Don't mind the stainless headers they are eventually going to be black
I also fabricated stabilizing bars that go to the panniers and mount to the rack on the back because I didn't like the way the panniers vibrated, and it pretty much got rid of all vibration and flexHello all I hope your enjoying your weather and your ride wherever you might be, awhile back I posted that I was going to fabricate a backrest for my bobber, for us old guys with bad backs and high handlebars that like to cruise well I finally finished it, it's just a mock up to see how I like it I've got some refining to do yet would love to hear your thoughts good or bad View attachment 58751 View attachment 58749 View attachment 58748 View attachment 58750 View attachment 58751
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To be totally honest the only reason I mounted the rack was to add stabilizing bars to the pannier rails because I didn't like the flex they have and I needed something to mount them to and it worked out great, thankx for your inputMy honest opinion: Think you might should have picked up the Speedmaster. I like the look of the backrest from the angles I can see it in the pics. And I think it would be very comfortable. I would like to see how it looks from the rear - and see how it look without the rack. To me, one of the biggest differences with the Speedmaster and the Bobber is the cool "floating" seat effect. With your rack and backrest, I cant even really see that anymore - add to it the Speedmaster comes with forward controls, and the rear seat area is under suspension (to mount luggage too), just kinda seems like a better starting point. But I do like it anyway!
This is just the first go around and mock up, eventually I'll put at least a pivot on the pad, I just want to see how it works out first and if I like it or not, thankx for your input, it's greatly appreciatedJust a thought, it appears you could put that backrest bar on a hinged joint to have tilt adjustability and make the pad adjustable up and down for custom fit. I had a Utopia backrest on my old Rocket III with that adjustability and loved it. It also folded flat against the seat for easy mount and dismount.
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