EDIT: I just noticed that listing has no price, but there are several more like it.
It usually attaches to the screws/bolts for part of the passenger seat. Whether you will be able to keep the passenger seat with it is hit and miss.
I got one very similar for my 650 a few years back. I had to mangle the bracket to get the back rest where I wanted it. It was ok but not great. Having anything you can lean back into even a little gives you a more secure feeling that you wont slide off the back of the bike, and allows you to relax the muscles in the small of your back. The one I had, if I put all my weight on it, Im sure it would bend back flat.
I later put a trunk on my 650 (photos in my garage page
<= over there) With a bit of padding the trunk is a better drivers backrest.
I want to put one on Ursa (royal star naked), but have not found one I really like. Ursa has saddle bags with the wire loop mounts, I keep the mounts on the bike and put the bags on when I think I will need them. I would like to have a drivers backrest that attaches into more than 2 side by side bolts in the fender or under the seat, so if I do stress it with my weight it wont bend the fender out of shape.
I have seen a back rest on a 70's Honda 750/4 that attaches to side rails (where my saddle bag mounts attach). It can be slid back for a passenger back rest, or slid up for a drivers back rest, or anywhere in between. I have not seen one for V star bikes, but that would be ideal.
I think that having anything you can lean back into makes the bike far more comfortable, esp on longer rides. Whatever it takes to put one on your bike, it will be worth the cost or the time you spend fabricating it.
I am going to wait a bit. Not even picking the bike up for another month yet due to 15 feet of snow we still have on the ground. I do plan on doing some long touring on it but until I see how it feels etc I will wait.
I have a 950 and got mine from Grasshopper (About us), nice quality. I like it because once you have it installed it takes about 5 seconds to take it off or put it back on. Looks like they have one for a Classic.
I have been considering a second VStar with more juice for longer rides. I am totally pleased with my 650 for around town, back roads cruising, and commuting to work one day at week and intend to keep it for a while.
There is a 2012 VStar 950 in my local listing w 7,314 miles in the...
Ok my bike is going on being 8 years old now. Has Roughly 8-9k miles on it.
I like to keep up on my fluids. I have no clue if the previous owner did a flush.
If not is it time? Have never done one on a bike so not sure how much I need,
or what Brand. Winters are cold and my garage is not heated...
I have a 2007 V-Star 1100 Silverado. I'm putting saddlebags on it custom.....BUT... The factory exhaust is too tall, being that it's double stacked. Honestly I'm looking for true duals or some type of shorties that aren't extremely loud. I love the way those curb burners look but not sure how...
Hi All, I made a little video of the issue i am having in hopes people have suggestions or ideas. I have a 2000 VSTAR 650 and I am i cleaning the carbs etc.
1) Carb float not bouncing like the other one
2) Previous owner used a penny nail as float pin
1) I don't...