6', 200 lbs, 32 " inseam...

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Disassemble the backrest, turn the bar around with the bend facing the rear of the bike, and re-assemble the backrest. This is a very nice position that you can lean back against, or sit up slightly and not touch it if you so desire. Best of both worlds and it worked for me! 6', 200 lbs, 32 " inseam...
Thanks for the excellent info. My measurements are almost identical to you and your description looks perfect.

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I must have short arms, I can't hardly rest on it with leaning forward to grab the bars.
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I must have short arms, I can't hardly rest on it with leaning forward to grab the bars.
This is my biggest complaint of the bike. Even with the bar turned backwards and +2 bars.......I still have to lean forward. Guess I"m going to have to bite the bullet get some new bars +4, and new cables......will be my winter time project I guess.

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