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For me I don't plan to have a top bag but yet I have a significant other who could appreciate a backrest, so I set out to design my own. I wanted something that didn't take away from the look of the bike yet something functional. I looked at the few ideas folks have had here and expanded on that. I liked Psyco's design a lot but I still wanted something a little different.

What I came up with was an aluminum plate mounted to the bike which will probably stay put but can be easily removed and a backrest that can be removed or installed in a few seconds. I cut slots in the mounting plate for attaching a bag or ?? to the backrest and mounting plate for additional storage.

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Wow, that looks really clean dood. Nice job!
 

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Thanks guys.

The girlfriend says it fits perfectly and adds a feeling of security. The backrest has one adjustment forward if needed too.
 

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Wow. Wish I had that kind of talent. Somebody knows their way around the machine shop. Nicely done.
 

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Wow. Wish I had that kind of talent. Somebody knows their way around the machine shop. Nicely done.
I designed it and drew it but had it cut on a water jet.
 

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Since it is already drawn and in the computer, it is easy to cut another one if someone is interested.
 

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:think: I would never put a thing like that on a performance Ducati, never...:D
 

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Lovely!!! good job !!! nice !!! .....

are we looking at the same thing ?? putting that on a chopper might be passable ... but on a duke :eek::eek::eek:.... narrrr not for me


not bad workmanship though:):)
 

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The back rest I purchased but the mount I designed and made. The mounting plate costs $95 complete ready to install.
 

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Good job. Is the back rest itself just a piece of aluminum with some foam pr padding with a cover over it?
 

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Good job. Is the back rest itself just a piece of aluminum with some foam pr padding with a cover over it?
The back rest is 1/4 inch stainless into a thick plastic form with marine grade padding and cover.
 

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Looks good!
I´d be intrested in a set if your willing to make one and ship to Sweden. PM med incl shipping and I´ll pay through paypal.
 

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Looks good!
I´d be intrested in a set if your willing to make one and ship to Sweden. PM med incl shipping and I´ll pay through paypal.
Sent you a PM
 
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