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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-15-2014, 03:20 PM Thread Starter
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Has anyone experience with Grasshopper backrests?

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I do believe several of us do, why?

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JUst wondering if there are any good, are they sturdy. Im looking for the passenger backrest for my Mustang seat.

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I have the drivers backrest and it seems pretty good.

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I had one on my Vulcan Nomad and I thought it worked well. A few guys on the forums claimed they bent theirs but they must have really been pushing hard on them. In my opinion, it's a good reasonably priced option, maybe not quite as good as some of the other, pricier options available. I assume there are other options. I'm still on the fence whether or not I want/need a driver's backrest on my Victory.

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I tried making sissy bar fit with the mustang seat, no dice it's narrow

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I bought one for my M109 and I was not impressed with it. The quality of the upholstery is backyard mechanic style. The bracket was decent, but bendable and not as precise as some of the other pieces out there. Basically with this piece it is a "get what you paid for" scenario. I hope that helps you.
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I never had one but have seen one on another guys vegas. Looked very cheap and flimsy. No where near the quality of the victory backrest I had on my vegas.

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by reading the reviews seems to be a good unit. I assume it comes with everything needed for the cross bikes.

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Think I'm either going buy 1 for the passenger or try to make one

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