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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-23-2007, 11:27 PM Thread Starter
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I did a little search and found no info....So here is my idea, back in the early 80's there was a company called K&G and they made a backrest that would slide from a passenger location to a drivers location. It was available in a "short" and a "tall" and I even had one on a early 80's bike. Anyone seen one like this from a manufacture? I would like to fix it to my Rocket. There must be some info out there or even a "used K&G" that some one has sitting in the shed? I would like to have a look at making this idea a reality

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-24-2007, 03:26 PM
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Never heard of a sliding backrest but the Corbin dual tourer has slots for both a driver and passenger backrest. When the wife rides, I simply move the backrest to the rear position. This can be done without taking the seat off. Great design IMO.

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Do a search on E-bay for various mixes of "KG Engineering universal sissy bar luggage rack". They come up for sale from time to time.

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There was a guy selling a similar backrest on Ebay specifcally for the Rocket, I believe his wife was posting on the forum here for a while, but I believe that's been about a year ago. Haven't seen anything from them lately.

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That it dhall10, I am looking to shorten the height with a small low pad and maybe a black color as not to stand out but that is what I'm looking for. Even if I could just find the brackets on the side I then could go from there.

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If you want, when I get my hard plastic bags and pull my OEM's off to sell, I can make a tracing of the bracket and scan it to you... probably won't be for another month or two though... Also I'm not sure how well it will line up with a Rocket tail, as I have an Adventurer.

The one I have is the luggage rack with the add on sissy bar set up. I've seen some that are the reverse as well, so be careful if you shop ebay. If I come across any I'll let you know.
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Thanks for the info !

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