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backrest?

I have a 1995 vulcan that my girlfriend and I ride and I was wondering If anyone made a bigger back rest. I have the stock one right now but she says its not comfortable. Or is there any way to adapt one from a diffrent bike?
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she needs the extended backrest, like mine, check ebay, or someone on here may have one.





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i have the extended one im looking for somthing wider
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i have the extended one im looking for somthing wider
Nothing wider in stock. You'll need to modify something.

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any idea on one that could be easly modifyed?
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I've gotten my hands on an old Harley backrest I'll be modding for my trip to D.C.

These style rests have a squared metal bracket that slides into the reciever on the HD equivilent of a handrail. My intention is to get some square steel, then cut half the square off into U channel that will fit into the existing reciever for the backrest (only as high as necessary), then leaving the rest square to accept the backrest.

I've completely removed my backrest for the moment because of my seat modification. I like the looks and my ol' lady doesn't mind not having one. But I have a feeling the ride from Ohio to D.C. will quickly change her mind so I'm trying to be prepared.

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You can widen the existing seat bottom by taking off the vinyl and repadding. You can do the same with the extended backrest cushion. It should give you most of the lumbar support your passenger needs. Just reshape it to whatever's comfortable for her.

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I've gotten my hands on an old Harley backrest I'll be modding for my trip to D.C.

These style rests have a squared metal bracket that slides into the reciever on the HD equivilent of a handrail. My intention is to get some square steel, then cut half the square off into U channel that will fit into the existing reciever for the backrest (only as high as necessary), then leaving the rest square to accept the backrest.

I've completely removed my backrest for the moment because of my seat modification. I like the looks and my ol' lady doesn't mind not having one. But I have a feeling the ride from Ohio to D.C. will quickly change her mind so I'm trying to be prepared.
when are you coming to d.c i live just outside there


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looks like im going to have to keep my out for a cheap backrest pad
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