I assume you are under the six foot level and you're leaning slightly forward caused the backache. In this case, a drivers backrest won't do anything for you since one needs to lean back for it to provide proper function. You can either purchase riser extensions or a set of risers and bars to bring you back to a comfortable upright position. Some riders find extensions adequate comfort while others, such as myself, resorted to risers and bars. The extensions and some combos of risers and bars will allow to use the stock hoses and wires while others will result in new purchases.bdluz said:Do I need risiers and if so what are my options?
There's an exception to every rule. You are either over 6 feet tall, have a longer torso or, as you stated, you have longer arms. The majority of us shorter riders find the stock riding position very uncomfortable on the lower back.whistle clean said:Meanie.....not to dispute your input.....I would like to say that I bought both the pullback risers and a backrest and for me....that combo has made riding on extended rides very comfortable. Of course I have long arms so I can take advantage of the backrest.
I bought them from J & P Cycles in 2002. They are Accutronix 8" pullback risers. I haven't seen them since until last week when I viewed a site, which I don't remember right now, and saw them along with a 4" pair. I'll try and remember what site and post back.MeanieRider said:BTW - Meanie - where did you get 8" pullback risers? Are they also made by HD? I haven't yet come across 8" risers. I like mine, but I'm curious in case I decide that I want even more pullback. Also, if they are HD, did they fit the triple tree without having to drill out the holes to make them bigger? Thanks.