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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 03-31-2002, 06:59 AM Thread Starter
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Sargent Backrest for VFR

I know, I know. A backrest is so '60s and unsportbike-like. But my wife really wants one so I checked into it. There are 2 choices, the Corbin Gunfighter and Lady for $500 or the Sargent for $285. The Sargent is nice because it can be removed in 5 minutes and has a little shelf and backpack. BUT, the Sargent page said the back pad was 8" x 14", or as big as a Barcalounger!
So, I called Sargent and spoke to the owners. While I was on the phone they measured the pad and said it is only 7 1/2" x 8" - they'll fix their web page. So, mine is on its way. If the huge dimensions scared you off of the Sargent before, now you needn't worry. Larry
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 04-08-2002, 07:43 PM Thread Starter
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Got it, Installed it, Love it

Got my backrest today. Really well built. It is either aluminum or a lightweight alloy with black crinkle paint. Beautifully machined and thick, it has strength without weight. You assemble the 5 components on the bike for a precise fit. After that, it goes on and off in one piece. On a trial "sit" in the garage, the wife raved - she can sit farther back, lean back, has lots more room and feels much more secure. Oh, it looks great (for a backrest), too. Larry
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