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post #11 of 87 (permalink) Old 12-03-2012, 07:56 PM
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I agree, the entire backrest set up for any Harley is silly expensive. Especially when most of the other parts are reasonably priced, the sissy bars and luggage really stand out as over priced.

It's Harley's little cash cow and a way to make those of us that don't have a bagger look more seriously at them.

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$300+ for a backrest

$100 for a fender rack

$700+ for lockable bags

$300+ for a windshield

Damn, a touring model is looking cheaper and cheaper.

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post #12 of 87 (permalink) Old 12-03-2012, 08:28 PM
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I was a wuss and ponied up for both rider and passenger backrests, luggage rack, etc. The HD stuff may be expensive, but it fits great, works well, hopefully will last quite a while. Plus, I purchased a used bike so I could afford all the schtuff I knew I would want. But, hey, ya spend 22k on bike whats another 1 or 2??
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I don't mind paying for the backrest, I'm more pissed that it's $200 for a sissy bar without a pad when their website shows it WITH a pad and has no disclaimer about a pad being separate. Had to ask my local dealer if it came with the pad even though I kinda knew it anyway.
Think you should reread HD product descriptions and quit whining. Which backrest did you buy (p/n)?
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Another thing, if you think HD is expensive, go look at official Victory accessories, some of them make HD look very cheap!

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I was a wuss and ponied up for both rider and passenger backrests, luggage rack, etc. The HD stuff may be expensive, but it fits great, works well, hopefully will last quite a while. Plus, I purchased a used bike so I could afford all the schtuff I knew I would want. But, hey, ya spend 22k on bike whats another 1 or 2??
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Think you should reread HD product descriptions and quit whining. Which backrest did you buy (p/n)?
Go back and read one of my earlier replies. I said the website shows the pad on the bar and does NOT state that the pad doesn't come with it. Next time you want to come into my thread and be a dick at least make sure you read what I typed. Ya know, so you don'took like a fool.

And I didn't buy any backrest yet I just bought the 4 point docking system.

As for who asked "What's another $1-2k?" Well, it's a whole lotta gas! And about 7 payments. Or 3 years of insurance for said Harley.

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This truly made me laugh. Hahahaha

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like every one has said, keep your eyes out on e-bay and this and other forums to find what you need. i have found many parts for 1/2 price and lower here and there, they do show up!
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Detachable Passenger Sissy Bar Upright - Short, Chrome


The ideal match for Low-Profile Custom and Badlander seats, this backrest is 2" shorter than the standard height upright. The one-piece upright accepts Short Backrest Pads (sold separately), and features easy on-and-off detachable convenience. Requires separate purchase of Docking Hardware.

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Fits '09-later Touring models (except FLHTCUSE4/5/6/7/8, FLTRUSE and Trike) equipped with required Docking Kits. FLHTC, FLHTCU, FLHTK and FLTRU require separate purchase of Detachable Tour-Pak Rack Kit P/N 53246-09A.

MSRP US $179.95





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Detachable Passenger Sissy Bar Upright - Short, Chrome | Harley-Davidson USA

I cut and pasted the above from the Harley Web site. I bolded the "sold separately".
I found a back rest from a member here for $50. Keep looking, you will find something that will not feel like you a re being raped.

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