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so i see the old threads but find nothing about what you all have come up with now for a passenger backrest. Do i simply have to build my own. would like the luggage rack on it too. any one have some good pictures of what you have. thanks Les
 

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I have a Ness Leather seat and passenger backrest for sale. It just slides in the back of the seat. No need to cut up your trunk cover plate. I can send you pics if you like. Nice thing about it if you are riding solo, you just pull the backrest out and it's gone.

Just let me know,

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wat i have so far

just could not spend that kink of money on such simple parts so i started to do my own. this is wat i have. box is quick detach adn i will be making just a back rest soon. give me some feed back
 

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Looks good. Always better when you can make something yourself. I am planning on fabbing my own passenger back rest an luggage rack. Like to see some more pictures of your mounts.


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Nice job! I like the blacked out pipes. I am going to borrow some of your design when i build my backrest mounts and luggage rack. Thanks for posting the pictures.


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I also finished up the fabrication of my backrest and luggage rack. Picked up a used rack, not sure what it came off of, just had to fabricate to adapter to mount it. I plan to strip everything and black it out. Might have rattle can it until winter to get it powdercoated.


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Nice job,, Need to make one for mine, I checked on the prices of backrests and they want darn near $500 and I can afford that but I wont pay it... Keep up the good work and keep reporting

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I just removed my truck and installed the victory passenger backrest. Pricey but quality is awesome! Stout to say the least!

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Back Rest and questions

Very nice. I have the backrest and rack for mine as well. Haven't mounted it yet, how hard is it "the first time"?

Since we are both new VV riders, a couple of questions for you if I could.

1. How much "play/slop" is there in the shifter? Not up and down, but more so axially around the mounting shaft. Shifts fine, but it feels goofy if you move it with your hand.

2. Have you had your center console off yet? My heated grips only work on low (plenty hot there), but not on high. Want to check the wiring/connections at the switch myself. Seems simple enough instead of chasing back to the dealer (400 miles away!).

Thanks, and I'm jealous about how much you've done already to make you Ness "yours".
 

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The backrest took me about an hour from start to finish. The most time consuming part is the cutting of that cover. When you do it, I'd recommend completely covering the pretty side with masking tape. It scratches very very easy.

I know exactly what you mean on the shifter. I thought the shifter was sloppy but checking out other VV's on the show room, they are all like that. There must be a reason it's like that but I don't know it.

I haven't had off the center console yet. Looks easy enough though via the service manual.

I've been fortunate that this entire week the family is out of town for Thanksgiving. I have to work so they took off. I've been pretty much living at work and in the garage. Giving me lots of tinker time.

I sure love the bike!!!
 
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