Senior VR Member
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Fair Oaks Ranch Texas
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one thing to look at is what the backrest is made of. We got a backrest and it hit me right in the kidneys. Made the ride worse than not having one in the first place.
When we took it apart to mod it to fit me, we found that the backrest was a piece of 3/8" plywood with a little foam.
Steve [BigBird] and I took a piece of 1/2" acrylic and bent it to fit my back. We then put some good orthpedic foam over it - front and back.
Instead of just screwing the backboard to the bracket, the way the original was, we put a hinge on the bracket and the acrylic so that the backboard would ride with you as you moved.
It worked great. Cost: about $4 and a couple of hours of BigBirds expertise.
Recommend you look at them whether they are it's Lonnies or Suzuki's OEM