I recently been hating on my backrest. This weekend I sliced it off. Used some door hardware to bolt it down. Sprayed it black to make it look less awful.
Looks good! I'm just too old to try and kick my leg over that backrest...LOL!
I like the way you shortened the struts baldy,I see you figured out that they are only there to hold the backrest on also,the frame tabs behind them are what supports the fender,you left a little shiny stuff there ,I like it.If you take a look at my pics on the in the Darksiders thread post #47, this is what I did to do away with my backrest. I still have the original setup from my 93' in case I need the backrest for a passenger as well. I will get some better pics posted soon for a closer look.