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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-18-2012, 07:14 PM Thread Starter
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my version of the vn900 seat and a passenger backrest

I recently swapped my seat for one from a vn900 was really happy with the extra comfort. My wife and stepdaughter missed the passenger backrest so after PMing Chuck A and asking several questions I found a passenger backrest from Drag Specialties and adapted it to fit. I already had the turn signal relocation brackets so I used the brackets to mark the holes to mount the turn signals to the bracket for the backrest.
I will add more photos when the weather cooperates.




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I was lookin at the removable backrest on my mother in laws dyna and wondering if i could do something like this eventually. good to know it can be done and look good. great job!

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Looks Good! Please do get some close-up pictures of not only the backrest mounting and signal mounting but also the seat mounting. Love to see all the ideas out there for this type project.
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Does the 900 seat sit you a bit lower? And what make is the passenger backrest?
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Really nice looking!

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I would like to know "how wide" is the seat for the driver?

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Looks like there is a LOT more room for the passenger!

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I got a couple more pics last night
this one is the underside of the seat shows the bracket.



This piece will be put underneath the foam padding to sandwich the seat pan between it and the bracket and hopefully distribute the stress out so it doesnt crack the seat pan




This is the turn signal from the rear.




side view of the turn signal




side view with the final things i need to do to it. I think for now I will just bolt a bracket on to hold the saddlebag supports...in a few weeks I may have the welders at work weld a tab on to support the saddle bag supports





there is a lot more room for a passenger...I had both my wife and daughter set on it and see where the best place to mount the backrest. if there had been room I would have mounted it further forward and put a bolt in where the seat bracket mount is.

The backrest originally fit a harley fxr...not sure what years. it was about 3/4" narrower than the vulcan but I was able to persuade it to fit.


I hope this answers some of the questions and the pics help

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Good Job! that seat looks really nice , and the install is clean.
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