Many have had issue with the stock seat so you may want to spend some time in the saddle before buying a backrest for it.Thanks for the reply Tinker. I have owned 4 different Nomads through the years, I've had driver's backrest on all of them. I really enjoy the extra back support on long rides. I'm in the process of getting my first 1700, never seen one of these newer style Nomads with a driver's backrest. I knew there had to be availability, just wondering.
Please, post pictures of this $10,000, seat when you get it, I have never seen one before!I have the grasshopper. It's dirt cheap. It works.
I bought a used Kawi gel seat (it's not any better than stock) and a grasshopper backrest. That's my very cheap solution before I get a Russell. Wife and I are headed on a cruise in June so I'm going to hold off the 5 digit purchases until after that But probably, when we get back, I'll send the stocker off to have the Russell made. (And in the meantime; the Kawi gel seat will work so I don't have to go without the bike!)
For the price it's not bad. The bracket is decent. The pad is "okay", but the utopia pad definitely looks a lot better. But it works for me. The Russell seat will have it's own backrest. So no sense investing too much now.
For me, once riding a bike with a backrest, I really can't go back. It just makes the bike so much more comfortable.
Since you said the Mustang backrest was to far back, you might like the Grasshopper. I hated it because it is very thick and pushed me to far forward, but it seems that might be a good for you. Grasshopper is a very cheap way to get a backrest. They make them for many bikes. I changed to Mustang and bought their Offset Driver Backrest Post. It moves the backrest back up to an extra 2 inches.Since this took a slight turn - I rode with a Mustang and backrest on the 900. I hated it. It was too far away for me to be comfortable. Anyways, I just grabbed a Nomad, and I haven't put enough miles to justify a backrest yet. I will decide after some miles, but the grasshopper looks good. I like the Mustang on my 9 and the Ultimate on my 2k. I will have to make a choice, if I decide I need a seat. Then I can decide on a backrest.