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Thread: Bestem backrest

  1. #16
    U.B's LoveChild
    My Bike(s)
    2006 Suzuki M50 Blue with C50 Rear Fender
    Syracuse, Ny
    Quote Originally Posted by BoulevardBunz View Post
    Well, now you can have the best of both worlds... a sissy bar for wife in 5 seconds and removable for solo riding in 5 sec w/ National Cycle's Paladin Quick-Release sissybar.

    Click the 'video' link for a visual demo. Just know that you have to buy both the sissy bar ($130) and the quick-release mounting kit. ($260) so looking at 400 for the whole setup (w/ no luggage rack, which is optional).

    National Cycle Quick Release Sissy Bar Mounting Kit

    IMO it's worth it if you do a fair amount of both 2-up and solo riding as I do.
    Also, it looks good with the lines of the bike. Good solid hardware w/ chrome finish too. A Snap to install.
    Very nice design, but it is expensive.

    $500 for the bracket, back rest, and luggage rack, compaired with $215 for the bestem combo.
    06 M50 Bluuu Bluuu Bluuu
    DJ DRIVE - C90 Rear End Swap (14% lower RPM's)
    MEMPHIS SHADES - Big Shot Wind Screen
    PILOT NV-501W - Driving Lights on Custom Bar
    STEBEL - Air Horn
    JOHN'S KITS - Forward Controls
    MUSTANG WIDE TOUR - Driver and Pillion Seat Combo
    BESTEM - Passenger Backrest and Luggage Rack
    CYCLE-ISTIC - Passenger Peg Extenders
    RIVER ROAD XL - Studded Slant Bags (Reinforced & Lockable)
    RIVER ROAD XL-SLANTS / EASY BRACKET - Saddle Bag & Supports
    C50 RAEAR FENDER - Fender and Lighting Swap

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  3. #17
    Puddle Runner
    My Bike(s)
    2006 M50
    Alberta, Canada
    I wonder if that Paladin setup would work with my Kentucky Drive saddlebag mounts. I somewhat doubt it unfortunately. I love my quick-release saddlebags.

  4. #18
    Has anyone tried it on 09 M50?

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  6. #19
    My Bike(s)
    2015 Honda shadow aero
    Elyria, Ohio

    Bestem backrest problem solved

    Bought a bestem backrest for a 2015 Honda Shadow Aero on EBay........$79 instructions came.....didn't look like it was going to fit......after talking with their customer service I found I'm retarded, FYI to all they bolt UNDER the Chrome on the fender.....if you try and bolt on top you will need longer bolts, and it will need spacers, and the most important it will look bad!!!!!! After a month of standing around looking at it and scratching my head, it took 10 minutes to install and it looks great!!!!
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  7. #20
    Fifth gear streak
    My Bike(s)
    '06 Harley Street Bob
    Los Padres National Foreast
    Good to know and welcome to the sight.

  8. #21
    Super Moderator

    My Bike(s)
    Vulcan 900, Can-AM Spyder
    Ocala, FL
    We all have moments like that.
    Glad you got it figured out.
    Don't believe everything that you think.

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