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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-13-2014, 09:55 PM Thread Starter
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I've been perusing some of the older threads and looking for pictures of back rests and driving lights that people have on their Kingpins. I posted this here rather than on the a kingpin forum since a lot of you folks have went from kingpins to CC and other Victories, so maybe if you don't have a Kingpin now, you might have a recommendation for what you had when you did.

My husband has the touring Kingpin and wants a back rest. I know there is a Victory back rest, I just like to know if there is another we should consider that would fit and look okay. The Victory back rest doesn't appear to be adjustable? I have an adjustable back rest on my Ultimate seat on my Honda and love it, but I think there are very few adjustable back rests out there. He wants to also put additional lighting on his kingpin also for better visibility. There are lots of those bullet lights I think they're called, but not sure which are best and easy to mount. LED bulbs or some other kind? It seemed easier outfitting our Hondas rather than trying to find accessories for Victories, unless I just don't know where to find them. I've always used motorcycle superstore or cruiser customizing and a couple other places on occasion. Any suggestions would be really appreciated.
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... He wants to also put additional lighting on his kingpin also for better visibility. There are lots of those bullet lights I think they're called, but not sure which are best and easy to mount. LED bulbs or some other kind? It seemed easier outfitting our Hondas rather than trying to find accessories for Victories, unless I just don't know where to find them. I've always used motorcycle superstore or cruiser customizing and a couple other places on occasion. Any suggestions would be really appreciated.
If he's running the stock halogen lights, I would recommend upgrading them to HID.

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The denali lights from Twisted Throttle are expensive but they're supposed to be the most amazing thing to happen to motorcycle LED lighting since... well... motorcycle LED lighting. I've not used them myself but know several people that have them and love them.

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I have the Ultimate seat and backrest. As for driving lights, https://www.victoryforums.com/showthread.php?t=92394



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I don't have a backrest on my XCT, but I would suggest you look at Utopia: http://utpr.com/victorylinks.html . I had a Utopia on my Honda Valkyrie Interstate for many years, and IMHO they make good -- and adjustable -- products.

As for lighting, I suggest you start out reading webBikeWorld's reviews, which may be the most extensive on the web: http://www.webbikeworld.com/lights/ . Keep in mind that many of these are expensive, possibly more than you want to spend. You have to decide whether you want increased conspicuity during the day, or whether you're looking to light up the road for serious nighttime hauls, and so forth.

I have caliper-mounted Motolights ( http://www.motolight.com/ , and http://www.billanddot.com/victory-xct/#18 and www.billanddot.com/victory-xct/#19 in my gallery). However, the main reason I have these on the XCT is for daytime conspicuity -- I rarely ride at night -- because these are more "fill-in" lights than driving lights, and because I took them off my Burgman 650 before I sold it.

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I use the Utopia backrest on my vision and its great. You can adjust it and its got a lot of support for your lower back.

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I have the Ultimate seat and backrest. As for driving lights, https://www.victoryforums.com/showthread.php?t=92394
ultimate doesn't make a seat for the Kingpin unfortunately. I had already emailed and asked them that for myself when I get my Kingpin (when the dude gets his replacement title). I have the studded Ultimate seat and back rest on my Honda Aero and it's the best thing since sliced bread. I can ride hundreds of miles in one day and my butt is just fine and I love how the back rest is adjustable.

Thanks for the link to the thread on driving lights. Now those are some BRIGHT lights!
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Thanks for the recommendation of the Utopia backrest. After looking at it and seeing that it is adjustable and some of y'all use it and are happy, he's going with that one. And since I just got a text tonight from the guy with the Kingpin I wanted that finally got his lost title, I can finish that transaction and will get me one!

We'll check more into the lights situation and read web bike reviews(thanks for that suggestion, I had forgotten about web bike) and look up ones suggested. We use additional lighting more for conspicuity than night driving. If it was up to me, I'd have landing lights on my bike so no one could say they didn't see me.
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