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Old 08-16-2011, 05:40 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I was looking around for a driver backrest to use with my stock seats and decided to make my own after looking at the options available.

Mine uses simple parts you can buy at any store:

Flat steel bar stock from Home Depot
Vinyl and foam from Joann's fabric store
Spray glue
Pop Rivets

I decided to take pictures of the entire process and made a little how to movie:

Took it for a test ride today and it is way more comfy than my Corbin Dual Tour seat with the driver backrest. This one hits my back in just the right place and is softer.

And I spent under $40 and made it in my spare time in my garage.
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I was looking around for a driver backrest to use with my stock seats and decided to make my own after looking at the options available.

Mine uses simple parts you can buy at any store:

Flat steel bar stock from Home Depot
Vinyl and foam from Joann's fabric store
Spray glue
Pop Rivets

I decided to take pictures of the entire process and made a little how to movie:
DIY Warrior Backrest Project.wmv - YouTube

Took it for a test ride today and it is way more comfy than my Corbin Dual Tour seat with the driver backrest. This one hits my back in just the right place and is softer.

And I spent under $40 and made it in my spare time in my garage.
didn't have time to see the vid...but the pics show a clever piece of DIY - brownie points my friend ...cool
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Wow. Talk about taking it to a new level for documenting how you did a project. Nice work!
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Looks great!!! Awesome job!
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man,..that's great,...good job documenting the step by step project
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Great job! American ingenuity at work. This might be my new winter project, and good use of the kettle ball! A very cool end of movie sign off too!
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Wow! Very good! Warrior owners are a clever lot! I like the ending too!

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Dude, you have got some skills!
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Nice work. Thanks for detailing everything.
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Old 08-16-2011, 05:52 PM   #10 (permalink)
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You make it look alot easier than it is im sure.Very nice
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