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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-15-2011, 12:06 AM Thread Starter
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For those who put a 900 seat on their 750...

... if you also put a passenger backrest on afterward, how did you do it? What model backrest did you use, and how did you mount it to the bike? Details and pictures of what you did and the method used are greatly appreciated.

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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-15-2011, 09:19 AM
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How many threads do we need on this same subject?

There are 2 here in "general discussion" and one in "equipment" (where they belong)

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Yeah, I thought about it being the wrong area after I hit the post button.

As for the other threads, I did do a search, and they seem to all be about simply installing the 900 seat - which I have already done - and little to no information about a backrest and most importantly what type/model they used and how they installed it. I'm looking for details and options, and there didn't seem to be much of either out there. Or maybe I just entered the wrong search string.

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No big deal just be nice to have Everything one would need to know about using a 900 seat on the 750 in one easy to find thread.

As for the backrest... You'll have to wait for someone that actually has one with that seat to find this thread.

A better subject line might have been. "anyone install 900 seat and backrest?" that way those that did might see it better.

You can also look at for a photo of it here and pm the member involved.

That aside, I would guess you can put any backrest on the bike with some work.....

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I agree with that. I used a backrest from a harley haritage. It worked with my setup. Look at whats available, ask sellers for dimensions & get creative!
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OK, but how did you mount it? Did the heritage sissy/grab bars fit on the 750? Did the bolt holes line up? Details are appreciated.

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Hey Dave, I'm at work so I can't see the pics but I believe this thread shows how the backrest is mounted. I'm probably wrong, lol. There's a multimedia block here so I can't see images from certain sites. Like the one I use to host my images.

Anyway. This backrest allowed me to use one of the exsisting holes & I drilled the second to position the angle as I wanted it. I cut the back mount section off so it would look better.

This is the base of the one I used.


I cut it about here...........^

Mine mount behind the siderails, longer bolts to accomidate what I did ect. Being I'm not totally familiar with the 900 seat setup, this truley is just to give you an idea of how it could be done.

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OK, I'm seeing a couple different seats from the 900 used. Which one are you using? A pic would be a big selp for suggestions.
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Here's the seat I used:

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Since I can't see my pics till I get home I'm not sure what I showed you. lol Basically what I see there is a clean slate. You could do so much with that. I opted to leave the side rails, I just cut them to fit under the pilion portion of the seat. That way My backrest mounts are partially hidden by them.

I'll have to look at what I posted in that link tonight.
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