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does anyone make a removable backrest for my 950? not looking to spend a fortune, but still want it to look good. thanks
 

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I got one for my 950 on ebay for $99.00. It's removable and very comfortable, and looks great.
It's made by Grasshopper. Sellers name was "axe63".


 

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I guess I shoulda said passenger backrest, but that driver one looks mighty comfy, and might get one of them too!
 

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Thats not a bad price either. How easy is it to remove? Can you still get to the bolts for the passenger seat?
 

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I guess I shoulda said passenger backrest, but that driver one looks mighty comfy, and might get one of them too!
They do make them, it may take some digging to get one. I was actually able to get one for the 1300 and it works just great on the 950. Key locks and everything.
 

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Thats not a bad price either. How easy is it to remove? Can you still get to the bolts for the passenger seat?
This drivers one that I have has a reciever bracket that bolts to the passenger seat bolts, and then the back rest just slides in and out of the bracket. And it fits in the saddle bag nicely if you leave the bike parked somewhere. I ride with it on all the time now, can't see riding without it. Takes about 5 minutes to install the bracket, yes you can get to the bolts no problem.
 

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Another happy Grasshopper Back Rest customer here. Take the link and the 950 is listed near the bottom. It's quick on/off and not that expensive. Hint: It's cheaper for the 950 on eBay than on their site but the other way around for the 650.





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I've got my eye on one.
 

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Thanks a lot! Now I just spent another $90 for my bike.:p

I've wanted to try a drivers backrest. This grasshopper backrest can't be all bad. They have an ebay rating of 100% with over 4500 feedback.
 

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Thanks a lot! Now I just spent another $90 for my bike.:p

I've wanted to try a drivers backrest. This grasshopper backrest can't be all bad. They have an ebay rating of 100% with over 4500 feedback.
I know you're going to love it. Then you won't want to ride without it.:)
What I did was put the L shaped bracket part of the backrest it's self in a vice and bent it a little at a time till I got to just the right position for my likeing. Enjoy!
 

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How comfortable is it for the person riding with you?
 

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How comfortable is it for the person riding with you?
My wife has no problem with it at all, she likes it being there, and she's happy that I'm more comfortable.
 

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My wife has no problem with it at all, she likes it being there, and she's happy that I'm more comfortable.
Awesome, Now I cannot wait to get one.

On another note, I have the Paladin model of removable sissy bar on my bike and love it, one key and lift the levers and off it comes, has a luggage rack too.
 

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Cool. I'm glad I could help you guys make a decision on getting a backrest.
I just love mine. It's almost like sitting in a lounge chair. And on those long interstate rides, no more back pain.:D
 

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I got one for my 950 on ebay for $99.00. It's removable and very comfortable, and looks great.
It's made by Grasshopper. Sellers name was "axe63".


I'm curious, Taboo, can the backrest be easily adjusted forward and back? Kinda like how the Mustang Seat Driver backrest can shift forward and back?
 

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No adjustment. It just slides all the way in, and when you lean against it that's where it stays, all the way in.
 

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That's not bolted to the rear seat? Just slides in and stays?

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There is a bracket that bolts up under the passenger seat at the same place the pass. seat bolts to the fender. Then the backrest slides into the bracket.
 

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There is a bracket that bolts up under the passenger seat at the same place the pass. seat bolts to the fender. Then the backrest slides into the bracket.
That's what I thought. I had one that bolted to the passenger seat itself....problem is after a year it broke the bolt, lol. Nice set up there. Does it push you forward?

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