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Old 01-06-2013, 07:01 PM   #1
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Passenger Backrest options on a R1200GSA

What are the options? Thinking back I believe I have heard of Bakup, BestRest and maybe Pirates Lair? I know I need something to accommodate the missus as we have sold the full dress HD and the GSA will now be handling our two-up journey's. I don't need a riders backrest as I am fine with the Russell Day-Long Saddle just the way it is s this is just for the pillion rider.

Speaking of the Day-Long saddle...any thoughts about potential clearance issues with any of the backrests?

Anyone have a mint used one they want to part with?

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Old 01-07-2013, 05:41 AM   #2
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Bestrest classic 2
https://www.bestrestproducts.com/p-1...-backrest.aspx

on bike
https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/1...&ie=UTF-8&sa=N

also got the BMW gs adv handles for the pillion to hang onto: 1 71 60 7 701 272 HANDLE FOR ALU CASE/ALU TOP CASE


http://www.maxbmwmotorcycles.com/fic...2&rnd=08102012
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Old 01-07-2013, 09:44 AM   #3
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I've got the Pirates Lair stealth backrest on my 2009. Girlfriend loves it. I have dual Russell Day Long seats. No clearance or interference issues. I would buy the Pirates Lair again in a heartbeat. 10 seconds to take it off when GF is not on board. Top quality mounting hardware.

No connection to Pirates Lair. I did enjoy working with them.
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Old 01-07-2013, 01:56 PM   #4
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You have the factory side panniers, the factory top box has a padded rest available for the front of it. That is what we use.
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I've got the Pirates Lair stealth backrest on my 2009. Girlfriend loves it. I have dual Russell Day Long seats. No clearance or interference issues. I would buy the Pirates Lair again in a heartbeat. 10 seconds to take it off when GF is not on board. Top quality mounting hardware.

No connection to Pirates Lair. I did enjoy working with them.

Thanks...spoke with Jerry at PL today. His is not compatible with the GSA. GS only.
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Old 01-07-2013, 04:45 PM   #6
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You have the factory side panniers, the factory top box has a padded rest available for the front of it. That is what we use.
Side panniers and the top box don't come as a kit. I don't have (or want) the top box.
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Old 01-07-2013, 04:47 PM   #7
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Bestrest classic 2
https://www.bestrestproducts.com/p-1...-backrest.aspx

on bike
https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/1...&ie=UTF-8&sa=N

also got the BMW gs adv handles for the pillion to hang onto: 1 71 60 7 701 272 HANDLE FOR ALU CASE/ALU TOP CASE


http://www.maxbmwmotorcycles.com/fic...2&rnd=08102012

Thanks. Wish it weren't so Fugly.
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Old 01-08-2013, 07:51 PM   #8
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+1 BestRest

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bestrest classic 2
https://www.bestrestproducts.com/p-1...-backrest.aspx

on bike
https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/1...&ie=utf-8&sa=n

also got the bmw gs adv handles for the pillion to hang onto: 1 71 60 7 701 272 handle for alu case/alu top case


http://www.maxbmwmotorcycles.com/fic...2&rnd=08102012
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Old 01-08-2013, 10:08 PM   #9
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Side panniers and the top box don't come as a kit. I don't have (or want) the top box.
Ya, its just an option, that's what you asked for.
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Old 01-09-2013, 05:13 AM   #10
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Looks like for the GSA application I would also need this? : https://www.bestrestproducts.com/p-2...adventure.aspx

This is getting spendy quick!
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