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Hi, just purchased a new 2010 900 classic LT and was wondering if anyone has installed some kind of passenger handholds. My spouse would very much like some to grag hold of. I made some out of stainless on my last 750 Kaw. I know that some after market passenger backrests have them built in, but the OEM does not. The seat strap or grabbing the driver aren't options for her.
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Hi, just purchased a new 2010 900 classic LT and was wondering if anyone has installed some kind of passenger handholds. My spouse would very much like some to grag hold of. I made some out of stainless on my last 750 Kaw. I know that some after market passenger backrests have them built in, but the OEM does not. The seat strap or grabbing the driver aren't options for her.
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I have been looking for something for my wife, who would like to sit back sometimes but does not feel quite right without something to put her arms on; but I haven't been able to find anything decent.

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For the OEM saddle, you're limited. I bought one with my Corbin Dual Tour, although I took it off to make room for my luggage rack on my last road trip. The Corbin has a moveable driver's/passenger's oval backrest which is neat. Much more ergonomic than a standard sissy bar pad.


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There's also this solution...

http://www.cruisercustomizing.com/cu...rt/CWI-05-2855

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I almost bought this one, but a guy on the other Kawi board traded his 900 in for a V2K. the Corbin was barely used and so I bought that off of him instead....

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The MCE sissybar has handles built into it. I bought it thinking my wife would like it but I don't think she ever touched them. I ended up strapping stuff to the passenger seat and hooking the bungee net to the handles instead. I just added a Corbin Dual Tour so my sissybar is on craigslist now.

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Somebody will correct me if I'm wrong, I'm sure, but I think the V2k backrest will fit the 9'er Custom, and it has grab rails built in, doesn't it?

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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-14-2012, 10:03 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys for the replys.
I got the LT with the goodies on so am not much interested in a lot of aftermarket replacements. I just thought there was something out there that I missed. I'll make some passenger handholds and let you all know what I come up with. I made some real nice bright and shiny stainless ones for the 750 that I traded in.
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