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  • Offline pcv57   us

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    Pillion backrest
    on: January 07, 2022, 02:17:01 pm
    January 07, 2022, 02:17:01 pm
    When I had my K1600 GT, there was a member on that forum who made a backrest that bolted right to the luggage rack. It was sturdy, comfortable, and even had the BMW logo on it. I haven't been able to find anything comparable for the XR. I have a Sargent seat and have seen their backrest but I could buy a top case for the same money. Just wondering what others are doing to make their passengers more secure.

    Cheers

    Last Edit: January 07, 2022, 02:21:34 pm by pcv57

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    Re: Pillion backrest
    Reply #1 on: January 07, 2022, 05:58:52 pm
    January 07, 2022, 05:58:52 pm
    I have the small (33l?) BMW topcase with integrated backrest and the wife likes it ...

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    Re: Pillion backrest
    Reply #2 on: January 07, 2022, 08:15:26 pm
    January 07, 2022, 08:15:26 pm
    I just tell my wife to hang on tight.

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    Re: Pillion backrest
    Reply #3 on: January 07, 2022, 10:36:10 pm
    January 07, 2022, 10:36:10 pm
    *Originally Posted by bobdave [+]
    I just tell my wife to hang on tight.

    I tell your wife the same thing............

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    Re: Pillion backrest
    Reply #4 on: January 07, 2022, 10:50:01 pm
    January 07, 2022, 10:50:01 pm
    *Originally Posted by the bartender [+]
    I tell your wife the same thing............
    Lol. Well, this is going in the wrong direction!
    My wife doesn’t ride with me often but when she does likes the security of a backrest of some sort.
    Now, my girlfriend on the other hand….
    Last Edit: January 07, 2022, 10:50:56 pm by pcv57

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    Re: Pillion backrest
    Reply #5 on: January 08, 2022, 01:09:04 am
    January 08, 2022, 01:09:04 am
    Last Edit: January 08, 2022, 01:10:49 am by Diavel

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    Re: Pillion backrest
    Reply #6 on: January 08, 2022, 08:38:38 am
    January 08, 2022, 08:38:38 am
    *Originally Posted by Diavel [+]

    Mate of mine, in the late 70's had his girlfriend on the pillion of his Suzuki AP50. She had a bag of shopping in each hand, when he gunned it from the traffic lights she ended up on the floor with the shopping, of course to make matters worse, the bags split. Worse still, the indicators back then were the size of small frying pans and hooked her legs on the way off, looked like some sort of gymnastic move..  :046: :046: :046:

    She was double his size and gave him a good beating when he pulled over to help.. we still recount this story and laugh every time..  :008: :008: :008:

    Sorry for going off topic but thought I'd share my story..  :034:

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    Re: Pillion backrest
    Reply #7 on: January 08, 2022, 11:23:09 am
    January 08, 2022, 11:23:09 am
    If that happened to one of my friends, he’d never live it down!

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    Re: Pillion backrest
    Reply #8 on: January 08, 2022, 11:35:33 am
    January 08, 2022, 11:35:33 am
    *Originally Posted by pcv57 [+]
    If that happened to one of my friends, he’d never live it down!

    This happened in the late 70's and we still remind him now..  :001: just in case with old age setting in he was to forget.   :008:
    "When I’m riding my motorcycle, I’m glad to be alive. When I stop riding my motorcycle, I’m glad to be alive" Neil Peart.