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PostSubject: Got one of these (Back Rest)   Got one of these (Back Rest) I_icon_minitimeWed Mar 23, 2022 5:44 pm

Got this off Ebay. I had some issues with quality. The mounting holes wete not centered, and some didn't line up. Requiring me to drill them out. 

Other than that, wow! What a difference. Much more comfortable.

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Nice! I bought one of those back in 2012 and still love it!!! Off eBay too.
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GHM-PM wrote:
Nice! I bought one of those back in 2012 and still love it!!! Off eBay too.

YES! The OEM way I felt like the "butt pad" was pushing me off the front of the seat. This is much more comfortable!
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PostSubject: Re: Got one of these (Back Rest)   Got one of these (Back Rest) I_icon_minitimeThu Mar 24, 2022 6:44 pm

Same one I have and much more leg room, quality part never had a problem in 30K miles. I have it angled a bit by using longer bolts at top and about 1/4 inch spacer so it's more vertical.
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Mech 1 twa wrote:
Same one I have and much more leg room, quality part never had a problem in 30K miles. I have it angled a bit by using longer bolts at top and about 1/4 inch spacer so it's more vertical.

Thanks for the input. You are correct! The back needs to be angled up a bit for better comfort. I'm gonna do that tomorrow. thumbs up
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PostSubject: Re: Got one of these (Back Rest)   Got one of these (Back Rest) I_icon_minitimeMon Mar 28, 2022 8:12 pm

This is cool. So on my backrest bracket, the holes didn't line up very well and were a bit off center. Drilling out one hole fixed part of the problem, but the off center part was not really fixable.

I called, but never did get to speak to Jac, the guy who makes them, but left a message for him to call. I missed his call back, but it turns out, he already sent me a replacement!

The new one I got is perfect! I will be able to try the other mounting options as the holes line up way better on this one.

Anyway, very responsive and GREAT customer service. He also sent me a "O-Ring" you can use on your throttle, to provide a little friction and act as a crude "cruise control" for long rides. Very nice. Great service. Highly recommended. thumbs up
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PostSubject: Re: Got one of these (Back Rest)   Got one of these (Back Rest) I_icon_minitimeTue Mar 29, 2022 10:45 am

I'm not a fan of driver's back rest; so I automatically remove them from my Silverwings (4) after purchase. Being at 5'8" I'm satisfied with the seat as is minus back rest.
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AldusFran wrote:
I'm not a fan of driver's back rest; so I automatically remove them from my Silverwings (4) after purchase. Being at 5'8" I'm satisfied with the seat as is minus back rest.

Do you mean removing the back rest cushion altogether? Yes, I did that initially and found it far more comfortable than with. Gave me more room and a wider area for my wider posterior. Laughing
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Got this off Ebay. I had some issues with quality. The mounting holes wete not centered, and some didn't line up. Requiring me to drill them out. 

Other than that, wow! What a difference. Much more comfortable.

Got one of these (Back Rest) 20220332
Has anyone else had trouble with the welds on one of these eBay back rest kits recommended on this thread?

The welds on mine were a bit sloppy but I didn’t think much of it. I assembled mine today, installed it, and tried it out. As soon I did the weld at the base of the back rest, where it meets the vertical part, snapped right off.

I texted a very polite non confrontational message to the maker Jac of what happened, as well as photos, and received a … less than satisfactory reply. He has not responded further. Got one of these (Back Rest) Ae9c1510Got one of these (Back Rest) F6614c10
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PostSubject: Re: Got one of these (Back Rest)   Got one of these (Back Rest) I_icon_minitimeSat Apr 23, 2022 10:44 pm

Maybe (hopefully?) I just missed an attempt at humor on his part…
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BrianInVA wrote:
Maybe (hopefully?) I just missed an attempt at humor on his part…

That's interesting. I called Jac while installing mine and just left a message about the holes in mine not being completely centered, making it very difficult to use the "alternative" installation option. I just asked that he call me back.

He called back, but I missed the call and I don't recall him leaving a message. I was then notified through Ebay of a shipment.

Sure enough, he sent me a new one that was perfect, along with one of his O-ring cruise control devices. He said I should like this one better, and indeed I did.

Since I decided to just keep the standard setup, and had already drilled out the hole on it. I still have not installed the replacement. I may use it on my Reflex since it uses the same model.

I am sure Jac will take care of you.

