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Well , here's my version of the homemade backrest .I started with a piece of 1/4" stainless sheet 20" long and 4" wide ,and bent it 80 degrees , right at 10". also a piece of the same stainless 3"x 4" for the backing plate support . drilled holes at 3 1/2 " and 2" in both support plate and backrest plate , matched the holes with 4 holes in the seat base and bolted them with the seat base sandwiched between them .I bought a backrest pad off e-bay and drilled 3 1/4" holes in the back of the plate to mount the pad to , got it all set up took it back off and polished it . Wife did the vinyl work . I think it looks ok ,, what do you guys think ? i know the wife sure is happy about not flying off so easy now ! If anyone wants it I have a drawing of it I can send you with all of the measurements.

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It looks like it came out real nice.    :bigthumbsup:
have you noticed any flex when you lean on it?
 

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no flex at all ,, that 1/4" stainless is pretty stiff. I had orders from headquarters that either I made /bought a backrest or she was not riding with me any more since she just about blew off the bike on the interstae running 70 mph a couple weeks ago. I work at power plants so I had access to a 500 ton hydraulic press to bend it . Got the metal free too! So all I have in it is what I paid for the pad on e-bay which was $24.00. I don't really like the look of the 109 with a backrest though , kinda looks funny ,, but it makes her happy ,,, as soon as we get through riding I put the cowl back on .
 
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