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So, for Valentine's day, I'm thinking about getting a backrest for my Speedmaster, so I can take the lil' lady on a gentle cruise up to a seafood place on PCH.

Who's got the back rest? And what will really work best for me?

She's pretty skittish about how the back of the speedmaster (with the stock seat) slopes backward, and a little something back there to help hold her in would greatly improve her peace of mind. Which, in turn, would make it easier for me to ride 2-up without her clutching me in a death grip.

I want something fairly easy to take on/put off, as I don't want it there if I'm riding solo. Can I get away with the short rack? Or should I just get the recommended tall back w/luggage rack?

Any stories? Tales of adventure? Does this help solve the two-up riding problem on the Speedmaster?

Jeff
 

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Hey Jeff, I started with just the Speedmaster Touring seat for 2-up riding. I wanted a little more security for the wife so I added the short sissy bar and rack. I preferred the look of the short over the tall, although the tall may be more functional. But the wife is very comfortable so that's all that matters. The rack is really useful for carrying a bag too.

Brent's got a decent one too, but I still think the Triumph version looks better.

Like you, I was really concerned about adding a permanent sissy bar and rack, but to me it looks pretty good.
Good luck!
 

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Slim, I leave the sissy bar on all the time, even when I switch back to the stock seat for solo riding.

When the big twin cruiser comes out I'd leave the Speedy for strictly solo riding and take the sissy bar off, and use the bigger bike for 2-up. Wouldn't it be great if the parts were interchangeable between the bikes?

Hey, I can dream, can't I? :-D
 
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I leave my sissy bar and rack off unless I need it. It takes 5-10 minutes to install or remove or maybe even less if you are more mechanically inclined than some. I found the stock bolts are long enough so I don't use the long ones that come with it. I really prefer the look without it better but it is really handy to have at times :cool:
 

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I have the tall Triumph sissy bar and rack and think it looks great, sets off the lines of the bike and is practical too. No complaints from here.
 

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I went to the Triumph site to check out the seats/sissy bars.

Who's been there lately? The new interface is ABYSMALLY BAD! It's slow, tedious, and makes you wait through screen after screen of pointless information to find anything.

That said, I'm leaning toward the short bar with the luggage rack, and maybe the touring seat. It's not tough at all to swap out seats, is it?
 

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On 2007-02-06 14:27, DetroitSlim wrote:
It's not tough at all to swap out seats, is it?
Slim, just pull that quick-release ring on the left side of the seat and unscrew the allen bolt on the fender behind the seat. Takes all of a couple of minutes. :cool:
 
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