DO NOT BUY THE SHORTER BACKREST...if you have a wife or girlfriend riding with you! MY WIFE LOVES IT!!! It fits higher in the back, providing not only comfort, but security. I had a slightly shorter, and smaller backrest which was useless. My wife could live on the bike now. The extra large contoured pad is unbelievable she says! MY WIFE MADE ME POST THIS TO THE REST OF YOU OUT THERE CONSIDERING SMALLER OR SHORTER BACKRESTS. Buy it now, you will not be disappointed.
We just received and installed the tall round sissy bar from Dennis Kirk for our 2007 Honda VTX1300R. The side bars leading up to the pad are solid steel and definitely heavy duty. The pad is large with a nice contour shape with well designed stitching. In addition, we ordered the luggage rack which was a perfect match and fit with the sissy bar. The installation was quick and easy. We are 110% satisfied and will be ordering more bike accessories from Dennis Kirk to enhance our bike riding experience!!
Better than I had expected! The back pad matches my seat. Extremely easy to install, took about 15 minutes. My wife is very happy, she said the back pad is the perfect height and provides comfortable support for any length ride.
I just bought an 1100 V-Star Classic that was in serious need of a sissy bar/ backrest. Took the back roads to Rush, bought this kit which claimed to only fit the Custom, and bolted her on in the parking lot with my grey (metric) allen key set from Sears. The instructions told me to use the washers in the kit for my Classic, but the bolts would only work with one washer on each side. I also used the factory bolts as the new ones were too short for the Classic. This thing looks like it has always been there, and the height is perfect for passenger comfort. Rock solid and dead sexy. I contemplated the short, but am so glad I decided on the tall. This is what your cruiser needs right here.
I bought this Cobra tall round backrest for my new '09 Suzuki c50 Boulevard. it is very good quality, looks great and is a fraction of the cost of a factory backrest. I will definitely buy this item again for any future bikes. Dennis Kirk was lightning fast too. I had it in 2 business days after ordering! Thanks!
Product arrived as promised,install took a little longer as I had saddlebags & hoped the bolts supplied would be long enough. Ran all bolts through their respective parts before install as some reviews had threading problems mentioned, I had none, and assembly went smoothly. Very happy will still be back for more purchases.
My Fiance & I just received this sissy bar with his new pipes yesterday. We have a 2007 VT1100C2 Honda Sabre. This is the most comfortable and durable backrest I have ever seen. It is a little expensive, but you definitely get what you paid for! Wider Pad! SO Comfortable. Super easy installation. Anyone considering purchasing a Sissy Bar, DO NOT Get a mini or short one, waste of time. I Couldn't be any happier, I wish my chair at work was this comfortable :)
I love this sissy bar!! It's soooo much better than the stock back rest on our 2004 Honda Shadow Sabre. We got our bike in late January and put up with the stock seat and back rest much too long!! We finally ordered a Mustang seat and this sissy bar and I love them both! I highly recommend this sissy bar!! Especially the tall one!! I'm short...only 5 ft. and it's not too tall for me!! It's just right!! I think shorter ones would be too short!
This sissy bar is tall with a large pad. It is made of quality parts and chrome is great. The pad is almost 12 inches wide and matches my Mustang back rest pad. As always, Dennis Kirk had fast shipping and quality people to handle the sales and packing. Why shop anywhere else ?
This is an excellent addition to my bike. The wife loves to ride now that she has some back support. Had a little trouble with the install, but once it was lined up it fit like it was meant to be there.
I got the standard or taller bar with the large rounded pad because my wife has had back surgery and needs the support. She really likes it. She pointed out that the pad matches the Mustang seat I put on the bike for both our comfort. This, like other products from Dennis Kirk, is a quality product. I will continue to purchase here. Thanks. Sarge.
purchased this sissy bar for my wife and it was money well spent!!! shes a little taller at 5'8'' but the pad comes up just above the center of her back which she says is perfect. First day using it we rode about 75 miles and she was all smiles and no complaints of back pain like before. The install took me only about 15 minutes on a 2006 vtx 1300r. looks beautiful on the bike too.. good job on the fast shipping and product. Never a let down with dennis kirk in the 6 yrs I been ordering from them from a rocket to a crusier.... great job again!!!
I have been looking for the perfect luggage rack, sissy bar, backrest pad and insert for my 2005 Honda VTX 1300 Retro, and this was THE product to get! Cobra has outstanding products and this one was no exception. The spectacular finish, the high grade steel, the perfectly drilled setup holes, AND the comfort of the backrest pad, were all up to the standard that I expect when shelling out this kind of money. I would definitely buy this again for another bike! The price may be a bit higher than some of the competition, but overall the value is good.
Great product, received on time. The wife loves the back support and it matches our Mustang seat almost perfectly. My only complaint is that it came without the four bolts that secure the bar to the brackets. They are listed on the parts list, but somehow were overlooked in my shipment. But, I am trusting that DK will take care of me as they always have.
Pretty good value for the money for your bike - however, the only downside I've found is the attachment of the luggage rack if you want to add it to the bike. You will need to find your own source for the bolts that you will need for the luggage rack & the instructions don't work very well with the luggage rack add-on. But, pretty good bang for the buck !!!!!!!!!