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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-18-2015, 07:32 AM Thread Starter
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Passenger backrest

Any of you guys have complaints from your passenger about the backrest being too low? I ride the 950 Tourer and my wife is slim but tall...the backrest hits her pretty low on her back, even though it's the stock Tourer backrest which I believe is what Yamaha calls the 'tall'. I am ordering an Ultimate seat...mostly for her, although I certainly won't mind it ;-) ... and I see that there are a few taller aftermarket 'sissy bars' out there, but I just wondered if anyone else had some ideas or experience with this.

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I have the tall backrest on my 1300. There's no chance mistaking it for a low backrest. There is a mod out there for extending the backrest to a more preferred height. It should be the same for the 950 as it is for the 1300. http://vstar1300.pbworks.com/w/page/...ock%20backrest

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Sparkn thanks for that information I'll have to do the same to my Yamaha/Ultimate pad backrest. I just bought an ultimate pillion seat for the bike. I'm sure the wife will also complain that the backrest pad is digging into her lower back. You know that old saying happy wife happy life😜
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Man! That's a very nice mod! Well done, sparkn, thank you very much for posting this. Beats the heck outta spending $250+ for a new sissy bar, and gets the job done just as well.

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So, I discovered another alternative...when I ordered my Ultimate seat I talked to the lady about the backrest height problem and they sell extensions that raise it up 3.5 inches for $95. I ordered them and will post before/after photos when I get them installed.

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Oh yea I might give them a call. Which location did u call
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I think it was FL...I didn't know there was more than one, actually

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Yes there is another one Canada Ontario in the Toronto area. I called this morning and they don't sell the extensions for backrests. It must be an online US purchase I guess
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post #9 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-04-2015, 12:08 PM Thread Starter
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I went online and found these:

http://www.jpcycles.com/product/ZZ32...FdgagQod-z8A4A

This is the same thing that Ultimate is selling, same price...(they might even get theirs from here, who knows) I just went ahead and ordered mine through Ultimate because it was convenient, and because I was happy to find out there WAS such a thing.

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Passenger backrest

Thanks for the info. I'll first check out Ultimate seats for shipping fees if too expensive then I'll check out the link you provided. You saved me some work and time as I was gonna do the backrest mod but these extensions is exactly what I needed.

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