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Old 02-07-2012, 11:25 AM
Phochief Phochief is offline
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Default Fatboy removeable rider backrest

Most of my riding is around town and short distance, but occasionally I might go on a longer ride and would like a removeable rider backrest on my '12 Fatboy.

I still have a Utopia backrest that was on another bike and I can get a new seat plate to work on the Fatboy, but Utopia doesn't offer a removeable option for the Fatboy. I guess I could pull the bolt and leave the exposed metal sleeve sticking slightly out of the seat. The Utopia is a really comfortable and adjustable backrest, but I'm wondering if there's another good removeable rider backrest to consider?

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David

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Old 02-07-2012, 05:06 PM
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I have an '01 Fatboy and I'm probably going to go with the Utopia backrest. I had MCC put a gel pad and memory foam in my rider's seat and memory foam in the passenger's pillion. So, I don't want to ditch the factory seat just for the sake of a rider's backrest.

I too am a little disappointed that Utopia doesn't offer the "quick out" option for the Fatboy. I've been holding out hoping they would come up with something. But, it doesn't look like it's going to happen. Hopefully, if enough folks inquire about it, they might do something.
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Old 02-07-2012, 09:23 PM
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I have a Mustang seat on my fatboy with a removable backrest, love it!
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Old 02-07-2012, 10:16 PM
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Im looking at a C&C solo right now with a removeable backrest. Best lookin one ive been able to find. Goes for $420 on the Deluxe. Check them out at www.ccseats.com
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Old 02-11-2012, 02:14 AM
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Take a look at this site. I have used his backrest on a couple of Heritages and they are great and easy to remove. They are made for your height.

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Old 02-11-2012, 07:18 AM
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Take a look at this site. I have used his backrest on a couple of Heritages and they are great and easy to remove. They are made for your height.

PTAG
What web site?
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Old 02-11-2012, 08:04 AM
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Here is the link for the ProTac backrest.

http://www.protac.net/

He is only doing it part time now so you have to email him with your phone number and he will call you for your information.


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Old 02-11-2012, 10:06 AM
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Take a look at this site. I have used his backrest on a couple of Heritages and they are great and easy to remove. They are made for your height.

PTAG
Exactly what I have been looking for. Thanks
I just ordered 2 of the Protac's one for my Lo and one for the wife's Sportster. Of course I will have to PC mine black.
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