New style dealer optional backrest - Steve Saunders Goldwing Forums

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-06-2007, 03:06 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Kikker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: S.E. Oklahoma
Model: 2012 GL1800 Nav/XM
Posts: 701
Post imported post

I would like to see Honda develop a factory type riderbackrest option likeona Harley Davidson Ultra Classic. The stock seat on the HD came with a slot already manufactured into the seat to except a removable backrest. No modification, no cutting, just remove the seat, mount the backrest bracket to the frame. After reinstalling the seat all you had to do then is snap the backrest into place or remove it if so desired.

It was one of the best features on my Ultra Classic.


The value of our lives comes not in what we do or whom we know, but by who we are.

Goldwings I've had the privilege of owning

1977 GL1000
1982 GL1100 Aspencade
1984 GL1200 Aspencade
1987 GL1200 Aspencade
1988 GL1500
1994 GL1500-SE
2006 GL1800
2012 GL1800

Vietnam Combat Veteran 11B40
Kikker is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-06-2007, 03:45 PM
Senior Member
 
GWEddie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Lexington, Nebraska, USA
Posts: 1,153
Post imported post

Yes I agree. This is one area that Hondaline have consistently neglected.


Lucky Eddie.
GWEddie is offline  
post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-09-2007, 05:01 PM
Senior Member
 
Flyone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Newnan, GA, USA
Model: 2012 GL-1800
Posts: 20,561
Garage
Send a message via Skype™ to Flyone
Post imported post

This is why we pay Kikker the big bucks! He is always thinkin! I do agree! If Honda would provide a back rest as an option, we would buy it!

Especially after a 700 mile one day trip!

2012 GL-1800,2001 Cycle Mate CM2000 LTD Trailer
PM of Northstar Masonic Lodge #168, Wichita, KS 2B1ASK1, Midian Shriner, AOPA, Founding member of Wild Rhinos and KANWINGS
NASSIR 5 Host - which was an honor and pleasure to serve the members of this forum.
RIP Pop Fly
Flyone is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-20-2007, 09:05 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Kikker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: S.E. Oklahoma
Model: 2012 GL1800 Nav/XM
Posts: 701
Post imported post

This should be one of the items on top of Honda's list.

The value of our lives comes not in what we do or whom we know, but by who we are.

Goldwings I've had the privilege of owning

1977 GL1000
1982 GL1100 Aspencade
1984 GL1200 Aspencade
1987 GL1200 Aspencade
1988 GL1500
1994 GL1500-SE
2006 GL1800
2012 GL1800

Vietnam Combat Veteran 11B40
Kikker is offline  
post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-20-2007, 09:10 PM
Senior Member
 
Tattoo Taffy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: , , Australia
Posts: 10,010
Post imported post

i agree with you kikker, that was one of the most endeering things with my ultra also, and the passenfer armrests, honda need to sit up and listen to their buys not put out of date electronics and crap on them, two of the most sought after items for a wing buyer are the backrests and of course the safety chrome.....i would rather spend my $28,000 on a new ultra than buy a new 1800 any day the way things are

\"\"THE MAD WELSHMAN in OZ\"\"

\"Lifetime member of the ORIGINAL 6 PACK club\"
Tattoo Taffy is offline  
post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-11-2009, 11:38 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Kikker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: S.E. Oklahoma
Model: 2012 GL1800 Nav/XM
Posts: 701
Post imported post

Tattoo Taffy wrote:
Quote:
i agree with you kikker, that was one of the most endeering things with my ultra also, and the passenfer armrests, honda need to sit up and listen to their buys not put out of date electronics and crap on them, two of the most sought after items for a wing buyer are the backrests and of course the safety chrome.....i would rather spend my $28,000 on a new ultra than buy a new 1800 any day the way things are

I have tendency to agree with you. I had a beautiful '06 2-tone Blue Ultra Classic. If it weren't so hot to ride and cost so much for expected repairs and the constant fear of something going wrong, I would still be riding one. That was one sweet ride. It may not be the power house that the GL1800 is but it was far more comfortable on a long trip for me.

The value of our lives comes not in what we do or whom we know, but by who we are.

Goldwings I've had the privilege of owning

1977 GL1000
1982 GL1100 Aspencade
1984 GL1200 Aspencade
1987 GL1200 Aspencade
1988 GL1500
1994 GL1500-SE
2006 GL1800
2012 GL1800

Vietnam Combat Veteran 11B40
Kikker is offline  
post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-11-2009, 12:05 PM
Junior Member
 
CAPA43's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Shreveport, Louisiana, USA
Posts: 2
Post imported post

Thats one thing the Goldwing lacks, a factory backrest or at least as an option from Hondaline. Maybe one day...
CAPA43 is offline  
Closed Thread

  Steve Saunders Goldwing Forums > Forums > Feedback for Hondas Goldwing Team

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Steve Saunders Goldwing Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Backrest or not to backrest on 1993 1500 Interstate deradler1 Goldwing Technical Forum 20 09-24-2011 10:11 AM
Brakes, optional. FM Feedback for Hondas Goldwing Team 1 01-24-2010 07:23 PM
Go in style gdwales Fun Forum 3 01-22-2009 01:23 AM
Optional lights on saddlebag go out with brake applied gasseous Goldwing Technical Forum 2 08-09-2008 02:00 PM
Stock seat, passenger backrest,And dragmasters drivers backrest for sale Like new GL1500 kswebb For Sale/Wanted Forum 0 10-06-2007 07:13 AM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome