Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Hondaline Tall Backrest

When I bought the bike it already had a very nice Cobra sissy bar & back rest on it.  However, since I added the Mustang seats, the passenger backrest was a bit small and low.  I found a good deal on a used Hondaline Tall sissy bar & back rest, so I picked that up.  Once I went to swap them out, I found that I would need some spacers and bolts that didn't come with my used purchase.

My good friend Bob machined up the proper spacers for me, and I ran around over the course of 2 days finding the proper bolts.  It seems that 10mm x 1.25 thread in the length and type I needed was semi-hard to find.  Much easier to find 1.50 thread.  Anyhow, today we got the parts switched out and all is well.

Marty is happier now, since the new backrest is +4" taller then the Cobra setup and the back pad is at least 2x the size as well.

Here is a before and after picture, with the new seats and backrest(s) - click for larger picture

 

More pictures are here.

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