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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 06-11-2015, 11:52 AM Thread Starter
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Passenger Seat Removal - 2007 Vstar 1300 Touring

Anyone else here removed the passenger seat? I just ordered a Back rest for the driver seat and it is going to have to mount somewhere under the front of the passenger seat? At a quick glance it is hard to tell exactly how to get to the bolts holding the passenger seat on.
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Remove front seat and there are two bolts at the front of the rear seat. Remove them with a 10mm socket and it comes right off.

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Remove front seat and there are two bolts at the front of the rear seat. Remove them with a 10mm socket and it comes right off.
Awesome, thanks.

My new backrest should arrive today, so I will put it on and post some pics.
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Looks good! What vendor did you get the backrest from?

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Looks good! What vendor did you get the backrest from?
Ebay:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/361311463998...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

Just a basic no-name custom seat. Only needed minor modifications to get it mounted.

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I'm seriously debating getting one of these for my back when I drive... I have a bad lower back, chronic pain... does this have a big effect?
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I'm seriously debating getting one of these for my back when I drive... I have a bad lower back, chronic pain... does this have a big effect?
My back pain issues are different then most, I have a tear in my Aorta and the pain manifests in my lower back, so putting pressure on it helps a ton, thus this seat back is perfect for me because I keep constant pressure on my back and never develop any pain.

So if you have muscle or Disk issues I cannot really speak to that, but so far I really like it. Did nearly 200 miles last weekend and never had any back pain when I normally would get it after 30-40 min of riding.

Considering I paid $35.00 for it, I would say go for it and see, it is cheaper than a visit to the doctor.

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Looks good klure, sounds like you got a good deal.
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post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old 06-18-2015, 04:06 AM
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Wow....what a deal. What kind of mods did you have to make to the seat? And can I pick your brain on those hard saddle bags? What brand are those? Did you get those on eBay as well? Great looking bike. Thanks for the picture.
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