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VStar Rear Seat and Sissy Bar Suggestions

My wife is now riding with me and rear the seat on my 2002 VStar isn't the most comfortable.
The Sissy bar cushion also hits low on her back.
I didn't know if anyone had any suggestions on a good replacement for the rear seat and a higher sissy bar.
I found some higher sissy bars online but I like to get input here when I can.
The only seats I've found is the stock seat.

Thanks for any suggestions.

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You could look into having an upholsterer do the seat for ya. Maybe re-stuff it with some other foam or gel pad. And don't know about yours, but on my sissy bar, the pad is adjustable. Have a look and see if you can move yours.
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You could look into having an upholsterer do the seat for ya. Maybe re-stuff it with some other foam or gel pad. And don't know about yours, but on my sissy bar, the pad is adjustable. Have a look and see if you can move yours.
The sissy bar does look like you could raise it a few inches and only use 2 bolts.
The bolts that hold it appear to be torx bolts but I can't find one that fits it.
A T25 is too small and a T27 is too big.
Looks like the previous owner tried to get them off before so I may have to drill them out and replace them.

That's a good idea on the seat, I may give that a try.
It's like sitting on a rock right now.

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The sissy bar does look like you could raise it a few inches and only use 2 bolts.
The bolts that hold it appear to be torx bolts but I can't find one that fits it.
A T25 is too small and a T27 is too big.
Looks like the previous owner tried to get them off before so I may have to drill them out and replace them.

That's a good idea on the seat, I may give that a try.
It's like sitting on a rock right now.

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try pounding a hex bit in the screw before drilling em and a curved pad on sissy bar is better than a straight one... just pick the one you like http://www.ebay.com/itm/Backrest-Sis...LXZRFA&vxp=mtr
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