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Old 01-10-2018, 09:15 AM   #1
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Waving looking for fitment help

been searching here and elsewhere for info on a quick release for a backrest on my 06 nomad. someone here made one at one time, but has since moved on i guess, or isnt available.
anyway, my thought is replacing the entire backrest if needed with one from another bike. since there are multiple kits out there for the vn 2000, vn 1700 classic, vaquero, etc, i hoping to find one that will work with a little modification or none would be better. i measured the distance between the 2 mounting holes on the fender. its 9 1/4" center to center.
if anyone has any of this info and could share i would be very thankful.

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Old 01-10-2018, 06:19 PM   #2
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Grasshopper Limited makes what I think is a quick release backrest. Only $85. Iím getting a new Vaquero this spring and will be getting a backrest from them. There are videos on YouTube that show them.
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Old 01-11-2018, 12:14 AM   #3
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Checked them out. Looks like they are for the driver not passenger but I'll check them out again.
Thanks joe!
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Check this old thread

http://www.vulcanbagger.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=37017
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Old 01-11-2018, 07:04 PM   #5
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thanks tcat, been all over that thread, and sent dshelly a couple of pm's. guess hes not on here much anymore.

i would love to get my hands on one of his setups.
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Grasshopper Limited makes what I think is a quick release backrest. Only $85. Iím getting a new Vaquero this spring and will be getting a backrest from them. There are videos on YouTube that show them.
I have a Grasshopper on my Nomad. They are not strong enough to really lean back against, but they do help with posture & are better then nothing. I have taken a few long trips on my bike & was glad to have it.
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I have a Grasshopper on my Nomad. They are not strong enough to really lean back against, but they do help with posture & are better then nothing. I have taken a few long trips on my bike & was glad to have it.
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i wish they made it for the passenger back rest
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thanks tcat, been all over that thread, and sent dshelly a couple of pm's. guess hes not on here much anymore.

i would love to get my hands on one of his setups.
Looks like his last post was back in June - he sold his Nomad and was selling off parts / accessories
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thanks again tcat. i checked last time he was online was in december,
i have a feeling thats a dead end at this point

hence the reason i wanted to find out if maybe a vn1700, vn2000,, nomad, classic, or anything else that may have the same or similar fender mount for there passenger backrest.
there are aftermarket companies that make quick release passenger back rests for the other vn models, so im hoping, i can use one of those or modify it to work.
if anyone has the measurements for those 2 fender mounting holes on the other models, please post them up!
thanks all!
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This is a quick release set up for a Vaquero - don't know if it could be made to work on a 1600 Nomad - might be worth seeing if someone has one of these for comparison.

Link to website that photo came from.

http://www.kawasakivista.com/accesso...ge=vaquero1700
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Thanks again tcat. Even if they dont, Maybe someone can measure where that mounts to the fender so i can compare.
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thanks,
i wish they made it for the passenger back rest
Oops, after seeing your reply I reread everything & realized your looking for a QR. passenger backrest. I'm only on the internet in the a.m. as I'm having my coffee, sometimes when I post it hasn't yet taken full effect.
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Oops, after seeing your reply I reread everything & realized your looking for a QR. passenger backrest. I'm only on the internet in the a.m. as I'm having my coffee, sometimes when I post it hasn't yet taken full effect.
lol. no worries johnny i know exactly what you mean
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