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'11 Vaquero

04-03-2012, 09:40 AM
Well after 48,000 miles in 2 years and 10 months on my 2008 Nomad, I wrecked it. The back tire picked up a nail and blew out. No serious injuries just a few scrapes. I decided to go with a Vaquero this time. I have had it for a few months and I like it just not completely in love with it yet though. My big question is the passenger backrest. Some guys will know what I mean when I say if the wife doesn't like the ride, neither do I.

The only option that I've found for a passenger backrest is from Kawasaki. It's the KQR backrest. It is positioned very low and provides no back support really for the passenger. Does anyone know of a backrest extender mod I could put on the bike? Or... Another brand of backrest to install? I have looked and there really isn't much in the way of accessories for this bike yet. We'll be taking longer trips soon and if I can't find anything to put on this I will probably end up and trade it off for something else.


04-03-2012, 10:33 AM
Looks like Mustang makes the hardware and a couple backrests for it.

Kawasaki Vaquero - 2011 to 2012 Kawasaki Vaquero Studded Passenger Backrest and Post 79689 | Mustang Motorcycle Seats (http://www.mustangseats.com/Product/79689/Kawasaki-Vaquero-Studded-Passenger-Backrest-and-Post)

Vaq Now
03-02-2013, 04:07 PM
I took my bach rest to a welder and had him add 4 in to the back rest bar and had it poewr coated black did not know they could chrome power coat. But it looks nice anyway and the wife is happy and that is what counts.

03-02-2013, 08:39 PM
Heres what I could find at Dennis Kirk (https://www.denniskirk.com/mustang/studded-passenger-backrest-79689.p397278.prd/397278.sku). You are right though, if she aint happy your not going to be either. Thats why I got the RSV. Looked at the Voyager, but she had more leg room and overall room on the RSV.