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It looks like its made of aluminum casting...or maybe a Magnesium alloy...anyone know the composition of the stock backrest? You know, the funny U-shaped bit of shiny metal? My reason for asking is that I want to know if its possible to cut it down several inches and weld it back together.

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It looks like its made of aluminum casting...or maybe a Magnesium alloy...anyone know the composition of the stock backrest? You know, the funny U-shaped bit of shiny metal? My reason for asking is that I want to know if its possible to cut it down several inches and weld it back together.

thanks!
Made of chrome-plated aluminum. It can be welded, it already is.

Why does this say chrome plated steel? http://www.cruisercustomizing.com/detail.cfm?Category_ID=12&manufacturer_ID=161&product_ID=2913&sblid_name=Kawasaki_Fire_and_Steel_Passenger_Backrest___Vulcan_____for_Kawasaki_750_Vulcan

READ next post. OlHoss says aluminum.
 

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I see from your sigline that your Vucan is an `86.
According to the history, the sissybar and grabrails on the 85 and 86 models are aluminum. No telling what specific alloy it might be.
87 and later are chrome.

Grab rails, Sissy bar, Passenger footpeg mounts
- '85-'86 = aluminum
- '87- up = chrome
 

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thanks gents! I'll be getting that done before long. It's getting close to my last planned mod! Next, all that's left is driving the beast, woot!
 
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