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I always buy UTOPIA backrest for my bikes. Smaller company, awesome service and quality. Around $200

That name seems familiar. I could have sworn I contacted them, and they said they didn't make one for the 2014 valk. Good to see I have options now. Thanks.
 

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I was wondering if anyone that has the utopia backrest will comment on its size. Their website says the dimensions are 12 x 9". That's the size of a box of Cheerios. I want a backrest and understand options are limited but there are a few. Who has one and either likes or doesn't like it and why?
 

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I called them today and was told the shape was concave. They made me comfortable and pictures on others Valk's made me feel good about it. I placed my order. I'll come back here and post my feedback on it in about 2 weeks
 

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Bakup driver's backrest. Attaches to driver's seat. Awesome quality and fitment.
Hah, I forgot about this thread. Thanks. They didn't make one for the valk back when I was looking. I ended up switching to a corbin gunfighter seat so now, I don't have an option for any backrest.
 

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That was one of the things I learned while researching. I was going to go with a Corbin. I liked the gunfighter and would have bought one if it would have had the backrest option. The 2up seat they have can't be any better than my stock seat redone by Mean City. Adding the Utopia is gravy I hope.
 

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That was one of the things I learned while researching. I was going to go with a Corbin. I liked the gunfighter and would have bought one if it would have had the backrest option. The 2up seat they have can't be any better than my stock seat redone by Mean City. Adding the Utopia is gravy I hope.
Yeah I don't understand why they don't offer a backrest option with the gunfighter. I would have tried the meancity option but my bike is my only ride and I just couldn't have that much downtime waiting for the seat to get back to me. About to do a 600 mile ride on my corbin, this will be the real test.
 

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I installed the utopia back rest. It took less than an hour to adjust it while riding to find the sweet spots. I was out for 3 hours last night. By the time I was getting close to home I was convinced it was worth it and very nice. Once I got home I almost fell over trying to dismount. I'm back to its just way too large. The quality is nice and it seems like quality work. I'm thinking about modifying the pad down to size. Otherwise it is great to have on the bike.
 

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I installed the utopia back rest. It took less than an hour to adjust it while riding to find the sweet spots. I was out for 3 hours last night. By the time I was getting close to home I was convinced it was worth it and very nice. Once I got home I almost fell over trying to dismount. I'm back to its just way too large. The quality is nice and it seems like quality work. I'm thinking about modifying the pad down to size. Otherwise it is great to have on the bike.
Do you have any pics with it installed? I might be interested in switching back to stock seat to make this work.
 
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