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Laughing emoticon Thanks to jerryw I have now a hassle free backrest that I am happy with minus all the hassle. Every thing was done in less than half an hour and the best thing is that it can be taken off in less than 10 seconds. Please feel free to comment and laugh if required (needed lots of this nowadays). Cheers! Razz emoticon
A normal lugage bag
A normal lugage bag
Light weight
Light weight
Put on and off whithin 10 seconds
Put on and off whithin 10 seconds
Can be turned into a comfortable and stable backrest
Can be turned into a comfortable and stable backrest
What's inside. 1" x 1" thick polystyrene with a cut curvature to wrap around back.
What's inside. 1" x 1" thick polystyrene with a cut curvature to wrap around back.
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what kinda of teaser is this?!?!?!

TpIpWoP

[This Post Is Pointless W/O Pictures. ]
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what kinda of teaser is this?!?!?!

TpIpWoP

[This Post Is Pointless W/O Pictures. ]
Razz emoticon Razz emoticon Sorry about the late pictures.
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Brilliant!! Simple solutions are the best and this one is great.

Without the passenger backrest it can be secured to the passenger hand rails.
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Brilliant!! Simple solutions are the best and this one is great.

Without the passenger backrest it can be secured to the passenger hand rails.
Razz emoticon Thanks fuzzy, I see some thing behind your back on your bike. Is that a backrest? Cheers!
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It is a duffle bag tied to the passenger hand rails. I was on a 6 day 1000 mile trip and the picture was taken at the Dragon by Kilboy. It does work great as a backrest. I might try your polystyrene for something to leave on all the time. If tied to the seat, I could open the seat without removing. My wife won't ride so I have never carried a passenger.
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Re: SOMETHING TO LEAN BACK ON.
I like it!
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looks like a good idea Laughing emoticon
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you da man. always full of ideas!
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I like your Nolan helmet. Did it come in that color to match your MP3? Or did you paint it?
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I like your Nolan helmet. Did it come in that color to match your MP3? Or did you paint it?
Laughing emoticon It so happens that I found the Nolan helmet in a matching colour as my bike. It wasn't 100% but it was real close to the Cheery Red of the bike. The helmet is N-Com ready and I have bought a Blue tooth set to put in it and the set works terrificly good. Razz emoticon
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Thanks for the credit. It isn't exactly what I did but I like it and am so inspired that tomorrow I'm taking a picture of my rig and it is posted below. ALSO, I'm posting some of my crazier mods on a new thread, this with one more picture is included.

Mine was discovered by accident - a Seal Line 30L bag I bought online. (Sorry, I was calling them SeaLine before this edit.) The bag is 20" long with a round bottom that is 13". When I packed it with clothes and strapped it over the back seat with a bungee net the round bottom of the bag hit me perfectly in the low back, giving me a backrest. Incidentally, I am hooked on bungee nets and when the hooks didn't quite fit I took pliers and pulled them wider, then wrapped them with electrical tape where they wouldn't scratch the rails where they hook to the bike. This bag only costs about $25 and holds a lot of stuff for the weekends. Adding a link:

http://www.seallinegear.com/dry_bags.asp?Action=BajaBag&Category=DryBags

some dealers sell these with free shipping.
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Re: SOMETHING TO LEAN BACK ON.
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Laughing emoticon Thanks to jerryw I have now a hassle free backrest that I am happy with minus all the hassle. Every thing was done in less than half an hour and the best thing is that it can be taken off in less than 10 seconds. Please feel free to comment and laugh if required (needed lots of this nowadays). Cheers! Razz emoticon
Where did you buy your passenger backrest?
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SH Lim wrote:
Laughing emoticon Thanks to jerryw I have now a hassle free backrest that I am happy with minus all the hassle. Every thing was done in less than half an hour and the best thing is that it can be taken off in less than 10 seconds. Please feel free to comment and laugh if required (needed lots of this nowadays). Cheers! Razz emoticon
Where did you buy your passenger backrest?
Laughing emoticon Papa Bear, thanks for noticing. The passenger is a DIY backrest. I use the neckrest from my car and turned it into a passenger's backrest. Maybe you can can refer to my previous thread 'DIY backrest' to have a look at the pictures I posted. Cheers! ( Can be done by clicking on the name of the author and then click 'All post by so and so'
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Thanks for the credit. It isn't exactly what I did but I like it and am so inspired that tomorrow I'm taking a picture of my rig an will post it below (by editing this post).

Mine was discovered by accident - a SeaLine 30L bag I bought online. The bag is 20" long with a round bottom that is 13". When I packed it with clothes and strapped it over the back seat with a bungee net the round bottom of the bag hit me perfectly in the low back, giving me a backrest. Incidentally, I am hooked on bungee nets and when the hooks didn't quite fit I took pliers and pulled them wider, then wrapped them with electrical tape where they wouldn't scratch the rails where they hook to the bike. This bag only costs about $25 and holds a lot of stuff for the weekends.
Laughing emoticon jerryw, we will be waiting. Would love to see what you 've got. Wanted to do the same as yours initially but couldn't find those sailors bag in a short time and did what I have done insdead. Cheers! Razz emoticon
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FYI 3 pack of dry sacks (three different sizes in set) for $14.97 plus S&H


http://www.sportsmansguide.com/net/cb/cb.aspx?p=WCS8&i=134045
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FYI 3 pack of dry sacks (three different sizes in set) for $14.97 plus S&H


http://www.sportsmansguide.com/net/cb/cb.aspx?p=WCS8&i=134045
Thanks for the link. Crying or Very sad emoticon No international shipping at the moment. Cheers!
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The link above is to the small bags. The full size are at:

http://www.seallinegear.com/dry_bags.asp?Action=BajaBag&Category=DryBags
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Amazing ideas....such improvisation!
Thanks Smrf...thanks Jerryw....for your great creative driver backrests/& websites. ShLim....love that passenger headrest idea (I will have to check your post on that install)....and your son is so cute!
We get sooo many great ideas/help from each other here at the forum and we share such great findings from all over the web.
THANK U ALL & CHEERS TO ALL OF US! Clap emoticon Clap emoticon
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Re: Amazing ideas....such improvisation!
MySkyMizer wrote:
Thanks Smrf...thanks Jerryw....for your great creative driver backrests/& websites. ShLim....love that passenger headrest idea (I will have to check your post on that install)....and your son is so cute!
We get sooo many great ideas/help from each other here at the forum and we share such great findings from all over the web.
THANK U ALL & CHEERS TO ALL OF US! Clap emoticon Clap emoticon
:lol:Please be real careful when drilling holes into the trunk. It is at a very steep angle when drilling otherwise the hole does not appear on the inside. Razz emoticon
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