However, as far as "leaning back", I would be careful of putting your full weight on one of these backrests. They are flexible, but I could certainly bend or break mine if I applied enough pressure. It's a back rest, but isn't intended to support your full weight. JMHO
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PostSubject: Re: Got one of these (Back Rest)   Got one of these (Back Rest) I_icon_minitimeSun Apr 24, 2022 7:31 am

He got back to me this morning. It was indeed a defective weld/design:Got one of these (Back Rest) 97af9a10
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PostSubject: Re: Got one of these (Back Rest)   Got one of these (Back Rest) I_icon_minitimeSun Apr 24, 2022 7:52 am

Great company to deal with. Too bad there isn't a model for my Forza. Would snap one up.
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GHM-PM wrote:
Great company to deal with. Too bad there isn't a model for my Forza. Would snap one up.

The same model works on my Reflex.(NSS250). Not sure why it wouldn't fit a Forza. 🤔
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The Dude wrote:
GHM-PM wrote:
Great company to deal with. Too bad there isn't a model for my Forza. Would snap one up.

The same model works on my Reflex.(NSS250). Not sure why it wouldn't fit a Forza. 🤔

Seat/mount is totally different. See my minor mod in the Forza section Sad
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PostSubject: Re: Got one of these (Back Rest)   Got one of these (Back Rest) I_icon_minitimeMon Apr 25, 2022 8:40 am

I got another note from the eBay account of the guy who made the back rest kit. I asked if I needed to send the one that broke back. He replied:,

“No  we are sending you a new, Redesigned unit after multiple failures of the current model. Sorry for your hassle!!”

So I’m not the only one who had trouble with this weld, apparently.
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BrianInVA wrote:
I got another note from the eBay account of the guy who made the back rest kit. I asked if I needed to send the one that broke back. He replied:,

“No  we are sending you a new, Redesigned unit after multiple failures of the current model. Sorry for your hassle!!”

So I’m not the only one who had trouble with this weld, apparently.

Jac may be a bit disorganized as that "model" I think was just what came out when he lost his best welder to a broken arm, and some units made it out that were sub par. Jac also mentioned a new helper who ground down some of the welds too far. Apparently some units made it out regardless.

And it seems Jac can be a bit cantankerous at times. I read through some of the responses to dumb (one guy complained because he didn't get a seat with his) reviews on Ebay. Laughing

However, Jac does seem to own up to any real quality issues and goes beyond to make it right. I doubt he's rolling in riches cranking these things out, so I am glad they are still available. Competitive models are north of $200.

Hopefully, he'll go through his inventory and 86 any substandard units that got missed, because he certainly isn't making anything on the ones he has to replace.

I barely deal with Ebay any more because you are not left with much after they whittle away your profits.

JMHO and YMMV.
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I am looking for one of these and cant find any on ebay, is he still selling these?
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Kags1969 wrote:
I am looking for one of these and cant find any on ebay, is he still selling these?


Looks like Jac has hung up his welding torch. Or is taking a break?

Ebay wrote:
"ezntexas (1597) No longer a registered user
74.1% positive feedback"
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AldusFran wrote:
I'm not a fan of driver's back rest; so I automatically remove them from my Silverwings (4) after purchase. Being at 5'8" I'm satisfied with the seat as is minus back rest.

Hello @AldusFran,
Would you, or anyone else, be interested in selling Just the original lower L shaped brackets, with the slide adjustable holes?
Thanks,
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Anyone willing to part with the ( above ⬆ ) stock slide adjustable L shaped brackets can contact me at
kneedtospeed@aol.com
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The Dude wrote:
Got this off Ebay. I had some issues with quality. The mounting holes wete not centered, and some didn't line up. Requiring me to drill them out. 

Other than that, wow! What a difference. Much more comfortable.

Got one of these (Back Rest) 20220332

Does the large "half moon" shape lift out, so a passenger can easily mount bike?
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Got one of these (Back Rest) 20220332[/quote]

Does the large "half moon" shape lift out, so a passenger can easily mount bike?[/quote]

I only rode double on mine once using this conversion and no my passenger could not mount very well so I just removed it and reinstalled when riding solo. It takes maybe 5 minutes to remove.
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PostSubject: Driver Back Rests   Got one of these (Back Rest) I_icon_minitimeThu Mar 02, 2023 11:40 am

I have chronic back pain issues, and multiple surgeries, so here are the rests I use for Solo, and Two Up riding.
The taller, narrow setup allows plenty of comfortable room, and easy on/off for my Girl.
The wider stock Honda pad is raised, and best for riding Solo.
It’s a quick swap, and adjustable, using just 2 Thumb Screws, under the seat base.


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Your narrow backrest look good. What did you use for the pad?
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Thanks!
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Had a friend make me a velcro’d cover.Got one of these (Back Rest) 5a38bf10
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