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Proudtexson
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PostSubject: Grasshopper Back rest   Wed Jan 30, 2013 7:10 pm

I ordered a grasshopper backrest today. I hope it does ok. Have heard good and bad. I wanted the http://www.cruisercustomizing.com/custom-world-international-plain-driver-backrest-c50-volusia/part/CWI-03-165 but i can't handle that much right now. Tex
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PostSubject: Re: Grasshopper Back rest   Wed Jan 30, 2013 7:51 pm

I prefer the look of the Grasshopper one Tex
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PostSubject: Re: Grasshopper Back rest   Wed Jan 30, 2013 8:41 pm

I ordered a rider backrest last Thursday after looking about for 6 months. (I suffer from lower back probs)

I went for an adjustable one which cost a lot more and was designed for the M90 (uk 1500cc)- (could not find anything for the M800, 2010 reg)

So i expect it will not fit and i shall have to pay out more to get it adapted!!

I did like the grasshopper ones, and they are very reasonably priced with good reviews.

It'll be fine
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PostSubject: Re: Grasshopper Back rest   Wed Jan 30, 2013 9:32 pm

I hope it will. My brother and I are going to spend 3 or 4 days riding the Blue Ridge and Smoky mountains in North Carolina in may. At my age I need some back support for that many days. I really did like the adjustable but just couldn't afford it now. Maybe later I can replace the grasshopper. Good luck with yours I don't think there will be that much difference in the one you ordered and yours.
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PostSubject: Re: Grasshopper Back rest   Wed Jan 30, 2013 9:49 pm

Wow, your ride sounds fab!

My dad just bought a motorbike (aged 68) he got it on Monday......we are planning to do Germay & France in the Summer.

Good times ahead
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PostSubject: Re: Grasshopper Back rest   Tue Feb 05, 2013 4:37 pm

Sanddancer wrote:
Wow, your ride sounds fab!

My dad just bought a motorbike (aged 68) he got it on Monday......we are planning to do Germay & France in the Summer.

Good times ahead
That sounds like a great ride. I was stationed at Bitburg Airforce Base Germany 1965/1968. That is close to Trier about 45 minutes from Luxemburg. Enjoy riding with your Dad while you can. I am 72 and would rather burn out than rust out. I tell everyone I intend to live until I die. Some die and wait many years for the undertaker to come pick them up.
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PostSubject: Re: Grasshopper Back rest   Tue Feb 05, 2013 6:45 pm

Wise words Tex
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PostSubject: Re: Grasshopper Back rest   Tue Feb 05, 2013 7:55 pm

I relieved My Back rest today. Us Texans say fixinto. Iam fixinto go try to get it on today. Also got the Boulevard Tank cover. MAN every day is Christmas.
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PostSubject: Re: Grasshopper Back rest   Tue Feb 05, 2013 9:30 pm

Well Tex you certainly are enjoying yourself,good on ye m8,have fun.
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PostSubject: Re: Grasshopper Back rest   Tue Feb 05, 2013 9:43 pm

Enjoy your day tinkering post some pics when you've fitted them mate.
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PostSubject: Re: Grasshopper Back rest   Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:39 pm

Still waiting for my backrest & screen! (Getting from "Value Accesories" in USA) hopefully here this week. Can't bare coming home from work much longer and no goodies Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: Grasshopper Back rest   Tue Feb 05, 2013 11:57 pm

I put the back rest on today. It needs some major re-engineering,. I will post Pic's when I get it done . One of the bends hit me in the back before the pad does. I will put before and after Pic's. It is 6 pm here and I have to go pay some attention to the bride. Things work better that way.She has to work tomorrow so i have all day to put on my redneck engineering cap and make it work. If it don't work Get a bigger hammer. See ya
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PostSubject: Re: Grasshopper Back rest   Wed Feb 06, 2013 12:24 am

Proudtexson wrote:
She has to work tomorrow so i have all day to put on my redneck engineering cap and make it work. If it don't work Get a bigger hammer. See ya

Like your thinking Tex If in doubt give it a clout
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PostSubject: Re: Grasshopper Back rest   Wed Feb 06, 2013 9:14 am

I bought a Grasshopper backrest (the basic one) for my VN1700 and could not live without it now !!
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PostSubject: Re: Grasshopper Back rest   Wed Feb 06, 2013 1:22 pm

norman56 wrote:
I bought a Grasshopper backrest (the basic one) for my VN1700 and could not live without it now !!
I have to do some more engineering on mine. I think when I get it fitted right I will like it also.
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PostSubject: Re: Grasshopper Back rest   Wed Feb 06, 2013 1:25 pm

Norman56: what trike conversion do you have. Mine is a Lehman Tramp. I love it.
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PostSubject: Re: Grasshopper Back rest   Thu Feb 14, 2013 12:31 am

I got my grasshopper back rest installed. Lots of redneck engineering required. Having trouble transferring pics. When I get it figured out I will post pics.
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