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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-01-2017, 02:42 PM Thread Starter
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What's you opinion of adding a back rest?

Have a 2015 Cam AM Spyder RT and planning a long trip. What's your take on importance of having a back rest when on a long ride?

If you recommend a back rest, should I go with the Can Am OEM or there's a Show Chrome back rest at less than 1/2 the cost. I've purchase some items from Show Chrome and they seem of decent quality.
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Have a 2015 Cam AM Spyder RT and planning a long trip. What's your take on importance of having a back rest when on a long ride?

If you recommend a back rest, should I go with the Can Am OEM or there's a Show Chrome back rest at less than 1/2 the cost. I've purchase some items from Show Chrome and they seem of decent quality.
Although I have a back rest, given a choice I would not have bought it(came with the bike when bought used). I find that sitting my TeaBag on the passenger seat, making adjustments, provides a very comfortable back rest that can double my storage.

Can Am want too much money and I have never liked the quailty/ cost of Show Chrome products.

Just my opinion.


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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-10-2017, 01:03 PM
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If you have a back rest .use it .I have and love it. It works for me.

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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-12-2017, 02:55 PM
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I have the BRP back rest and wouldn't ride without it. In the past my Gold Wings have always had them. It's like electric windows. You never miss it until.... also I have lower back problems and the rest makes it so I can ride 300 mile days without issues. Personally I feel like BRP is way too proud of theirs but it does do s good job of cradling your back and providing support. If you do go that way have the dealer order the 'new' rest that is adjustable... the older ones require a 80 add on to be adjustable. That alone makes it tremendously better... I drive a 15 RTS....


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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-19-2017, 11:59 AM
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Personal Choice

I have a back rest as well.. Sometimes I like other times I do not. It pushes me forward on the seat which I do not like so, around town I tend not to use it and if riding single I would use it on long rides.

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I have a BRP back rest on my '14 RT Limited and love it. Very good quality and matches the seat perfectly.


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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-08-2017, 05:47 PM
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I also purchased a backrest from BRP. We have the comfort seats and the backrest takes a couple inches off the seat. It forces you to sit closer and will not work. Will try to bend the metal to lean backrest back.
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