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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-03-2009, 07:45 AM Thread Starter
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Hello,

Does anyone know anything about these backrest websites:

Utopia backrests and Pro-Tac backrests (I can't post any URL's until I've been here longer, sorry)

I'm a firm believe in "if it seems to good to be true, it probably is." Just wanted to know if anyone has seen or heard of them.

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Pro-tac are pretty popular, never heard of the other. but alot of members have pro-tac and love them.

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Pro-tac bracket bolts onto your top shock bolts and is an easy on, easy off backrest. Most popular with the VN750.
The Utopias that I have come across insert throuh your seat which means seat modification.
For the money and ease, I'd go with Pro-tac

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I had the Protac on my (now my son's) 750 and it is worth every penny! combine that with a set of floorboards and you really raise the comfort level of the 750. Call and order directly from Protac. They will want your measurements so they can make your backrest at the perfect height for your body. Plus you usually save a little $$ ordering from them.

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I bought a used seat off a guy that had the Utopia backrest. He said it was VERY comfortable.
But, like Dianna said, you do have to put a hole completely through the seat to mount it.
I only wish he would've left it on the seat, but he put in onto his other bike.


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The Pro-tac is worth twice what they want for one.
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I have the pro-tac and love it. The only problem with it was that it sat me too far forward on the bike, I felt like I was eating the bars. The guy I bought it from machined parts that set it back about an inch and a half and included them with the sale. Once I figured how the genius made these work it was perfect. With the high way pegs on the engine guard and the back rest on I felt like I was in a recliner - very comfortable...
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I looked very hard at both of those backrests and went with the pro-tac. No regrets - I love my pro-tac backrest. It does cause me to sit about an inch closer to the bars, as LibertyPilot mentioned. If I was taller than 5' 9" that may have been a problem.

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Thanks for the feedback everyone. I especially was happy to hear that it caused a few people to sit closer to the handlebars. I have mine rolled back as far as they go but it still wasn't enough. Definitely going to order a Protac seat as soon as I get back to the states

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I had the Protac on my (now my son's) 750 and it is worth every penny! combine that with a set of floorboards and you really raise the comfort level of the 750. Call and order directly from Protac. They will want your measurements so they can make your backrest at the perfect height for your body. Plus you usually save a little $$ ordering from them.
Fergy,
Is the Pro-Tac tall enough and secure enough to tie luggage to? Would it easily pop out of its brackets and dump your gear? How about if you drilled it and put in a set-screw or clevis pin?


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