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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-05-2010, 05:24 PM Thread Starter
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Vulcan 900 Custom Backrest

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I am new here. I just purchased a used 2008 custom Vulcan today and need to add the backrest. What are the opinions on the "Paladin Quickset Backrest" ?

I am thinking of ordering this complete with the detachable mount, rest and luggage rack. All together this will be near $400 shipped. Is this a good setup or are there better option for the price?

Thanks in advance for any input!
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-05-2010, 06:39 PM
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I've got the Paladin rack and backrest. The wife likes the backrest since it's a tad taller than most and she can lean back more. I've had mine 3 years and would buy it again. The quick release is easy to use and the overall quality is very good - plus it gets rid of the cheap plastic chrome on the fender.

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Thanks for your input Baitis! I figured it would be a more popular rest here. I went ahead and ordered it.
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Thanks for your input Baitis! I figured it would be a more popular rest here. I went ahead and ordered it.
Where did you get it from? I am looking at adding a backrest myself.

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Never really seen the advantage of a quick release backrest and luggage rack.. Hardbags? OK, I get that. Windshield? Yeah, makes sense if you're just cruising around town instead of the highway. But is the backrest and luggage rack really that big of a deal?

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Never really seen the advantage of a quick release backrest and luggage rack..
Oh, i don't know Angliam...

I'm all the time changing my bike around just for a different look; bags on, bags off; windshield on/windshield off; backrest on/backrest off; fully dressed/naked. Having quick-release items just makes sense. Unfortunately, none of mine are!

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I think Helek is right. Now I doubt that I will remove it often, but it is about having options. I do like the look of a bike without a backrest better. This rest gets pretty good reviews everywhere I see. And by the time you buy a rest, mounts and a luggage rack, it was not that much more to go the detachable route.

bass567 - I bought it from "gm-cycles" at the link below.

http://www.gm-cycles.com/Items/55775...set%20Backrest
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I like the quick release rack. 95% of my riding is solo. When I need the rack for errands or what-not it's simple to attach. At hotels I don't have to undo my pack straps, I just detach the rack and carry the whole mess to the room. I don't like the look of hardbags (that's why I bought a Custom) and don't want stuff hanging off the bike. My windshield is also easy-off.

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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-11-2010, 09:35 PM
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I like the quick release rack. 95% of my riding is solo. When I need the rack for errands or what-not it's simple to attach. At hotels I don't have to undo my pack straps, I just detach the rack and carry the whole mess to the room. I don't like the look of hardbags (that's why I bought a Custom) and don't want stuff hanging off the bike. My windshield is also easy-off.
I'm interested to hear about the quick release windshield and the quick release backrest you chose and why...
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I made a real short review and post a small video on the rest. I decided to make it it's own thread. Here is the link.

https://www.vulcanforums.com/forums/s...9447#post49447
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