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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-26-2010, 08:22 PM Thread Starter
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OEM Backrest Pad

I purchased the OEM Kawasaki backrest on Ebay for $50.


With an MSRP of $400 I felt I couldn't pass it up. Now for my question, the assembly does not come with a pad itself. Is there an aftermarket product that will work with it that may be more comfortable or is it best to just buy the pad from Kawasaki?

By the way I'm new and I'm picking up my Vulcan from the dealer first thing in the morning, YIPPPEEEEE!

any help is appreciated.
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-26-2010, 10:09 PM
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I can't help you on the backrest pad as I am just getting ready to order the backrest, but you will really enjoy the 900 regardless of flavor, classic or custom.

Congratulations on an excellent choice!

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I have the Cobra sissy bar/luggage rack with a backrest pad. I have the medium one, out of the three they offer.

I'm only guessing, but I would think for the holes to line up, you need to have the same brand.
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I added a backrest to VN-2K after I got it (I got it used and it was setup as a solo bagger). If memory serves me (which is a struggle, I'll go ahead and tell you!), Mustang has replacement pads that will fit. Likewise, I remember there also being some on sites like JC Whitney (www.jcwhitney.com) and Cruiser Customizing (www.cruisercustomizing.com).

Puckach is right, you will have to look at the pads to ensure they fit the specific sissy bar you purchased or redrill the holes.

One last option would be to check a local upolstry shop. They can make one for the same price if not cheaper than purchasing OEM or equiv. replacement.

Just a thought...

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Welcome yahtz21...I can't help with the pad but I couldn't figure out how shiloh knew what bike you were buying.. until I clicked on your link.
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-27-2010, 09:16 PM Thread Starter
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Backrest Pad

Thanks for the input. The dealer I purchased the bike from from sold me the OEM pad for a fairly good price.

I guess I wasn't very specific about the model I purchased but it's a 2006 Classic. I did quite a bit of price searching before I bought it and found it to be a reasonable price at $3,800. It has only 1130 original miles and comes with a windshield and engine guard. Not sure what kind of pricing you are seeing in your regional areas but I'm hoping this was a good price.
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-28-2010, 11:31 AM
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How about some pics of your ride??
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-28-2010, 05:37 PM
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Sounds like a nice deal Yahtz and welcome to the forum. The bike is barely broken in. What color is it?

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sounds like a good deal. I got my 06' for $4,000 and it had around 6000 miles on it.

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