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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 03-16-2007, 12:38 PM Thread Starter
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Who makes Drivers backrests?

I am looking to purchase a drivers backrest sometime in the not too distant future.I keep stumbling upon posts or threads of a member of the forum who makes them but not who it actually is.Can anybody lead me in the right direction or are my eyes deceiving me?

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I an bit sure if somewhere here makes them. I know most people have a Pro Tac brand backrest and are happy with. I bought one off a fellow member but haven't had a chance to try it.
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Yes Pro Tac makes a good one, Or if you have a Corbin seat you can add a backrest to that as I did.

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There is also one I believe is called Oasis. I got a Vulcan seat from ebay, and the guy had a backrest on it which would adjust forward & back, up & down (and I think was removable as well)
The only drawback was you need to put a hole thru the seat.
He really like it, so he kept it for his next bike.

I couldn't find anything on the net about it though, so I probably have the name wrong.

Or, if ya want to get into the DIY backrest, here's an idea.
I got a Volvo headrest (again from ebay, less than $20), which is gonna be my backrest. I still gotta weld the brackets to it so I can mount it to the top of the shocks, but this is what it'll look like....


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Thanks for the input all.Does anyone have a rough idea on how much the ProTac rests run?Their web site says prices subject to change or somthing like that,but I could not find any prices to begin with.Hyper are the supports for the head rest the originals from it or did you have fabricate your own?

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My ProTac was around 125.00. Just call them and they will quote over the phone. I love it after I ground the mount a little to give the mount a little more rear recline.

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Thanks rckmtn. Hyper did you use the original supports from the Volvo headrest or did you fabricate your own?Also any particular reason for a Volvo headrest?

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Thanks rckmtn. Hyper did you use the original supports from the Volvo headrest or did you fabricate your own?Also any particular reason for a Volvo headrest?
The chrome pieces you can see in the pic are original. I did have to bend then some to fit over the seat. To attach then to the bike (at the upper shock mount) I had to fabricate mounts. I was going to do something similar to the Pro-Tac, so it could be easily removed, but decide that since I rarely ride a passenger, the mounts will just be welded to the backrest.

As far as why the Volvo one.... I looked through alot of different headrests on ebay. IMO, this one looked the most like a backrest. I wasn't sure how well it would work without actually seeing it, but a member here just happened to have a pic of his with a Volvo in it, so I emailed him asking if he thought it would fit decently. He thought it would, so that's what I went with.
It is well padded, but if I'd want more padding, there is a stock Volvo pad that fits it. I think it'll be just fine the way it is though.


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I've been thinking about DIYing a backrest. Did you ever get yours finished? How did you mount it?

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I've been thinking about DIYing a backrest. Did you ever get yours finished? How did you mount it?
Hate to say it, but as long as it's been, I haven't gotten mine done
Since I've moved and have no garage, my bike's parked in my dads heated garage, so I can't get to it to work on it as easily as before

I still plan on using/making mounts similar to Pro Tac. Not sure if they'll be permanent mount or removable.

Good luck on your backrest. Any other qeusetions, just ask.
And be sure to post some pics when/if you get something made up


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