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Offline Axxman

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Backrest Choices
« on: May 13, 2012, 11:34:11 am »
I'm in the market for a backrest and could use a little help making my choice. The Pirates Lair one looks good but is quite a bit more than the Premier Cycle backrest. Is one better than the other one?
Any input would be helpful.  :)

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Re: Backrest Choices
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2012, 01:35:13 pm »
I may not be the best resource since I have only used the Pirates Lair rack/rest but can say I have been very pleased with it and my wife finds it comfortable.  It is also very well made and the install was an absolute snap.  Adding and removing the backrest part is also a breeze and only takes a minute.

I hear you on the price though....thankfully I found mine very slightly used and the lower price made the decision really easy.
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Re: Backrest Choices
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2012, 01:48:10 pm »
I may not be the best resource since I have only used the Pirates Lair rack/rest but can say I have been very pleased with it and my wife finds it comfortable.  It is also very well made and the install was an absolute snap.  Adding and removing the backrest part is also a breeze and only takes a minute.

I hear you on the price though....thankfully I found mine very slightly used and the lower price made the decision really easy.

Soda, Does the Pirates lair have any adjustments up and down or fore and aft? Which seat are you using with yours.

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Re: Backrest Choices
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2012, 01:57:05 pm »
I still have a Premier Cycle backrest for sale if your interested.  See the for sale section.  Make me an offer.
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Re: Backrest Choices
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2012, 08:21:01 pm »
Utopia makes an exceptional backrest that is easy to install...and less than $ 200.00 :)
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Re: Backrest Choices
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2012, 02:17:30 pm »
Utopia makes an exceptional backrest that is easy to install...and less than $ 200.00 :)

All I saw on their site was a backrest for the driver. I am looking for a passenger backrest ;)

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Re: Backrest Choices
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2012, 02:39:31 pm »
Axxnan, sorry for the delayed reply.

The Pirates Liar set-up I have has fore-aft adjustment but does not adjust vertically.  The one I bought had 2 threaded holes in the bar that slides into the rack then depending on which of the holes you use it adjusts the forward reach of the rest.  I believe Pirates Liar was thinking about adding a third hole for greater adjustment range but mine only came with two.  I have since drilled and threaded a third hole (to move it more forward) and more could easily be added. 

I have an OEM seat on my bike but had Spencer's re-work the foam....which my wife also likes.

Hope the info helps but let me know if you have any further questions.
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Re: Backrest Choices
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2012, 08:23:01 pm »
Axxnan, sorry for the delayed reply.

The Pirates Liar set-up I have has fore-aft adjustment but does not adjust vertically.  The one I bought had 2 threaded holes in the bar that slides into the rack then depending on which of the holes you use it adjusts the forward reach of the rest.  I believe Pirates Liar was thinking about adding a third hole for greater adjustment range but mine only came with two.  I have since drilled and threaded a third hole (to move it more forward) and more could easily be added. 

I have an OEM seat on my bike but had Spencer's re-work the foam....which my wife also likes.

Thanks brutha  :beerchug:
Hope the info helps but let me know if you have any further questions.