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Driver's Backrest and mounting hardware?

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  1. Don3

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    As the recipient of open back surgery, I'd like to get my hands on a driver's backrest with the mounting hardware for my 2012 XCT. I've looked online and have found that they go for well over $300, unless I go with the cheap knock offs from China available on Amazon for $90.

    I'd like to be able to embark on some longer rides and I believe that a backrest will aid in this goal.

    What have all of you found? What advise can you/will you give? I appreciate any guidance that you are willing to offer.
     
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    My Utopia was a couple hundred, but that was 6 years ago.
     
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    For $80 I'd try the knockoff brand. At least you'll know if it helps or not.
     
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    I’m contemplating selling my Victory set up. I really do not use it but kept it in case some day I would need it. Unfortunately as you mentioned they have gone by the way of the unicorn amongst other Victory accessories so I would expect to pay a premium for OEM parts.
     
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    I had a grasshopper on my last bike. For $100, it was ok. When I got it I had to bend the support bar around so it would hit my back as I wanted it to. No biggie. But it also doesn't move, (pivot down) when you are getting off and on. Makes it a pain but can be done.
     
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    $150 is the typical price for a factory backrest with mount. You might see some for $200.

    Watch the Facebook sale groups and be quick. :)

    Utopia is HUGE. I don't recommend that for anyone unless they are 6 ft or better.
    It was digging into my shoulder blades. Sold it when I bought a Victory backrest which is perfect.
     
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    It is big. I'm 5'9 and I really liked mine.
     
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    What you really should do is get rid of the ironing board Victory calls a seat and get a Ultimate seat with a drivers backrest
     
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    I'll trade you a quart of Spectro Golden 4 for it.
     
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    Hmmmmmm …..
     
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    Spectro doesn't come in quarts, sounds like a scam...
     
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    Once you've contemplated, and if that contemplation ends with a decision to sell, please keep me in mind. Unless highway robbery (see what I did there?) is also part of your decision. :D
     
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    I went with the cheapy china one. It's not bad, and it works well. It was a little bit difficult to get the tilt (forward/backwards) right but once I did it's worked fine. It is PU leather so it's not built to last and you can see where my boot has nicked the top quite a few times as it doesn't fold but I have full intentions of getting an ultimate seat with the backrest so it's a temporary thing. This is after a year

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    Me too but I must have large shoulder blades. Top of backrest was jabbing into/under them. Even on lowest possible setting. I have much more comfort with the Victory version. :)

    I agree with the above get rid of the factory brick seat if you have one. I just sold mine to a guy at towing company who had a seat fly off bike he was hauling... Never had someone so desperate to get an item from me until he explained when he picked it up. Lol
     
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    Sorry man. Didn’t mean to even reply but as I was going thru my garage organizational ritual I came across the back rest. My wife rides also and she thinks she wants it on her Magnum. I know you need it now and if we decide to part with it then I will reach out.
     
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