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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-08-2009, 08:59 AM Thread Starter
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Anyone have the Protac Driver's Backrest?

I tried to find online how the Protac driver's backrest installs. I could find pictures of it installed on our bikes but no diagrams of how to install it. I want to know if will mount over a saddleman seat before I order it. Anyone out there with the Protac? Or if I can press my luck, anyone out there with the protac mounted over a saddleman seat?
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i have one over my mustang. i had the stock seat on when i got my protac. no problems when i put the mustang on.

im sure you all ready know the brackets use the top nut on the rear shocks. unless the seat extends over the shock, there shound be no problems with the saddlemen seat.





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That's right, just take off the nuts at the top of the shocks, put on the brackets, put the nuts back on. The bottoms of the backrest frame just slip into the brackets.

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Cool, that sounds pretty straight forward. Thanks...
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You need to call them and ask. They make each rest to fit over specific seats.

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They just need to know height and weight, Order line # 1-800-698-2678


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When I ordered mine there were no options. They mount to the top of the shock, took 5 minutes only because I dropped the wrench twice. I love the back rest!

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When I ordered mine there were no options. They mount to the top of the shock, took 5 minutes only because I dropped the wrench twice. I love the back rest!
If you buy from Scootworks you get a generic fit, if you order from Pro-Tac they will custom fit and it costs less.


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All good stuff here as usual, thanks. The guy at Protac is aware I have a VN750 and that I will have a saddleman seat (some day). I saw the protacs were about 150 bucks shipped so next pay check I think I'll order it. I talked to a few guys over on the kawasakimotorcycles.org forum too and they said the same thing, that they love it. "Accord guy" has a VN750 and the Protac and said it was the best accessory for any bike he's ever had - helpful dude too. Maybe I should tell him about this site...
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LP, I have the Sixpac backrest but I think they have gone up to near $6 since I got mine, and they have changed the design a bit, and I am about ready for a new one too...... Oh well who knows maybe china-mart will have a better one this summer...lol...
No more funning LP, I think you will love the backrest, and for sure that one will look better than mine, won't hold as much junk though, water, gloves, chewing tobacco, all sorts of little junk...lol... Oh forget the chewing tobacco, I finally quit, dang glad too after the Obama tax went on it... ( I always though they wanted me to ride in the back because I was such a good rider......)
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