Love the Custom RDL!
Interesting concept. I've had backrests on my Ultra and my Goldwing and have generally liked having them...but at times, particularly if wearing my Glacier Tek cooling vest, I feel pushed forward a bit. Your solution might be a good compromise for me.
For me it works like a charm, and for the first time I can really utilize the highway boards, as I recline against the back of the seat, and it feels comfortably snug. Previously, I only used the boards maybe 5% of the time, because the angle of the boards felt awkward.
With my Klim Quench pack inside (back) my Revit Jacket, no interference because of the lower back support. I measured the rise they built up for me at 6" from the rearmost portion of the seat.
Anyhow RDL did a tremendous customization for how I like to ride this bike, which is totally contrary to my beloved CVO Ultra, which was more in the upright riding postion (punishing to my back with only 3" of total rear suspension). It's also nice to no longer need the Airhawk (great product), which sat me a little higher.
'18 BMW K1600 Grand America - Austin Yellow
, Forged bar & wheels, Heli Risers, custom RDL, & optioned out!
Last edited by kingspoke; 09-07-2019 at 11:31 PM.
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