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post #11 of 13 Old 09-02-2019, 12:25 AM Thread Starter
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Arrow RDL on Grand America - Yes!!

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Probably the best upgrade you can get for a bike: comfort = actually riding it
Yes, I would agree, and not to mention that it will last for many years, with enjoyment and that special customization, that makes your bike stand out. Coincidentally, when I was waiting inside the RDL office, a couple came in and wanted to have their 10 year old RDL seat recovered. They had opted for the vinyl last time and it had been so durable that they wanted to go with that again. Ten years of riding, 2 up, and just now considering a refinish says a lot to me about the durability, and the value of the RDL. Money well spent!

'18 BMW K1600 Grand America - Austin Yellow, Forged bar & wheels, Heli Risers, custom RDL, & optioned out!
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post #12 of 13 Old 09-04-2019, 02:35 AM
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I asked that they build up the passenger seat to act as driver's back rest, and that also worked out very well. I can now use the highway boards and be comfortable, leaning against the pillion.

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.
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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!

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