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Driver's backrest?

Looking to see what kind of driver's backrest everyone else is using.... I've looked at the Utopia backrest (don't like that I have to cut into the rear seat cover) & the Bakup backrest (over-priced). Curious to see what people are using.
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I am using a Corbin backrest for a Corbin seat. Much love goes to them.
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I echo what Shrubbo said...
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I echo what Shrubbo said...
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I am using a Corbin backrest for a Corbin seat. Much love goes to them.
Which Corbin seat, i.e, dual touring, or gunfighter, or ?, and which backrest, there are about 3 or 4 different ones, depending on the type of seat. I love my Corbin bags and dual touring seat, but the large ovalback not so much, especially for the price. I might have to install handlebar risers to get the right fit. If I were doing it again, I'd make sure I picked a seat and backrest combination that has forward adjustment range and Corbin's spring fold-down mechanism shown on their web site. Also terribly disappointed that they never responded to either of my 2 post purchase inquiries.

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I have the Bakup backrest and love it. If you want to keep the stock seat it's a nice investment.

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I am using a Corbin backrest for a Corbin seat. Much love goes to them.
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The Corbin is too rich for my blood....
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I have the Bakup backrest and love it. If you want to keep the stock seat it's a nice investment.
Did you pay full price (mid $300 range) for yours?

It would be more realistic @ $200-$225.....
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I agree that it is too expensive. I got lucky that it, along with 3 other accessories were installed and included in the purchase price of my Valk when I bought it second hand. I’m glad it came though. It’s heated and very comfortable.
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I agree the Corbin seat is expensive .. but for me it's worth every penny. I wouldn't ride this bike if it still had the stock seat. The thing was painful to ride.
I have the dual touring btw. And I just received the backrest from corbin, the one with the little glovebox on it.. nice addition. Great for gloves, phone .. small stuff. Painted the same as the bike so it looks nice on there.
Mounted it on the pillion seat and will have to get their plain backrest for me to use after I get the handlebar/windshield issue straightened out.
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